Fluoride Action Network

State Fluoride Database

Read the latest fluoride news from your state; find out if your town is fluoridated, see if any communities have recently rejected fluoridation, learn if your state has a law that mandates fluoridation, and other fluoride-related information.

Nebraska

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    201271.2%
    200669.8%
    200077.7%
    1992
    62.1%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

LATEST NEWS:

  • To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Nebraska, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Nebraska’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Nebraska’s MANDATORY FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Lobbied by the Nebraska Dental Association and supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Nebraska legislature passed a law in April 2008, over the Governor’s veto, to require all Nebraska cities with populations over 1,000 to add fluoride chemicals into water supplies unless cities opt-out by 2010. 49 out of 61 Nebraska cities opted out by voting NO to fluoridation in Election Day referenda on November 4, 2008
  • Nebraska Revised Statute §71-3305 creates a statewide fluoridation mandate for all municipalities having a population of 1000 or more, unless they have a naturally high fluoride level.  At the time of adoption, voters were given an opportunity to prohibit the practice in their community by adopting a prohibition ordinance.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Nebraska:

If you live in NE and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Stuart Cooper, FAN’s campaign coordinator.

Nebraska COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Harvard 1,000 November 6, 2012
Bassett 607 May 15, 2011
Crete 7,000 May 11, 2010
Dakota City 1,900 May 11, 2010
Franklin County 3,200 May 11, 2010
Norfolk 24,200 May 11, 2010
Wahoo 4,500 May 11, 2010
Wisner 1,100 November 10, 2009
Yutan 1,190 November 10, 2009
Humboldt 1,940 September 22, 2009
Wakefield 1,400 September 15, 2009
Ainsworth 1,700  November 4, 2008
Aurora 4,400  November 4, 2008
Battle Creek 1,200  November 4, 2008
Bayard 1,200  November 4, 2008
Beatrice 12,400  November 4, 2008
Bridgeport 1,500  November 4, 2008
Broken Bow 3,500  November 4, 2008
Cambridge 1,060  November 4, 2008
Central City 2,900  November 4, 2008
Chadron 5,800  November 4, 2008
Cozad 3,900  November 4, 2008
Crawford 990  November 4, 2008
David City 2,900  November 4, 2008
Eagle 1,000  November 4, 2008
Friend 1,000  November 4, 2008
Geneva 2,200  November 4, 2008
Gothenburg 3,500  November 4, 2008
Grand Island 48,500  November 4, 2008
Grant 1,160  November 4, 2008
Hastings 24,900  November 4, 2008
Hebron 1,500  November 4, 2008
Imperial 2,070  November 4, 2008
Kimball 2,400  November 4, 2008
Lexington 10,200  November 4, 2008
Madison 2,400  November 4, 2008
Milford 2,090  November 4, 2008
Mitchell 1,700  November 4, 2008
North Platte 24,700  November 4, 2008
Ord 2,100  November 4, 2008
Pawnee City 870  November 4, 2008
Pierce 1,700  November 4, 2008
Plainview 1,200  November 4, 2008
Ravenna 1,300  November 4, 2008
Schuyler 6,200  November 4, 2008
Scottsbluff 15,000  November 4, 2008
Shelton 1,050 November 4, 2008
Sidney 6,750 November 4, 2008
St. Paul 2,290 November 4, 2008
Stanton 1,570 November 4, 2008
Stromsburg 1,170 November 4, 2008
Sutherland 1,280 November 4, 2008
Sutton 1,500 November 4, 2008
Tekamah 1,730 November 4, 2008
Valentine 2,700 November 4, 2008
Weeping Water 1,050 November 4, 2008
Wilber 1,800 November 4, 2008
Wood River 1,300 November 4, 2008
Wymore 1,400 November 4, 2008
York 7,700 November 4, 2008
Seward 6,946
(as of 2011)
November 3, 1998
Grand Island 49,239
(as of 2011)
May 13, 1998… quit
Norfolk 24,248
(as of 2011)
May 13, 1998
North Platte 24,634
(as of 2011)
May 13, 1998
Gothenberg 3,583
(as of 2011)
December 1996

NEBRASKA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Trenton Hitchcock 196 1.5
Verdel Knox 72 1.6
Winnebago Thurston 1,025 1.9
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN NEBRASKA:

In 2008, Nebraska ranked #21 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (939,444 pounds) into the environment. The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). “Total releases” includes both water and air pollution. It’s important to note, however, that not all industries or sources that release fluoride into the environment are included in the TRI.

2008 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
590,000 Coal-fired power plant GERALD GENTLEMAN STATION. S HWY 25, SUTHERLAND, Nebraska 69165 (LINCOLN)
106,000 Coal-fired power plant NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT SHELDON STATION. 4500 W PELLA RD, HALLAM, Nebraska 68368 (LANCASTER)
95,213 Coal-fired power plant OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT NEBRASKA CITY STATION. 7264 L RD, NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska 68410 (OTOE)
59,261 Coal-fired power plant OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT NORTH OMAHA STATION. 7475 PERSHING DR, OMAHA, Nebraska 68112 (DOUGLAS)
40,698 Coal-fired power plant WHELAN ENERGY CENTER. 4520 E S ST, HASTINGS, Nebraska 68901 (ADAMS)
24,464 Coal-fired power plant ENDICOTT CLAY PRODUCTS CO INC. 57120 707TH RD, ENDICOTT, Nebraska 68350 (JEFFERSON)
23,808 Coal-fired power plant PLATTE GENERATING STATION. 1035 W WILDWOOD DR, GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska 68801 (HALL)

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