Northeastern Power Station has 29 groundwater monitoring wells, 23 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 10, 2010 and October 31, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, arsenic, molybdenum, radium, cobalt, boron, barium, antimony, fluoride, lead, selenium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, beryllium, nitrate and copper.Site description
Public Service Company of Oklahoma, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), operates Northeastern Power Station, a former 1,815 MW coal and natural gas-fired power plant located along the Verdigris River near Oologah, Oklahoma. The plant was opened in 1971 and burned coal until 2012 when it was converted to natural gas. It was retired in 2016. The plant has disposed of coal ash in a 65-acre unlined ash landfill since 1978.