The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware Division of Public Health have announced plans to distribute potassium iodide tablets to Delaware residents living within ten miles of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations in New Jersey.
Potassium iodide helps protect the thyroid glad from radioactive iodine getting ingested or inhaled. In the event of a nuclear emergency, the tablets would be provided in addition to evacuation assistance.
State officials will distribute the tables on Thursday, April 5, 2018, between 12:00 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Townsend Fire Station, 107 Main Street in Townsend, Delaware.
All eligible residents should have received notification by U.S. Mail. Additional information is available from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency Radiological Emergency Planning section at 302-659-3362.