Trenton Channel Power Plant has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 10, 2016 and March 08, 2018. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, radium, arsenic, fluoride and molybdenum.Site description
DTE Energy’s Trenton Power Plant was a coal-fired power plant that had been online since 1949. The plant is located near Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan. The plant used to have nine units. Unit 8 and Unit 7 were retired, respectively, in 2015 and 2016. Unit 9, capable of generating 536 MW, will be retired between 2020 and 2022. The first six units had been closed prior. The Sibley Quarry Coal Combustion Residual Landfill located two miles north of the plant is regulated under the CCR rule. The SQLF is a licensed Type III solid waste disposal facility owned and operated by DTE Electric. The disposal facility currently receives the majority of coal ash from the Trenton Channel and River Rouge Power Plants. In addition, a small amount of coal ash is received from the Monroe Power Plant. You can find the industry-reported data here.
For more information on the Trenton Power Plant, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report .