New Madrid Power Plant

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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.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic boron cadmium cobalt lead lithium molybdenum radium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium chromium fluoride mercury selenium
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, October 19, 2022 03:52:08 PM EDT