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National Drinking Water Database


New Jersey American - Elizabethtown Utilities - Elizabeth, NJ


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Combined Uranium (mg/L)

Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed uranium ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
26 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
145 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Combined Uranium (mg/L)Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed uranium ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture.5.21 ppb
11.8 ppb
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 ppb
No
30 ppb
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 Uranium (mg/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Uranium (mg/L)

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 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.0.5 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.20 ppb
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.30 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-11-082.2 ppb102.2 ppb
2006-11-070 ppb330 ppb
2006-10-312.95 ppb410 to 5.2 ppb
2006-10-242.06 ppb510 to 4.2 ppb
2006-10-233.66 ppb501.4 to 6.7 ppb
2006-09-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-08-161.93 ppb710 to 3.2 ppb
2006-08-152.31 ppb940 to 6.2 ppb
2006-05-179 ppb109 ppb
2006-05-026 ppb202 to 10 ppb
2006-05-015.75 ppb402 to 9 ppb
2006-04-262 ppb302 ppb
2006-04-253.33 ppb602 to 10 ppb
2006-03-155 ppb202 to 8 ppb
2006-02-225.13 ppb1502 to 15 ppb
2005-12-147 ppb107 ppb
2005-12-0610.67 ppb605 to 22 ppb
2005-11-296.46 ppb1302 to 17 ppb
2005-09-272 ppb102 ppb
2005-09-266.83 ppb605 to 11 ppb
2005-09-229.25 ppb402 to 16 ppb
2005-09-215 ppb802 to 12 ppb
2005-06-3011.8 ppb502 to 19 ppb
2005-06-2910.22 ppb905 to 20 ppb
2005-06-279.8 ppb507 to 15 ppb
2005-03-311 ppb101 ppb
2005-03-305.89 ppb902 to 13 ppb
2005-03-298.56 ppb902 to 20 ppb