Im begining to think the goverment is getting a kick back from tums and beer companies.....all these warnings are starting to make me nervous....Im sure this realy helped people calm down and get back to liveing a normal relaxed life....not to mention that Im sure it realy helped the property values out a lot. Finaly...maybe its just me and my pea brain understanding of this radioactive stuff...but IF a big plane hit a big reactor and the two go boom....I just dont think a pill is going to help you very much....course maybe I r just not understanding this stuff.... We dont arm piolets...but were going to give you this pill just incase...seems we should go for whats behing door # 3 (Old lets make a deal joke).. I say we give piolts a gun...and make the terrorist take these pills....then put them in a microwave for 1 hour and see if the pills realy work... Nuclear Pill Yorktown Heights, New York-AP -- Neighbors of a New York nuclear power plant are waiting in line today for free radiation-fighting pills to keep in case of an emergency. The government has increased security at all nuclear power plants since the terrorist attacks. For the first time, officials are taking into account a possible suicide attack by a large aircraft. And now, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is offering residents within ten miles of plants pills that fight thyroid cancer, a common result of radiation exposure. New York is the third state to distribute the pill. In the first hour alone, 300 people in Westchester County -- north of New York City -- picked up 12-hundred pills. Some demonstrators used the occasion to protest against nuclear power. They waved signs calling for the plant to be shut down. Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.