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Combined Uranium (mg/L) in Vermont


Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed uranium ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Vermont

43 water utilities reported detecting Combined Uranium (mg/L) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Combined Uranium (mg/L) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Marshfield Water System
Marshfield, VT
35014 of 2733.87 ppb
(0 to 80 ppb)
2Brookside Mhp
Starksboro, VT
1352 of 212.3 ppb
(10 to 14.6 ppb)
3Lyman Meadows
Hinesburg, VT
2361 of 112.07 ppb
(12.07 ppb)
4St George Villas
St George, VT
42013 of 1410.76 ppb
(0 to 18.2 ppb)
5Vernon Hall
Vernon, VT
501 of 110 ppb
(10 ppb)
6Vernon Green Nursing Home
Vernon, VT
1252 of 29.5 ppb
(9 to 10 ppb)
7St George Estates Coop Water Assoc
St George, VT
721 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)
8Country Club Condominium
Bolton, VT
701 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)
9Richmond Fire District 1
Richmond, VT
561 of 14 ppb
(4 ppb)
10Homestead Acres Mhp
Swanton, VT
812 of 24 ppb
(3 to 5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Combined Uranium (mg/L)

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.0.5 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.20 ppb
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.30 ppb

Violation Summary for Combined Uranium (mg/L) in Vermont

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Vermont since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Average8
Failure to monitor regularly1