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


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Wyoming

126 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)
1Town of Lusk
Lusk, WY
1,4471 of 125.87 pCi/L
(25.87 pCi/L)
2Town of Hulett
Hulett, WY
4094 of 424.7 pCi/L
(17 to 30.3 pCi/L)
3Town of Yoder Water System
Yoder, WY
1655 of 522.21 pCi/L
(11.2 to 29.6 pCi/L)
4Town of LA Grange
La Grange, WY
3345 of 519.18 pCi/L
(16 to 20.3 pCi/L)
5Town of Pine Bluffs
Pine Bluffs, WY
1,1534 of 418.03 pCi/L
(14 to 21.8 pCi/L)
6Avalon Mobile Manor
Cheyenne, WY
1203 of 317.5 pCi/L
(13.2 to 20.3 pCi/L)
7Stone Creek
Torrington, WY
404 of 416.58 pCi/L
(12.8 to 19 pCi/L)
8Torrington Mun. Water System
Torrington, WY
5,6007 of 714.39 pCi/L
(11.1 to 19.4 pCi/L)
9Douglas Koa Campground/Pine Meadows Mhp
Douglas, WY
1504 of 413.98 pCi/L
(11.7 to 17.3 pCi/L)
10Town of Lyman
Lyman, WY
2,2034 of 413.8 pCi/L
(12.1 to 16 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 Wyoming

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wyoming