Fair Station Ash Landfill

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Fair Station Ash Landfill has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 29, 2010 and October 26, 2015. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, sulfate, boron and molybdenum.

Site description

The Fair Station Ash Landfill is located in Montpelier, Iowa, on Pine Creek, a tributary to the Mississippi River, about two miles west of Central Iowa Power Cooperative's retired Fair Station. The landfill received coal ash from Fair Station between 1974 and 2014.

This landfill is on 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 groundwater at this plant, see EIP's 2011 report, Risky Business.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
arsenic beryllium cobalt copper lead selenium strontium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, antimony, barium, cadmium, chromium, cyanide, fluoride, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, lithium, mercury, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, radium, silver, thallium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Thursday, March 23, 2017 03:30:54 PM EDT