Duxbury: Safety Precaution Reduced After DPH Deems Pilgrim Power Nuclear Station Not a Threat

According to Duxbury Fire Chief Kevin Nord, the town will stop stocking potassium iodide since the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is shut down and radiation exposure is no longer a threat.

The Duxbury Emergency Management Agency, or DEMA, was keeping potassium iodide in schools and shelters as a precaution.

Taking iodide at the beginning of a radioactive emergency will protect the thyroid gland from radiation in case of a nuclear emergency.

On January 14th Nord received a memo from the State’s Department of Public Health stating “based upon their research, there is no longer a risk of exposure to radioactive iodine from the plant. Therefore DEMA will no longer support the program.”

About Amy Leonard

Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.