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Simazine in Kentucky


Simazine is a widely used herbicide that has been associated with endocrine disruption and cancer in experimental studies. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Kentucky

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

Ranked by highest average Simazine level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Grayson County Water District
Falls Of Rough, KY
18,9101 of 200.15 ppb
(0 to 3 ppb)
2Livermore Water Works
Livermore, KY
2,4093 of 160.08 ppb
(0 to 0.66 ppb)
3Hodgenville Water Works
Hodgenville, KY
5,5012 of 100.06 ppb
(0 to 0.34 ppb)
4Hartford Municipal Water Works
Hartford, KY
3,4651 of 70.04 ppb
(0 to 0.27 ppb)
5Millersburg Municipal Water Works
Millersburg, KY
1,2771 of 60.03 ppb
(0 to 0.17 ppb)
6Perdue Farms Inc
Beaver Dam, KY
4001 of 110.02 ppb
(0 to 0.25 ppb)
7Franklin Water Works
Franklin, KY
13,5101 of 70.02 ppb
(0 to 0.12 ppb)
8Leitchfield Water Works
Leitchfield, KY
9,3092 of 190.02 ppb
(0 to 0.19 ppb)
9Central City Water & Sewer
Central City, KY
7,8741 of 90.02 ppb
(0 to 0.15 ppb)
10Shelbyville Water & Sewer Commission
Shelbyville, KY
26,1102 of 170.01 ppb
(0 to 0.16 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Simazine

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.4 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.4 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.4 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.700 ppb

Violation Summary for Simazine in Kentucky

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Kentucky since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly10