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Aluminum in West Virginia

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations.

The Most Polluted Communities in West Virginia

2 water utilities reported detecting Aluminum in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Aluminum level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Marshall County PSD 2
Moundsville, WV
1,4101 of 13 ppb
(3 ppb)
2Grandview - Doolin PSD
Proctor, WV
1,4231 of 13 ppb
(3 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Aluminum

National Secondary Drinking Water RegulationsA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 200 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.600 ppb

Violation Summary for Aluminum in West Virginia

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in West Virginia