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Table1

Weed Killers By The Glass: Table1

September 1, 1995

Table 1. Millions drink tap water contaminated with weed killers at levels above federal health standards.

 

 
 
           ATRAZINE            
            CYANAZINE           
City Population # Samples % Positive Average Conc. (ppb) % Above Fed. Std. High Conc. (ppb) % Positive Average Conc. (ppb) % Above Fed. Std. High Conc. (ppb)
Danville, IL 38,000 16 100 8.71 88 18.00 94 10.71 94 34.00
Decatur, IL 83,885 16 100 3.45 63 7.20 100 2.19 81 6.20
Columbus, OH 540,000 14 100 3.54 43 8.74 100 2.09 79 4.40
Indianapolis, IN 680,000 16 100 3.04 50 5.90 100 2.22 81 4.58
Ft. Wayne, IN 180,000 14 100 3.69 36 10.00 71 1.41 50 4.80
Bowling Green, OH 30,000 16 100 3.40 38 9.20 100 1.58 50 3.20
Springfield, IL 126,000 13 100 2.01 15 4.10 100 2.80 100 4.20
Kansas City, KS 150,000 16 100 2.93 44 7.40 100 1.96 56 6.40
Jefferson City, MO 34,000 14 100 2.13 14 4.40 100 1.14 50 3.00
New Orleans, LA 500,000 16 94 2.26 25 3.70 81 0.87 56 1.60
Omaha, NE 450,000 16 100 2.09 31 4.90 56 1.03 44 3.90
Topeka, KS 120,000 16 100 2.56 38 7.20 63 0.22 0 0.44
Granite City, IL 40,000 12 100 1.49 0 1.90 92 1.24 92 1.70
Iowa City, IA 50,000 16 100 1.66 0 2.80 100 0.89 44 1.50
St. Louis, MO 438,000 16 100 1.67 0 2.60 100 0.83 19 2.40
Johnson Co. WD 1, KS 225,000 8 100 1.45 0 1.90 100 1.00 50 1.50
Omaha (Platte), NE 225,000 12 100 0.85 0 2.90 83 1.09 25 4.60
Kansas City, MO 450,000 16 100 1.01 0 1.90 81 0.75 25 3.50
Richmond, IN 45,000 16 88 1.10 13 4.50 38 0.54 13 3.00
Lawrence, KS 65,000 9 100 1.49 22 4.50 22 0.11 0 0.50
Alliance, OH 25,000 12 100 1.03 0 1.50 50 0.16 0 0.40
Cedar Rapids, IA 110,000 16 100 0.64 0 1.30 25 0.11 0 0.85
Des Moines, IA 191,000 16 81 0.53 0 1.80 38 0.18 6 1.30
Davenport, IA 27,000 12 100 0.44 0 0.95 17 0.04 0 0.28
Akron, OH 280,000 11 91 0.30 0 0.46 9 0.03 0 0.35
Minneapolis, MN 385,000 12 58 0.11 0 0.24 17 0.05 0 0.31
Baltimore, MD 1,300,000 15 40 0.06 0 0.19 0 0.00 0 0.00
Muncie, IN 74,000 16 13 0.02 0 0.14 6 0.00 0 0.03
Memphis, TN 660,000 12 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00

 

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