Gadsden Steam Plant

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Gadsden Steam Plant has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 06, 2017 and August 22, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, arsenic, sulfate, lithium and radium.

Site description

Alabama Power Company’s Gadsden Steam Plant opened in 1949 and is located on the Coosa River in Etowah County, Alabama. Plant Miller operated two coal-fired units capable of producing 138-MW until they were converted to natural gas in 2015. The plant has one ash pond regulated by the CCR rule, located northeast of the plant and separated from the main plant by the Coosa River.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Gadsden Steam 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 barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury molybdenum 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 Wednesday, November 02, 2022 10:14:10 AM EDT