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Gross beta particle activity (suspended) 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

6 water utilities reported detecting Gross beta 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 Gross beta particle activity (suspended) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Earlville Village
Earlville, NY
9601 of 13.1 pCi/L
(3.1 pCi/L)
2Paulies Mobile Home Park
Hudson, NY
271 of 13 pCi/L
(3 pCi/L)
3Castorland Village
Castorland, NY
3201 of 13 pCi/L
(3 pCi/L)
4Amber Lite Mobile Home Park
Bloomingburg, NY
401 of 12.94 pCi/L
(2.94 pCi/L)
5Madison Village
Madison, NY
4501 of 11.9 pCi/L
(1.9 pCi/L)
6Chenango Valley Trailer Court
Eaton, NY
501 of 11.5 pCi/L
(1.5 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Gross beta particle activity (suspended)

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 (suspended) in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York