DHEC distributes pills in case of nuclear accident - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

DHEC distributes pills in case of nuclear accident

(Irmo) June 26, 2004 - DHEC was busy Saturday passing out pills that could keep people safe in case of a nuclear accident.

The agency distributed more than 10,000 potassium iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the VC Summer Nuclear Station. People picked up their packets at Dutch Fork High School.

The pills could reduce the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases if a nuclear accident occurs at the plant.

Residents in Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Fairfield counties are all eligible for the tablets.

Posted 6:25pm by Eva Pilgrim

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