Free Potassium Iodide Given To Pennsylvanians Near Nuclear Plants

Tablets will be distributed Thursday afternoon

Jennifer Bloodworth
August 22, 2019 - 11:01 am
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HARRISBURG (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — State health officials will hand out free potassium iodide Thursday afternoon to residents who live or work near nuclear power plants.

That includes the Beaver Valley Power Station; those who live or work within ten miles of the plant can pick up their tablets at the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca between 2 and 7 p.m.

Potassium iodide helps protect the thyroid from harmful radiation in the event of an emergency. It should only be taken when instructed by state officials, who say the tablets are a precaution and the state's five nuclear power plants are well-maintained and monitored.

Tablets will also be distributed near Three Mile Island in Middletown, Pennsylvania even though that station is slated to close at the end of September.

KI tablets will be distributed from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the locations listed below. No appointments are necessary.

Beaver Valley Power Station

•             Beaver Valley Mall – Center at the Mall, 570 Beaver Valley Mall Blvd., Monaca

Limerick Generating Station

•             Keystone Fire Company, 240 North Walnut St., Boyertown

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station

•             East Drumore Township Municipal Building, 925 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville

•             Peach Bottom Recreation Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station

•             Butler Township Municipal Building, 411 West Butler Dr., Drums

•             Luzerne County Community College – Public Safety Center, 1333 South Prospect St., Nanticoke

•             Salvation Army Community Corps Building, 320 W. 2nd St., Berwick

Three Mile Island Generating Station

•             Londonderry Township Building, 798 S. Geyers Church Rd., Middletown

•             Fairview Township Fire Department, 340 Lewisberry Rd., New Cumberland

•             Union Fire Company No. 1, 201 York St. Manchester

•             Hummelstown Fire Hall, 249 E. Main St., Hummelstown

•             Masonic Villages – Salon 3, Brossman Ballroom, Freemasons Cultural Center 1 Masonic Dr., Elizabethtown

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