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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Virginia

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

The Most Polluted Communities in Virginia

237 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
1Courtney Subdivision
Warwick, VA
1878 of 822.9 pCi/L
(11.3 to 36.13 pCi/L)
2Rainier Estates
Warwick, VA
541 of 118.32 pCi/L
(18.32 pCi/L)
3Town of Chincoteague
Chincoteague, VA
3,5006 of 617.8 pCi/L
(15.3 to 19.8 pCi/L)
4Hanover Suburban Water System
Hanover, VA
71,0001 of 117.1 pCi/L
(17.1 pCi/L)
Alexandria, VA
1002 of 214 pCi/L
(11.6 to 16.4 pCi/L)
6Baileys Trailer Park
Rapidan, VA
8410 of 1013.07 pCi/L
(11.9 to 14.3 pCi/L)
7Chesdin Manor Subdivision
Blackridge, VA
4604 of 412.35 pCi/L
(8.97 to 14.35 pCi/L)
8Ridgecrest Subdivision
Warwick, VA
2451 of 111.93 pCi/L
(11.93 pCi/L)
9Marshall Waterworks
Marshall, VA
2,1341 of 111.3 pCi/L
(11.3 pCi/L)
10Cricket Hill Apartments
Hampton, VA
861 of 111.3 pCi/L
(11.3 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 Virginia

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Virginia