Leak report challenged

SWEPCO rebuts groups’ claims on water peril from coal plant

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s Northwest Arkansas coal plant has leaked chromium into groundwater at a level higher than is allowable, three environmental organizations say. SWEPCO said, however, that the occurrence was only once, in October 2009, and all testing since then indicates the coal-ash landfill at the Flint Creek coal-fired electric plant at Gentry is well below governmental limits.

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