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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Idaho

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

The Most Polluted Communities in Idaho

61 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
1Franklin Domestic Water Users
Boise, ID
752 of 237.75 pCi/L
(30.5 to 45 pCi/L)
2Desert View Estates Water Corp
Kuna, ID
6503 of 329.78 pCi/L
(22.03 to 41.83 pCi/L)
3Hope House (Owyhee)
Marsing, ID
781 of 127.8 pCi/L
(27.8 pCi/L)
4Thunderbird Mobile Manor
Boise, ID
1002 of 223.3 pCi/L
(21.1 to 25.5 pCi/L)
5Sunlight Terrace
Middleton, ID
2342 of 220.85 pCi/L
(18.5 to 23.2 pCi/L)
6Caldwell Housing Authority
Caldwell, ID
1,1001 of 120.8 pCi/L
(20.8 pCi/L)
7Elder Subd
Nampa, ID
851 of 120.6 pCi/L
(20.6 pCi/L)
8Covert Subd
Nampa, ID
2501 of 120.5 pCi/L
(20.5 pCi/L)
9M and T Water Corp
Nampa, ID
1001 of 120.4 pCi/L
(20.4 pCi/L)
10Capitol Water Corp
Boise, ID
7,4001 of 119.8 pCi/L
(19.8 pCi/L)

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

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Idaho