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Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium) in Florida

Alpha particles are a form of radiation associated with mining waste pollutants and natural sources. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

117 water utilities reported detecting Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Oak Park Mobile Home Village
Alva, FL
4001 of 144 pCi/L
(44 pCi/L)
2City of Lake Alfred
Lake Alfred, FL
5,5841 of 114.5 pCi/L
(14.5 pCi/L)
3Jasmine Lakes Utl
Port Richey, FL
3,3111 of 111 pCi/L
(11 pCi/L)
4Skipper Mhp
Dover, FL
703 of 310.8 pCi/L
(7.3 to 14.8 pCi/L)
5Peace River Heights
Wauchula, FL
25010 of 1010.06 pCi/L
(4 to 27 pCi/L)
Winter Haven, FL
10,5653 of 38.42 pCi/L
(3.4 to 13.1 pCi/L)
7Florida Governmental Utility Authority
Golden Gate, FL
15,3811 of 18.4 pCi/L
(8.4 pCi/L)
8Charlotte Harbor Water Assn.
Harbour Heights, FL
4,5001 of 17.8 pCi/L
(7.8 pCi/L)
9Oak Haven Mobile Home Park
Davenport, FL
621 of 17.6 pCi/L
(7.6 pCi/L)
10New River Ranch & RV Resort
River Ranch, FL
2,1001 of 17.6 pCi/L
(7.6 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium)

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.15 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium) in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida