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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Cesium-134


Status: Unregulated - EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for this contaminant.

Cesium-134 is a radioactive chemical found in the environment due to fallout from nuclear power station accidents and nuclear weapons testing.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
1
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-
People Served
180
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-

Cesium-134 Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Cesium-134 in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Cesium-134 contamination
SystemsPopulation
New York1180
Total1180

The Most Polluted Communities

1 water utilities reported detecting Cesium-134 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Cesium-134 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Birch Hill Manor
Pound Ridge, NY
1801 of 110000 ppb
(10000 ppb)

Testing Summary for Cesium-134

Are tests routinely required for Cesium-134 by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Cesium-134 (2004-2004):1 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2004):1.0 per year