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Gross beta particle & photon emitters (man-made) in Florida

Beta particle & photon emitters are radioactive pollutants from nuclear testing and industrial and medical instruments.

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

4 water utilities reported detecting Gross beta particle & photon emitters (man-made) 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 & photon emitters (man-made) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Tampa Bay Water Reg. Surface Water Plant
Tampa, FL
251 of 13.3 mrem/yr
(3.3 mrem/yr)
2Tampa Bay Water -Cypress Creek
Clearwater, FL
251 of 13.25 mrem/yr
(3.25 mrem/yr)
3Tbw/S. Pasco Wellfield Chemical Feed Sys
Wesley Chapel, FL
251 of 21.1 mrem/yr
(0 to 2.2 mrem/yr)
4Tampa Bay Water/Lake Bridge
Land O' Lakes, FL
251 of 20.5 mrem/yr
(0 to 1 mrem/yr)

Health Based Limits for Gross beta particle & photon emitters (man-made)

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.4 mrem/yr

Violation Summary for Gross beta particle & photon emitters (man-made) in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida