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An ammonia leak of some kind ended up detected at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant in Dothan, AL, Tuesday forcing Alabama Power officials to declare an alert.

The alert ended later on Tuesday night. Officials detected ammonia around Unit One shortly before 5:43 p.m., said spokesman Michael Sznajderman.

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The unit is not operating right now because it is in a planned refueling outage. The alert cleared at 11:40 p.m.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Robert Bentley and other authorities have been informed about the ammonia.

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AEMA said radiation was not detected and there was no danger to the public.

“Among the four categories of emergencies designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an alert is the second least serious,” Sznajderman said.

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