Delaware to Distribute KI Tablets

by: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware Division of Public Health will distribute free Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets to Delaware residents living within a precautionary ten-mile radius of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations.

Distribution will take place on Thursday, April 9, 2015, between 12 noon and 7:00PM EDT at the Townsend Fire Station, located on 107 Main Street in Townsend, DE. Businesses located within the zone are also eligible to receive tablets.

KI tablets are intended to specifically protect thyroid glands from damage associated with exposure to radioactive isotopes of Iodine formed during nuclear reactor malfunctions and related incidents by creating a positive (outward) flow of nonradioactive Iodine ions from the thyroids.

Further information can be obtained at:

http://news.delaware.gov/2015/04/01/delaware-to-distribute-potassium-iodide-ki-tablets-3/ or by calling the Delaware Emergency Management Agency Radiological Emergency Planning section at 302-659-3362.

7 thoughts on “Delaware to Distribute KI Tablets”

  1. Delaware Division of Public Health will distribute free Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets to Delaware residents living within a precautionary ten-mile radius of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations.

    Even if you live beyond the ten-mile range, you could be affected. If you notice a greenish hue to your face color, shut the bathroom door and turn off the light- if your face emits a greenish glow, you have radiation poisoning.

  2. More nanny state nonsense. The anti nuke nitwits behind this thing just want to spread anxiety.

  3. Rick ,

    It ultimately depends on the nature and severity of the incident. People way beyond a 10-mile radius were are still are affected during Chernobyl and Fukushima.

    In fact, background radiation doubled in Delaware within seven days of the Chernobyl incident according to my measurements at the time. Nothing to panic about, but a scientific curiosity, nevertheless.

    There is also a problem of glowing red noses in Delaware from the ethanol-related R3 Syndrome…..

  4. In fact, background radiation doubled in Delaware within seven days of the Chernobyl incident according to my measurements at the time.

    I don’t doubt it. I was busy that week, searching for dark matter.

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