Marston, MO 63866
New Madrid Power Plant has 45 groundwater monitoring wells, 25 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 01, 2016 and November 15, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, boron, cobalt, lithium, arsenic, lead, radium, cadmium, sulfate and thallium.Site description
Associated Electric Cooperative Incorporated’s New Madrid Power Plant is in New Madrid County, MO along the banks of the Mississippi River. New Madrid began operations in 1972 and currently operates two coal-fired units that combine to generate 1,200-MW. New Madrid Plant decided in 2017 to strictly burn refined “clean” coal in an effort to reduce the plant’s environmental impact. That same year, it was discovered that the NOx emissions at New Madrid were seven times what they had been when recorded in 2009. New Madrid’s Pond 3, Pond 4 and Utility Waste Landfill are regulated under the CCR-rule.