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Nuclear Regulatory Commission calls meeting about local GE plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has called a meeting regarding the GE Plant in Castle Hayne. The commission is concerned about an alert the global nuclear fuels facility issued in January when moisture may have leaked into a container of uranium dioxide powder. The executive director of the environmental watchdog group NC Warn said it was most likely a human error. However Jim Warren voiced his concern, saying, "That's the NRC's clever way of saying there was no risk." Warren said although the mistake was caught it was still serious. The NRC said there was no nuclear reaction as a result of the accident. A statement issued by GE officials said that Global Nuclear Fuel agreed with the NRC's report findings and that there was no actual health or saftey impact on workers, the public or the environment. The NRC meeting is scheduled for May 24 in Atlanta.

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