French nuclear disaster pill scheme extended

Around 2.2 million people who live within 20km of one of France’s 19 nuclear power stations are starting to receive coupons for iodine tablets to take in the event of a nuclear incident.

Before, only those living within a 10km radius were given the pastilles to keep at home but European safety officials recommended the zone be extended after the Fukushima accident in Japan.

Anyone receiving a coupon can exchange it for potassium iodine tablets ...

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