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


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Vermont

72 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
(Range)
1Jericho Heights Water Coop
Jericho, VT
601 of 124 pCi/L
(24 pCi/L)
2Vernon Hall
Vernon, VT
505 of 521.4 pCi/L
(11 to 41 pCi/L)
3Okemo Village Condominiums
Ludlow, VT
1802 of 219 pCi/L
(19 pCi/L)
4St George Estates Coop Water Assoc
St George, VT
727 of 717.29 pCi/L
(10 to 22 pCi/L)
5Vernon Green Nursing Home
Vernon, VT
1255 of 517.2 pCi/L
(13 to 22 pCi/L)
6Mountain Water Company
Warren, VT
2,4004 of 411 pCi/L
(3 to 18 pCi/L)
7Eatons Mhp
Royalton, VT
601 of 111 pCi/L
(11 pCi/L)
8Rutland Town Fire District 10
Rutland Town, VT
847 of 710.8 pCi/L
(5 to 17 pCi/L)
9Country Club Condominium
Bolton, VT
701 of 110 pCi/L
(10 pCi/L)
10Mountain Green Condominium
Killington, VT
1,3001 of 110 pCi/L
(10 pCi/L)

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

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.15 pCi/L

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

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Vermont