Potassium Iodide pills available to residents near nuclear plants

Nuclear

People who live within ten miles of any of the six operating nuclear plants in Illinois can now get Potassium Iodide pills from participating pharmacies. 

Potassium Iodide is a non-prescription drug used to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine, which could be released during a nuclear power plant accident. 

On Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) announced plans to begin offering free Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to residents living within a 10-mile radius of the state’s six operating nuclear power plants.

One of those plants is Exelon’s Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova, Illinois.   

Click here to view a map of the ten-mile radius around the Cordova site.

More than 60,000 homes within the Emergency Planning Zones for each plant were sent vouchers in December 2012 which can be redeemed for the Potassium Iodide pills at participating pharmacies listed below.

More information about KI and the IEMA’s nuclear safety programs is available at the Ready Illinois website at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.

Participating pharmacies:

Walgreens

501 N Convent Street

Bourbonnais

Doc’s Drugs of Braidwood

230 Comet Dr

Braidwood

Walgreens

27155 W Eames St

Channahon

Channahon Ranch Pharmacy

24715 W. Eames

Channahon

Walgreens

424 W Van Buren St.

Clinton

Coal City Pharmacy

175 S. Broadway

Coal City

Doc’s Drugs of Coal City

245 S. Broadway

Coal City

Walgreens

2379 Plainfield Rd

Crest Hill

Walgreens

1275 N. Galena Ave

Dixon

Doc’s Drugs of Dwight

106 Watters St

Dwight

Walgreens

1301 Avenue Of The Cities

E Moline

Walgreens

301 30th Ave

East Moline

Walgreens

1009 S Oakwood Ave

Geneseo

Doc’s Drugs of Herscher

279W Rt 115

Herscher

Walgreens

1801 Ingalls Ave

Joliet

Walgreens

1514 Essington Rd

Joliet

Walgreens

358 E Cass St

Joliet

Walgreens

2101 W Jefferson St

Joliet

Walgreens

1163 W Jefferson St

Joliet

Walgreens

1700 E. Court Street

Kankakee

Walgreens

1050 N. Kennedy Drive

Kankakee

Walgreens

222 W. Court St

Kankakee

Walgreens

500 S Main St

Kewanee

Doc’s Drugs of Leroy

304 Sunset Dr

Leroy

Walgreens

16750 W 159th Street

Lockport

Doc’s Drugs of Manhattan

540 W. North St. Ste 211

Manhattan

Doc’s Drugs of Manteno

47 S. Locust

Manteno

Schott’s Pharmacy, Inc.

800 W. Bluff St.

Marseilles

Walgreens

440 10th Ave W

Milan

Minooka Health Mart Pharmacy

508 W. Mondamin St

Minooka

Walgreens

4000 Avenue of the Cities

Moline

Walgreens

3601 16th St

Moline

Walgreens

555 19th Avenue

Moline

AMICARE Pharmacy Inc.

4101 John Deere Rd.

Moline

Walgreens

108 N Market St

Monticello

Walgreens

100 E. Bedford Rd

Morris

Walgreens

466 Nelson

New Lenox

Walgreens

450 Schoolhouse Rd

New Lenox

Walgreens

545 East Norris

Ottawa

The Pharmacy Stop

113 W. Michigan St.

OTTAWA

Walgreens

4822 Caton Farm Rd

Plainfield

Walgreens

24801 West 135th Street

Plainfield

Walgreens

14902 S Rt 59

Plainfield

Walgreens

7851 Caton Farm Rd

Plainfield

Hartig Drug Store #20

316 Washington

Prophetstown

Walgreens

1080 N 7th St

Rochelle

Walgreens

1700 1st Ave

Rock Falls

Walgreens

3100 11th St

Rock Island

Walgreens

2955 18th Ave

Rock Island

Walgreens

3803 Auburn St.

Rockford

Walgreens

1602 Kishwaukee

Rockford

Walgreens

2323 Charles St

Rockford

Walgreens

2525 S. Alpine Rd.

Rockford

Walgreens

1201 E State St

Rockford

Walgreens

3336 11th St

Rockford

Walgreens

498 N Weber Rd

Romeoville

Walgreens

680 S Weber Rd

Romeoville

Walgreens

347 N Independence Blvd

Romeoville

Walgreens

1160 W Jefferson St

Shorewood

Walgreens

2506 E Lincolnway

Sterling

Walgreens

120 E Main St

Streator

Streator Drugs

109 E. Main St.

STREATOR

Doc’s Drugs of Wilmington

1101 S. Water

Wilmington

Walgreens

1991 S. Bridge St.

Yorkville

 

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