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Fluoranthene in Arkansas

Fluoranthene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) released from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels; it is a constituent of coal tar and asphalt coatings on pipes and storage tanks in tap water distribution systems.

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

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

Ranked by highest average Fluoranthene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Hampton Waterworks
Hampton, AR
1,7704 of 51.05 ppb
(0 to 2.48 ppb)
2Rector Waterworks
Rector, AR
2,1948 of 150.27 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
3Arsenal Water System
Pine Bluff, AR
2,5771 of 20.13 ppb
(0 to 0.26 ppb)
4Harrisburg Waterworks
Harrisburg, AR
2,1921 of 30.1 ppb
(0 to 0.3 ppb)
5United Water Arkansas
Pine Bluff, AR
40,0521 of 70.04 ppb
(0 to 0.26 ppb)
6Mineral Springs Waterworks
Mineral Springs, AR
1,2501 of 4< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)
7MC Gehee Waterworks
Mcgehee, AR
4,8391 of 6< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.04 ppb)
8Strong Waterworks
Strong, AR
9922 of 10< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Fluoranthene

EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.130 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.300 ppb

Violation Summary for Fluoranthene in Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas