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Radon in Alabama


Radon is a radioactive breakdown product of radium and uranium in soil, rock and water; it is often present in groundwater. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Alabama

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

Ranked by highest average Radon level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1St Stephens Water System
St Stephens, AL
7351 of 1132 pCi/L
(132 pCi/L)
2Summerdale Water Works
Summerdale, AL
1,0711 of 146 pCi/L
(46 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Radon

StandardDescriptionLevel
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1.5 pCi/L
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.150 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Radon in Alabama

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Alabama