Potassium iodide tablets, which may offer protection of the thryoid from radioactive iodine that may be released during a nuclear incident, are being made available in Middletown.
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the state Division of Public Health are coordinating the distribution program today (Wednesday April 6th) from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Volunteer Hose Company, 27 West Green Street, Middletown Delaware. The medication is available to Delawareans living within a ten-mile radius of the Salem – Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations, and for people who work or own businesses within that zone. Anyone desiring the potassium iodide tablets is asked to bring identification and proof of residency, such as utility bill. For additional information you may call 302-659-3362 or visit www.dema.delaware.gov.