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Anti-radiation potassium iodide pills to be distributed near Perry nuclear power plant CLEVELAND.com By Harlan Spector, The Plain Dealer December 13, 2009,Potassium iodide pills distributed years ago to neighbors of the Perry nuclear power plant have reached the end of their shelf life. The pills, which protect against thyroid cancer in the event of a radiation accident, were first distributed in 2002, and they expired in May. Local health officials say they are preparing to distribute new potassium iodide pills to people within 10 miles of the Perry plant, which besides Lake, includes small parts of Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Meanwhile, there is a renewed push in Washington to expand the pill-distribution area from 10 miles to 20 miles.

Anti-radiation potassium iodide pills to be distributed near Perry nuclear power plant | Health and Fitness – cleveland.com – – cleveland.com

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