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National Drinking Water Database


New Jersey American - Elizabethtown Utilities - Elizabeth, NJ


Serves 609,387 people

Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
13 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
28 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
144 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Combined Radium (-226 & -228)Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits.0.54 pCi/L
3.6 pCi/L
Yes
MCLGA non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.: 0 pCi/L
No
5 pCi/L
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

Health Based Limits for Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0 pCi/L
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.5 pCi/L

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-11-080 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-11-070 pCi/L330 pCi/L
2006-10-310 pCi/L440 pCi/L
2006-10-240 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-10-230.68 pCi/L520 to 1.3 pCi/L
2006-09-110 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-08-160 pCi/L770 pCi/L
2006-08-150.29 pCi/L970 to 1.4 pCi/L
2006-05-170 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-05-020.8 pCi/L210 to 1.6 pCi/L
2006-05-010 pCi/L440 pCi/L
2006-04-260 pCi/L330 pCi/L
2006-04-250 pCi/L660 pCi/L
2006-03-150 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2006-02-220.14 pCi/L15130 to 1.1 pCi/L
2005-12-140 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2005-12-060.35 pCi/L640 to 1.1 pCi/L
2005-11-290.45 pCi/L1380 to 1.4 pCi/L
2005-09-271.5 pCi/L101.5 pCi/L
2005-09-262.35 pCi/L620 to 3.7 pCi/L
2005-09-220.75 pCi/L420 to 1.5 pCi/L
2005-09-211.4 pCi/L820 to 3.7 pCi/L
2005-06-300 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2005-06-291.93 pCi/L940 to 4.8 pCi/L
2005-06-270 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2005-03-310 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2005-03-300.94 pCi/L830 to 1.5 pCi/L
2005-03-293.6 pCi/L910 to 5.92 pCi/L