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National Drinking Water Database


Uranium-238 in New York


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 New York

11 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
(Range)
1Mobile Manor Mobile Home Park
Skaneateles, NY
581 of 10.08 pCi/L
(0.08 pCi/L)
2Canandaigua City
Canandaigua, NY
10,7001 of 10.08 pCi/L
(0.08 pCi/L)
3Willard Drug Treatment Center
Willard, NY
1,2751 of 10.04 pCi/L
(0.04 pCi/L)
4Water Club Condominiums W.S.
Elmsford, NY
751 of 10.01 pCi/L
(0.01 pCi/L)
5Highfields Condo
Putnam Valley, NY
505 of 5<0.01 pCi/L
(< .01 to 0.0071 pCi/L)
6Cold Spring Village
Cold Spring, NY
2,6661 of 1<0.01 pCi/L
(< .01 to 0.0068 pCi/L)
7Cornwall Meadows Townhomes W.S.
Bedford, NY
2308 of 8<0.01 pCi/L
(< .01 to 0.00505 pCi/L)
8Floradan Lodge
Putnam Valley, NY
4005 of 5<0.01 pCi/L
(< .01 to 0.0035 pCi/L)
9Saint Basils Academy
Garrison, NY
1301 of 1<0.01 pCi/L
(< .01 to 0.0025 pCi/L)
10Continental Village Wd
Cold Spring, NY
1,5091 of 1<0.01 pCi/L
(< .01 to 0.000718 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Uranium-238

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.0.03 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Uranium-238 in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York