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Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

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Belgium
News Date: 
29/04/2016
Sharia Watch

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Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerged that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb."

A dose of iodine, which helps to limit the effects of radiation on the body, will be made available to all 11 million people in the small country, Health Minister Maggie De Block told reporters Thursday.