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After 2,433 comments EnviroReporter.com’s Radiation Station was a victim of its own success. The informative and lively comments were so numerous and lengthy that the page slowed loading considerably. So while the page continues with its live radiation readings and expanded in-situ and multi-media radiation sampling and testing, we decided to close the comments there and move the conversation here.

In addition, we’ve conducted a slew of new tests that you will find of interest. Your comments about them and what they could mean are most certainly welcome here as well.

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Recently we’ve obtained a number of Japanese-made food and drink products available in Southern California. Seaweed, dattan soba tea, adlay tea, and green tea all measured considerably higher in radiation than background levels. One beer test as well as another beer radiation detection session also showed heightened radiation. A Swiss roll pastry with green tea, vegetable juice and sake, all made in Japan, were detected with higher than normal radiation.

There are at least 43 Japanese markets in Southern California as well as 885 Japanese restaurants, according to a 2011 Japanese telephone and business directory. The implications of radioactive products possibly impacted by the Fukushima triple meltdowns making their way into the American consumer product stream is troubling and completely undetected, at least publicly, by the governments of either Japan or the United States.

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Also discounted by the government here downwind of the Fukushima disaster is the possibility that radiation from Japan’s meltdowns and the widespread Japanese practice of burning radioactive debris and rubble could drift on the Jet Stream over and onto North America. Numerous contributors to this site have shown this to be false. Huge amounts of radiation has rained upon America including Potrblog’s recent reading of over 133 times background in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The Pacific Northwest, Midwest and large areas of both west and central-east Canada have also suffered from high radiation levels in precipitation.

Now EnviroReporter.com has found significantly high radiation readings far south of the Jet Stream in some of America’s most cherished national parks including the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion.

These readings, detected during the same time frame of Potrblog’s 133 times background detection, suggest that the radioactive fallout from Fukushima is dispersing wider and farther away from the Jet Stream than previously known.

Now as winter approaches, the Jet Stream will move south and places like Southern California will possibly see the astronomically-high radiation readings suffered by so many other places across the United States and Canada.

Most disturbing in these detections was the high presence of alpha radiation which is 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta or gamma radiation. Such an alpha presence is also indicative of radiation from the meltdowns and destroyed spent fuel pools.

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  1. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    February 2014 rain water test,

    Summary:

    It was a dry month with only 37mm of rain, so not much rain water flowed through the roof down pipe filter. Traces of Beryllium Be-7, Iodine I-129, Lead Pb-210, and Uranium U-235? were detected. The main Isotopes Be-7, I-129, and Pb-210, detected, seem to be in significant amounts, taking into account the amount of rainfall we had here for February.

    Be-7 can be created naturally by spallation, from solar wind and upper atmosphere interaction. The Sun has been very quite at recently. There was some significant solar activity towards the end of February, but it takes around two weeks for any Be-7 created by this process to reach the lower atmosphere.

    A theory proposed by a contact:

    “One could speculate the increased production from solar variation, however, it is most likely from Boron neutron synthesis.”

    The theory is that lots of Boron has been used to control the meltdowns at the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Neutron bombardment of the Boron from the molten Coriums is creating lots of Be-7, which is being released into the atmosphere.

    Technical Details:

    Roof down pipe filter design, http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design

    February roof down pipe filter test chart.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Down-pipe-Caloundra-February-filter-test-070314-TV62-22c-83902CBF-+-text.jpg

    Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

  2. Chase says:

    Marking Three Years of Post-Fukushima Progress
    Posted on March 11, 2014
    Allison M. Macfarlane
    Chairman NRC

    http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/2014/03/11/marking-three-years-of-post-fukushima-progress/comment-page-1/

    This page is open to comments. No log-in required. Yes, you can tell the NRC what you think. Comments are moderated, so one has to be polite, but apparently it’s okay to disagree.

    You got the guts? Be heard.
    __________________________

    Here’s my first comment. I thought I would put it here for historical archive purposes.

    >
    March 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm
    @MacFarlane

    Where do you get your information on dispersion of ‘radioactive’ contamination?

    Radiation will spread and accumulate, especially since the ongoing 3 meltdowns are not going to stop any time soon.

    The saying “dilution is a solution to pollution” is just a rhyme, it is not truth.

    “Scientists have not seen any Fukushima contamination that raises a concern about the U.S. food supply, water supply, or public health.” – Macfarlane

    What? There are many others whose opinions differ greatly. In all fairness I feel that should be mentioned.

    In my opinion you are obviously being informed by the wrong scientists/doctors or experts that most likely have conflicts of interest in the Nuclear Industry.

    We should not allow this kind of misguided information to harm our children or the environment, just for the sake of continuing a proven high risk technology whose only real solution is to decommission all of the Nuclear plants and then start trying to figure out what to really do with the nonstop dangerous waste.
    >

    Oh… there’s more.

    IMO – Comment while you can is what I’ve got to say. If Michael Collins or anybody can drop a good comment there, it might go a long way.

    Good luck!
    We need it. ;)

  3. Chase says:

    2011-03-11 :(

    3 years and 3 out of control ongoing meltdowns at Fukushima and here we are.

    I wanted to say thanks to all who have commented here and to the EnviroReporter Team for their non-stop dedication to sticking with facts and calling it as they see it.

    I also am glad I took Mr. Collins’s advise when he suggested I make a youtube channel to store relevant videos. I have done that and maintained it. It is a compilation of videos that I felt related to the subject of Fukushima and radiation mitigation. If someone who’s new to this subject, actually took the time to watch these videos, they would know ‘pretty much’ what I know.

    My YouTube Channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/STOPnukesNOW
    ________________________________________

    A Chain Reaction: (Santa Monica, CA)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_Reaction_%28sculpture%29

    http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Chain-V3_wtext.jpg

    Peace & Love,
    Chase

  4. vital1 says:

    As we come up to the third anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster I suggest you all use this document and article as resources to prove to those that say “No one has died from the Fukushima Nuclear disaster”, they are totally wrong. This is just the tip of the iceberg of how many have died.

    This occurred in the first few days of the disaster. In this correspondence between the NRC and the Japanese, the Japanese admitted to 5 people having received lethal radiation doses.

    http://enformable.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Pascarelli-Robert.png

    TEPCO Workers deaths are not reported

    Extracts:

    “She also said that there were 100,000shifts shared between the work force that have worked at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant so far, also, 4% of 100,000 (4300) workers have reportedly died.”

    “Apart from Tepco workers, 64 members of the Self Defence Force and about 300 policemen have also died. They said that those policemen who work at the security check points of the no go zones in Fukushima prefecture are not wearing any protection, therefore, they have been exposed to huge amounts of ionizing radiation.”

    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/tepco-workers-deaths-not-reported.html

  5. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast

    February 2014 background Radiation Report

    Monitoring Station Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    February 2014 was 40% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima February average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-February-2014.jpg

    February 2013 was 39% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-February-2013.jpg

    February 2012 was 37% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-February-2012.jpg

    The extensive local recorded data shows that the background radiation level increases here, appear to have stabilized. At the beginning of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster there was a dramatic 37% increase for February 2012. This dramatic single year increase has not been repeated in succeeding years. There has been a much smaller 3% increase over the last two years.

    Still, it would be better not to see any increase!

  6. POTRBLOG says:

    WIPP MATH ALERT! 33 Minute DELAY In HEPA FILTER Start After Radiation Alarm Sounded

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-math-alert-33-minute-delay-in-hepa.html

  7. March 1, 2014
    7:15pm: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 42.5 CPM^^ which is background. No indication of radon progeny. Radiation Station Glendale California reported 23% above background at 1:30pm in cloudburst rain. Commenter Alan from Altadena California, about 20 miles northwest of Glendale, wrote this to us illustrating the variability of radiation readings within Southern California in this storm: “I measured a 10 min average of 106 CPM from rain that dripped off my roof on 3-28-14. The 10 min average from background was 41 CPM. Later in the day I measured a 10 min avg. of 91 CPM from a puddle. I wish my readings were as low as the ones in Glendale the same day. I took these measurements in the foothills of Altadena, CA at 2000 feet above sea level.”
    7:00pm INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 44.1 CPM^^

  8. Alan says:

    I measured a 10 min average of 106 CPM from rain that dripped off my roof on 3-28-14. The 10 min average from background was 41 CPM. Later in the day I measured a 10 min avg. of 91 CPM from a puddle. I wish my readings were as low as the ones in Glendale the same day. I took these measurements in the foothills of Altadena, CA at 2000 feet above sea level.

