Sikeston Power Station

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Sikeston Power Station has 9 groundwater monitoring wells, 3 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 30, 2016 and August 28, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, boron and selenium.

Site description

Sikeston Power Station in Scott County, MO is owned and operated by the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities. Sikeston began operations in 1981 and currently operates a singular coal-fired unit capable of generating 235-MW. EPA classified Sikeston’s Bottom Ash Pond as a “High-Hazard” disposal area. High-Hazard Ponds are likely to cause loss of human life if the pond dam breaches. Sikeston’s Bottom Ash Pond is regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Sikeston Power 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 arsenic barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead lithium mercury radium 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, October 19, 2022 04:03:30 PM EDT