Proposed Federal Policy Regarding Use of Potassium Iodide After a Severe Accident at A Nuclear Power Plant [open html - 77KB]
"As part of the Federal effort to reevaluate the Federal policy on KI [potassium iodide] based on a request by a petitioner, the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC) adopted recommendations that would result in a revised Federal policy statement. NRC staff has participated in the FRPCC activities and has worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in this area. There are three options that can be taken with regard to the FRPCC recommendations: (1) recommend no change in the existing Federal policy, (2) recommend the adoption of the FRPCC recommendations, with the added recognition of recent developments regarding medicinal stockpiles for nuclear, biological, and chemical events, or (3) recommend modifications to the FRPCC recommendations."
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/