  9. Dale: Glendale Radiation Station says:

    March 1st, 2014, 1:30 PM: 1st rain sample today, 49.6 CPM vs 40.3 CPM background. That’s about 23% over background. This rain sample came from a brief downpour with lightning and thunder nearby. These are 10 minute average readings using an Inspector Alert.

  10. Third Glendale CA rain sample for Feb 28, 2014 9:25 PM: 40.6 CPM 10 minute average, 38.5 CPM background. This sample is not showing any significant excess radiation.

  11. Michael Collins says:

    Look what’s 250 miles away to the southeast from WIPP and just had a huge beta surge in the last four days: San Angelo, Texas.

    And look what’s also about 250 miles downwind of WIPP but to the northeast: Amarillo, Texas.

    Surely wish that ALL of New Mexico’s and Texas’s beta monitors were actually functioning.

  12. February 28, 2014
    12:30pm: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 47.1 CPM^^ which is background. No indication of radon progeny/daughters, per usual.
    12:15pm: INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 42.6 CPM^^

  13. Second Rain Sample Feb 28,2014 measured at 49.0 CPM, while background is 39.7 CPM, both readings are 10 min averages. 23% over background is a bit more active, but not much higher than normal variability.

  14. POTRBLOG says:

    Insider WIPP Information Indicates PLUTONIUM CLOUD WAS MUCH LARGER Than Previously Calculated!

    The insider, who has proven him/herself to be a reliable source of WIPP information, gave us some very shocking information in reference to our report about the ventilation system and HEPA filters at WIPP.

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/insider-wipp-information-indicates.html

  15. kim says:

    Rain sample (collected directly from roof onto a paper towel) from Hemet, CA, tested inside for 10 min: 45.6

    Interior background: 46.9

  16. Glendale rain sample Feb 28, 2014, 11:30 AM, 44.8 CPM, background is 43.1 CPM. Rain sample was collected in a clean dish with paper towel absorber pad. The background and sample readings were both 10 minute averages. There seems to be little, if any, excess radiation in this storm.

  17. vital1 says:

    Report at Nuke Pro – WIPP Busted Dead to Rights, they WERE Storing High Level Waste WIPP (25th February 2014)

    Extract:

    I caught the former director of CEMRC (2004 to 2010) bragging about how the facility has 100,000 cubic meters of waste. “Some fairly high level (>7ci/liter), hotter than anything left in the Hanford tanks”

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/wipp-busted-dead-to-rights-they-were.html

    HIGH RISK of New Large Plutonium Release! ‘Stabilization Efforts’ Indicative of Explosion Damaged Ventilation System!

    PotrBlog report 27th February 2014 – report

    Extract:

    “Previously we stated: “We believe that it is unlikely that the DOE WIPP site has Air Filtration systems capable of surviving an explosion.”

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/high-risk-of-new-large-plutonium.html

  18. Two rain samples each returned 10 minute averages of 40.7 CPM. The Background radiation measured 37.8 CPM over a 10 minute average.

    Sample 1 was collected from rainwater clinging to leaves, and sample 2 from a dish exposed to the open sky containing an inch of rainwater. In the later case, 1/2 oz of water was sucked up using a clean kitchen baster and filtered through a coffee filter.

  19. February 27, 2014
    10:45am: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 46.6 CPM^^ which is background. No indication of radon progeny/daughters, again.
    10:30am: INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 43.8 CPM^^

  20. February 26, 2014
    9:40PM: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 42.5 CPM^^ which is background. Note that, as always here at RSSM, there is no indication of radon progeny/daughters. Note that when we do have overages here that radon progeny is not a factor as we have reported and discussed repeatedly.
    9:30pm: INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 40.5 CPM^^

  21. kim says:

    Rain Sample in Socal!
    Swipe taken from a drizzled on car windshield in Hemet, CA, then tested inside.
    10 min results are 54.1. Average exterior cpm is low to mid 40s.
    Tomorrow is supposed to be the big rain day, so I’ll try to test again and update.

  22. vital1 says:

    This was sent to me by Leuren Moret, and has given permission to publish it.

    Hi Peter – I want you to know that I worked as a geochemist at Livermore Nuke Lab 1989-91 on the WIPP project. DOE spent about $2.5 billion dollars developing a “package” (canister) for the low level nuclear waste intended for the pilot study at WIPP. After 5 years in the Permian salt formation, the packages/canisters were brought back to Livermore nuke lab, along with the same canisters used to store rad waste at Yucca Mtn in Nevada. The bacteria in the “mines”, as they are referred to at Livermore, had eaten the special metal alloy canisters IN FIVE YEARS and left the nuclear waste.

    They STILL after 50 years have no way to safely store their radioactive waste. $2.5 billion later, a Judge in Washington DC about 5 years ago, ordered the Yucca Mtn. project be scuttled with all their fraudulent science. He told them to throw it all out and start from scratch if they wanted to pursue it. He also told them that the National Academy of Sciences had recommended that the waste must be guaranteed to be safely stored for 200,000 years. The Yucca Mtn. project ignored that non-negotiable requirement and said it would be safely stored for 10,000 years. They could not even store it safely for 5 years.

    The Judge ruled on the case and threw the Yucca Mtn. project into the nuclear garbage can.

    The entire project at WIPP and at Yucca Mtn. were science fraud at the beginning, the end, and in the middle.

    Leuren

  23. DanH says:

    I live in Northern California in the Sierra foothills west of Lake Tahoe.
    Have been monitoring since Sept 2011.
    I’m using a Ludlum 44-25 Alpha detector running through a Blackcat Systems GMI interface and the RAD software.
    What I’ve recorded is a fairly consistent increase particularly during storms originating from the mid Pacific (the “Pineapple Express”).
    I’m only monitoring inside but still see a consistent 2 to 3 % increase during the rains.
    http://webspace.ftcnet.net/~danh002/boltek/gm10.jpg

  24. POTRBLOG says:

    DEADLY WARNING UPDATE:
    At TIME ZERO, GROUND ZERO, the Plutonium cloud at DOE’s WIPP plant was approximately 330,000,000 Becquerels in size, comprising an estimated 10,000 cubic meters of contaminated air.

    On going releases are approximately 6,667 Becquerels per minute, comprising an estimated 20,000 cubic meters of contaminated air per minute. A person on site would inhale roughly 1 Becquerel per hour. Thats why DOE wants to claim its safe for people on site: Of course, these “on going” values get significantly more dangerous when they are concentrated over a smaller area by rain, fog, or temperature inversion. Unfortunately the Midwest, especially Saint Louis experience all those concentrating factors between 2/14 and 2/17.

    More info at
    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/time-zero-plutonium-cloud-was-330.html

  25. POTRBLOG says:

    MAX ALERT! The Department of Energy is Funding FREE Whole Body NUKE Scans For People Living Within 100 Miles of WIPP Plutonium Disaster in New Mexico

    Note: that Fukushima residents only got a 1/2 price discount on the their full body scans.

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/max-alert-doe-is-funding-free-whole.html

  26. vital1 says:

    Analysis: WIPP Is No Safe Haven For Nuclear Materials – 21st January 2011

    Extracts:

    “In essence, if water manages to penetrate whatever protection the materials are being afforded, then radioactive isotopes can be carried away to be deposited in one of the many aquifers that serve the drinking and agricultural water needs of New Mexico. As for the protection around the materials themselves, that consists of ordinary steel drums, suitable for storage in non-oxidising environments, but not suitable for any environment that would result in corrosion. As a paper written for the Sandia Laboratories – a government owned facility – states:”

    “According to a study of comprehensive well records for nine townships around the WIPP site (Broadhead et al. 1995), 532 wells had been drilled in search of oil and gas by the end of 1993. Few wells had been drilled in the area prior to 1960. Between 1960 and 1989, drilling activity increased but was sporadic and never exceeded 20 wells per year. Since 1990, however, drilling has increased markedly, with annual totals increasing to a maximum of 140 wells in 1993. This increase has been partially attributable to the opening of previously restricted areas of the Potash Area to drilling. Most of these wells were drilled into the Brushy Canyon Formation of the Delaware Mountain Group.”

