City of Ames Municipal Electric System Power Plant has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 01, 2018 and April 12, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, molybdenum, cobalt and lithium.Site description
Ames Municipal Electric System Power Plant is a coal-fired plant in Ames, Iowa in Story County. The plant was first built in 1967 and had two coal-fired units with a net capacity of 98-MW of electricity. In 2016 the two units were converted to natural gas. The facility has one surface impoundment regulated by the CCR rule about one mile northeast of the plant. You can find the industry-reported data here.
For more information about the City of Ames Municipal Electric System Power Plant, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.