City of Ames Municipal Electric System Power Plant

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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.

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 boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium selenium 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 Friday, October 07, 2022 12:05:20 PM EDT