Montrose Generating Station

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Montrose Generating Station has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 16, 2015 and October 02, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, cobalt, boron, arsenic, cadmium and radium.

Site description

Kansas City Power & Light Company’s Montrose Generating Station is located in Henry County, MO on the banks of Montrose Lake. Montrose began operations in 1958 and operated three coal-fired units with a combined capacity of 564 MW. KCPL has officially retired all coal-fired units at the plant as of June 2018. The North and South Ash Impoundments as well as the CCR landfill at Montrose no longer receive CCR material but are regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Montrose Generating Station, 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 beryllium chromium fluoride lead mercury molybdenum 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 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:21:34 PM EDT