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It is important to point out that the risk has not changed at Fermi 2 or Davis-Besse, however what has changed is the regulatory framework for Canadian nuclear installations.

Potassium Iodide (KI) Pill Request

Our Potassium Iodide (KI) Pill Request process is now available for residents of Windsor-Essex County.


1 KIT PER HOUSEHOLD (4-6 people)

Please visit our KI Pill Request website and follow the instructions.


Individuals who pre-registered to pick up their Potassium Iodide (KI) pills and were unable or unavailable to do so will be contacted by the Health Unit at a later date to provide them with their options.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has mandated that all residents within the primary zone of a nuclear installation have potassium iodide tablets available in their homes.

While neither nuclear installations are regulated by the CNSC, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the local municipalities want the residents living within the primary zone and secondary zones to be treated the same and be as prepared as all other Canadian residents living near a nuclear installation.


Primary zone map showing areas of Amhersetberg that fall within the primary zone

Primary Zone

Those living within the primary zone (16.1km from Fermi 2) and Boblo Island will be receiving an invitation to attend an information session and pick up KI pills for their home in the coming weeks.

We request that only those homes in the primary zone that receive letters attend these sessions to ensure that those living within the primary zone receive their pills.

Map showing areas of Windsor and Essex County that fall within the secondary zone

Secondary Zone

Those living within the secondary zone (80km from Fermi 2 and Davis-Besse) will have an opportunity within the near future to order KI pills for their home.

If you live within the secondary zone or are interested in ordering KI pills for your home, you can register for a KI pill kit

For further questions please call or email the Health Unit (519-258-2146 x 4445) or weki@wechu.org.

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