Emergency Planning Zone

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A now-closed nuclear power plant in Vermont will no longer notify surrounding communities of emergencies.

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The Vermont Health Department is urging adults who live near the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to replace their potassium iodide tablets.

The pills are available for anyone who lives or works in the six towns within the emergency planning zone around the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant: Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro and Vernon.

The adult tablets expire at the end of the month. Tablets for children are not expiring and don't need to be replaced.