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Powder at Chapel Hill Post Office Not Harmful

Posted May 4, 2007 12:13 p.m. EDT

— According to tests, a powdery substance found in a letter addressed to John Edwards' campaign office is not harmful or dangerous.

Workers at the Franklin Street Post Office in Chapel Hill discovered the letter Thursday afternoon. The building was evacuated, but reopened a few hours later. The package was given to the FBI for further investigation.

In March, the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign office in Chapel Hill was evacuated after a staff worker opened a package containing a white powder.