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Posted: 3/15/2011 1:42:22 PM EST
With the 4th reactor on fire, and 3 exploding, is there enough concern for folks in the U.S. to buy potassium Iodide??

If the reactors melt down in the future, does that warrant buying some "just in case"??
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:43:09 PM EST
if you dont have any as of right now, good luck finding some.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:43:48 PM EST
GREAT QUESTION!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:44:08 PM EST
do it whats teh worst that could happen!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:51:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By PowerSlave:
With the 4th reactor on fire, and 3 exploding, is there enough concern for folks in the U.S. to buy potassium Iodide??

If the reactors melt down in the future, does that warrant buying some "just in case"??


No, relax

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:52:36 PM EST
I have had some on hand for some time now but don't expect I'll NEED it any time soon.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:52:54 PM EST
"Get it B4 you NEED it" Words to live by.
Today on Rush's show he said KI pills are pretty much NA right now, citing several Mfgrs and warehouses who have sold their entire inventories yesterday.
Good Luck.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:54:30 PM EST
WTS KI 100 TABS $1,000,000
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:54:31 PM EST
Not really necessary.


Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:58:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
do it whats teh worst that could happen!


He'll die of radiation poisoning with the best thyroid the doctors will have ever seen.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:59:20 PM EST
Ok, dumb question.........is it something you could find at Wal-Mart in the vitamin section???
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:00:00 PM EST


All the iodine you need.

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:01:02 PM EST
1) Buy cases of cheapo Vitamin C tablets
2) Make convincing RADIATION PILL labels
3) ????????????
4) Profit!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:01:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:04:35 PM EST
Damn. I spent all my money on ammo.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:07:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By PowerSlave:
With the 4th reactor on fire, and 3 exploding, is there enough concern for folks in the U.S. to buy potassium Iodide??

If the reactors melt down in the future, does that warrant buying some "just in case"??

No, because a complete core meltdown still won't release radiation....

"The containment structure is a hermetically (air tight) sealed, very thick structure made of steel and concrete. This structure is designed, built and tested for one single purpose: To contain, indefinitely, a complete core meltdown. To aid in this purpose, a large, thick concrete structure is poured around the containment structure and is referred to as the secondary containment."

But hell, lets all panic, this is GD after all...
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:09:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By TacticalMOLONLABE:
WTS KI 100 TABS $1,000,000


I'll take it, im inbound























































disclaimer: J/K
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:10:10 PM EST
how many above ground nukes went off in new Mexico and the world did not end
becuase of fall out
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:13:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By TacticalMOLONLABE:
WTS KI 100 TABS $1,000,000

I'll under-price you ...
$1,900,0000 / bottle


Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:15:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 2:17:57 PM EST by AR-10]
A comment left at that link above.


"As a doctor, I find the surgeon general's comments utterly irresponsible and potentially dangerous.

Potassium iodide (KI) is not a general purpose treatment for radiation exposure. No one should take potassium iodide without being instructed to do so. Allergic reactions are possible.

Further, there are a limited number of KI tablets available and those tablets should be provided only to those who are most likely to be exposed to highly elevated levels of radiation. Otherwise many who might benefit will not have access to KI while many who are nowhere near being exposed have the tablets.

I'm astounded that surgeon general, especially a Naval doctor, would be so unthinkingly irresponsible as to indicate that everyone in CA should get the tablets. She should be relieved of duty and a replacement found that is responsible, knowledgeable and understands the gravity of the situation.

Just digusting."


Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:16:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By dog-meat:

Originally Posted By TacticalMOLONLABE:
WTS KI 100 TABS $1,000,000

I'll under-price you ...
$1,900,0000 / bottle

http://i55.tinypic.com/6s9x0k.jpg

Damn you!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:17:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By uxo2:
how many above ground nukes went off in new Mexico and the world did not end
becuase of fall out


No, but we got alot of hippies afterward. I think hippism is worse.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:27:38 PM EST
If you need to take iodine, then you shouldn't be eating, drinking or smoking.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:30:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:

No, because a complete core meltdown still won't release radiation....

"The containment structure is a hermetically (air tight) sealed, very thick structure made of steel and concrete. This structure is designed, built and tested for one single purpose: To contain, indefinitely, a complete core meltdown. To aid in this purpose, a large, thick concrete structure is poured around the containment structure and is referred to as the secondary containment."

But hell, lets all panic, this is GD after all...

any thoughts on how that would handle a severe aftershock?

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:38:45 PM EST


I just ate a pound of this and now my chest burns did I do something wrong?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:39:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By Spade:


I just ate a pound of this and now my chest burns did I do something wrong?


Hurry! Drink a 12er of beer.

It's the only way you'll survive!

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:46:14 PM EST
Of the six reactors at the Nuclear facility....only 2 were operational, the other 4 were in a refueling outage....there was no nuclear fuel rod assemblies there. God Damn, I am getting sick of the false truths and assumptions going on here and in the media.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:48:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:49:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By R_Fury:
Of the six reactors at the Nuclear facility....only 2 were operational, the other 4 were in a refueling outage....there was no nuclear fuel rod assemblies there. God Damn, I am getting sick of the false truths and assumptions going on here and in the media.


Source?

Which ones were "out of order" before the quake?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:49:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By PowerSlave:
With the 4th reactor on fire, and 3 exploding, is there enough concern for folks in the U.S. to buy potassium Iodide??

