Trimble County Generating Station has 28 groundwater monitoring wells, 18 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 21, 2010 and October 01, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of boron, sulfate, arsenic, cobalt, molybdenum, lithium, selenium, fluoride, lead and radium.Site description
Trimble County Generating Station is a 1,247 MW coal-fired power plant located near Bedford, Kentucky, along the Ohio River. The plant, which is owned by Louisville Gas and Electric Company, has been in operation since 1990. Shawnee has nine active generating units with a summer net generating capacity of 1,206 megawatts. The plant operates two coal-fired units and 6 combustion turbines. The station operates two CCR units: Bottom Ash Pond (BAP) and Gypsum Storage Pond (GSP). The BAP is approximately 95 acres and the GSP (north of the BAP) is approximately 33 acres and they share a common dike between them. The BAP has received wet sluiced fly ash, bottom ash, scrubber sludge and gypsum since it began operation, and has a total storage capacity (empty) of approximately 10.4 million cubic yards. The GSP was originally constructed for use as an emergency fly ash pond, but was never used for that purpose. The GSP remained unused until 2010. The GSP was then put in service for the storage of gypsum only, and has a total storage capacity (empty) of approximately 1.8 million cubic yards. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Trimble County Generating Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.