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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