    “Three commercial wells have been drilled for oil and gas within the boundaries of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area. Two vertical wells were drilled within the area during the 1970s; neither one became a producing well. A third well was drilled in 1982 from a location outside of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area. The well was drilled at an angle underneath the area to intercept gas in the Atoka Formation and is currently commercially productive.”

    http://enviroleaks.org/2011/01/21/analysis-wipp-is-no-safe-haven-for-nuclear-materials/

  27. POTRBLOG says:

    DEADLY WARNING! Nearly ELEVEN THOUSAND Becquerels per Cubic Meter of Radioactive Pu239 + Am241 Air Released In New Mexico

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a2vLTDw7ak

  28. POTRBLOG says:

    Confirmation the Airborne Plutonium and Americium has been detected in New Mexico
    http://www.currentargus.com/ci_25179328/lab-radiation-detected-above-ground-near-wipp-site

    The document trail points to radiation induced explosion
    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-document-trail-points-to-radiation.html

  29. POTRBLOG says:

    DELETED Report Indicating NUCLEAR FIRE in New Mexico & Plutonium Release

    The claim was a Plutonium surface swipe reading of over 1 million Disintegrations per minute per square centimeter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsnHHzA9iT0

  30. POTRBLOG says:

    The Radiation detection at DOE’s WIPP site in New Mexico correlates directly to a M5.1 earthquake in Fukushima on 2/8/14.(H/T Robert Filos)

    That doesn’t mean it is the cause of the alarm, but it does fit the profile. We expect this event to be blamed on Radon, of course there will be no indication given that the source was Fukushima

  31. POTRBLOG says:

    Max Alert!
    Airborne Radiation Detection at DOE WIPPS New Mexico Plant.
    Do not discount Fukushima as the possible source of this detection; if it is, its a broad ranging event.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAvr25WHwO8

  32. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    January 2014 Rain Water Test Results

    Monitoring Station location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    It was a relatively dry January, so not much water flowed through the polyester rain water filter.

    Roof down pipe filter design.

    http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design

    The rain water filter test main peaks are for trace amounts of Iodine I-129, lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7. There is a natural Beryllium Be-7 and Lead Pb-210 cycle here in the Southern Hemisphere. More Beryllium Be-7 and Lead Pb-210, is detected in rain washouts during summer, than in winter.

    Here is the test scintillator chart for the rain water test.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Down-pipe-filter-test-for-January-030214-TV62-26c-82496-+-text-B.png

    Is it all natural, or is some from Fukushima, that is the question?

    I am suggesting that the peak at around 80 keV is test chamber Lead fluorescence, caused by the Be-7 Beta radiation released from Be-7.

    Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented on this web site, without further research.

  33. kim says:

    Hemet, CA exterior: 41.2

  34. February 6, 2014
    6:10pm INT WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 44.8 CPM which is within the Inspector Alert’s +/- margin of error therefore meaning NORMAL BACKGROUND. But as we noted in our February 2 entry – no radon progeny. IF there had been so-called ‘radon daughters’ or decay products of radon, it would have registered in this rain, the beginning of a rare night of precipitation in the Los Angeles Basin.
    5:55pm INTERIOR BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 40.5 CPM^^

  35. vital1 says:

    Food Testing

    Reports of Cesium Cs-137 and Cs-134 Pacific Salmon contamination detections, have been added to the EnviroReporters Radiation Food Lab list in the last month.

    The Salmon were caught off Alaska, and the Philippines. These detections indicate the Bio-accumulation of Cesium from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

    A lot of food and environmental detection reports tend to concentrate on Cesium detection. This is because it is relatively easy to test for, and detect. If Cesium is present in a test result, there is a possibility that other types of radioactive isotopes are also present, but not reported. Fallout is a dirty mixture of isotopes. It is not just Cesium. Some of the other isotope contaminants, particularly the dangerous Alpha emitters, need more specialized and expensive equipment to detect their presence.

    Here is an excellent 10 minute video on Cesium food contamination and testing, to quickly get you up to speed on the subject.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9d3I3S99Dc&feature=player_embedded

    07.01.2014 – No Elevated Levels of Radiation Found in North Pacific Salmon Samples.

    Extracts:

    Loki Fish Company announced today that laboratory analysis of five salmon species harvested by its fishermen in Puget Sound and Southeast Alaska during 2013 show no indications of elevated radiation levels.

    Two of the samples registered at trace levels – Alaskan Keta at 1.4Bq/kg for Cesium 137, and Alaskan Pink at 1.2Bq/kg for Cesium 134. There were no detectable levels of iodine-131 in any samples.

    Comment:

    This first report here is based on a small number of tested fish, and any detected Cesium is of concern.

    http://www.lokifish.com/scrapbook_detail.php

    21.01.2014 -Cesium Found in Tuna in Swiss Stores and in Some Samples of Salmon Tested by a Seattle Fish Company

    Extract:

    The fish come from the Philippines. As they travel long distances, they could have floated by the vicinity of the damaged nuclear power plant at Fukushima. For months, radioactively contaminated water has been leaking into the sea. Markus Zehringer, head of radioactivity in air and space at the Cantonal Laboratory in Basel, also assumes that the radiation is related to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

    http://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/there-is-fukushima-fish-in-swiss-stores.html#more

    Original German article.

    http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/28556154

    If ingested, Cesium and other artificial radioactive isotopes create radioactive hot spots in the body. Where these radioactive hot spots develop depends on the isotope’s chemical affinities. These damaging radioactive isotopes are often chemically toxic, as well as radioactive.

    This test chart shows how much more radioactive Cesium is by weight, than naturally occurring Potassium K40. You are welcome to use this chart wherever you wish, to help educate people to the dangers of ingested artificial isotopes.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Minamisoma-Cesium-290313-TV45-23c-25040-MB.jpg

    The latest International Food detections reports can be found here.

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/

    January 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Level Report.

    Monitoring Station Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    Summary

    January 2014 month average background radiation level was 41 % above the pre-Fukushima 4 year average. This is better than the recorded January 2013, 52% above average, and January 2012, 43% above average. This suggests at this location, the Southern hemisphere increasing background levels have stabilized. It means it hasn’t gotten worse, but it is still higher than pre-Fukushima levels for this time of the year. The average 4 year per Fukushima Nuclear disaster local background radiation level recorded from 2007 to 2011, was 0.10 uSv/hr.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-2007-to-2011.jpg

    The spike in this chart around August and September 2008 is mystery. It may have been caused by the operator experimenting.

    More Technical Information and Charts

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.
    Comparing the month and day average, (Chart links are provide below.)

    a. There is definitely a seasonal variation in local background levels. A seasonal variation very clearly shows in all the monthly average charts.

    b. The considerable variation in month averages indicates there is more Northern Hemisphere to Southern Hemisphere air flow break through in the warmer summer months, than in the colder winter months.

    c. January 2012 day average chart shows whatever was in the air was not mixed as well as in 2013 and 2014. This can be seen by the dramatic swings in the day averages for 2012, when you compared with the day average charts of 2013 and 2014.

    d. Something major must have occurred at Fukushima in late 2012 and early 2013, to have caused such a dramatic month average increase for January 2013. Note that for January 2013 most of the month was dry, drought conditions here. The drought was broken by a significant rain event around the 26th January.

    January Day Average Year Chart Comparisons

    Explanation of the alert level colour coding in the charts.

    http://sccc.org.au/what-does-each-step-in-the-alert-level-colour-code-mean

    You can go here, to see all the report charts on one page for easy comparison,

    http://sccc.org.au/january-2014-background-report

    or look at them individually here.

    January 2014 day average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2014.jpg

    January 2013 day average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2013.jpg

    January 2012 day average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2012.jpg

    January Month Average Year Chart Comparisons

    2014 month average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2014.jpg

    2013 month average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    2012 month average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

  36. Chase says:

    A Radiation Forecast Map.

    :(
    Perhaps this is a look into the future. It’s crude, but fairly accurate.
    (As accurate as can be with existing data. )

    It uses a NOAA weather map and overlays areas based on combined information from netc.com and the EPA radnet readings.

    http://climateviewer.com/2014/02/03/fallout-forecast-map-usa-february-3-2014/

    On Friday Jan 31st they published the Super Bowl forecast, and had a direct hit based on NETC/EPA fallout data.

