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National Drinking Water Database

Alpha, Dissolved in New York

Alpha particles are a form of radiation associated with mining waste pollutants and natural sources.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

10 water utilities reported detecting Alpha, Dissolved in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Alpha, Dissolved level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Riverside Park
Phelps, NY
1001 of 14.03 pCi/L
(4.03 pCi/L)
2Countryside Apartments
301 of 13.5 pCi/L
(3.5 pCi/L)
3Yandos Apartments
Plattsburgh, NY
482 of 22.15 pCi/L
(1.09 to 3.22 pCi/L)
4Stony Acres Trailer Park
West Chazy, NY
2251 of 12.1 pCi/L
(2.1 pCi/L)
5Black Brook WD No2
Ausable Forks, NY
771 of 11.6 pCi/L
(1.6 pCi/L)
6Standish Water District
Saranac, NY
1601 of 11.1 pCi/L
(1.1 pCi/L)
7The Ritz
Caledonia, NY
1561 of 10.82 pCi/L
(0.82 pCi/L)
8Northwood Estates
Peru, NY
501 of 10.7 pCi/L
(0.7 pCi/L)
9Snell Farm Childrens Center
Bath, NY
481 of 10.24 pCi/L
(0.24 pCi/L)
10Arkport Village
Arkport, NY
7791 of 10.22 pCi/L
(0.22 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Alpha, Dissolved

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Alpha, Dissolved in New York

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Single Sample3