Department of Health to give out potassium iodide tablets

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be giving out free potassium iodide tablets on August 6.

Anyone who lives or works within 10 miles of the 5 nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania can get them.

There are 2 in the Midstate, Three Mile Island in Dauphin County and Peach Bottom in York County.

Potassium iodide tablets help protect the thyroid gland against radioactive iodine during a nuclear emergency.

Below are the locations where you can get the tablets.

  • Fairview Township Fire Department, 340 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland
  • Londonderry Township Building, 783 S. Geyers Church Road, Middletown
  • Masonic Village, Freemasons Cultural Center, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown
  • Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey
  • Union Fire Company No. 1, 201 York St., Manchester
  • Peach Bottom Community Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta
  • East Drumore Township Building, 925 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville

For more information about the distribution, click here.

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