  37. February 2, 2014
    7:00pm INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 54.8 CPM^^ which is 19.4% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND. This is a valid reading because it exceeds the Inspector Alert’s conservative +/-15% margin of error. However, this near background rain reading, like many before it that thankfully came in flatlining, illustrate a scientific point lost on Fukushima deniers: no radon progeny (daughters) is being detected or the samples from tonight and January 30, for example, or they would have had higher readings. The rain in Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Basin are not impacted by radon at all past an inconsequential amount. This radon potential map shows why, a fact we wrote about in the February 20, 2012 of the expose Beta Watch. So what’s the point in noting, once again, nothing over background? It’s to show the value of naught, zero, nothing. Radon progeny doesn’t generally impact the Golden State as this California radon map shows. With over 3,400 radiation tests at Radiation Station Santa Monica alone, we’ve measure ‘naught’ over background many times. What this all means it crucial to understanding the importance of our measurements: when we do hit something, like we did in Death Valley big time, we are hitting radiation coming from a source other than radon or natural background. Odds are that source is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan with three ongoing and out of control nuclear meltdowns in progress. When our next Fukushima expose hits the virtual newsstands any day now, you’ll see why we are dealing with this radon daughter nonsense right now. Our exclusive discoveries are considerably hotter and more troubling than anything you’ve read anywhere that has been detected in the U.S. this year.
    6:45pm INT BG: 45.9 CPM^^

  38. Chase says:

    Dear Senator Boxer, (CA)

    There is NO ICE WALL in Fukushima!

    Please research this for about one second.

    Fukushima is still spewing radioactive contamination into the atmosphere and sea and nobody’s even testing properly.

    There is no projected end or fix in sight for the triple meltdowns.

    Someday, somebody will speak the truth instead of spewing hubris and misinformation.

    AGAIN…
    There is NO ICE WALL in Fukushima!

    Sincerely,
    Chase

    Send her your thoughts here:
    http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm
    ;)

  39. January 30, 2014
    5:50pm INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 57.6 CPM^^ which is 39.8% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND
    5:30pm INT BG: 41.2 CPM^^

  40. Check this out for how clueless the American government is about Fukushima. In this morning’s hearing on the matter (http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.LiveStream&Hearing_id=84083eb6-df2d-4e86-fdad-591d5a064bed), Environment and Public Works Committee chair Senator Barbara Boxer (CA-Dem) said in her opening remarks that the proposed “ice wall” that TEPCO has floated building around the melted down reactors was already built. You want leadership on the Fukushima crisis? Don’t look for it in the US Senate.

    Meeting description:

    U.S. Senate Committee on
    Environment and Public Works

    *Joint Hearing: Full Committee and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety*

    “Oversight Hearing: NRC’s Implementation of the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendations and other Actions to Enhance and Maintain Nuclear Safety”

    BACKGROUND: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, will convene a joint hearing to discuss the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) progress on implementing the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force recommendations and other safeguards related to nuclear facilities.

    WHEN: THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    9:30 AM ET

    LOCATION: EPW Hearing Room
    406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC

    WEBCAST: Webcast will be available at http://www.epw.senate.gov starting at 9:30 AM ET

    WITNESSES: (Order subject to change)

    Panel I:

    The Honorable Allison M. Macfarlane, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    The Honorable Kristine L. Svinicki, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    The Honorable George Apostolakis, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    The Honorable William D. Magwood, IV, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    The Honorable William C. Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  41. Chase says:

    Quote of the day:

    “There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris.”
    – McGeorge Bundy
    (National Security Adviser to President JFK)

    :)
    Sounds like something Michael Collins of EnviroReporter.com would say. Actually, I am pretty sure he has said something similar to this on multiple occasions. Me too. It’s worth repeating.

  42. vital1 says:

    Follow up post on the Alaska Marine Science Symposium 2014

    Atomic Suicide: The Tale of the Sailors and the Seals, excellent article by Christina Consolo. (26th January 2014)

    The symptom similarities that both the USS Ronald Reagan sailors and seals are suffering, can be explained by ingested plutonium fallout.

    “These findings in dogs suggest that similar dose-related biological effects could be expected in humans accidentally exposed to 238PuO2.”

    http://climateviewer.com/2014/01/26/atomic-suicide-the-tale-of-sailors-and-seals/

  43. vital1 says:

    Alaska Marine Science Symposium 2014

    Abstract.

    On page 222 (PDF page 233)

    Mammals 2011 Fukushima Fall Out Aerial Deposition On To Sea Ice Scenario And Wildlife Health Implications To Ice – Associated Seals

    Extracts:

    During summer 2011 it became evident to coastal communities and wildlife management agencies that there was a novel disease outbreak
    occurring in several species of Arctic ice associated seals.

    Gross symptoms associated with the disease included lethargy, no new hair growth, and skin lesions, with the majority of the outbreak reports occurring between the Nome and Barrow region. NOAA and USFWS declared an Alaska Northern Pinnipeds Usual Mortality Event (UME) in late winter of 2011.

    The ongoing Alaska 2011 Northern Pinnipeds UME investigation
    continues to explore a mix of potential etiologies (infectious, endocrine, toxins, nutritious etc.), including radioactivity. Currently, the underlying etiology remains undetermined.

    http://www.alaskamarinescience.org/documents/2014%20Abstract%20Book.pdf

  44. kim says:

    Hemet, CA 10 minute exterior: 41.7

  45. SimiRich says:

    All – I am traveling on business for an extended period of time and could not bring my Inspector Alert with me so I will not be able to provide my daily readings from Simi Valley. Once I return, I will continue with my readings.
    Until then, I look forward to seeing other readings in this forum.

  46. Chase says:

    @Michael and everyone.

    Thanks again for your readings.

    I know you have done the HEPA filter readings on a regular basis. What would a graph of these ‘regular’ tests look like since 311?

    ((( 190 cpm for 2 days. )))
    People should note this!

  47. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:50a INT 48.0 CPM
    8:00a EXT 55.2 CPM

  48. January 14, 2013
    6:20pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 81.9 CPM^^ which is 81.6% HIGHER than background over a 40 day period. This is a higher per day overage than the last period. Can’t further investigate why higher because EPA RadNet Los Angeles seemed out of order during much of this period except one noticeable jump just after New Years with 190 CPM for two days.
    5:50pm INT BG: 45.1 CPM^^

  49. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:50a INT 48.8 CPM
    7:00a EXT 51.9 CPM

  50. george says:

    The Roy Process for transmutation of radioactive isotopes into stable ones.

    http://www.lightparty.com/Energy/Radioactive.html

    WHY HASN’T THIS BEEN RESEARCHED FURTHER???

    [Editor: Because it is nonsense based on unproven wishful thinking from decades ago, george.]

  51. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.1 CPM

  52. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, breezy
    6:10a INT 50.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.2 CPM

  53. vital1 says:

    Took a rain swab off a car here on the 6th January 2013.

    This swab was tested using a Theremino Geiger counter kit using a Russian SBT-10 pancake probe. Initial peak was around 5 uSv/hr 3,000 cpm. This is the second hottest rain washout detected here so far.

    location.

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    The decay chart of the rain swab showed classic Radon-222 decay daughter decay.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Rain-swab-Caloundra-060114-AV-TV49.jpg

    Here is the scintillator test chart preliminary assessment, of that rain swab. I used experimental MCA Theremino software for this test. It can get a bit noisy near background. This experimental software is pushing the limits of what can be detected with the equipment here. I have placed peak markers at the top of the chart for reference.

    The rain swab Geiger counter and scintillator tests showed that the rain event on the 6th January was mainly Radon-222, and Radon-220 washout.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Rain-swab-Caloundra-060114-TV62-26c-84323+-text.jpg

    You can see some of the peaks for Radon-222 and Radon-220 decay daughters still present in the test chart. The main peaks are for Radon-220 daughters at, Pb-212 X-ray (77 kev), Lead Pb-212 (238 keV) and Tl-208 (583 keV).

    As you can see there is possibly traces of Iodine I-129 (40 keV?), Lead Pb-210 (47keV), U-235 at (185 keV?), and Beryllium Be-7 (477 keV). The peak between the Be-7 and 511 peak markers is probably a sum peak of the two.

    Cesium and I-131 in Australia?

    Bobby1’s blog has an alternative detailed analysis of the 6th January rain swab scintillator test I did.

