No potassium iodide in Utah - I cleaned out our local sunflower of kelp - the last 5 bottles. We filled our tank this morning, and they are saying things like:
"Company officials have not confirmed whether they have been able to get the fuel rods completely submerged again."
So their gov't isn't telling them anything apparently, so there's no way we would know. I read an article that said the Japanese people are getting very frustrated at this point with the lack of info. I also do not trust the media.
Having lots of nori and brown rice tonight for dinner, packing a bag in case we have to up it and drive to my family's place in Texas. Let's keep each other updated!
And by the way, we should start taking the iodide or whatever you're taking immediately. It won't hurt, will only help, because once you let the I-131 in...yeah.
ETA: after reading the blog posts by Brownstein, I still would not hesitate to dose at this time. Like you've all said, you don't trust the media, so "expected fallout" coming from media might be incorrect. But I guess all I'm taking is kelp, so I'm not worried about side effects and having enough at this point...
Edited by fresh_veggie - 3/14/11 at 10:02pm