Illinois EPA believes closed coal-fired plant polluting groundwater

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency believes ash ponds at the closed coal-fired Vermilion Power Station may be leaching contaminates into the ground water, according to a report from the News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill.

A spokesman for the agency told the News-Gazette that agency officials believe that one or two of the ash ponds at the facility are spreading contaminants that could leach into surface water. Dynegy, which shut down the plant more than two years ago, stated in its quarterly report to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission earlier this summer that hydrogeologic investigations have shown the coal-ash impoundments are affecting groundwater in the area. According to the report, two of the impoundments “impact groundwater quality onsite and that such groundwater migrates off-site to the north of the property and to the adjacent Middle Fork of the Vermilion River.”

Dynegy submitted a corrective action plan to the IEPA, but the agency asked the company to reconsider parts of the plan. The company will resubmit a plan in November, according to the News-Gazette.

The agency could approve the plan or seek modifications based on the resubmitted plan, The News-Gazette stated.

Read more emissions regulations news

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

Regulators approve coal-fired pollution controls project

Indiana regulators approved a plan for Indianapolis Power & Light Co. to invest $511 million in pollution controls at its Petersburg and Harding Street coal-fired power plants.

Hitachi Malaysia ultrasupercritical coal-fired thermal power plant Sumitomo Corp Daelim Industrial

Hitachi to supply equipment for Malaysian ultrasupercritical coal-fired thermal plant

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News
China US nuclear deal passes congressional review

US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be r...
NRC special inspection at Honeywell uranium hexafluoride leak

NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conve...
House GOP says they have votes against Iran nuclear deal

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear ...
Winners and losers in Clean Power Plan Associated Press

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants t...
Olkiluoto 3 construction delay claims increased

Companies update claims over Finnish nuclear project delays

The Areva-Siemens consortium and Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Ovj (TVO) have both incre...
DOE opens funding for advanced nuclear reactor R&D

DOE opens funding for advanced nuclear R&D

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) released a funding opportunity for research, development and...
Rosatom to build nuclear power plants in Vietnam

Rosatom plans construction of nuclear power units in Vietnam

Russia state-owned Rosatom signed a general framework agreement with Electricity of Vietnam (...
Regulators approve modified plans for Carlsband Energy Center

Regulators approve modified natural gas-fired power plant plan

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved amendments for construction of a planned natu...

Power Engineering Current Issue

02/01/2015
Volume 119, Issue 2
1502PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Power Industry Wire News

EPA's Endorsement of Carbon Utilization in Clean Power Plan a Huge Win for Algae Industry

EPA's Endorsement of Carbon Utilization in Clean Power Plan a Huge Win for Algae Industry

Yuma Energy, Inc. to Present at EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference

Yuma Energy, Inc. to Present at EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

National Grid US Applauds EPA's Clean Power Plan

National Grid US Applauds EPA's Clean Power Plan

Statement by California ISO President and CEO Steve Berberich

Statement by California ISO President and CEO Steve Berberich

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>