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Radon in Vermont


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 Vermont

4 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)
1Marshfield Water System
Marshfield, VT
3501 of 15610 pCi/L
(5610 pCi/L)
2Albany Water System
Albany, VT
2001 of 165 pCi/L
(65 pCi/L)
3Ledgewood
Ludlow, VT
2921 of 132 pCi/L
(32 pCi/L)
4Chalet Village
Stockbridge, VT
881 of 15.85 pCi/L
(5.85 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 Vermont

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Vermont