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Gross beta particle activity (dissolved) in New York

Beta particles are a form of radiation frequently associated with nuclear testing and radioactive mineral deposits.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

32 water utilities reported detecting Gross beta particle activity (dissolved) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Gross beta particle activity (dissolved) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Pleasant Ridge Apartments
111 of 110 pCi/L
(10 pCi/L)
2Pietschs Gardens
North Salem, NY
3371 of 17.1 pCi/L
(7.1 pCi/L)
3Riverwood Estates
Clayton, NY
302 of 24.75 pCi/L
(0.5 to 9 pCi/L)
4Croghan Village
Croghan, NY
1,5001 of 24.5 pCi/L
(0 to 9 pCi/L)
5Stony Acres Trailer Park
West Chazy, NY
2251 of 13.7 pCi/L
(3.7 pCi/L)
6Northway Mobile Home Park - Plattsburgh
Shelburne, NY
1231 of 12.3 pCi/L
(2.3 pCi/L)
7Brookside Mobile Homes Park
Monticello, NY
701 of 12.08 pCi/L
(2.08 pCi/L)
8Alexandria Village
Alexandria Bay, NY
1,9001 of 12.08 pCi/L
(2.08 pCi/L)
9Dexter Village
Dexter, NY
1,1001 of 22 pCi/L
(0 to 4 pCi/L)
10Black River Village
Black River, NY
1,6003 of 32 pCi/L
(1.2 to 3 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Gross beta particle activity (dissolved)

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 Gross beta particle activity (dissolved) in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York