    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/cesium-134-and-iodine-131-in-australia/

    Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

  54. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, windy
    6:10a INT 41.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.3 CPM

  55. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 46.5 CPM

  56. SimiRich says:

    Thanks Michael. I’ve been able to work the readings into my daily routine so it’s been quite easy. I’m no expert like the others who post here but figured a consistent reading in Simi Valley would be of good historical use.
    Here are today’s readings:

    2014/01/13
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, windy
    7:10a INT 47.0 CPM
    7:20a EXT 52.7 CPM

  57. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast
    Year Report for 2013,

    Monitoring station location http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    A large amount of collected recorded data for 2013 has been correlated. The year average background was 22% above the 4 year pre Fukushima average. This is only a very marginal 1% increase over 2012 year 21% increase.

    2013 monthly average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    2012 monthly average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    January 2013 had the highest monthly increase.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2013.jpg

    The 2013 year average suggests that at present, the Southern Hemisphere increase at the monitoring location has stabilized, with a very marginal year average increase for 2013.

    Rain Water Tests Report for 2013

    A lot of rain water and car bonnet swabs were conducted during the year. At the beginning of the year, these Geiger counter and scintillator tests manly detected Radon-222 decay daughter isotope washouts, with traces of Beryllium Be-7, Lead Pb-210, Iodine I-129 and Uranium U-235. In July, traces of Thorium Th-234 were detected, plus in September, Radon-220 decay daughter isotopes were also detected for the first time.

    If traces of U-235 were detected, it means a lot more Uranium U-238 was in the atmosphere. The detection of I-129 is also of concern, even if it is in trace amounts.

    Testing Results can be found here.

    http://sccc.org.au/pages/The-Food-Lab.html#Soil%20Testing%20Results

    Even though the amounts detected maybe below Government set risk levels, it is suggested that those who are using tank water should have very good water filters in place, and those on town water use a good reverse osmosis water filter. Also wash your fruit and vegetables well before cooking and eating.

  58. A hearty EnviroReporter.com CONGRATULATIONS to Simi Rich and Radiation Station Simi Valley for not only reaching a milestone One Thousand RSSV radiation tests, but obliterating it! Simi Rich has performed 1,072 interior, exterior, rain and other materials tests since December 26, 2012 which is absolutely remarkable. It takes character, fortitude and guts to do what others won’t. Simi Rich is one of those people – a raddie and essential pillar of Team EnviroReporter.

  59. January 9, 2014
    10:05am INT RSSM Santa Monica mist sample: 42.6 CPM^^
    9:50am INT RSSM BG: 44. CPM^^

  60. george says:

    Question for Michael or anyone,

    Radiation is naturally greater at higher elevations. When cruising at 36,000 feet does anyone know what the normal backround CPM was prior to Fukushima? I do realize that all the bomb tests, Chernobyl, etc. have contributed to the readings. Thanks.

    [Michael Collins: Yes we do. As reported in Winter Hot Zones: The Inspector Alert’s manual reads “When you fly in an air plane at 30,000 feet your rate meter is getting 200 CPM [Counts Per Minute] for anywhere between 2 to 5 hours.” Analysis of our latest readings is coming forthwith. Thanks for the excellent question, George.]

  61. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.5 CPM

  62. kim says:

    Hemet, CA 10 min exterior: 41.3

  63. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.3 CPM

  64. November 23, 2013

    3:35pm INT SUV CAB RAIN SAMPLE at Furnace Creek Visitors Center parking lot, Death Valley National Park, CA: 1,087 CPM^ WHICH IS 31.5 TIMES BG HIGHER
    3:20pm INT SUV CAB BACKGROUND at Furnace Creek Visitors Center parking lot, Death Valley National Park, CA: 34.5 CPM^

    11:00am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM STOVEPIPE WELLS DEATH VALLEY RAIN SAMPLE #2: 14,580 CPM^ WHICH IS 29.7 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
    10:45am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 49.1 CPM^

    November 22, 2013

    2:25pm INT SUV CAB RAIN SAMPLE at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA: 1,232 CPM^ WHICH IS 26.7 TIMES BG HIGHER
    2:10pm INT SUV CAB BACKGROUND at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA: 46.2 CPM^
    9:53am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #1, Death Valley CA after 22 hours: 61.1 CPM^ WHICH IS 18.2% HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS BACKGROUND
    9:38am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #2, Death Valley CA: 238.4 CPM^ WHICH IS 4.6 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
    9:10am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 51.7 CPM^

    November 21, 2013

    11:45am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #1, Death Valley CA: 313.4 CPM^ WHICH IS 7.07 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
    11:30am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 44.3 CPM^

    November 20, 2013
    7:30pm INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 43.9 CPM^

    November 19, 2013
    10:30am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 49.5 CPM^

    November 18, 2013
    9:30pm INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 40.1 CPM^

    November 16, 2013
    9:45am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 42.9 CPM^

  65. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.2 CPM

  66. george says:

    Thanks Michael. I think I’ll be staying out of airplanes for awhile. Unreal.

  67. January 5, 2014
    10:30am CST INT JET north of Four Corners, Navajo Nation @ 30,000′ crusing altitude: ~625 CPM^^ [~20.8 x INT ORD BG HIGHER]
    8:45am CST INT JET ~ 36,000′ cruising altitude: 990.1 [33 x INT ORD BG HIGHER]
    6:00am CST INT O’Hare Int. Airport ~BG: 30 CPM^^

    January 4, 2014
    10:30pm CST INT O’Hare Hilton, 9th Floor w/ 20-oz paper cup packed with fresh snow from exterior O’Hare Int. Airport: 57.7 CPM^^ [43.0% HIGHER THAN BG]
    9:25pm CST INT O’Hare Hilton, 9th Floor: 32.2 CPM^^
    12:55pm CST INT O’Hare Hilton, 9th Floor: 30.0 CPM^^

    January 3, 2014
    12:10pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 41.8 CPM^^

    January 2, 2014
    5:50pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 45.7 CPM^^
    3:00pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN AIRPORT TERMINAL, 2ND FLOOR: 41.8 CPM^^

    December 31, 2013
    11:15am EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER FILTERED THROUGH PAPER TOWEL: 52.7 CPM^^ [15.3% HIGHER THAN BG]
    11:00am EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 45.7 CPM^^

    December 30, 2013
    8:10pm-8:35pm 50+ food & drink items in kitchen/refrigerator of SW Michigan home including dairy, eggs, bread, milk, cheese, meats, produce, fruit, etc. all registered at BG

    December 29, 2013
    5:54pm EST EXT SW MICHIGAN: 39.2 CPM^^
    5:30pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 35.6 CPM^^

    December 28, 2013
    6:35pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 36.1 CPM^^

    December 27, 2013
    8:50pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 39.0 CPM^^

    December 26, 2013
    10:00pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 36.3 CPM^^ [19.6% HIGHER THAN BG]
    9:05pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER FILTERED THROUGH PAPER TOWEL: 43.4 CPM^^
    8:05pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER: 46.6 CPM^^ [16.2% HIGHER THAN BG]
    7:35pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 40.1 CPM^^ [Note - Room was aired out lowering likely radon accumulation is probable reason for BG drop]

    December 24, 2013
    4:10pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER: 74.9 CPM^^
    3:45pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 73.0 CPM^^

    December 23, 2013
    4:05pm CST INT OHARE AIRPORT CHICAGO: 33.9 CPM^^
    11:15am Over Rockies INT JET: 768.1 CPM^^ [19.8 x LAX BG HIGHER]
    10:10am @~Cruising altitude 37,000 INT JET: 922.1 CPM^^ [23.7 x INT LAX BG HIGHER]
    8:35am INT LAX GATE 48A BG: 38.9 CPM^^

  68. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG windy, clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.5 CPM

  69. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with an external reading of 49 cpm 10 minute average.Normal readings on the east side.
    Hector
    Survey meter used: WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500/hp-265 “pancake” probe

  70. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    4th January 2014,

    December 2013 report

    Monitoring Station location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    December 2013 day average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-December-2013.jpg

    The December month average was 36% above the pre Fukushima 4 year average, and 7% below the December 2012 month average. This is an indication that the levels are stabilizing, here in the South Hemisphere at this location.

    December 2012 day average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-December-2012.jpg

    —————————————-

    The day average charts are colour coded, green is normal level and yellow is the first alert level set by the station operator, me in this case :) . It is not based on any Government risk level.

