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ISIS Nuclear Attacks Pushes Belgium To Release Iodine Pills

Update Date: May 01, 2016 04:20 AM EDT
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Iodine tablets will be handed out by the Belgian government in order to counteract a radiation catastrophe in an instance of a nuclear assault from ISIS. Maggie De Block, Belgium's health minister made it known Thursday after a closed-door meeting with the health counsel concerning possibilities of having another  Fukushima nuclear meltdown  which devastated Japan in 2011, according to The Independent.

However, a much deeper significance of this resolution is due to the wake of an unearthing that the Brussels bombers may perhaps have set their eyes on a nuclear power plant as a senior Belgian radioisotope researcher had his residence spied upon by a terrorist hidden camera. 

Belgium which is home to 11 million people has also stirred a difference of opinion with its neighbors specifically Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands on the operations of its Tihange and Doel nuclear plants. Both power plants have been scrutinized for its lack of proper safety measures as they are within quite close proximity to the three next-door countries.

Ecology Party representative Jean-Marc Nollet, an environmentalist elected official expressed his support on the government's recent undertaking as he pointed it out via RT.

 "The government is finally accepting the recommendation of the Health Ministry. Given the population density and the risk of a nuclear disaster, this was absolutely necessary."

Previously, the potassium iodide tablets were rationed to citizens who were residents near the two nuclear plants. This latest amendment, however, has expanded the coverage up to 100 km which in actuality will comprise the whole country.

In the event of a meltdown, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women will be set for precedence. The population is asked to obtain the prescribed pills from their local pharmacies which cater specifically in the reduction of radiation build-up in the thyroid gland. 

Ecology Party representative Jean-Marc Nollet, an environmentalist elected official expressed his support on the government's recent undertaking as he pointed it out via RT.

"The government is finally accepting the recommendation of the Health Ministry. Given the population density and the risk of a nuclear disaster, this was absolutely necessary."

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