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Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

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Now is it me or is this a government that cares a tiny little bit about its people?

Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerged that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb."

A dose of iodine, which helps to limit the effects of radiation on the body, will be made available to all 11 million people in the small country, Health Minister Maggie De Block told reporters Thursday.

The move, which has yet to be finalized by officials, was triggered by a review of emergency plans initiated in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, De Block said.

However, it also follows the discovery in that a senior researcher at a Belgian center which produces a significant portion of the world's supply of radioisotopes had been spied upon by a terror cell.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/belgium-issues-iodine-pills-all-citizens-nuclear-emergency-plan-n564606

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Martin Schram commentary: Belgium attack raises specter of nuke terrorism

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• Many news organizations reported Belgian officials’ fears their nuclear plants are vulnerable after terrorists attacked their airport and subway. Worse yet: For years, Belgians knew they had security lapses; yet they guarded their nuclear plants only with private rent-a-cops until this year.

In 2014, a saboteur turned a valve in Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant, draining 65,000 liters of oil; the turbines overheated and shut down for five months. It gets worse: Two years earlier, two workers at the same plant quit, went to Syria and fought in an Islamic State brigade alongside dozens from Belgium, including Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who led the Paris attacks.

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http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/04/02/1-belgium-attack-raises-specter-of-nuke-terrorism.html

They have known about the threats for years, yet did nothing. Maybe they have to do something now. Even so, Iodine only protects the thyroid, it does nothing for the other radiation. Better than nothing. They usually only distribute pills when threat is IMMINENT.  Get your own pills and stash them, regardless of your location. 

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Helps with up to 25 rads. Life saver.

Edited by thedudeabides

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Weird how nobody gave this to the Japs in Fukushima even though they begged for them.

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1 hour ago, Team Uzi said:

Weird how nobody gave this to the Japs in Fukushima even though they begged for them.

They totally depleted the supply here, you could hardly find them because if memory serves, they sent all of ours to Japan. 

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@Ukshep Did you get this from Ftowns FB page I put you on? Pretty good stuff most of the time aint it? Don't mind about his bitching or intentionally devi's advocating. its a great page.

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20 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

They totally depleted the supply here, you could hardly find them because if memory serves, they sent all of ours to Japan. 

We were very well stocked at the time so didn't notice the shortage.

Colloidal Silver is very popular here with the Russians and harder to find.

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