Sunday, January 25, 2009

Uh-Oh-- Kuwait Getting "Nuclear Emergency Pills"

Maybe we shouldn't be freaked out yet, but it appears that the Kuwaitis are preparing for the Iranians to get the bomb. Looks like the Kuwaitis expect the Iranian bomb to go off somewhere nearby and want to make sure they're covered. And they're doing it in a way that kinda freaks me out:

The government of Kuwait has contracted Internet-based radiation emergency products suppler for a citizen protection initiative.

U.S. company was awarded the contract from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health. Under the approximately $1.4 million deal, will supply 5.4 million of its trademarked ThyroShield potassium iodide doses.

Kuwait awarded the contract for the ThyroShield doses as part of an effort to stockpile nuclear radiation emergency protections. Officials say the ThyroShield is a liquid medicine that has thyroid-blocking capabilities to prevent thyroid cancer during radiation emergencies.

"This sale is the first large-scale order of ThyroShield from a foreign government," Troy Jones, president, said in a statement.

"We are currently working on additional potassium iodide orders from other countries in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. We hope the new U.S. administration follows Kuwait's lead and reinstitutes the potassium iodide distribution plan to protect its citizens."

1 comment:

Experimental said...

The Philippines is a member of the U.N., violating U.N. rules is a ground for cutting the privileges enjoyed by a member country. I don't think the Philippines would dare to make one.