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Dirty Water

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Nebraska’s groundwater is becoming increasingly laced with nitrate. And small towns, cities and rural Nebraskans are getting stuck paying the tab.
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There are few staff to monitor Nebraska’s vast swaths of farmland, thousands of cattle feedlots, large hog operations and chicken farms. And the agencies’ own regulations don’t give the staff many tools to combat malpractice.
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Recent studies have found that areas with elevated nitrate levels also have elevated levels of lymphoma, leukemia and brain cancers in children.
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Nebraska’s nitrate problem is growing worse. It’s likely harming our kids.

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