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National Drinking Water Database


Radium-228 in New Jersey


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

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

335 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)
1Great Gorge Terrace Asso
Vernon, NJ
553 of 34.58 pCi/L
(1.21 to 11.23 pCi/L)
2Pleasant Gardens Apartments
Jackson, NJ
902 of 24.18 pCi/L
(2.34 to 6.02 pCi/L)
3Upper Deerfield Twp Water Dept
Cumberland, NJ
2,9644 of 42.97 pCi/L
(2.6 to 3.59 pCi/L)
4South Brunswick Twp W Di
South Brunswick Twp, NJ
35,0009 of 102.87 pCi/L
(0 to 5.25 pCi/L)
5Oak Ridge Mobile Home Park
Little Ferry, NJ
1004 of 42.82 pCi/L
(1.88 to 3.84 pCi/L)
6Lakewood Twp Mua
Lakewood, NJ
17,2015 of 62.64 pCi/L
(0 to 3.99 pCi/L)
7Colonial Estates
Oak Brook, NJ
1,3003 of 32.63 pCi/L
(2.5 to 2.8 pCi/L)
8Harding Woods Mhp
Pittsgrove Twp, NJ
9603 of 42.62 pCi/L
(0 to 4.53 pCi/L)
9South Orange Water Department
Short Hills, NJ
16,9244 of 42.62 pCi/L
(1.59 to 3.11 pCi/L)
10Ramsey Water Dept
Ramsey, NJ
16,6536 of 62.6 pCi/L
(1.37 to 3.82 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 New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey