Riesel, TX 76682
Sandy Creek Energy Station has 4 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 14, 2015 and December 10, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, cobalt, boron, selenium, radium, arsenic, beryllium, chromium and lead.Site description
LS Power’s Sandy Creek Energy Station opened in 2013 and is located near Riesel, Texas. It has one coal-fired generating unit that is capable of producing 940 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The station operates a landfill for disposal of dry scrubber ash and bottom ash generated during the coal combustion process. Incidental wastes generated during the operation of the facility may also be disposed in the landfill. The landfill is currently comprised of two CCR disposal cells, Cells 1 and 2, which commenced receiving waste in early 2013 and October 2014, respectively. The approximate area of Cells 1 and 2 are 10.0 and 14.3 acres, respectively. You can find the industry-reported data here.
For more information on the Sand Creek Energy Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.