Carbon Power Plant

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The Carbon Plant near Helper, Utah.

Carbon Power Plant, also known as Castle Gate Power Plant is a small, 190-MWe coal-fired power station in Utah, USA operated by PacifiCorp. Its units 1 and 2, rated at 75 and 113.6 MWe, were launched into service in 1954 and 1957.[1] The plant is located at 39°43′38″N 110°51′51″W / 39.72722°N 110.86417°W / 39.72722; -110.86417Coordinates: 39°43′38″N 110°51′51″W / 39.72722°N 110.86417°W / 39.72722; -110.86417, about 3 km (2 mi) north of Helper, Utah, on the east bank of Price River.

Environmental impact[edit]

Summary[edit]

Toxic release inventory (in pounds)[2] from the Carbon Plant for 2011.[3]
Pollutants released into: Air Water (Price River) Land Total on-site releases
Barium compounds 660 99 108,000 108,759
Lead compounds 63.2 0 3,361.3 3,424.5
Mercury compounds 16.5 0 42.2 58.7
Hydrochloric acid 322,000 0 0 322,000
Hydrogen fluoride 91,700 0 0 91,700

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  2. ^ Values greater than 1,000 have been rounded to two significant digits.
  3. ^ "Toxic Release Data from the Carbon Plant". Environment Protection Agency. 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-03.