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Oh, the Irony

China urged Japan to report developments in its nuclear crisis quickly and accurately as concern spread over whether its scope had been downplayed.


This is China urging another country to be more open and accurate about what's going on. I laughed when i read that.

Incidentally, according to this article, Fnord12 was absolutely right about it being too late to invest.

...worried Chinese combed pharmacies Thursday in a mostly vain search for potassium iodide tablets, which are believed to decrease the risk of developing thyroid cancer from nuclear radiation.

There was also a run on the pills in South Korea...

There's also a run on iodized salt, apparently, despite officials at the health ministry saying the amount of iodine in salt is not high enough to offer any protection.

In Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai, Zhu Bei, a 25-year-old teacher, went to her local supermarket at 10 a.m. after her mother asked her to pick up three or four boxes of salt, each containing as many as 70 individual packets.

But she said the store clerk told her that customers had lined up outside before the store even opened and not a single box was left. Her mother tried several other markets but also came up empty handed.

She said she tried to reassure her mother that the salt would do no good anyway. "Save the lecture," her mother snapped. "You couldn't even get us some salt."[Emphasis mine]

Damn skippy!

By min | March 17, 2011, 3:42 PM | Ummm... Other?

Reference from SuperMegaMonkey

In March, China reported having a run on salt due to fear of radiation from Japan's melting nuclear reactors. In May, they had exploding watermelons. With all these showier, more exciting ways to be poisoned, you might have forgotten about...    Read More: Salt for Radiation, Garlic for Lead