cologne - Can provide the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia wants iodine pills in an accident in a nuclear power plant three million households. Therefore, the state has added iodine pills ordered to have a stock of 21 million tablets.
Increasing the stock is related to the concerns that make the German authorities about the safety of the Belgian nuclear power plant in Tihange, not far from the border with Germany. A spokesman for the state said Sunday the newspaper Kölner Rundschau that North Rhine-Westphalia currently has a stock of nine million iodine pills. The expansion of the stock to 21 million cost about 800 000 euros.
Presumably the pills are stored in pharmacies of hospitals.