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G. G. Allen Steam Station

G. G. Allen Steam Station is a 1.155-GW coal-fired electricity generating facility, located in Gaston County, North Carolina, on man-made Lake Wylie (part of the Catawba River), at . Units 1 and 2 (165 MW each) began operating in 1957; units 3, 4, and 5 (275 MW each) in 1959, 1960, and 1961 respectively. Named for George Garland Allen, a former president and first chairman of the board for Duke Power, the Allen facility is the only Duke Energy station with five units under one roof. Currently underway is an FGD (Scrubber) system, to be completed by 2009, that will decrease the air emissions coming from the plant.

Environmental impact

G. G. Allen Steam Station is still a major air and water polluter in the region.

1995–2001 data

Nitrous Oxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and Carbon Dioxide emissions, in tons per year.
Year NOx SO2 CO2
2001 10,673 37,027 5,487,331
2000 13,054 34,058 5,914,264
1999 12,087 32,169 5,619,742
1998 9,655 25,224 4,508,312
1997 14,090 40,083 6,627,324
1996 15,184 35,291 5,545,956
1995 10,976 21,274 3,661,778

Toxic release inventory from G. G. Allen Steam Station for 2000.
All quantities are in pounds.
Pollutant Air Land Water Total on-site releases
Ammonia 1,605 1,500 3,105
Arsenic compounds 1,105 49,005 3,200 53,310
Barium compounds 4,305 480,005 8,400 492,710
Chromium compounds 995 84,005 600 85,600
Cobalt compounds 205 32,005 1,500 33,710
Copper compounds 605 87,005 2,200 89,810
Hydrochloric acid 5,300,005 5,300,005
Hydrogen fluoride 340,005 340,005
Lead compounds 795 34,005 120 34,920
Manganese compounds 1,205 100,005 4,200 105,410
Mercury compounds 200 110 3 313
Nickel compounds 735 55,005 300 56,040
Sulfuric acid 340,005 340,005
Vanadium compounds 1,005 99,005 750 100,760
Zinc compounds 1,005 60,005 750 61,760
TOTAL 5,993,780 1,080,160 23,523 7,097,463

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