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Monroe County, Wegmans hand out KI pills to people living near Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

Monroe County, Wegmans hand out KI pills to people living near Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, by Seth Palmer, Tuesday, September 1st 2020  WHAM,People who live in Monroe County within 10 miles of Ginna Nuclear Power Plant are being given potassium iodide pills at nearby Wegmans stores.

The pills, which help to protect the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine that could be released in the event of a nuclear event, will be handed out at no cost.

KI pills are being distributed at the Holt Rd., Eastway, and Penfield Wegmans stores, which fall within the 10-mile emergency planning zone for the plant. Ginna would use its Emergency Alert System if such an event were to arise.

“Providing KI to residents who live in close proximity to the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant is an important step we can take to help protect our community in the unlikely event an emergency situation should arise at the plant,” Bello said……… https://13wham.com/news/local/monroe-county-wegmans-hand-out-ki-pills-to-people-living-near-ginna-nuclear-power-plan

September 1, 2020 - Posted by | general

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