nuclear http://northernpublicradio.org en State to Distribute Pills to Protect Against Radiation http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-distribute-pills-protect-against-radiation <p>The state of Illinois wants to help people who live near <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1354099434_0">nuclear power plants</span> be prepared in case of an emergency. This week, the <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1354099434_1">Illinois Emergency Management Agency</span> announced free potassium iodide pills will soon be available.&nbsp; Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland which is the most susceptible part of the body to radiation exposure. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:44:51 +0000 WNIJ 21959 at http://northernpublicradio.org State to Distribute Pills to Protect Against Radiation