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The best protection in a radiation emergency is always to get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned for more information from officials. Photo | CDC contamination

Benefits, risks of potassium iodide in a nuclear emergency; where to find pills

Jan. 19. By TL Bernthal. Mecklenburg County sits between two Duke Energy nuclear power plants, McGuire and Catawba. Residents and businesses within 10 miles of either one should be prepared to protect themselves and evacuate or shelter-in-place should a nuclear release occur. A silent siren test Thursday, Jan. 19, for McGuire Nuclear Station was inadvertently audible […]