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Progress Energy: Residents near nuclear plant not in danger

BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- Progress Energy says people living near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant are not in danger after discovering a potentially toxic chemical near the plant. The substance is called tritium, a chemical by-product of nuclear reactors. According to the EPA, long-term exposure to large amounts can cause cancer. Progress Energy assures residents that the levels found were small and do not pose a health risk. The company will hold public information session Tuesday. They will have geologists and other experts on hand to talk with nearby residents.

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