Several Neb. cities vote against fluoridation
Several Neb. cities vote against fluoridationAssociated Press - November 5, 2008 12:05 PM ET
It looks like voters in more Nebraska cities have rejected proposals to add fluoride to their public water supplies.
The latest communities to report rejection of the plan were those in Bayard, Bridgeport, Chadron, Crawford, Hastings, Kimball, Mitchell, Scottsbluff and Sidney. Others whose voters said no were Beatrice, Broken Bow, Cozad, Friend, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Grant, Lexington and North Platte, as well as Pawnee City, Sutherland, Wilber, Wymore and York.
Crete was among cities that approved a fluoridation measure.
More than five dozen Nebraska communities addressed the issue on Tuesday. A state law passed this year requires fluoridation in cities with more than 1,000 people unless local voters opt out by June 2010.
Those places where there is enough naturally occurring fluoride don't have to add any.