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Lodgepole arsenic levels below state standards


October 4, 2017

The levels of naturally occurring arsenic in Lodgepole’s water are below state standards again.

“It’s a great relief for us,” R.J. Savely, Lodgepole Board of Trustees vice chair, said. “We also know arsenic fluctuates throughout the panhandle, and it doesn’t get us out of the woods permanently, but it gives us the chance to continue to explore and work on water options for the village.”

Quarterly tests are performed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The state standard for arsenic is 0.010 milligrams per liter. This limit was exceeded in the period in 201...

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