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.