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Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Ohio

Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Ohio

47 water utilities reported detecting Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Combined Radium (-226 & -228) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Hcwsd-Piedmont Pws
Cadiz, OH
882 of 26.5 pCi/L
(2 to 11 pCi/L)
2Franks Mobile Home Park
Akron, OH
1671 of 15 pCi/L
(5 pCi/L)
3Village of Spring Valley
Waynesville, OH
5691 of 15 pCi/L
(5 pCi/L)
4Ivystone Water System
Alliance, OH
441 of 15 pCi/L
(5 pCi/L)
5Ohio-American Water Co-Beechcrest Pws
Kent, OH
1,3751 of 14.7 pCi/L
(4.7 pCi/L)
6Englewood Manor Apts.
Canton, OH
659 of 94.63 pCi/L
(1 to 10 pCi/L)
7Lakeshore Court Mobile H
Canton, OH
702 of 24.5 pCi/L
(4 to 5 pCi/L)
8Horvaths Mobile Home Par
Warren, OH
1255 of 54.2 pCi/L
(2.63 to 5.14 pCi/L)
9Fohl Village Mhp
Canton, OH
5001 of 14 pCi/L
(4 pCi/L)
10Park Terrace Mhp
New Carlisle, OH
1205 of 53.81 pCi/L
(2.65 to 6 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

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 pCi/L
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.5 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Ohio

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly18
Over maximum contaminant level, Average1