    Sunshine Coast Monitoring Station Alert level explanation,

    http://sccc.org.au/what-does-each-step-in-the-alert-level-colour-code-mean

    —————————————

    General increase here on the East Coast of Australia, 54% above average yesterday.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2014.jpg

    Also, an increase detected on the North Island of New Zealand. They use a scintillator for monitoring, and around 700 to 750 cpm would be average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/North-Island-New-Zealand-Kapiti-gaigakaunta-050114.jpg

    New Zealand Monitoring Station

    http://zl2tod.net/gaigakaunta/?story=19

  71. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    8:00a INT 44.9 CPM
    8:10a EXT 52.8 CPM

  72. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a INT 46.0 CPM
    8:10a EXT 51.8 CPM

  73. vital1 says:

    Detection by Toadmac, Melbourne 31st December 2013 – Video of elevated rain swab detection. “Left over rain from tropical storm Christine has my counter excited! Radiation from what?”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJFkywpHd4

  74. SimiRich says:

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a INT 41.8 CPM
    8:30a EXT 48.2 CPM

  75. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a INT 46.6 CPM
    8:30a EXT 50.3 CPM

  76. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a INT 46.0 CPM
    8:30a EXT 51.0 CPM

  77. george says:

    Alaskan Airlines flights cancelled due to mystery illness. More Fukushima radiation at 35,000 feet IMO.
    http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines/#sthash.7Oqpgg0W.dpbs

  78. george says:

    Mystery illness killing bald eagles in western US.
    http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_8868.shtml
    http://fox13now.com/2013/12/15/officials-concerned-after-several-bald-eagles-die-from-unknown-ailment-in-utah/
    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28138982
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=28156434&fm=most_popular
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/20/officials-probe-mysterious-bald-eagle-deaths-in-utah/
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/26/22064079-disease-suspected-in-utah-die-off-of-bald-eagles?lite

    We’ve had recent reports of seals with strange lesions, whales dying, sardines disappearing, fish die offs, and now this. I believe it is due to cesium 137. Their hearts are all enlarged. Imagine if you were a bald eagle being exposed to all the rain, wind, and weather patterns since Fukushima at their elevations. Their immune systems are being destroyed (as will ours eventually) as they are exposed to radioisotopes of all sorts on an almost constant basis. They don’t have a roof over their heads thus their exposure is great and their bodies are small. If they eat fish they are probably getting even higher levels of DNA destroying radiation. God help us… our planet is dying and no one is even talking about this.

  79. kim says:

    Reports of steam coming from the plant in Japan– no bueno.
    Hemet, CA exterior: 41.1

  80. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG windy
    8:20a INT 48.7 CPM
    8:30a EXT 52.8 CPM

  81. vital1 says:

    I was pointed to this video of a high radiation beach detection.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcQLxT49ZP0

    I was asked to comment on some of the posts, in response to this detection.

    I have put the post in quotes here.

    “saying it’s radon washout,”

    Unlikely, it is in the beach, and it is a sunny day.

    “The Geiger counter he is using is crap,”

    The inspector brand is considered to be one of the best brands of Geiger counters.

    “that this is baseless fear mongering.”

    Obviously this person is doing the best with the tools he has.

    I noticed there appears to be black sand on the beach in the locations where he gets the high detections.

    This could be a deposit of naturally occurring radioactive sand. Black sand on a beach can be contain radioactive materials such as thorium and monazite. This sand can be highly radioactive depending on its concentration. Wave action can concentrate it because it is heavier than normal sand.

    Radioactive sand causes mutations in human DNA.

    http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/articles/10_02/natural_radio.shtml

    Scintillator testing would confirm if it is a black sand deposit, or something else, or both.

    No way of knowing for sure without testing with better equipment.

    ————————————

    “@vital1 I do not believe it is the sand because this guy has been taking *historical readings and they were never high there before.”

    It may not be the sand in this case causing the high detection, but a possibility.

    I had a similar report here in Australia last year. The person sent me a sample for testing.

    The test showed it was radioactive black sand, being concentrated in one location on the sandy beach.

    It is important that people are aware of the black sand possibility for beach detections.

    It could be radioactive material that came from Fukushima collecting on the beach, natural radioactive black sand, or a combination of both.

    You need more people with better test equipment in the USA to step forward and test, using equipment that can identify isotopes.

    This way you remove any uncertainty.

  82. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with a 10 minute average ambient count of 46 cpm external and 43 cpm internal at 11:50am. Normal activity for this area.
    Hector
    Survey meter used: WB Johnson GSM-500/ Johnson up-265 “pancake” probe

  83. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:30a INT 52.4 CPM
    8:40a EXT 53.0 CPM

  84. Phil georgiou says:

    Hi guys

    I live on a boat in marina del Rey, a bit concerned about the situation. I think a move is in order, but where do you go,the southern Hemisphere?

  85. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a INT 46.0 CPM
    8:30a EXT 48.3 CPM

  86. kim says:

    I am seeing reports of high readings on the northern CA coasts, but we are holding steady inland.
    Hemet, CA: 10 min exterior 43.3

  87. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG windy
    8:10a INT 45.4 CPM
    8:20a EXT 52.4 CPM

  88. hector says:

    Merry Christmas to all!!!
    East Los Angeles checks in with an external ambient reading of 46 cpm. All normal readings on the east side. This is a 10 minute timed count at 12:35
    Internal reading was 43 cpm
    Clear sunny skies!!
    Hector
    Survey meter used: Wb Johnson Instruments GSM-500 survey meter/hp-265 “pancake” probe

  89. SimiRich says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG windy
    6:50a INT 47.2 CPM
    7:00a EXT 48.8 CPM

  90. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:30a INT 45.2 CPM
    6:40a EXT 47.9 CPM

  91. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a INT 50.0 CPM
    7:50a EXT 46.0 CPM

  92. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with an external reading of 47 cpm and an internal reading of 42 cpm. This was a 10 minute average. All normal on the east side at 8:45pm.
    Hector
    Wb Johnson Instruments GSM-500/hp-265 “pancake” probe

  93. vital1 says:

    Multiple Flu outbreaks.

    We are focused on the radiation detections in food, water and the environment in the radiation conversation EnviroReprter forum. OK, this is important, but I think at this point I would suggest that we all start looking at the larger implications of these detections.

    1. There is now a large group of people with compromised immune systems, particularly in the Northern hemisphere.

    2. This is a particularly cold Northern Winter.

    3. There have been reports of an H7N9 bird flu in China, mainly Hong Kong at present, and now an H1N1 swine flu outbreak in Texas. There are new cases being reported across the U.S

    4. We have large numbers of people traveling, and mixing during the holiday season.

    All the evidence suggests it would be wise to,

    1. Fortify your immune systems, with good food and supplements.

    (Clarification regarding “Fortify your immune systems,” I was referring to eating good healthy food, and taking safe supplements etc. Taking immune boosters natural or artificial for some of these flu variants can increase risk, if you become infected. An over reaction by the immune system can create a potential for cytokine storm creation. http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-cytokine-storm.htm Hence the need to do research on the subject.)

    2. Avoid contact with sick people were possible, plus avoid public places in high risk areas.

    3. Research methods on how to prevent infection, good hygiene practices, and disinfection techniques.

    4. Have enough food and water provisions in place too, so you can shelter in place, if a major epidemic or pandemic eventuates. The above dynamics have statistically increased the chances of this happening.

    This Google service provides information on worldwide flu trends. Click on the Interactive map for information at your location.

    http://www.google.org/flutrends/

    PotrBlog has been keeping track of these out breaks and provides independent analysis. If you scroll down through the his blog list, you will find protective measures, plus the latest information on these flu outbreaks.

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com.au/

  94. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:50a INT 49.7 CPM
    8:00a EXT 52.6 CPM

  95. From Radiation Station Pacifica California: THE SEA OF FUKU GOO HAS ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO

    Pacifica Readings
    Taken 19-20/December/2013

    Not good news! I have been taking readings around Pacifica, in airplanes, Colorado trips, etc. for over two years now. Thursday I went to a beach I frequent. Because of high tide, I had limited beach to throw the ball for Cricket so I took my Geiger counter with me. The background radiation counts (CPM) average 25-35 around Pacifica. I have fewer readings from Surfer’s Beach but they were close to levels in Pacifica. As I stepped out on the sand about 25 yards from the water’s edge, my alarm on the detector started to beep. I have never had my detector go into alarm before. I went back Friday morning and took more readings. See below. The alarm is set to 99 CPM, roughly x3 over background. A HazMat situation is assumed present when counts go x3 and higher. See my results below. The xBG readings closer to 1 were from the road or parklands immediately adjacent to the beach. The higher readings were at water’s edge. This is disturbing. I need to do more investigation but this is solid evidence something is present in that environment that wasn’t there last week. My detector is kept in a ziplock bag for protection and will not allow reading Alpha waves. The uptick has to be Gamma or Beta, both emitted as Cesium 137 decays into daughter particles. Cesium is what we are looking for from Fukushima as a signature of man-made radiation events.

