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National Drinking Water Database


Radium-228 in Indiana


Radium-228 is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Indiana

230 water utilities reported detecting Radium-228 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Radium-228 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Staunton Municipal Water
Staunton, IN
55016 of 163.13 pCi/L
(0.3 to 11.1 pCi/L)
2Marshall Water Works
Marshall, IN
37813 of 132.75 pCi/L
(1.55 to 4.15 pCi/L)
3Chalmers Water Works
Chalmers, IN
5133 of 42.08 pCi/L
(0 to 6.7 pCi/L)
4Greenfield Water Utility
Greenfield, IN
15,0002 of 42 pCi/L
(0 to 6.6 pCi/L)
5Pence Water Works
Williamsport, IN
593 of 41.63 pCi/L
(0 to 5.6 pCi/L)
6Rhoades Wheel IN Mobile Home Park
Wabash, IN
603 of 41.6 pCi/L
(0 to 5.4 pCi/L)
7Woodview Mobile Home Park
Centerville, IN
1504 of 41.55 pCi/L
(0.7 to 3.9 pCi/L)
8Princes Lake Water Department
Nineveh, IN
3,9454 of 41.4 pCi/L
(0.2 to 2.8 pCi/L)
9West Lebanon Water Works
West Lebanon, IN
9004 of 41.4 pCi/L
(0.2 to 3.2 pCi/L)
10Robins Nest
Cedar Lake, IN
8902 of 41.4 pCi/L
(0 to 5 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Radium-228

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 pCi/L
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.0.02 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
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 Radium-228 in Indiana

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Indiana