Plant Jack Watson has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 24, 2018 and August 30, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of boron, arsenic, molybdenum, radium, lithium, sulfate, barium and fluoride.Site description
Mississippi Power Company’s Plant Jack Watson is in Gulfport, Mississippi off the Biloxi River in Harrison County. Plant Watson commenced operations in 1968 and operated two coal-fired units with a combined capacity of 877-MW. In 2015 both units were converted to natural gas. Plant Watson operated one ash pond impoundment regulated by the federal CCR rule, which was closed in May 2018.