Lansing Smith Generating Plant has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 3 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 28, 2012 and March 25, 2015. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate and manganese.Site description
Gulf Power's Lansing Smith Generating Plant is located near Southport, Florida, along the North Bay. The plant has operated two coal-fired units (375 MW total) since the mid-1960s, and added a natural gas unit in 2002. In February 2015, Gulf Power announced the plant would retire the coal units by March 2016. Coal ash from this facility is disposed of onsite in two ash ponds and one landfill.
Lansing Power Plant is among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of potential damage cases, indicating that it has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment. For more information about this facility, visit SoutheastCoalAsh.org.