John E. Amos Power Plant

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John E. Amos Power Plant has 58 groundwater monitoring wells, 21 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between May 31, 2011 and July 24, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, radium and lithium.

Site description

Appalachian Power Company's John Amos Power Plant is a 2,933 MW coal-fired power plant located near along the Kanawha River in Winfield, West Virginia. Commissioned in 1971, the plant has three coal-fired units. The plant operates three landfills and six unlined surface impoundments that were commissioned in 1971. The Landfill, Bottom Ash Pond and Fly Ash Pond are regulated under the CCR rule. The Bottom Ash Pond and landfill are in active use. Amos Plant is making plans to close the bottom ash pond and move the material to a lined landfill. The Fly Ash Pond was closed at the end of 2017.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the John E Amos Plant, 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium copper fluoride lead mercury nickel selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Monday, October 24, 2022 10:50:26 AM EDT