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Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Vermont

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

The Most Polluted Communities in Vermont

45 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
1Whiffletree Condominium
Killington, VT
18911 of 116.24 pCi/L
(0.5 to 11.3 pCi/L)
2Telemark Village
Killington, VT
1239 of 96.06 pCi/L
(0.12 to 14.87 pCi/L)
3Battleground Condominium
Fayston, VT
2868 of 84.9 pCi/L
(2.9 to 6.3 pCi/L)
4Christmas Tree/Sundown Condominium Asso
Warren, VT
1103 of 34.1 pCi/L
(3.9 to 4.24 pCi/L)
5St George Estates Coop Water Assoc
St George, VT
728 of 83.73 pCi/L
(1.2 to 6.2 pCi/L)
6Jericho Heights Water Coop
Jericho, VT
601 of 13.65 pCi/L
(3.65 pCi/L)
7Killington High Ridge Condominium
Killington, VT
5002 of 23.5 pCi/L
(3.4 to 3.6 pCi/L)
8Deer Creek Condominiums
Dover, VT
2744 of 43.32 pCi/L
(2.27 to 4.8 pCi/L)
9St George Villas
St George, VT
4207 of 73.1 pCi/L
(0.4 to 14 pCi/L)
10Northbrook Country Estates
Killington, VT
607 of 72.47 pCi/L
(1.1 to 5.2 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 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, Average17
Failure to monitor regularly4