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Combined Uranium (pCi/L) in Massachusetts

Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Massachusetts

25 water utilities reported detecting Combined Uranium (pCi/L) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Combined Uranium (pCi/L) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Woodvale Condominium
Acton, MA
1708 of 834.38 pCi/L
(25 to 39 pCi/L)
2Haystack Estates
7520 of 2031.54 pCi/L
(2.35 to 55 pCi/L)
3Cherry Valley & Rochdale Water District
Leicester, MA
4,5008 of 827.84 pCi/L
(22.33 to 35.83 pCi/L)
4Hillcrest Water District
Leicester, MA
1,5008 of 827.18 pCi/L
(16.6 to 40.83 pCi/L)
5Wampus Avenue Apartments
Acton, MA
704 of 420 pCi/L
(12 to 27 pCi/L)
6Lake Grove School
Wendell, MA
1258 of 1018.31 pCi/L
(0 to 30.3 pCi/L)
7Pinewood ON The Green Condos
Oxford, MA
508 of 816.63 pCi/L
(14 to 19 pCi/L)
8Staffordshire Country Estates
Leicester, MA
12010 of 1015.87 pCi/L
(10.5 to 23 pCi/L)
9Leicester Water Supply District
Leicester, MA
3,3008 of 815.55 pCi/L
(10 to 24 pCi/L)
10The Preserve AT Hopkinton Condo
Hopkinton, MA
801 of 114 pCi/L
(14 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Uranium (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.15 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Combined Uranium (pCi/L) in Massachusetts

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Massachusetts