    There is no stopping this thing.

    Surfers Beach
    CPM xBG
    33.5 1.12 12/20/2013 9:50:08 AM
    110.5 3.68 12/20/2013 9:35:59 AM
    179 5.97 12/20/2013 9:30:25 AM
    128.5 4.28 12/20/2013 9:22:31 AM
    45.2 1.51 12/19/2013 4:01:26 PM sea grass sample
    26.5 .88 12/19/2013 9:55:58 AM
    28.5 .95 12/19/2013 9:51:06 AM
    130 4.33 12/19/2013 9:41:53 AM
    76.2 2.54 12/19/2013 9:34:28 AM

  96. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a INT 46.9 CPM
    8:20a EXT 55.1 CPM

  97. Chase says:

    Observations of visible FALLOUT Phenomenon via the Fukushima web cam.

    These screen shots compiled by user majia.
    Dec 20, 2013 – https://www.dropbox.com/s/gdd7i30qspio0dw/December%2020.pdf

    1. What looks like ‘possible’ plasma interactions with large metal objects.

    2. Rust colored raindrops or dirty snow. Thick fallout on the cam lens.
    _________________________

    A general observation from the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. Tulare County.

    I have to mention this for what it’s worth.
    (For future historical documentation purposes.)

    IMO – Over the last couple of weeks and more specifically over the last several days I have noticed the lack of early morning bird songs. Almost none! An eerie quiet. Except for woodpeckers and a few blue jays later in the day.

    I live in the mountains, I used to wake up to birds chirping loudly every day. I think something has changed.

    * From commenter Liz mar 21 2011, at EnviroReporter.com

    “Our task to work for the curtailment of nuclear energy is large, indeed. At times, it feels even daunting, although urgently necessary. But before sallying forth to do battle where battle should be done, it is always wise to begin with a survey of our own tiny, individual contribution to the problem. No matter how “Green” we all might try to be, how often do we really “unplug” and listen to the still, small voice of a BIRD in the garden? No nuclear power plant was ever needed to supply energy to create such a simple, perfect miracle.” – Liz

    I am listening right now Liz, but I’m no longer hearing their songs like before. :(

    North American Bird Sounds:
    http://www.naturesongs.com/birds.html

  98. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.1 CPM

  99. george says:

    Does the fairly quick decay in rain samples mean that much of the elevated counts are due to radon or could it be something else?

  100. December 19, 2013
    6:25pm INT BG RSSM SAME CALABASAS RAIN SAMPLE: 48.0 CPM which means rain sample decayed to background after six hours (or maybe less time)
    6:15pm INT BG Radiation Station Santa Monica: 50.3 CPM
    11:30am INT BG EnviroReporter.com vehicle RAIN in Calabasas CA: 56.3 CPM^^ WHICH IS 30.1% ABOVE BG
    11:15am INT BG EnviroReporter.com vehicle in Calabasas CA: 42.9 CPM^^

    [Editor: Note how Radiation Stations Santa Monica and Glendale detected nearly identical rain sampling numbers and decay.]

  101. Dale says:

    Rain sample #1 Glendale,CA: 53.0 CPM, background at 40.6 CPM
    Rain sample #2 Glendale,CA: 80.8 CPM, background at 40.6 CPM

    Both samples were collected directly on a paper towel standing in a container 2 feet above the ground. The first sample is 31% over background, the second, taken 1 hour later is 99% over background. I’ve used a paper shield and aluminum foil shield on the second sample. The reading is 73.0 and 63.6 CPM respectively. Ten minute averages were taken to determine all CPM statistics.

  102. kim says:

    Update: rain sample from Hemet decayed to 45.8– background.

  103. kim says:

    Rain soaked paper towel, tested 10 min indoors in Hemet, CA:
    68.4
    BG is < 45.
    Will retest sample in 1-2 hours and report back.

  104. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 47.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.7 CPM

  105. POTRBLOG says:

    Japan’s radioactive black dirt, black stains, and black puddles explained, see 29:28 into the video.

    If you want to know how Black mushrooms can protect your GI tract against radiation sickness jump to 34:54 into the video.

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/12/complex-systems-origin-of-virulence.html

  106. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 50.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.5 CPM

  107. Troy Ng says:

    I’m so happy that people on this thread keep monitoring for fallout — because the news from Japan is getting more ominous.

    Cesium levels are rising in their forests…

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/16/national/radioactive-cesium-levels-in-miyagi-forest-soil-up-since-2011/#.UrDYJBZzCAk

    … and real victims are coming forward with real cancers:

    http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2013/12/16/uss-reagan-sailorsreportcancersafterfukushimarescuemission.html

  108. vital1 says:

    The Japanese are protesting but there protest leaders are being jailed.

    Prof. Masaki Shimoji

    He was Jailed for 21 days because he was speaking out against the way the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster – burning debris, hiding test results, etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKE1FSNOFVg

  109. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds, breezy
    6:10a INT 45.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.0 CPM

  110. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, breezy
    6:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.9 CPM

  111. tray says:

    To beef up our children’s radiation exposure our fine schools have decided to irradiate every classroom our children sit in 6 hours a day, 5 days a week by installing WiFi. Michael, I’m not sure if you allow petitions but I thought this was an important one. Thanks!

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/remove-wifi-from-our

  112. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, windy
    7:10a INT 47.8 CPM
    7:20a EXT 51.2 CPM

  113. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in this morning with 10 minute ambient average at 6:45am. Probe 5 feet off ground. A little windy with 52F.
    External- 40 cpm
    Internal- 36 cpm
    All normal readings on the east side
    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM-500 survey meter/HP-265 “pancake”

  114. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 47 cpm. External 10 minute ambient average. Normal range.
    45 cpm internal. Also normal. Nice clear skies.
    8:00am
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500/Johnson hp-265 “pancake”

  115. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:20a INT 46.7 CPM
    7:30a EXT 52.9 CPM

  116. Chase says:

    NEVER FORGET
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSZIFUQB5r4
    A 30 second video I put together using an audio clip from my latest album.

    I remember coming to this site near the end of March 2011. My band had been rehearsing at a studio and we had to move equipment through the rain. I can clearly remember wondering how long the Fallout conditions would continue.

    I guess now I know. :(

  117. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.5 CPM

  118. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.6 CPM

  119. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.6 CPM

  120. vital1 says:

    Alert detection 116uR/hr, South San Francisco on Blackcat systems, stations near it are not showing alert levels?

    Screen shot

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Black-cat-116-uRhr-111213.jpg

    Blackcatsystems

    http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

    The San Francisco EnviroReporter EPA monitor is not showing anything at present either.

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/radnet-air-monitoring/california#sanfrancisco

    [Editor: EnviroReporter.com does not endorse any pay-to-see-the-data private radiation monitoring websites because of inaccuracies and the mandatory fee-paying. Our Radiation Stations and US EPA RadNet Data are not only free but accurate as well. This comment demonstrates this.]

  121. george says:

    What you can do to reduce levels of radiological contamination.
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/11/protect-radiation-one.html

  122. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, windy
    6:10a INT 49.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.7 CPM

  123. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere rain swab and rain water tests, for November 2013.

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    Station Location,

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    Why we can get detections so far south.

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    This test chart is from the roof down pipe filter,

    http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design

    that was in place all November.

    Just a couple of showers and storms for November at this location, not much rain mainly dry.

    Scintillator testing shows the most significant peaks were for radioactive Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 isotopes, plus a small trace of Uranium U-235.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Down-pipe-filter-test-for-November-021213-TV61-23c-82760-+-text.jpg

    The rain swab collected on the 30th November and tested on the 31st, was interesting in that there were significant detections of both Radon-222 and Radion-220, plus possibly a trace amount of Cobalt Co-57.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Rain-swab-Caloundra-31th-November-2013-TV61-23c-84477.jpg

  124. kim says:

    Hemet, CA exterior: 42.4

  125. POTRBLOG says:

    Explosion @ Arkansas Nuclear,
    Memphis, Tn to New Madrid, Mo areas of concern.
    NRC activates Incident Response- claims SAFE

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/12/explosion-nrc-activiates-incidence.html

  126. POTRBLOG says:

    ThyroSafe Shortage: Gov Orders 14 MILLION Children’s Doses, maybe headed to Pacific Rim.

