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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Acenaphthene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Acenaphthene 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

7

utilities detected

9,332

people served

States reporting acenaphthene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Arkansas79,332
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce acenaphthene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of acenaphthene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Dota Public Water AuthorityCord, AR1 of 20.0400 ppb2,650
Mill Pond Village Mobile Home ParkHot Springs, AR1 of 30.0333 ppb160
Peach Orchard WaterworksMc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00643 ppb163
Success WaterworksSuccess, AR1 of 140.00643 ppb105
Delaplaine WaterworksMc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00643 ppb146
O Kean WaterworksMc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00643 ppb228
Clay County Reg Water District*Mc Dougal, AR1 of 140.00643 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 Acenaphthene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served