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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Texas


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Texas

1,984 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)
1Valley Estates
Lubbock, TX
702 of 237.15 pCi/L
(33.3 to 41 pCi/L)
2City of Anton
Anton, TX
1,2001 of 134.9 pCi/L
(34.9 pCi/L)
3City of Brady
Brady, TX
5,43310 of 1031.89 pCi/L
(17.4 to 43.65 pCi/L)
4Rochelle Wsc
Rochelle, TX
1861 of 131.8 pCi/L
(31.8 pCi/L)
5Lajitas ON The Rio Grande
Austin, TX
5002 of 231.75 pCi/L
(31 to 32.5 pCi/L)
6Utility Development & Research
Riviera, TX
6308 of 831.34 pCi/L
(20.65 to 41.7 pCi/L)
7Valley View Mobile Home Park
Midland, TX
503 of 331.33 pCi/L
(25.8 to 38.1 pCi/L)
8Mary Francis Subdivision
El Campo, TX
1,50610 of 1031.16 pCi/L
(19.2 to 43.6 pCi/L)
9Rio Brazos Water System
TX
816 of 630.88 pCi/L
(23.7 to 41.7 pCi/L)
10Brady Lake Water System
Brady, TX
1674 of 430.78 pCi/L
(17.6 to 41.3 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 Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas