Belgium

BELGIUM: GOVERNMENT HANDING OUT IODINE PILLS IN CASE OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENT…….

Yeah, of course Islamic terrorism has not entered into their worst case scenario situations.

All Belgians to be given iodine pills for nuclear safety

  • 28 April 2016
Nuclear power plant in Doel, Belgium (12 March 2016)
Image caption Belgium aims to extend the life of its ageing reactors until 2025 despite safety concerns

The Belgian government has agreed to distribute iodine pills to the country’s entire population as a nuclear safety precaution.

Health Minister Maggie De Block said current rules requiring pills to be given within 20km (12 miles) of a reactor should be increased to 100km.

Belgium’s neighbours have criticised the state of its nuclear reactors.

However, the minister said the change was as a result of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

An earthquake led to a tsunami and all three reactor cores largely melted down.

“Every country has updated its plans for a nuclear emergency,” Ms De Block told Belgian TV.

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