River Rouge Power Plant

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River Rouge Power Plant has 6 groundwater monitoring wells, 6 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 05, 2016 and September 27, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, sulfate, lithium, molybdenum, cobalt, boron and beryllium.

Site description

DTE Electric’s River Rouge Power Plant was a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a net capacity of 651-MW, which has been online since 1957. One unit was retired in November 2015 and the other was retired in May 2021, along with the rest of the facility. The plant was located near Detroit River in River Rouge, Michigan in Wayne County. The Bottom Ash Basin (BAB) was constructed such that all CCR is held below the natural ground surface. The impoundment is lined with metal around the perimeters to approximately 30 feet below ground surface into the native soil. The BAB is used for receiving bottom ash and other process flow effluent pumped from the power plant to the eastern end of the BAB.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the River Rogue Power Plant, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium selenium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Monday, October 24, 2022 05:14:12 PM EDT