Plan to cut nuclear leak tablets spark fury. Plans are being put in place to cut the number of people being given tablets to combat the effect of a nuclear leak from the ageing Hunterston power station. Currently any residents living within 2.4km of the plant are provided with potassium iodate pills which should be taken to combat harmful radiation in the event of an emergency. This will be cut to just 1km radius if council chiefs adopt a recommendation from EDF sparking safety concern amongst residents. The proposal has been labelled ridiculous by Rita Holmes, chair of the site stakeholder group, who believes the emergency zone should be widened not reduced. The Council is currently in consultation with Public Health England regarding EDF’s recommendation. A report will go to North Ayrshire cabinet in January.
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