Do you live or have a business within a ten (10) mile radius of the McGuire or Catawba Nuclear Power Plants? Yes? Then you are eligible to receive free potassium iodine (KI) tablets for every member of your household or employees. We have created two maps to show the ten mine radius around the McGuire and Catawba Nuclear Power Stations.  5545950777_f214e4df43_z

McGuire Nuclear Power Station: 12700 Hagers Ferry Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

Catawba Nuclear Power Station: 4800 Concord Rd, York, SC 29745

Just the Facts:

What is a potassium iodine (KI)?

Potassium Iodine is a type of salt. This salt assists with the normal function of your Thyroid.

How does potassium iodine (KI) work?

(KI) is a non-prescription medication used to protect the Thyroid Gland in the event of a Radiological Emergency. If taken properly (KI) blocks the thyroid glands uptake of radioactive iodine in turn reducing the risk for thyroid cancer.

Where can I get potassium iodine (KI)?

Saturday September 27, 2014 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at:

Location 1:

North Mecklenburg High School – 11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC

Location 2:

Southwest Middle School – 13624 Steele Creek Road Charlotte, NC

Additional Locations:

During normal business hours you may obtain (KI) tablets throughout the year if you live within the ten mile radius of either the McGuire or Catawba Nuclear Power Stations at:

Cornelius Police Department

Huntersville Police Department

Pineville Police Department

Mecklenburg County Health Department

The Mecklenburg County Health Department has requested the businesses pick up potassium iodine (KI) tablets after September 27, 2014 at the Mecklenburg County Health Department off Beatties Ford Road.

How can I find additional information about potassium iodine (KA)?

The Mecklenburg County Health Department has valuable information here.