Frequent Questions

7. How will radionuclides, like alpha particles, be removed from my drinking water?

The following treatment method(s) have proven to be effective in removing radionuclides at levels below their MCLs:
• Beta particle and Photon Radiation: ion exchange and reverse osmosis;
• (Gross) Alpha Emitters: reverse osmosis;
• Radium 226 and Radium 228 (Combined): ion exchange, reverse osmosis, lime softening;
• Uranium: Ion exchange, reverse osmosis, lime softening, coagulation/filtration.

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