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Alpha particle activity (suspended) in New York


Alpha particles are a form of radiation released from mining waste polluants and natural sources. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

2 water utilities reported detecting Alpha particle activity (suspended) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Alpha particle activity (suspended) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Camphill Village Usa Inc
Copake, NY
2351 of 17.8 pCi/L
(7.8 pCi/L)
2Lyons Village
Lyons, NY
3,6951 of 12.1 pCi/L
(2.1 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Alpha particle activity (suspended)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.15 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Alpha particle activity (suspended) in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York