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New tests that show radiation contamination in a few Port Hope residents should compel the federal government to put the town under a health microscope, local advocates say.

The results, while involving only a handful of people, "are the tip of the iceberg," Tedd Weyman, deputy director of an independent group called the Uranium Medical Research Centre, which conducted the study, told a news conference yesterday.

The study found small levels of radioactive elements in the urine of four of nine people who were tested, including a child under age 14.

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