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National Drinking Water Database


Radium-226 in Nebraska


Radium-226 is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Nebraska

97 water utilities reported detecting Radium-226 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Radium-226 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Village of Jackson
Jackson, NE
2274 of 43.78 pCi/L
(3.2 to 4.3 pCi/L)
2Village of Denton
Denton, NE
2008 of 83.42 pCi/L
(2.2 to 5.1 pCi/L)
3Country Estates Mobile Home Park
Blair, NE
3004 of 43.39 pCi/L
(3.07 to 4.2 pCi/L)
4City of Hartington
Hartington, NE
1,6401 of 13 pCi/L
(3 pCi/L)
5Sunrise Country Manor
Milford, NE
905 of 52.98 pCi/L
(2.5 to 3.3 pCi/L)
6Village of Winnebago
Winnebago, NE
70520 of 202.93 pCi/L
(1.8 to 6.8 pCi/L)
7Village of Ceresco
Ceresco, NE
9006 of 62.53 pCi/L
(2 to 3.23 pCi/L)
8Sarpy Co. Sid #29
Gretna, NE
1101 of 12.2 pCi/L
(2.2 pCi/L)
9City of Hooper
Hooper, NE
8504 of 41.99 pCi/L
(1.45 to 2.65 pCi/L)
10Village of Malcolm
Malcolm, NE
4174 of 41.88 pCi/L
(1.6 to 2.3 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Radium-226

StandardDescriptionLevel
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
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.0.05 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
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 Radium-226 in Nebraska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska