Uranium, which can harm human health, was detected in 63% of drinking water samples

  • 05.05.2022
  • Gizmodo

Some of the U.S. drinking water supply contains unsafe levels of uranium, new research out this month shows. The study analyzed data from the Environmental Protection Agency on drinking water systems across the country and found that uranium was frequently detected during compliance testing, and that a small percentage of systems are estimated to contain levels higher than the maximum allowed by the EPA. These sources of highly contaminated water were more likely to be near semi-urban, Hispanic communities.