Unsafe Levels of Uranium Present in American Public Drinking Water: University Study

A 100-tonne Caterpillar truck descends to the bottom of the Sue E open-pit uranium mine at Areva Resources Canada's McClean Lake site in McClean Lake, Saskatchewan, in this file photo. (David Boily/AFP via Getty Images)

High concentrations of uranium were discovered in U.S. community water systems (CWS), according to a study conducted by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

“We estimated that 63.1 percent of CWS compliance monitoring records reported detectable concentrations of uranium, and that 2.1 percent of CWSs with available uranium data had 2000–11 average concentrations above the MCL [maximum contaminant levels],” based on data collected in the study published in The Lancet Planetary Health on April 1.

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