Fayette Power Project Plant has 23 groundwater monitoring wells, 14 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 24, 2011 and September 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, arsenic, selenium and fluoride.Site description
The Fayette Power Project Plant is a 1,600 MW coal-fired power plant located in La Grange, Texas. The plant has been in operation since 1979. Fayette disposes of coal ash in the Combustion Byproduct Landfill. You can find the industry reported data here. The Fayette Plant 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.
For more information about Plant Fayette, see EIP's reports, In Harm's Way Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps and EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.
For more information about Texas Coal Ash, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Texas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.