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

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

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

449 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
1Avoca Village
Avoca, NY
1,1001 of 130.85 pCi/L
(30.85 pCi/L)
2Watchtower Bible Tract Society
Patterson, NY
1,5015 of 530.56 pCi/L
(14.68 to 40.57 pCi/L)
3Pawling Village
Pawling, NY
2,1817 of 719.68 pCi/L
(14.8 to 27.7 pCi/L)
4Plaza AT Clover Lake
Carmel, NY
1205 of 518.04 pCi/L
(16.2 to 22 pCi/L)
5Cornwall Meadows Townhomes W.S.
Bedford, NY
2307 of 717.69 pCi/L
(12.6 to 20.1 pCi/L)
6Shorehaven Civic Assoc
Holmes, NY
30015 of 1514.43 pCi/L
(9.15 to 22 pCi/L)
7Croton Falls Water District
North Salem, NY
17511 of 1113.93 pCi/L
(2.4 to 20.4 pCi/L)
8Woodhill Estates
Millbrook, NY
1285 of 512.76 pCi/L
(6.03 to 16.81 pCi/L)
9Cedar Valley Waterworks
Hyde Park, NY
3751 of 112.2 pCi/L
(12.2 pCi/L)
10Carmel WD 6-Shell Valley
Mahopac, NY
3244 of 411.88 pCi/L
(10.17 to 12.77 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 York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York