East Bend Station

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East Bend Station has 28 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 20, 2010 and October 17, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, manganese, cobalt, fluoride, lead and molybdenum.

Site description

East Bend Station is a 600-MW coal-fired power plant located near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky along the Ohio River in Boone County. The station is owned by Duke Energy and has been operating a single turbine plant since it opened in 1981. East Bend disposes of its coal waste in three unlined surface impoundments and a special waste landfill. East Bend Station 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.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the East Bend 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. cobalt fluoride lead lithium manganese molybdenum sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium copper mercury nickel radium 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 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 04:28:14 PM EDT