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Posted on: March 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Preparedness Reminder from Ledyard Emergency Management

What is potassium iodide (KI)?

Potassium iodide, also known as KI, is a form of iodine. KI helps protect your thyroid gland when there is a chance you might be exposed to a harmful amount of radioactive iodine. Taking KI saturates the thyroid with harmless iodine and prevents radioactive iodine from being absorbed.

If it is determined that a release of radioactive iodine has occurred, State officials will advise the general public to take KI in conjunction with a protective action such as evacuation or taking shelter. The means for disseminating this information will be through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Radio and TV stations.

To read more about the KI program and Millstone Station emergency preparedness click here:

Where can I pick KI up?
Ledyard Regional Nursing in the Town Hall. Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
Ledyard Police Lorenz Drive. Any Time
Ledyard Senior Center. Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm.

Please note: During an emergency, KI will only be available at your host community reception center

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