Belgium Stocks Pills For Nuclear Emergency

Belgium is planning to stock iodine pills in all pharmacies to be issued to the country’s 11 million inhabitants in the event of a nuclear accident. The measure is part of a national nuclear disaster plan and follows German protests last week over the safety of Belgium’s ageing reactors at power plants in Doe] and Tihange. Last month, the Dutch authorities took the same decision, stockpiling iodine tablets within a 60-mile radius of the country’s Borssele reactor and neighbouring Belgian plants.’

from The Times 30th April, 2016