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Combined Uranium (pCi/L) in Minnesota

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 Minnesota

43 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
1Riverbend Estates
North Mankato, MN
901 of 116.1 pCi/L
(16.1 pCi/L)
Brewster, MN
4902 of 210.75 pCi/L
(9.4 to 12.1 pCi/L)
Montevideo, MN
5,4481 of 19.4 pCi/L
(9.4 pCi/L)
Pipestone, MN
4,2808 of 88.76 pCi/L
(6 to 10.75 pCi/L)
5Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
34,3152 of 25.35 pCi/L
(4.9 to 5.8 pCi/L)
Elk River, MN
3,5001 of 14.4 pCi/L
(4.4 pCi/L)
7Huntley Well Corporation
Huntley, MN
883 of 33.83 pCi/L
(3.8 to 3.9 pCi/L)
Lecenter, MN
2,3521 of 13.8 pCi/L
(3.8 pCi/L)
Lonsdale, MN
2,1012 of 33.63 pCi/L
(0 to 5.9 pCi/L)
10Rush City
Rush City, MN
3,0605 of 53.18 pCi/L
(2.6 to 3.5 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 Minnesota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Minnesota