Lansing Generating Station has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 2 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 21, 2010 and July 02, 2013. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, arsenic and cobalt.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. For more information about Lansing Generating Station, see EIP's report, In Harm's Way.