Potassium iodide tablets urgently go to firefighters. Michał Dworczyk comments. Do we have reason to be concerned
Michał Dworczyk raised a voice regarding the potassium iodide tablets.
According to the portal “Wirtualna Polska”, the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Michał Dworczyk, spoke about tablets with potassium iodide, which were recently to be delivered to firefighters in Poland. Dworczyk assured that Poles had no reason to fear, because there is currently no radiation hazard. He added that we are dealing with a normal procedure and the government is trying to protect against all possible scenarios.
Michał Dworczyk takes the floor on potassium iodide tablets
The media circulated the information that tablets with potassium iodide were delivered to fire brigades in our country. Michał Dworczyk was asked on Thursday in the First Program of Polish Radio whether this is related to threats from Russia to use nuclear weapons and whether an increase in radiation radiation is expected.
The head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister confirmed that it was actually decided to distribute potassium iodide tablets to all voivodeships, but there was nothing extraordinary in this. “This is a standard procedure that should be followed” – emphasized Dworczyk, adding that a responsible government must be ready for all scenarios, regardless of their reality.
Do we have reasons for concern?
He added that during the hostilities in Ukraine, we had already dealt several times with shelling at nuclear power plants located at our western neighbors. Dworczyk emphasized that in the future it may occur as a result of similar behavior to the “radiation incident. He reassured, however, that the risk of such a situation is low.
The message from the National Atomic Energy Agency is also reassuring, which after the recent shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, announced that there was no “radiation threat”.
Po kolejnym ostrzale Zaporoskiej Elektrowni Jądrowej nie ma zagrożenia radiologicznego – potwierdził PAA ukraiński dozór jądrowy. W Polsce sytuacja radiacyjna jest w normie. ⤵️https://t.co/U5WBanItnn
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