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Phenanthrene in Delaware


Phenanthrene is a pollutant from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, and is also used in the manufacture of dyes, explosives and pharmaceuticals.

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

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

Ranked by highest average Phenanthrene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Seaford Water Department
Seaford, DE
6,6992 of 40.11 ppb
(0 to 0.25 ppb)
2Autumn Woods Mobile Home Park
Wyoming, DE
751 of 20.1 ppb
(0 to 0.2 ppb)
3Rehoboth District
Dover, DE
30,0001 of 180.04 ppb
(0 to 0.78 ppb)
4Artesian Water Company
Newark, DE
201,0001 of 73< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.07 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Phenanthrene

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Phenanthrene in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware