Be Prepared for a Nuclear Emergency – Potassium Iodide (KI)

A message for residents on Potassium Iodide Distribution

Bruce Power in partnership with the Grey Bruce Health Unit and regional municipalities have made Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets available to all residents, schools and businesses within a 50 kilometre (km) radius of Bruce Power.

Potassium Iodide has always been available to residents free of charge.This initiative, advocated by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to pre-distribute Potassium Iodide to residents will replace the old practice of having the tablets stored at one central location at the Municipal Reception Evacuation Centre in Kincardine.

Potassium Iodide, when taken as instructed, blocks the thyroid from radioactive iodine in the unlikely event of a radiation release.

For all residents, schools and businesses within a 50 km radius to Bruce Power, distribution pick-up points have been made available for you to pick up tablets should you choose.

Arrangements have been made to have packages of Potassium Iodide available for you to pick up free of charge at any of the following locations:

Hanover Pharmasave – 118 7th Ave. Hanover, ON

Gordon’s Pharmasave – 766 Queen St. Kincardine, ON

Lucknow Pharmasave – 622 Campbell St. Lucknow, ON

Stewart’s Pharmacy – 1024 ON-9 Mildmay, ON

Guardian Pharmacy – 514 Queen St. S. Paisley, ON

Wardrop Pharmasave – 639 Goderich St. Port Elgin, ON

Sauble Family Health Team – 672-B Main St. Sauble Beach, ON

Mino Bimaadsawin Health Centre – For members of Saugeen First Nation – 57 Mason Dr. Southampton, ON

Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre – 3394 Bruce Road 20 Tiverton, ON

Brown’s Guardian Pharmacy – 331 Durham Street, Walkerton, ON

Pellow Pharmasave – 232 Durham St. East, Walkerton, ON

This initiative is one of many to continually improve emergency preparedness in the region. It is all about a safe community becoming safer.

We encourage everyone to take 10 minutes to view this short video clip on this important initiative.

 

Please send additional questions to: aboutki@brucepower.com or phone: 519-361-2771.