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Long Blackouts May Pose Risk To Pennsylvania’s Reactors

Though the odds are extremely remote, Pennsylvania nuclear reactors, including those near Lancaster and Beaver Creek, could be vulnerable to radiation leaks if their power were knocked out for days, an Associated Press investigation has found.


Potassium Iodide Demand On The Rise In Montgomery County

In just the last four days, Montgomery County officials have handed out more than double the number of potassium iodide pills that they handed out in all of last year.


A man is scanned for radiation exposure at a temporary scanning center for residents living close to the quake-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Temple Doctor Explains Dangers Of Radiation Exposure

“Radiation affects most of the cells that are reproducing rapidly — your gastrointestinal tract, your bone marrow cell. Another effect is on our genetic make-up, birth defects,” Dr. Curtis Miyamoto explains.


Limmerick Nuclear Power Plant

American Nuclear Power Under Scrutiny After Disaster In Japan

The Limerick nuclear power plant in Montgomery County will get a closer look from government regulators to see whether it’s at risk from seismic activity.