Berks

KI pills to be distributed to people near nuclear plant

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - People who live, work, or go to school near the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Montgomery County can take steps now to prepare for a possible emergency in the future.

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced Monday that free potassium iodide (KI) pills will be distributed at three sites in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties on Thursday.

The distribution will take place from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Keystone Fire Company, 240 North Walnut Street in Boyertown and at the Kimberton Fire Company, 2276 Kimberton Road in East Pikeland Township, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Pottstown Health Center at 364 King Street in Pottstown.

Adults and children who live, work, or attend school within the plant's 10-mile radius will be provided with a two-day supply of the KI tablets, which can help protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine when taken as directed during radiological emergencies.

Businesses can obtain a one-day supply.

The KI tablets are safe for anyone not allergic to iodine, officials said.

People with pets are advised to contact their veterinarian for information.


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator.  Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.

This Week's Circulars

Berks Area News

Latest From The Newsroom