A.B. Brown Generating Station

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A.B. Brown Generating Station has 31 groundwater monitoring wells, 25 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 18, 2010 and November 16, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, lithium, molybdenum, arsenic, cobalt, radium, lead and selenium.

Site description

A.B. Brown Generating Station is a 650 MW coal and natural gas fired power plant located in Posey County, Indiana. The plant is owned by Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co., a subsidiary of Vectren. The station operates three units regulated under the CCR rule: Landfill, Sedimentation Pond and Ash Pond. A.B. Brown Generating Station is among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of potential damage cases, indicating that coal ash disposal at the site 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 on the Boardman Power 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic boron cobalt lead lithium molybdenum radium selenium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride mercury silver thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:55:12 AM EDT