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Unusual event at Brunswick nuclear plant poses no threat

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Operators at Brunswick Nuclear Plant declared an Unusual Event Tuesday, according to a news release.

The event poses no threat to public safety, and is the lowest of four emergency classifications from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Crews stopped a Freon leak from an HVAC chiller on the roof of one of the plant's turbine buildings. The event was over when crews repaired the HVAC unit. 

Both generating units continue to operate and were not impacted by this event, according to the release.

All appropriate federal, state and local officials have been notified.

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