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National Drinking Water Database

Uranium-238 in Maine

Uranium-238 is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Maine

49 water utilities reported detecting Uranium-238 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Uranium-238 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Nichols Trailer Park
Shelburne, ME
759 of 90.07 pCi/L
(0.04 to 0.09 pCi/L)
2Howards Trailer Park
Bucksport, ME
6512 of 120.05 pCi/L
(0.04 to 0.05 pCi/L)
3Happy Trails Mhp
Topsham, ME
3313 of 130.04 pCi/L
(0.04 to 0.05 pCi/L)
4Stonington Water Company
Stonington, ME
6036 of 60.03 pCi/L
(0.03 to 0.04 pCi/L)
5Whippoorwill Hill Mobile Home
Waterville, ME
853 of 30.03 pCi/L
(0.03 pCi/L)
6Muirfield Village
Osterville, ME
333 of 30.03 pCi/L
(0.03 pCi/L)
7Begin Trailer Park
Sabattus, ME
1707 of 70.03 pCi/L
(0.02 to 0.06 pCi/L)
8Lakehurst Acres
Augusta, ME
938 of 100.03 pCi/L
(0 to 0.05 pCi/L)
9Pines Trailer Park
Damariscotta, ME
505 of 50.02 pCi/L
(0.01 to 0.05 pCi/L)
10Pinewood Acres Trailer Park
Bowdoin, ME
952 of 20.02 pCi/L
(0.02 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Uranium-238

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.0.03 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Uranium-238 in Maine

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly1