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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Pennsylvania


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Pennsylvania

67 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)
1Bonneaville Muni Water Auth
Gettysburg, PA
2,3471 of 128.02 pCi/L
(28.02 pCi/L)
2Springtown Water Authority
Quakertown, PA
5111 of 112.6 pCi/L
(12.6 pCi/L)
3Bath Municipal Water Works
Bath, PA
2,8001 of 18.98 pCi/L
(8.98 pCi/L)
4Lakeview Manor Mhp
Broadview Heights, PA
1501 of 17.48 pCi/L
(7.48 pCi/L)
5Valley View Mobile Home Park
King Of Prussia, PA
7503 of 37.48 pCi/L
(3.5 to 10.9 pCi/L)
6Dover Boro Water Sys
Dover, PA
1,9001 of 17.26 pCi/L
(7.26 pCi/L)
7Windsor Mobilehome Park
Edinboro, PA
751 of 16.36 pCi/L
(6.36 pCi/L)
8West Manchester Twp Auth
York, PA
9,8001 of 16.08 pCi/L
(6.08 pCi/L)
9Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
Pittsburgh, PA
250,0004 of 45.95 pCi/L
(4.5 to 8.2 pCi/L)
10Monaca Boro Water Dept
Monaca, PA
6,5005 of 75.19 pCi/L
(0 to 11.9 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 Pennsylvania

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Pennsylvania