State to Receive $26 Million to Fund Clean Air Projects as Result of Agreement with TVA
NASHVILLE – Tennessee is expected to receive more than $26 million to fund energy conservation, alternative energy and/or pollution reduction projects, which will also reduce air pollution as the result of an agreement approved today by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors.
Minor Increase in Radiation Levels Poses No Public Health Threat
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health advises residents that there is no need to purchase or take potassium iodide (KI) because of the on-going nuclear crisis in Japan and the recently reported minor increase in radiation levels in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also has issued guidance stating that taking KI is not recommended. KI is given to people who are exposed to certain types of radioactivity.