The entire population of Belgium will be given iodine tablets to combat radiation over fears ISIS will attack the country with a dirty bomb. The pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid gland, have only previously been issued to people living near the country’s two ancient nuclear power plants.
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Belgium is planning to stock iodine pills in all pharmacies to be issued to the country’s 11 million inhabitants in the event of a nuclear accident. The measure is part of a national nuclear disaster plan and follows German protests last week over the safety of Belgium’s ageing reactors at power plants in Doel and Tihange. “Every country has updated its plans for a nuclear emergency,” said Maggie De Block, the Belgian health minister. Pharmacists carry stocks of iodine pills for everyone who lives within a 12-mile radius of a nuclear power station, in Belgium or the neighbouring Netherlands, a zone that will be extended to a 60-mile radius.
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