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Got KI?

Protect you and your family during a nuclear emergency with potassium iodide (KI).

Beyond Nuclear is campaigning to have state and federal authorities adopt the recommendations of the American Thyroid Association’s “Nuclear Radiation and the Thyroid” calling for the pre-distribution and stockpiling of KI in and around Emergency Planning Zones at all U.S. nuclear power plants:

  • 0 to 50 miles            Pre-distribution by direct delivery of KI to all residents
  • 50 to 200 miles        Stockpile KI in schools, hospitals, police and fire stations 
  • >200 miles               Make KI available through the HHS National stockpile

Read more on why KI needs to be incorporated more effectively into emergency planning around U.S. nuclear power plants. 

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Friday
Oct022015

Canada set to launch pre-distribution of KI to residents and businesses around the Darlington and Pickering nuclear power plants

Canada is set to become the next country to require the pre-distribution of KI by direct delivery to all residences, businesses and institutions within the 10 km radius of nuclear power plants.  More than 200,000 homes and businesses will be directly receiving potassium iodide as part of the country's increased public health and safety measures for emergency preparedness around nuclear power stations. France, Sweden, Switzerland and Ireland currently require KI to be pre-distributed by delivery to their citizens in preparation for a radiological emergency.

Here in the US where emergency planning relies upon "voluntary pickup" of KI, only 5% of those impacted actually have it at home to be available if needed.

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