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Potentially toxic chemical found near power plant

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videoA potentially toxic chemical was discovered near the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant. That chemical is called tritium, a chemical by-product of nuclear reactors. But residents say they're not worried. Full story...
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Charlotte man converts car to veggie oil, gets fined by state

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Bob Teixeira, a Charlotte guitar teacher, took a stand against US dependence on foreign oil last fall. He spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He buys soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, which costs him about a third more than diesel. Full story...
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Local gas station selling bio-diesel

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The wait will soon be over for those looking for a more environmentally friendly fuel. By noon Friday bio-diesel will be available in our area. It's an eco-friendly fuel for eco-minded drivers. It's called B20, a special blend of 20 percent bio-diesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. Full story...
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30,000 lose power in Cumberland County

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Officials say the western portion of Cumberland County is without power, with some 30-thousand people affected. Full story...
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