Elevated radium levels detected in Brookfield drinking water

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) — The City of Brookfield says their drinking water is in violation of State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Regulations due to elevated levels of combined Radium-226 and Radium-228.

In a letter released to residents dated September 17, 2018, the city says The Water Utility collected combined radium samples from the Bishops Woods Well on Bishops Lane in May 2017, November 2017, March 2018, and June 2018. The average combined radium result was 6.75 pCi/L, which exceeds the safe standard Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 pCi/L.

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