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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in North Carolina

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

The Most Polluted Communities in North Carolina

331 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
1Ashley Hills North S/D
Knightdale, NC
3463 of 338.41 pCi/L
(34.13 to 42.52 pCi/L)
2Mallards Crossing S/D
Raleigh, NC
6732 of 235.55 pCi/L
(30.7 to 40.39 pCi/L)
3Skyview Park
Gastonia, NC
1708 of 834.32 pCi/L
(26.76 to 38.81 pCi/L)
4Sherwood Mhp
Midway Park, NC
3536 of 633 pCi/L
(29.5 to 36 pCi/L)
5Yorkwood S/D
Gastonia, NC
1982 of 230.56 pCi/L
(20.7 to 40.42 pCi/L)
6Mial Plantation S/D
Garner, NC
836 of 630.25 pCi/L
(5.8 to 44.81 pCi/L)
7Town of Pinebluff
Pinebluff, NC
1,5742 of 229.42 pCi/L
(26.94 to 31.89 pCi/L)
8Green Pines S/D
Knightdale, NC
16214 of 1823.07 pCi/L
(0 to 43.1 pCi/L)
9Washington County Water System
Roper, NC
6,5833 of 320.49 pCi/L
(20.49 pCi/L)
10Pebble Brook Acres S/D
Concord, NC
843 of 320.28 pCi/L
(14.35 to 24 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 North Carolina

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in North Carolina