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.