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Day-Care Centers Near Nuclear Power Plant To Get Potassium Iodide Pills

Posted August 19, 2004 9:28 a.m. EDT

— Day-care centers close to the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant are getting some help from the state in case of an attack or accident at a nuclear power plant.

The state health department is distributing potassium iodide pills to several day cares in Wake and Chatham counties.

The pills offer protection from radiation.

Day cares within a 10-mile zone around the nuclear plant will get the pills.