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Pa. distributes new round of anti-radiation pills

The state Department of Health will provide free anti-radiation pills to people who live or work within 10 miles of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

The state Department of Health will provide free anti-radiation pills to people who live or work within 10 miles of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants.The potassium iodide pills can partially protect the thyroid gland from radiation exposure if there is a nuclear accident.The pills, also known as KI tablets, will be distributed Tuesday through Thursday at sites across Pennsylvania. The pills come with instructions on when to take them.The state has five nuclear plants: Beaver Valley Power Station, Limerick Generating Station, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, and Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station.Pills distributed previously by the state expired on Aug. 31 and should be thrown out.