Whelan Energy Center

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Whelan Energy Center has 9 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 16, 2016 and November 19, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of selenium, molybdenum, lead, chromium and lithium.

Site description

Public Power Generation Agency’s Whelan Energy Center is in Adams County, NE. This plant began operations in 1981 with a singular coal-fired unit and now operates two units capable of producing 324-MW. Whelan Energy Center currently is not planning to close or convert either of the coal-fired units and will keep its Ash Disposal Area in operation. The Ash Disposal Area is regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Whelan Energy Center, 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. chromium lead lithium molybdenum selenium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium beryllium boron cadmium cobalt fluoride mercury radium sulfate 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 10:22:05 AM EDT