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    Helena Bonham Carter Has Radioactive Pipe Removed From House, Narrowly Avoids Becoming Real-Life Spider-Man

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    File this one under: strange.

    Helena Bonham Carter recently had a radioactive pipe removed from underneath her and partner Tim Burton's home in Sutton Courtenay, England, making for the most peculiar Spider-Man-related news of the week.

    The four-mile long radioactive pipe ran beneath Carter's garden and discharged "diluted chemical and radioactive components from Harwell's Atomic Energy Research Establishment into the Thames" river, according to BBC. The pipe was believed to contain low levels of radioactivity that had built up inside it since the 1940s.

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    "From our previous experience excavating other sections of the pipeline, excavation and removal of the pipe will not release airborne contamination," Angela Vincent, of Research Sites Restoration Ltd., said. "Nevertheless, as a precautionary measure, airborne radiation detectors will be positioned in the area for reassurance purposes. We have respected the privacy of our neighbors and kept them informed."

    The decision to remove the pipe was made back in March of this year. Work to clear other sections of the pipeline well take place over the next few months.

    Carter and Burton have lived in the said home, which is northwest of London, since 2006.

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