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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in New Hampshire


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

The Most Polluted Communities in New Hampshire

7 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)
1Grappone Honda
NH
401 of 144 pCi/L
(44 pCi/L)
2Crotched Mountain Rehab Center
Greenfield, NH
2751 of 115.8 pCi/L
(15.8 pCi/L)
3Brentwood Springs
NH
01 of 14 pCi/L
(4 pCi/L)
4Northern Springs
NH
01 of 13.7 pCi/L
(3.7 pCi/L)
5Balsams Spring Water Co Inc
NH
01 of 12.9 pCi/L
(2.9 pCi/L)
6Fountain Springs
NH
01 of 11.8 pCi/L
(1.8 pCi/L)
7Castle Springs
NH
01 of 11.1 pCi/L
(1.1 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 New Hampshire

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Hampshire