Potassium iodide tablets being distributed in Middletown

By Tom Lehman 5:28pm, August 21, 2014 - Updated 11:59am, August 22, 2014
Potassium iodide tablets are being made available to Delaware residents who live or work within 10 miles of the Salem Hope Creek Nuclear Generating stations, officials said.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Division of Public Health will make the tablets available on August 28th in Middletown.

The tablets don't protect against external radiation but can protect the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine released in radiation emergencies.

You can pick up the tablets at the Appoqunimink State Service Center at 122 Silver Lake Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 28th.

If you plan on going, you should bring any informational flyers received in the mail, photo identification or proof of residency, such as a utility bill.

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