Somerset Generating Station

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Somerset Generating Station has 13 groundwater monitoring wells, 13 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 15, 2014 and August 06, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, arsenic, thallium, radium, fluoride and selenium.

Site description

Somerset Generating Station, owned by Somerset Operating Company, is in Barker, New York, on the shores of Lake Ontario. First commissioned in 1984, the plant was closed in 2020. Its single coal-fired unit had a total capacity of 685 MW. The site has two units regulated under the CCR rule, the Solid Waste Disposal Area and the Sludge Stabilization Basin.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Somerset Generating Station, 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. arsenic boron fluoride radium selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt lead lithium mercury molybdenum
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 10:20:03 AM EDT