Thursday, July 21, 2011

Health Department to Distribute Potassium Iodide Tablets

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July 21, 2011
News Release #19
For more information call 610-344-6252

Health Department to Distribute Potassium Iodide Tablets

West Chester, PA – The Chester County Health Department will be offering potassium iodide (KI) tablets to people who live or work within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station. (Visit the Health Department website for a map of the 10-mile radius.) The tablets will be distributed on Thursday, August 11, from 2 pm – 7 pm at the Kimberton Fire Company in Phoenixville, PA. The fire company is located at the intersection of Pike Springs Road and Firehouse Lane. The tablets are provided at no cost to residents.

This event is for:

residents who have KI tablets that exceed their expiration date.
new residents who have recently moved near the nuclear power facility.
those who work or attend school within a 10-mile radius.

Individuals will be able to pick up tablets for their family members and those who are unable to pick them up on their own.

In the unlikely event of a radiological emergency, potassium iodide helps protect the thyroid against the harmful effects of radioactive iodine. Residents should only take potassium iodide tablets upon the instructions of Pennsylvania State Health Officials and the Governor.

For Chester County residents who need KI tablets and cannot attend this distribution, tablets are available at the Chester County Health Department. For more information, please call 610-344-6252 or visit us online at

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