Lansing Smith Generating Plant

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Lansing Smith Generating Plant has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 28, 2012 and December 27, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, radium, arsenic, lithium 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

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt copper fluoride lead mercury molybdenum nickel selenium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:30:13 AM EDT