Hatfield's Ferry Power Station has 15 groundwater monitoring wells, 15 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between May 13, 2010 and September 04, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, lithium, manganese, arsenic, cobalt, molybdenum, antimony, nitrate, nickel, selenium, chromium, lead and cadmium.Site description
The Hatfield Ferry Power Station was a coal-fired facility with a total capacity of 1,710-MW. The station was in Masontown, Pennsylvania in Greene County and was first operational in 1969. The station disposed of its ash waste in an unlined 40-acre landfill near Little Whitely Creek in southwest Pennsylvania. The landfill has been contaminating one of the creek's tributaries for almost ten years, threatening the safety of private drinking water wells in the area. In 2008, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a Consent Order and Agreement requiring Allegheny Energy to implement a corrective action plan and pay civil penalties of more than $20,000. FirstEnergy closed the plant in October, 2013. The company said, however, that the landfill may stay open and accept waste from other facilities. In 2012, EPA identified Hatfield's Ferry as a location where coal ash disposal activities have been proven to contaminate ground and surface water. Hatfield’s Ferry CCB Landfill is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on Hatfield's Ferry Power Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.