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Ammonia Spill at Nuclear Plant 'Unusual Event'

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 6:26am

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — An ammonium hydroxide spill of less than a gallon in a stockroom at NextEra Energy Inc.'s nuclear power plant in Seabrook, N.H. required the plant to declare an "unusual event," the lowest of four emergency categories.

Plant spokesman Al Griffith says the spill happened about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday inside the administration building. He says there are no injuries and no danger to the public. The emergency was over in the early evening.

It's not clear how the spill happened. Cleaning materials are kept in the stockroom.

The building is in a protected area.

Plant operations were not been affected.

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