The European Union delivers 5 million potassium iodide tablets to Kyiv
The European Commission has provided five million potassium iodide tablets to Ukraine for people living near the country’s nuclear power plants: European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said in an interview with the German media group RND. Unite reports.
“We have already learned during the coronavirus epidemic that we cannot respond only in the event of a crisis, and therefore we are now trying to predict future crises – said Lenarcic – and I must say that our prediction was successful, because already before we were preparing for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies of war And now we were able to deliver five million potassium iodide tablets to Ukraine for residents of nuclear power plants. ”
At the end of August, the European Commission announced that it would donate 5.5 million potassium iodide tablets to Ukraine “as a precautionary measure against radiation safety and to increase the level of protection around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant”. The doses already delivered come from RescEu’s emergency reserves, while Austria offered another 500,000.
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