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Radon in Nebraska


Radon is a radioactive breakdown product of radium and uranium in soil, rock and water; it is often present in groundwater. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Nebraska

117 water utilities reported detecting Radon in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Radon level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Scottsbluff Co. Sid #10
Gering, NE
2001 of 11946 pCi/L
(1946 pCi/L)
2City of Wilber
Wilber, NE
1,5253 of 31636 pCi/L
(1307 to 1804 pCi/L)
3City of Hooper
Hooper, NE
8501 of 11350.5 pCi/L
(1350.5 pCi/L)
4Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska
Niobrara, NE
7511 of 11175 pCi/L
(1175 pCi/L)
5Village of Bradshaw
Bradshaw, NE
3102 of 21063.5 pCi/L
(1023 to 1104 pCi/L)
6City of Ashland
Ashland, NE
2,3002 of 2968.5 pCi/L
(706 to 1231 pCi/L)
7Village of Clarks
Clarks, NE
3911 of 1929.5 pCi/L
(929.5 pCi/L)
8Village of Waco
Waco, NE
4051 of 1881 pCi/L
(881 pCi/L)
9Village of Center
Center, NE
1081 of 1809 pCi/L
(809 pCi/L)
10City of York
York, NE
8,0812 of 2761.5 pCi/L
(720 to 803 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Radon

StandardDescriptionLevel
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1.5 pCi/L
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.150 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Radon in Nebraska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska