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PCA’s in focus: Power Stations

Updated: Jun 16

Power Stations and their surrounding operations, in particular coal fired ones, have the potential to contaminate the environment; not only the air, but the soil, ground water, and surface water bodies.

With coal fired power stations preparing for closure, understanding the history of that land and all of the potential contaminating land uses, is critical to clean up and prevent a legacy of contamination for generations to come.


With many of these coal fired power stations, there are often auxiliary activities such as coal mining and storage and waste disposal, water treatment in the surrounding areas that have the potential to cause contamination. Consideration needs to be taken when looking into these PCAs and the extent of these Power Stations.

Data from Land Insight reports will identify current and historical Power Stations as part of a Due Diligence Insight Report. The data is used with the detailed historical aerials you will receive, allowing for an accurate assessment of all the potential activities and contaminants of concern at the site.


Some contaminating activities associated with power stations:

  • Air Emissions

  • Asbestos within buildings and infrastructure

  • Ash ponds and repositories

  • Brine ponds

  • Waste water treatment areas

  • Coal storage

  • Maintenance facilities and chemical storage

  • USTs and ASTs

  • Refuelling and washdown areas

  • Transformers and oil storage tanks

  • Landfilling






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