Debunked: Government Buying Iodine in Response to Fukushima Fallout.

Cairenn

Senior Member.
Thank you, now to determine if this is to replace old stocks or ???

It is doses for 700,000 folks

 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
It seems quite plausible that this story is simply an attempt by Infowars to boost sales of their own (overly expensive) iodine supplements:

http://www.storyleak.com/government-stockpiling-iodine-fukushima-meltdown/ (http://archive.is/HdqDP)
The link goes to:
http://www.infowarsshop.com/Survival-Shield--Nascent-Iodine_p_1104.html (http://archive.is/uewaq)

 

Pete Tar

Senior Member.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_National_Stockpile

That these things are stockpiled is unsurprising. Where is the evidence of a suspicious purchase?

It's probably just something like -
Iodine = radiation treatment = foreknowledge of radiation fallout disaster, either from fukushima or a planned nuclear attack/dirty bomb.
And 700 000 is probably the amount of necessary personnel to keep the elite in champagne and chocolate.

(where does the '14 million doses' come from?)
 

Landru

Moderator
Staff member
Drill down to the federal website and you'll see the government is not buying anything. It is a RFQ or Request for Quote. The US wants to know how much this stuff would cost. It's called contingency planning.
 

Mick West

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Staff member
And this is where it is going:
http://sscweb.psc.gov/index.cfm
Basically it's the pharmacy for the federal government and the U.S. armed forces. So it's hardly surprising that they buy in bulk.
 

Pete

Member
I bet if you test the iodine for sale on that website, its just water... I wouldn't put it past Alex Jones.
 

AluminumTheory

Senior Member.
I remember back when the fukushima accident occurred, potassium iodide (that had been expired) was being sold on eBay at massively inflated prices. I don't even know where or how you would obtain this stuff and know tthat you got the genuine article. But it would be interesting to test the quality and legitimacy of the potassium iodine that Alex Jones is selling. They seem to have made a career of scrutinizing household products and claiming they're dangerous. I wonder what would happen if his products went under real scientific scrutiny.
 
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Joe

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It seems that the conspiracy theorist logic is that someone who buys a fire extinguisher is planning to start a fire.
Well I know a few firefighters that were pyromaniacs . No I think their logic is that they feel they are not being told the truth about dangers coming from Japan . I see nothing wrong with that . I will pass being I am allergic to Iodine .
 

Landru

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Well I know a few firefighters that were pyromaniacs . No I think their logic is that they feel they are not being told the truth about dangers coming from Japan . I see nothing wrong with that . I will pass being I am allergic to Iodine .

So they tell lies about the US purchasing iodine? And then sell their own iodine?
 
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/radiological/documents/institutions.pdfPotassium Iodine is useful in treatment for ONLY I-131 the program has been around since the late 80s and was redone in 2001. States with a population living with in 10 miles of a nuclear power plant are encouraged to participate in the program which makes available KI tablets to that populace. A package of 20 KI tablets is enough for 10 doses (2@65 Mg). there is nothing secret about the program as you can find all of the details on the federal site as well as numerous state sites. The Tablets only work if you take them immediately before or during exposure and only protect the thyroid gland.
 

the koolaid

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http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/radiological/documents/institutions.pdfPotassium Iodine is useful in treatment for ONLY I-131 the program has been around since the late 80s and was redone in 2001. States with a population living with in 10 miles of a nuclear power plant are encouraged to participate in the program which makes available KI tablets to that populace. A package of 20 KI tablets is enough for 10 doses (2@65 Mg). there is nothing secret about the program as you can find all of the details on the federal site as well as numerous state sites. The Tablets only work if you take them immediately before or during exposure and only protect the thyroid gland.
then why is this spefific one a big deal? something is up for sure.
 

MikeC

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It is a request for quote for the Govt's agency that acts as a pharmacy for the armed services - read the thread.
 
Because of poor vetting skills. A little research would show that the supply has to be repurchased every 5 years because they expire.
 

Mackdog

Senior Member.
I remember back when the fukushima accident occurred, potassium iodide (that had been expired) was being sold on eBay at massively inflated prices. I don't even know where or how you would obtain this stuff and know tthat you got the genuine article. But it would be interesting to test the quality and legitimacy of the potassium iodine that Alex Jones is selling. They seem to have made a career of scrutinizing household products and claiming they're dangerous. I wonder what would happen if his products went under real scientific scrutiny.
Alex is actually selling "Nascent Iodine" which is something that you can take orally..but yeah I know what you mean. He is a sellout nowadays. back when I first started listening to him in 2009 he wasn't a big time salesman like he is now. He was just a conspiracy nut from texas.
 
The only new news in this issue is that a contract was requested to replace the expiring KI. Note the timeline below this program has been running in its current form since 2002. Unless someone disagrees I see this issue as debunked.


http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-...reparedness/potassium-iodide.html#eligibility

 

Chew

Senior Member.
The gubmint scientists aren't dumb enough to think KI will protect anyone from another meltdown. KI is a defense from I-131. I-131 is produced only during the fission process and the Fukushima reactors haven't undergone fission since they were shut down by the earthquake.
 
The gubmint scientists aren't dumb enough to think KI will protect anyone from another meltdown. KI is a defense from I-131. I-131 is produced only during the fission process and the Fukushima reactors haven't undergone fission since they were shut down by the earthquake.
That is why they are only recomended for those living within a 20 mile radius of the plants. KI must be taken immediately preceding or during an exposure period.
 

Mick West

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And I think it's worth explaining "KI is a defense from I-131."

KI = Potassium Iodide.
I-131 = Radioactive iodine.

KI is ONLY a defense against radioactive iodine, it will not protect you against "radiation" in other forms, such as strontium and cesium - the main substances reported leaking from Fukushima. It works very simply by basically filling you up with safe iodine, so your body (specifically your thyroid gland) does not absorb any more radioactive iodine , and you pee it out. It's not a magic anti-radiation pill.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potass...tion_due_to_nuclear_accidents_and_emergencies
 
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And I think it's worth explaining "KI is a defense from I-131."

KI = Potassium Iodide.
I-131 = Radioactive iodine.

KI is ONLY a defense against radioactive iodine, it will not protect you against "radiation" in other forms, such as strontium and cesium - the main substances reported leaking from Fukushima. It works very simply by basically filling you up with safe iodine, so your body (specifically your thyroid gland) does not absorb any more radioactive iodine , and you pee it out. It's not a magic anti-radiation pill.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potass...tion_due_to_nuclear_accidents_and_emergencies
To build on that Mick it protects ONLY the thyroid, no other organ, part, or system
 

Chew

Senior Member.
That is why they are only recomended for those living within a 20 mile radius of the plants. KI must be taken immediately preceding or during an exposure period.

The state of Connecticut mailed me a pack because I lived near the Millstone nuclear power plant. iirc people were selling them on eBay for $50 a tablet. I could have made $300!
 

Belfrey

Senior Member.
For further documentation that this is an ongoing program with previous orders made, see this 2007 page: Anbex: Government Acquisition of iOSAT
I propose that the thread title be updated with a "Dubunked:" label. Since the bunk part is that it has something to do with Fukushima, perhaps "Dubunked: Government Buying Iodine in Response to Fukushima Fallout."
 
For further documentation that this is an ongoing program with previous orders made, see this 2007 page: Anbex: Government Acquisition of iOSAT
I propose that the thread title be updated with a "Dubunked:" label. Since the bunk part is that it has something to do with Fukushima, perhaps "Dubunked: Government Buying Iodine in Response to Fukushima Fallout."

Agreed
 
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