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National Drinking Water Database

Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Nebraska

Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Nebraska

16 water utilities reported detecting Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Combined Radium (-226 & -228) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Village of Winnebago
Winnebago, NE
7057 of 75.79 pCi/L
(2.4 to 11.6 pCi/L)
2Country Estates Mobile Home Park
Blair, NE
3004 of 43.56 pCi/L
(3.07 to 4.87 pCi/L)
3Sunrise Country Manor
Milford, NE
904 of 43.25 pCi/L
(2.5 to 4.4 pCi/L)
4Village of Denton
Denton, NE
2004 of 42.94 pCi/L
(2.75 to 3.15 pCi/L)
5Village of Ceresco
Ceresco, NE
9006 of 62.53 pCi/L
(2 to 3.23 pCi/L)
6Village of Malcolm
Malcolm, NE
4173 of 31.97 pCi/L
(1.7 to 2.3 pCi/L)
7Village of Abie
Abie, NE
1064 of 41.88 pCi/L
(0.9 to 3.7 pCi/L)
8Lancaster Co. Rwd #1
Bennett, NE
2,9501 of 11.6 pCi/L
(1.6 pCi/L)
9City of Friend
Friend, NE
1,1112 of 21.5 pCi/L
(1.4 to 1.6 pCi/L)
10Village of Concord
Concord, NE
1591 of 30.7 pCi/L
(0 to 2.1 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0 pCi/L
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Nebraska

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Nebraska since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Average6