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It's not silly to be prepared.

It is silly to take unprescribed unnecessary drugs which have their own adverse side effects, based on pure speculation

Update that a short press-conference with Greg Jaczko aired on NHK, BBC and CNN, in which he confirmed that his officials on the ground in Japan have confirmed that #4 spent fuel pool has boiled dry. Although when questionned about the ramifications of this, once again he stated that he hoped this was incorrent, and no details have been revealed as to what it means, which again leads to speculation that he'd rather we didn't know the answer at this time.

My understanding is that uncovered (uncooled) fuel could continue to heat up, and become disrupted; once that happens, a fire could transport the particulate materials into the atmosphere outside the reactor building. I don't think that old spent fuel can heat enough to melt itself [depending on it's age], but I may be corrected.
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Well, to each his own. Personally, I'd rather be prepared for even the slightest risk that something could go horribly wrong here. I couldn't care less why other people are buying it (you can make fun of the reasoning you make up in your head all you want) - I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Oh, I have nothing against "better safe than sorry", you're completely right in this regard. However, the fact remains, that people's fear is being preyed upon; the cause of the fear being poor understanding and misinformation. And the saddest thing of all is that those misinformed types do not even try to doubt the validity of the information and look for credible sources. I'm currently seeing a perfect example of that in the forum of one of my country's torrent sites. At first glance it seems everyone's posting info from BBC/Reuters, but then you start to notice something amiss. The info is horribly translated/misinterpreted by local broadcasters, the people are swallowing everything up without a shred of doubt, re-posting it and speculating based off it (mostly doomsday prophecies); add a couple of blithering idiots (aka trolls) to this mixture and you'll get a recipe for utter chaos. We actually have an RBMK-type NPP (decommissioned a few years ago). I'm filled with dread as I try to imagine what would the "discussions" look like if something was happening here.
That's why I ~quarter-jokingly suggested compulsory nuclear education (Nuclear Education... it even SOUNDS awesome! ). People need to know about such things.
/endrant

On topic: any news from NHK (is it even streaming live at this time)? I can't stream at the moment and other news sources are silent.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 3/16/11 at 5:15pm
     
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It's not silly to be prepared.

It is silly to take unprescribed unnecessary drugs which have their own adverse side effects, based on pure speculation

Update that a short press-conference with Greg Jaczko aired on NHK, BBC and CNN, in which he confirmed that his officials on the ground in Japan have confirmed that #4 spent fuel pool has boiled dry. Although when questionned about the ramifications of this, once again though he stated that he hoped this was incorrent, and no details have been revealed as to what it means, which again leads to speculation that he'd rather we didn't know the answer at this time.

My understanding is that uncovered (uncooled) fuel could continue to heat up, and become disrupted; once that happens, a fire could transport the particulate materials into the atmosphere outside the reactor building. I don't think that old spent fuel can heat enough to melt itself [depending on it's age], but I may be corrected.
Potassium iodide isnt a drug. And it has no side effects other than if you have thyroid problems. And if you have thyroid problems you shouldn't be talking Iodine anyways because it stimulates the thyroid. Shoot that was like biology in 6th grade.

Its like saying milk has side effects. Only if your lactose intolerant lol.

I dont understand why in this thread people keep taking sides? I mean if some people want to get PI here in the US thats great and if not that's great too. Ya of course people are going to freak out over events like these, they are life changing and world events. Ya the people pushing PI right now are making money who cares, that's why its called a free market!

Thats why when we buy crappy video games we know were out the money. We made a bad choice lol its no ones job to save us from ourselves. Or to call everyone an idiot that buys a crappy game due to hype.
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this thread is sad.. in a bad way
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Did you see where they are saying that the next solution may involve nuclear plant workers having to take heroic acts. Asked to be more specific, Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies said, "This is a situation where people may be called in to sacrifice their lives. ... It's very difficult for me to contemplate that but it's, it may have reached that point."

These men will be heroes and I will be forever grateful if they have to do this. I am by no means a religious man, but I pray for these workers and there family’s.
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It's a drug. It's used to treat medical problems in the thyroid, it has an effect on a function in the body.

The trouble with your analogy is that people generally know when they're lactose intolerent. People rushing to buy KI (not PI) won't necessarily know if they're sensitive to Iodine
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Potassium iodide isnt a drug. And it has no side effects other than if you have thyroid problems.
please stop while you're behind...

http://www.drugs.com/sfx/potassium-i...e-effects.html
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People trying to out run the tsunami. Warning this might be disturbing to some people.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/wor...deo.cnn?hpt=C2
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Thats a synthetic compound of it. It can be made with out things like chlorine in it to oxidize it. Thats just how most of the cheap companies make it unfortunately. It can be had with out all the crap in it but you have to pay big bucks for it.

Not to mention that stupid side effects page is all liquid.

Acne; diarrhea; loss of appetite; nausea; upset stomach; vomiting. I had worse with food poisoning. And if there is ever a radiation threat youll be glad to trade that for cancer.
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living in colorado you're more exposed to radon than anything that could possibly make its way over from the fukushima reactors. as for the "liquid page"... you really think there's a big difference between KI disolved in a liquid vs solid in a pill that is disolved in your stomach anyways?

i'm really surprised CNN played that clip...
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