Should I take some KI now? Japan nuke accident may blow here todaygreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California
I heard on the news last night that they are daily monitoring the radiation levels on the west coast this week, in fear of finding detectible levels of radiation from the nuclear accident which occurred in Japan last week. I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a good idea to take one of our KI tablets now, in case something does turn up here. They say it's advisable to take the first pill at least 12 hours prior to expected exposure, which is a bit tricky in case of an unexpected detonation nearby. In this case, we had several days of advance warning, but nobody sounded the alarm. It's a shame that I can't count on the government to give me the straight scoop on this, but I am not convinced that there is no danger merely because I'm not being warned.
-- Dancr (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 06, 1999
NO!!! There is a HUGE difference in "detectable" radiation and the levels that are indicated for KI. HOPEFULLY I can get Doc Toups to pop up here and list some guidelines, or perhapd Ken Seger.
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), October 06, 1999.
If it rains in the next few days stay inside. I can't say about the pills maybe a good idea just to see if you have a reaction to them.
-- David Lee Roth (Diver Down@Van Halen.ou812), October 06, 1999.
I heard the other day on the weather channel that the jet stream is taking the cloud to Alaska and Canada. I wouldn't down any pills, don't over react and panic that's how people will die for sure.
-- easy does it (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 06, 1999.
P.S. If your really concerned about radiation dosage, here's an excellent site to visit, has charts and lots of information.
-- easy does it (email@example.com), October 06, 1999.
I tried http://home.acadia.net/cbn Didn't work. ????? I also, would really like more info. on this.
-- Shivani Arjuna (SArjuna@aol.com), October 06, 1999.
Shivani you typed it wrong! Try copy and paste next time. http://home.acadia.net/cbm/
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 06, 1999.
Clipped this from the site:
Under any conditions, because only a small amount of fissile material was involved in this accident, any significant impact from the plume passage would be limited to an area around the facility extending a few kilometers to, at most, a few hundred kilometers. Most of the activity from the intense radiation field surrounding the accident site was a result of shine from the enriched uranium in the settling basin. The accident was controled by draining water from around the settling basin by breaking the pipes leading to the basin (remote control remediation efforts failed) at which time ambient radiation levels, which had been 10 to 15 thousand times above normal, returned to "near normal." While no specific information is available about the isotopic footprint of the resulting plume, because only a small amount of fissile material was involved, extensive contamination by long-lived isotopes such as 137Cs in the form of ground contamination is unlikely.
-- Old Git (email@example.com), October 06, 1999.