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Strontium-90 in Nevada


Strontium-90 is a radioactive pollutant from nuclear fallout and possibly weapons and power production.

The Most Polluted Communities in Nevada

6 water utilities reported detecting Strontium-90 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Strontium-90 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Kyle Canyon Water District
Las Vegas, NV
1,0405 of 60.47 pCi/L
(0 to 0.78 pCi/L)
2Searchlight Water Company
Las Vegas, NV
7603 of 50.35 pCi/L
(0 to 0.77 pCi/L)
3Las Vegas Valley Water District
Las Vegas, NV
1,181,26316 of 250.25 pCi/L
(0 to 1.13 pCi/L)
4Nellis Air Force Base
Nellis Afb, NV
6,2885 of 100.23 pCi/L
(0 to 1.04 pCi/L)
5City of Henderson
Boulder City, NV
246,0001 of 50.21 pCi/L
(0 to 1.07 pCi/L)
6City of North Las Vegas Utilities Department
N Las Vegas, NV
282,6002 of 100.14 pCi/L
(0 to 0.81 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Strontium-90

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Strontium-90 in Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada