New Madrid Power Plant

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New Madrid Power Plant has 26 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 01, 2016 and September 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, boron, cobalt, lithium and arsenic.

Site description

Associated Electric Cooperative Incorporated’s New Madrid Power Plant is located 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. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the New Madrid Power Plant, 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 cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium selenium sulfate 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 12:22:03 PM EDT