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

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

The Most Polluted Communities in New Mexico

367 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
1High Valley Water Users Association
Vado, NM
712 of 239.38 pCi/L
(38.85 to 39.9 pCi/L)
2Los Arboles Mhp
Las Cruces, NM
3301 of 137 pCi/L
(37 pCi/L)
3Cuatro Villlas Mdwca
Santa Cruz, NM
3541 of 130.69 pCi/L
(30.69 pCi/L)
4Flora Vista Mutual Domestic
Flora Vista, NM
4,0921 of 129.7 pCi/L
(29.7 pCi/L)
5Anthony W&sd
Anthony, NM
7,1252 of 229.63 pCi/L
(24.35 to 34.9 pCi/L)
6San Ysidro Water Supply System
San Ysidro, NM
2331 of 129.52 pCi/L
(29.52 pCi/L)
7Juan Road Water System
Albuquerque, NM
341 of 127.79 pCi/L
(27.79 pCi/L)
8Teresa Moreno Water System
Las Cruces, NM
251 of 127.6 pCi/L
(27.6 pCi/L)
9Espanola Water System
Espanola, NM
10,0651 of 125.1 pCi/L
(25.1 pCi/L)
10Mesquite Mdwca
Mesquite, NM
3,9901 of 124.64 pCi/L
(24.64 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 New Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico