Nearman Creek Power Station has 9 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 29, 2015 and November 26, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, arsenic, sulfate, cobalt and selenium.Site description
Nearman Creek Power Station is a 315-MW capacity coal-fired plant with one unit owned and operated by the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities in Kansas City, Kansas near the Missouri River in Wyandotte County. The plant was first built in 1981. The station operates with a closed loop system using the Clear Water Pond adjacent to the Bottom Ash Pond to store water, which is fed to the plant. The Bottom Ash Pond and Clear Water Pond are 21.5 acres in size.