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Combined Uranium (pCi/L) in Rhode Island


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 Rhode Island

3 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
(Range)
1South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitati
West Kingston, RI
1753 of 340.93 pCi/L
(26.73 to 49.1 pCi/L)
2Split Rock Corporation
Exeter, RI
1101 of 115.62 pCi/L
(15.62 pCi/L)
3United Water Rhode Island
Wakefield, RI
17,5005 of 62.52 pCi/L
(0 to 5.59 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Uranium (pCi/L)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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 Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island