Bonanza Power Plant has 9 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 06, 2016 and October 22, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, molybdenum, arsenic, boron, selenium, fluoride, cobalt, cadmium and chromium.Site description
Deseret Power Electric Cooperative’s Bonanza Power Plant is located near Vernal Utah. The coal-fired single-unit plant has a capacity of 500 MW. The plant first opened in 1986. Bonanza Power Plant stores CCR material in two on-site units, the Fly Ash Area Landfill and the Bottom Ash Landfill, which are regulated by the CCR rule.