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Officials will provide free anti-radiation pills to people who live or work within 10 miles of Michigan's nuclear power plants. The potassium iodide pills can partially protect the thyroid gland from radiation exposure if there is a nuclear accident.
The Monroe Evening News reports homes and businesses will get an explanatory flier the week of Sept. 21 that includes a voucher redeemable for a supply of the nonprescription pills after Oct. 1.
Previously in Michigan, such pills were to be distributed following an accident.
The state has three nuclear plants: Fermi 2 near Newport, the Palisades Nuclear Plant in Van Buren County's Covert Township and the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Berrien County's Lake Township.
According to this site, the iodide pills in PA are being distributed because:
Originally posted by theyreadmymind
Pennsylvania as well. Let's keep our eyes open and see if there's a pattern here.
The KI tablets that were distributed previously by the commonwealth will expire on Aug. 31 and should be discarded in the trash. The pills should not be used after the expiration date
Originally posted by Tentickles
What has brought this on?
Originally posted by VitalOverdose
What on earth is an anti-radiation pill?
Do they work?
[edit on 9-9-2009 by VitalOverdose]
Lets face facts here.. the only reason nuclear power plants operate at all is is so the governments can use the waste to make nuclear bombs.