Hoot Lake Plant has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 2 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 13, 2016 and July 10, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium and cobalt.Site description
Otter Tail Power Company’s Plant Hoot Lake is located in Otter Tail County, MN, along the banks of an unnamed creek. Plant Hoot Lake began operations in 1959 and operated two coal-fired units with a combined generating capacity of 129 MW. Plant Hoot Lake is scheduled to be converted to run completely on natural gas by 2020. This plant currently operates a singular CCR Landfill that is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on Plant Hoot Lake, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.