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Thursday, January 9, 2014

NRC says they were the purchasers of 14M Potassium Iodide (KI)

I had a few questions for the NRC concerning their roundabout purchase of 14 million Potassium Iodide tablets.
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I suggest you drop in an ask your own questions, maybe Libbe could interview them on the Hot Seat, that would be fun.

http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/2014/01/09/going-shopping-to-replace-potassium-iodide-for-participating-states/comment-page-1/#comment-219258
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stock January 9, 2014 at 11:45 am Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Is there any thoughts for NRC to provide Prussian Blue for Cesium removal? The supply chain on this looks like a vastly overpriced monopoly, and this is exactly the type of situation in which government intervention could be extremely effective, as much as we hate anything “socialist”, some socialized Prussian Blue at a reasonable cost could be a great idea. As plants get older, there is no doubt more accidents will happen.
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stock January 9, 2014 at 11:41 am Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Why is it that only 25 states ask for the KI? The way it is worded in the article, it is implied that the NRC simply hands out the KI to the states for free. If that is the case, why doesn’t every state required KI. In fact, why isn’t every state REQUIRED to stock KI.

Lastly, is RadioIodine primarily a concern only during a meltdown of a reactor, or is it a similar problem on a spent fuel pool, say a fire or a terrorist attack. Thanks
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stock January 9, 2014 at 11:38 am Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Did your procurement through HHS actually save money, with administrative fees, what was the cost of procurement per million tablets? how many pills are needed per person per accident (I know this varies, but you must have a median estimate)
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stock January 9, 2014 at 11:35 am Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I think the NRC should do a much better job of explaining KI to citizens. It is often presented as a radiation protection pill. That gives people a false sense of security. They can now turn their brain off and not worry, not prepare a proper shelter in place kit.
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stock January 9, 2014 at 11:33 am Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Why is it within 10 miles that you recommend getting KI?

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