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National Drinking Water Database


Strontium-90 in North Carolina


Strontium-90 is a radioactive pollutant from nuclear fallout and possibly weapons and power production.

The Most Polluted Communities in North Carolina

1 water utilities reported detecting Strontium-90 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Strontium-90 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Brandywine Bay
Morehead City, NC
2,1435 of 50.51 pCi/L
(0.2 to 1.73 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Strontium-90

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

Violation Summary for Strontium-90 in North Carolina

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly7