The state Department of Health will provide free anti-radiation pills to people who live or work within 10 miles of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants. For our area, that's the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station.
The potassium iodide pills can partially protect the thyroid gland from radiation exposure if there is a nuclear accident.
The pills, also known as KI tablets, will be distributed by the Health Depart Tuesday through Thursday at the Hope Community Church, 2732 North Charlotte Street, in Gilbertsville.
The new tablets are free and the reason you need to get them is because the old ones given out in 2002 expired on Aug. 31 and should be thrown out..
The state has five nuclear plants: Beaver Valley Power Station, Limerick Generating Station, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, and Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station.