Shiras Steam Plant has 5 groundwater monitoring wells, 2 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 19, 2017 and October 05, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lead.Site description
Marquette Board of Light & Power’s Shiras Steam Plant is a three-unit coal-fired power plant that has been online since 1967. The plant is located near Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan, with the total capacity of 77.5 MW. Unit 2 (21 MW) and Unit 3 (44MW) are planned for retirement on December 20, 2019. The Holding Pond located north of the station is regulated under the CCR rule. It is composed of 5 cells which are enclosed by steel sheet pile walls. You can find the industry-reported data here.
For more information on the Shiras Steam Plant, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report .