Nitrate and Nitrosatable Agrichemical Testing Results in Nebraska
Well Testing in the LENRD Area
Atrazine and Nitrate Presence in Nebraska Wells
Source: Quality-Assessed Agrichemical Contaminant Database for Nebraska Groundwater
Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in the world’s aquifers. Atrazine is another widely used agrichemical and one of the most commonly detected pesticides in U.S. drinking water. These maps illustrate the distribution of wells that have tested positive for Atrazine and Nitrates.
You can read more from the UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
New-Aaron, Moses; Meza, Jane L.; Shea, Patrick J.; and Rhoades, Martha, “Birth outcomes and water: A multidisciplinary study” (2018). Posters and Presentations: College of Public Health. 11.
Nitrosatable agrichemicals detected in Nebraska groundwater wells
This graph shows wells that were tested for Nitrate and any Nitrosatable Agrichemicals. The table shows the percent of positive wells for each ag chemical, how many counties are represented in the calculation and how many wells were sampled.
“Agrichemical Mixtures in Drinking Water and Health Outcomes in Nebraska” Research presented by Martha Rhoades, PhD – 2019 Nebraska Water Conference