Fayette Power Project Plant

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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.

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 cobalt fluoride lithium manganese molybdenum nickel selenium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium lead mercury silver thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrate, nitrite, radium, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 10:01:51 AM EDT