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New data from federally mandated testing has found elevated levels of radiation in groundwater at 11 of 18 Duke Energy coal plants. Environmentalists and Duke disagree over what the numbers mean.
The data comes from a new round of groundwater monitoring required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency at coal-fired power plants nationwide. Duke posted thousands of pages of data on its website last week. Environmental groups, including the Waterkeeper Alliance and Earthjustice, dug through it and discovered the radioactivity numbers.