Lansing Generating Station has 11 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 21, 2010 and October 26, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, boron, manganese, molybdenum, cobalt and sulfate.Site description
Lansing Generating Station is located in Lansing, Iowa, on the Mississippi River. The power plant was originally constructed in 1948, and additional generating units were added in 1957 and 1976. The plant has two unlined ash ponds and an unlined ash landfill. The ash ponds were constructed in the 1970's, and the landfill was constructed in the mid-1980's. Groundwater beneath the site generally flows toward the west-northwest.
Lansing Generating Station is listed among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's potential damage cases, indicating that it has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment. Lansing Generating Station’s Landfill and Surface Impoundment are regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on Lansing Generating Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.