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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Indiana


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Indiana

72 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)
1Marshall Water Works
Marshall, IN
37812 of 128.09 pCi/L
(1.73 to 15.5 pCi/L)
2Staunton Municipal Water
Staunton, IN
55012 of 137 pCi/L
(0 to 14.6 pCi/L)
3Hilltop Farms Phase Two, L.P.
Peru, IN
1005 of 56.57 pCi/L
(3.6 to 11.28 pCi/L)
4Monroe Water Department
Monroe, IN
8001 of 16.5 pCi/L
(6.5 pCi/L)
5Markle Water Utility
Markle, IN
1,1024 of 46.03 pCi/L
(5 to 7.4 pCi/L)
6Martinsville Water Utility
Martinsville, IN
15,0004 of 45.75 pCi/L
(3.8 to 7.8 pCi/L)
7Sisters of Holy Cross-St. Marys College
Notre Dame, IN
2,0001 of 15.7 pCi/L
(5.7 pCi/L)
8Bloomingdale Water Works
Bloomingdale, IN
5001 of 15.6 pCi/L
(5.6 pCi/L)
9Centerville Water Works
Centerville, IN
3,3512 of 25.55 pCi/L
(3.7 to 7.4 pCi/L)
10Butler Water Department
Butler, IN
2,7251 of 15.55 pCi/L
(5.55 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 Indiana

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Indiana