Trenton Channel Power Plant

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Trenton Channel Power Plant has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 10, 2016 and November 12, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, radium, arsenic, fluoride and molybdenum.

Site description

DTE Energy’s Trenton Power Plant was a coal-fired power plant that had been online since 1949. The plant is located near Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan. The plant used to have nine units. Unit 8 and Unit 7 were retired, respectively, in 2015 and 2016. Unit 9, capable of generating 536-MW, was retired in June 2022. The first six units had been closed prior. The Sibley Quarry Coal Combustion Residual Landfill located two miles north of the plant is regulated under the CCR rule. The SQLF is a licensed Type III solid waste disposal facility owned and operated by DTE Electric. The disposal facility currently receives the majority of coal ash from the Trenton Channel and River Rouge Power Plants. In addition, a small amount of coal ash is received from the Monroe Power Plant.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Trenton Channel Power Plant, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.

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

Facility last updated on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:41:48 PM EDT