France to give residents iodine pills

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France to give millions of residents iodine pills while EDF spots problems in six nuclear reactors

 

Militants of Greenpeace deploy a banner reading “Stop risking Europe” on a reactor of the nuclear power plant of Fessenheim on March 18, 2014. Several dozen Greenpeace activists snuck into a nuclear power plant in eastern France on Tuesday, in the latest break-in by the environmental group aimed at highlighting alleged security weaknesses at atomic facilities. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country’s 19 nuclear power plants. Separately on Wednesday EDF acknowledged manufacturing problems in six reactors while one in Normandy was shut down due to signs of corrosion. Read more..