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Radioactive Isotope Found In North Anna Groundwater

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A radioactive isotope has been found at high levels in groundwater at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia.

Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, and it's being found at twice the level the federal government says is acceptable in drinking water. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says those levels are not a hazard to the public. 

Dominion Virginia Power is trying to figure out where the tritium is coming from. A company spokesman says the reactors are not the source of the leak, and that contaminated water is not moving off site. 

Dominion told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that there's no evidence the leak is related to last year's 5.8 magnitude earthquake.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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