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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Alabama


Beta particles are a form of radiation frequently associated with nuclear testing and radioactive mineral deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Alabama

9 water utilities reported detecting Gross beta particle activity (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 Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Brewton Water Works
Brewton, AL
9,9451 of 15 pCi/L
(5 pCi/L)
2Montgomery Water Works
Montgomery, AL
237,3907 of 73.42 pCi/L
(0.65 to 5.2 pCi/L)
3Water Works Board of Prattville
Prattville, AL
39,0001 of 12.77 pCi/L
(2.77 pCi/L)
4Excel Water System
Excel, AL
3,4892 of 22.25 pCi/L
(2.25 pCi/L)
5Summerdale Water Works
Summerdale, AL
1,0712 of 22.11 pCi/L
(1.45 to 2.76 pCi/L)
6Mccall Water System Inc
Brewton, AL
6,9301 of 11.9 pCi/L
(1.9 pCi/L)
7US Army Aviation & Missile Command
Redstone Arsenal, AL
28,5001 of 11.76 pCi/L
(1.76 pCi/L)
8Mobile Area Water & Sewer System
Mobile, AL
274,9954 of 51.3 pCi/L
(0 to 3.3 pCi/L)
9Clio Water Works
Clio, AL
2,8141 of 20.66 pCi/L
(0 to 1.32 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Gross beta particle activity (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 Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Alabama

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Alabama