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Radionuclides in Groundwater

Naturally-Occurring Radionuclides in Groundwater Groundwater in the State of South Carolina can contain concentrations of naturally-occurring radionuclides at or above the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for the associated isotopes. Groundwater from bedrock aquifers in the Piedmont and Upper Coastal Plain (this includes Anderson, Oconee, Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union, Chester, Lancaster, York, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda, Fairfield, Newberry, Lexington (north of Lake Murray), Northwest Richland, Northwest Kershaw, and Northwest Chesterfield) may have detectable levels of uranium. In addition, some areas of the Inner Coastal Plain (Aiken, Southern Edgefield, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Calhoun, Kershaw, Sumter, Lee, Darlington, Chesterfield, Florence, Dillon, and Marlboro) have scattered occurrences of radium.

To find out more about uranium in groundwater go to the Uranium Information Home Page.
To find out more about radium in groundwater go to the Radium Information Home Page.


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