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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Nevada

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

The Most Polluted Communities in Nevada

128 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
1Gerlach Gid
Gerlach, NV
1805 of 538.4 pCi/L
(30 to 45 pCi/L)
2South Maine Mhp
Pasadena, NV
1001 of 125.5 pCi/L
(25.5 pCi/L)
3Rancho Cooperative Water Company
Mt Charleston, NV
1101 of 120.2 pCi/L
(20.2 pCi/L)
4City Vue Mhp
Manhattan Beach, NV
751 of 118.2 pCi/L
(18.2 pCi/L)
5Wildes Manor
Sparks, NV
701 of 116 pCi/L
(16 pCi/L)
6Rosemount Water Co
Reno, NV
545 of 515.8 pCi/L
(11 to 33 pCi/L)
7Jackpot Water System
Jackpot, NV
1,2403 of 314.07 pCi/L
(8.7 to 20.4 pCi/L)
8Elk Point Country Club
Zephyr Cove, NV
3255 of 513.62 pCi/L
(11.8 to 16.4 pCi/L)
9Alamo Sewer and Water Gid
Alamo, NV
9002 of 212.99 pCi/L
(11.33 to 14.65 pCi/L)
10Goldfield Town Water
Goldfield, NV
3501 of 112.7 pCi/L
(12.7 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 Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada