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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Acenaphthylene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Acenaphthylene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

2015-2017:

FOUND

1

states detected

6

utilities detected

9,172

people served

States reporting acenaphthylene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Arkansas69,172
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce acenaphthylene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of acenaphthylene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Dota Public Water AuthorityCord, AR1 of 20.0400 ppb2,650
Peach Orchard WaterworksMc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00714 ppb163
Success WaterworksSuccess, AR1 of 140.00714 ppb105
Delaplaine WaterworksMc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00714 ppb146
O Kean WaterworksMc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00714 ppb228
Clay County Reg Water District*Mc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00714 ppb5,880

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Acenaphthylene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served