Some upticks in radioactive iodine have been detected in Europe. http://www.irsn.fr/EN/newsroom/News...t-trace-levels-in-Europe-in-January-2017.aspx http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-...-europe-after-spike-radioactive-iodine-levels Russia has been having maneuvers in the arctic, so maybe one of their nuclear subs had a leak. Boy oh boy, in the past those boats did leak! Submarine reactors can be cooled with liquid metals, we and the Soviets have used liquid sodium to cool these puppies. Think maybe that could go dangerous?! Know what happens when pure sodium metal and H2O get together?! https://news.vice.com/article/russias-massive-military-exercise-in-the-arctic-is-utterly-baffling Anyway, such events bring to mind the question of, "Are my potassium iodide tablets still in date?" I have some potassium iodate tablets which are not as good as the K+ iodide. The K+ iodate can really irritate the gut and isn't absorbed as fast as the iodide form.