If the reactors melt down in the future, does that warrant buying some "just in case"??


No, you don't need any. What you really need to do........is pour about a twenty foot thick slab of reinforced concrete. That meltdown is going to burn all the way through the earth and come out the other side. Probably right into your garage.........



Or turn off the news and surf for porn.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:50:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By R_Fury:
Of the six reactors at the Nuclear facility....only 2 were operational, the other 4 were in a refueling outage....there was no nuclear fuel rod assemblies there. God Damn, I am getting sick of the false truths and assumptions going on here and in the media.


Source?

Which ones were "out of order" before the quake?


The NRC....I had a breifing last night, waiting on the transcripts to be e-mailed to me.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:52:10 PM EST
I live next to TMI. They hand those fucking things out like candy around here.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:56:39 PM EST

Everyone needs to just chill on this. We'll be just fine.

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:57:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By RECONSIX:

Everyone needs to just chill on this. We'll be just fine.



^This.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:05:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By R_Fury:
Of the six reactors at the Nuclear facility....only 2 were operational, the other 4 were in a refueling outage....there was no nuclear fuel rod assemblies there. God Damn, I am getting sick of the false truths and assumptions going on here and in the media.


ok.... then how are the "shut down' reactors getting so hot? hot enuf to explode 1000 ft in the air. come on man, its alittle late for pissing down necks and telling folks its raining. geiger counters are melting in japan, the best thing would be to push all that hot shit in the drink with heavy EQ. now that aint gonna happen.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:10:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By RECONSIX:

Everyone needs to just chill on this. We'll be just fine.



great post.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:14:24 PM EST
Ebay : Holy Smokes!

28 tabs $600.00 buy it now and 120 for $16.99 buy it now


No KY with the $600.00 offered. Just wow
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:18:23 PM EST
Wait a couple of months to order...that way you'll get brand new stock...not that stuff that's been on the shelf for years.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:24:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By whogasak47:
Ebay : Holy Smokes!

28 tabs $600.00 buy it now and 120 for $16.99 buy it now


No KY with the $600.00 offered. Just wow


How many completed listings with sales at that price though?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:29:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By uxo2:
how many above ground nukes went off in new Mexico and the world did not end
becuase of fall out


Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:29:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 3:50:52 PM EST by whiteshark357]
FWIW I just got back from the local vitamin store, all the KI was long gone and waaaayyy backordered. So I got a 200-count bottle of Kelp capsules 125 mg, which is 150% RDA of dietary iodine each, 09/2013 exp. Price was about 6 bucks. They were moving quick, but still had several on the shelf.

ETA - Not necessarily an over-reaction for me in this case. We live 8 mi from a nuclear power plant, so iodine is something I should have had in stock already (they mailed us a nuclear safety brochure stating that) and this was just the motivator to make me go and get it.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:31:07 PM EST
For the current Japan nuclear issue, individuals in the US will be fine.

Levels to warrant iodine prophylaxis won't reach the US; risk of consumption of KI likely outweighs the risk of 131I exposure.



(Here's some reading for you http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/pub_meet/Iodine_Prophylaxis_guide.pdf )
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:31:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By R_Fury:
Of the six reactors at the Nuclear facility....only 2 were operational, the other 4 were in a refueling outage....there was no nuclear fuel rod assemblies there. God Damn, I am getting sick of the false truths and assumptions going on here and in the media.


They are just assuring we will never have another nuclear powerplant built in this country again.
In otherwords, we will never achieve energy independence. What a sad state for such a formerly great nation.

ED

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:33:05 PM EST


She's an idiot to say what she did, when she did.

Sure its great to have some KI on hand for a crisis if it were to hit a plant near you.... but in response to the Japan nuclear problems, its complete irresponsible nonsense.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:38:18 PM EST
Check Ebay if you are really worried.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:38:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
I live next to TMI. They hand those fucking things out like candy around here.


I'm just downwind of both tmi and limerick. We keep a bottle of KI in stock, because I don't believe the authorities would ever come close to telling the truth in the event of a serious release of radioactive material. It's the bureaucratic mentality: "Should we tell the folks downwind about this release?" "What, and cause mass hysteria? Somebody might get hurt!"

2 days after this started in Japan, the "authorities" were just starting to talk about stockpiling KI just in case. Little late for that? For something that's cheap, safe and effective there's no reason not to have a bottle even if the likelihood of an event is extremely small.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:45:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bones45:
I'm just downwind of both tmi and limerick. We keep a bottle of KI in stock, because I don't believe the authorities would ever come close to telling the truth in the event of a serious release of radioactive material. It's the bureaucratic mentality: "Should we tell the folks downwind about this release?" "What, and cause mass hysteria? Somebody might get hurt!"


If they won't tell you, how will you know to take it?

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:00:33 PM EST
Miller Lite 12 pack box, tin foil, saran wrap, glock claymores.

No need for that lame iodine stuff.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:01:16 PM EST
you dont have it already?... mine in in my BOB in the car....
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:04:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By whogasak47:
Ebay : Holy Smokes!

28 tabs $600.00 buy it now and 120 for $16.99 buy it now


No KY with the $600.00 offered. Just wow


FUCK!... when this happend with primer i sold all my primer from 80$ a box... no it looks like im selling KI :)
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:06:06 PM EST
Well..Time to sell mine.
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