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False alert about nuclear plant incident near Toronto alarms residents

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian province of Ontario sent out a false alert on Sunday that there had been an incident at a massive nuclear power station near Toronto, Canada’s largest city, prompting angry local mayors to demand an inquiry.

At around 7:30 a.m. ET (1230 GMT) cell phone users across Ontario received an alert about the supposed incident at the ageing Pickering plant, one of the world’s largest.

Less than an hour later the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) authority said the message had been a mistake.

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