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At Marshall, on the northern banks of Lake Norman in Catawba County, radioactivity levels from radium were 2.5 times that federal drinking water standard, the report says.
The highest levels of radioactivity were found at Duke’s Asheville plant, where radium in groundwater was 38 times what the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for drinking water, according to the report.
At more than 70 sites across the country, toxins like arsenic, mercury, and radium are leaching into groundwater from pond-like storage pits filled with the sludgy leftovers of coal burning.
Other communities may not be aware of their radium risk.
Grace Fryer and her fellow radium girls fought for justice.
Eventually, the deepest wells tapped a level were radium, a natural radioactive element present in a deep aquifer locally, was more prevalent, according to historical records.
Economically Distressed Areas Program for a $22 million water system project to get rid of the underground radium contaminating its drinking water.
Radium: A radiological contaminant that leaches from minerals.
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: a radioactive element that is used medically in cancer treatments
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