Potassium Iodide pills handed out in Middletown

Delawareans who live within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek nuclear power plant can get free potassium iodide tablets today.
 The Delaware Emergency Management Agency will be handing out the pills at the Volunteer Hose Company on 27 W. Green Street in Middletown from Noon to 7 p.m.  Potassium iodide can protect the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine which may be released during a nuclear emergency.  DEMA officials say while evacuation is still the primary method of protecting residents, the pills offer additional protection.


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