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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Tritium

Buckman Regional Water Treatment Plant

Tritium is a radioactive element emitted from nuclear reactors and weapons production plants. Radiation from tritium and other radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer. Click here to read more on radiological contaminants.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201237.00 pCi/L1137.00 pCi/L
2013130.00 pCi/L11130.00 pCi/L
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
201779.50 pCi/L1179.50 pCi/L

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 400 pCi/L

The EWG Health Guideline of 400 pCi/L for tritium was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-121204576-006A37.00 pCi/L
2013-02-191302791-002A130.00 pCi/L
2014-04-091404571-002AND
2015-02-251503278-001AND
2016-05-101605736-002AND
2017-02-271703005-00779.50 pCi/L