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Conn. goat that was anti-nuke symbol has died

August 13, 2012 GMT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut goat that made headlines in 2006 after visiting the state Capitol on a mission to inform officials about nuclear radiation has died.

Katie was diagnosed with inoperable cancer after living near the Millstone Nuclear Power station. Her death at her home in Redding on Sunday was announced in a news release.

Katie’s mission took her from the state Capitol in 2006 to Washington, D.C., on March 11, 2012, where she strolled before the White House to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

Her milk had tested positive for potent carcinogens that are associated with bone cancer and leukemia, and she became a familiar presence at anti-Millstone rallies.

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She was a white nanny goat believed to be in her late teens.