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Why is USA government stocking up on potassium iodide pills?

Fukushima Anti-Radiation Pills? US Government Official Hangs Up When Asked About Potassium Iodide Purchase Department of Health and Human Services rep. says “no hidden agenda” behind 14 million dose buy By Paul Joseph Watson  Global Research, January 03, 2014 An official with the Department of Health and Human Services hung up when asked if the federal government’s purchase of 14 million doses of potassium iodide was linked to the Fukushima crisis. As we reported earlier this week, the DHHS put out a solicitation asking for companies to supply 700,000 packages each containing 20 pills to be delivered before the beginning of next month.

Potassium Iodide helps block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland and is used by victims of severe nuclear accidents or emergencies.

Questions immediately arose as to whether such a large purchase was routine or if it was linked to concerns about radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant impacting the west coast of America……..

Is the government’s purchase of 14 million doses of anti-radiation pills merely a routine order, or are they stockpiling potassium iodide in preparation for a nuclear catastrophe which could emerge out of the Fukushima crisis? Either way, the DHHS doesn’t seem too keen on answering questions………..


January 3, 2014 - Posted by | politics, radiation

1 Comment »

  1. I see where Anbex, the manufacturer of KI Tablets, recommends that all people exposed to vaporized radioactive iodine fission products use the tablets, not just children and have found where the Dept of Health and Human Services central supply point has in fact solicited 700,000 bottles of 20 each 65mg KI tablets each for delivery in mid-February. I found the Contracting Officer’s e-mail and have asked him to comment. I have also written Anbex. I will post pertinent information from the replies to this site. The last buy of KI tablets that I could find was by the NRC in 2007.

    Comment by Roger | January 5, 2014 | Reply

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