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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don’t think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a “Wildlife at Work” site by the Wildlife Habitat Council.

More than 1,500 acres of their Castle Hayne property are home to dozens of species.

The plant will hold the title for at least the next three years.

“It’s really something that we do for ourselves and the employees and the environment,” GE-Hitachi’s Diana Hart said. “Wilmington is a wonderful ecosystem. We want to do what we can do help preserve it.”

Even the flowers surrounding the sign are indigenous to the region.

GE-Hitachi says a variety species from deer to the occasional alligator pop up on the property.

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