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/12/alert-us-gov-stockpiling-14-million.html

  127. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, breezy
    6:10a INT 44.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.6 CPM

  128. george says:

    Thanks so much Michael. Looks like a very nice unit.

  129. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    8:20a INT 44.8 CPM
    8:30a EXT 51.4 CPM

  130. SimiRich says:

    @Michael: thank you for clearing this up for me. If a future rain sample is high, then I will try to take another reading without alpha for comparison.

    Thanks for the kind words. I’m really just a creature of habit and have a schedule in the morning that allows for me to take these tests. I’m happy to contribute because I’m just as concerned as everyone else that reads your incredible website. Thank you for all that you do!

  131. @SimiRich: You aren’t ignorant in the least so pardon me if it came off that way! You indeed are counting right but if you’re going to bring up alpha, I would suggest putting something between your Inspector and the sample to tell us if you are cutting any radiation down (reducing the count) so we would know how much alpha might be in it. That would require another 10-minute test which might not be worth the hassle unless the sample tests hot. Otherwise, there’s no need to mention alpha because we know you’re already detecting alpha, beta and gamma.

    Denise Anne and I can’t thank you enough, SimiRich, for your incredible and accurate testing run. You have just passed 1,000 tests with over 1,007 samples and detections to Radiation Station Simi Valley‘s credit!

    CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU from all us raddies of the Radiation Nation!!!!

  132. SimiRich says:

    Michael – please excuse my ignorance in using the incorrect terminology. When I took the 10 minutes test, there was nothing between the rain soaked paper towel and the pancake tube of my Inspector Alert allowing alpha radiation to be counted. Please let me know if I should be using different terminology for future readings.

  133. @george: Forgive my tardiness in replying but I definitely recommend the new version of the Inspector by IMI International Medcom. It’s called the Inspector Alert and we heartily endorse this superb V2-version of this famous nuclear radiation monitor.

    Some major features: The V2 accesses the timer through the 3 push button switches on the end panel. There is no slide switch so the interface is simpler. At the end of timed counting period push the set button for automatic calculation of average CPM rate. The V2 also has uSv/hr – CPM option. Two clicks to activate Alert feature or disable it, so less chance of that happening accidentally. One year warranty on GM tube and two years on everything else.

    I would jump on this incredible machine before Unit 4’s spent fuel pool goes kablooey when the Japanese get around to trying to remove the damaged rods. Remember the rush on Geiger counters after 11 March 2011? Round Two of Goo will dwarf that. Now’s the season to treat yourself and your family to knowing what’s hot and what’s not in your food, drink, air, water and so much more.

  134. December 7, 2013
    11:15am INT RAIN SAMPLE RSSM: 45.0 CPM^ = BACKGROUND/NORMAL but also illustrates that as we reported in Beta Watch, radon progeny/daughters do NOT impact Radiation Station Santa Monica rain/HEPA dust readings or they would have shown up in this sampling and detecting.
    11:00am INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 44.9 CPM^

  135. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy/drizzle
    6:50a INT 47.5 CPM
    7:00a EXT 55.3 CPM
    7:10a INT Paper towel rain sample w/alpha 84.4 CPM

    [Editor: Though we aren't sure what "w/alpha" means for this rain reading, the measurement of this SIMI VALLEY RAIN is 52.6% ABOVE BACKGROUND]

    7:20a INT iPhone 4s glass test 61.3 CPM
    The phone was in standby mode w/no activity

  136. Dale says:

    The cause of the 2011 Japanese Tohoku earthquake’s large movement in shallow subduction zone, may portend similar risk for the Pacific Northwest. http://news.discovery.com/earth/rocks-fossils/slippery-clay-at-fault-in-2011-japan-earthquake-131206.htm Another wakeup call for better risk assessment of reactor sites. Of course, historical records of large earthquakes and tsunamis in the Tohoku region, did not seem to deter the placement of Japanese nuclear plants.

  137. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.5 CPM
    6:30a INT iPad 2nd Gen glass test 101.8 CPM

  138. hector says:

    My wife’s 1st generation I-pad tested 100cpm on contact on glass on 10 minute count. Nothing on back. Did test inside. Background level was the usual 46 cpm at 9:30pm. Anybody else has seen this???
    Hector

  139. December 5, 2013
    7:35pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 103.7 CPM^ which is 232% HIGHER than background over a 72 day period.
    6:43pmpm INT BG: 44.7 CPM^

  140. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.5 CPM

  141. vital1 says:

    Accidental, and surprising detection of radioactivity in lead solder! (Preliminary Report)

    I was sent this email from a person informing me about an accidental and surprising detection of radioactivity in lead solder that this person had purchased in Australia.

    —————————–

    Email 18th October 2013,

    “Had my roll of electrical solder come close to my SBT 10, and started getting counts – Bloody great – tested it with my LND 7317 and averaged ~400cpm. Im doing a few more tests with sheet of paper, etc and will send a chart with results and maybe send a sample of the solder to Peter to try and see what the . is going on. Perhaps dirty lead?…”

    —————————–

    I received the first 12 gram sample late on the 30th of October, and started testing immediately. It took a while to complete multiple tests, plus do research on the test results. In my opinion the sample tests showed the lead solder to be significantly radioactive.

    On the 8th November I contacted the company that had sold this brand of solder roll here in Australia. I spoke to the Australian product manager. I did this to inform the company of the detection, plus to provide the company with the opportunity to do further investigations into how wide spread and significant this contamination was. The product manager requested a sample for further assessment and testing, which I posted to him on the afternoon of the 8th of November 2013.

    Later that afternoon a more senior representative phoned me, and freely volunteered the information that this solder was manufactured in China from recycled electronic circuit boards. They had been dealing with this Chinese supplier for over twenty years, and had not had any problems with this product before.

    They said they would be transparent in their dealings with this detection, and provide feedback. I was sent a replacement roll of solder with a different product name, and it tested clean.

    I phoned product manager on the 26th of November and was informed they were still waiting on the test results. When I heard nothing back from them, I rang on the 2nd of December 2013 to find out if the test results had been received yet. I spoke to the project manager again. He conveyed to me,

    1. The test results had not been received yet.

    2. The information conveyed to him, by the scientist doing the testing was it was mainly radioactive lead that was detected. He pointed out there was radioactive lead all around us in the environment, and in all lead. So it was unlikely that this contamination detection would be an issue.

    In our discussion I pointed out that three contaminated rolls had now been detected in Australia by different people. (four now) In my opinion, the amount of radioactive contamination was significant, and way above what you would normally find in normal lead solder products.

    Here is a Geiger counter test of 250 grams of a different brand of lead solder. This is solder roll sent as a replacement for the contaminated roll. As you can see from the test chart, it is at background level. This is how lead solder you purchase should test!

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Normal-solder.jpg

    Now compare that test to the test of 64 grams of lead solder, taken off the contaminated roll.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lead-solder-64-grams-141113.jpg

    There is a very large and obvious difference between the test results of normal solder, and the contaminated roll. Here is a more scientific long average Geiger counter tested conducted in the same background environment, for comparison.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Contaminated-lead-solder-compared-to-normal-solder-041213.jpg

    I now have lots of reports from people who have tested a broad range of solder brands. So far, the contaminated detections are restricted to four rolls of this brand purchased in Australia. A contact in New Zealand has reported a clean test for newly purchased solder, including the brand in question.

    Email Report: ( I have removed the company and product information from this email )

    —————————————–

    Hi Peter,

    I popped into the branch in Wellington yesterday and bought a 200g roll. I also bought small samples of the 1.0mm version and their lead-less solder.

    I then wandered up to the university and found a professor who works on such things. He placed the samples in front of his handy survey meter. There was no sign of radioactivity above the existing background.

    This morning I’ve put them in front of my scintillator. Readings decreased by about 10%, perhaps due to the shielding effect of the lead.

    All the best,

    ———————————————–

    This evidence now suggests the contaminated solder is restricted to a batch sold in Australia. This is not conclusive. Unfortunately there does not appear to be any batch information provided on the product labeling.

    My opinion

    The radioactive contaminated lead solder could present a health risk under these circumstances.

    1. If you didn’t wash your hands well after use, or touched other objects before washing your hands. Yes, I know, you should do this even if it was just plain lead solder.

    2. Lead X-ray fluorescence, plus the significant amount Beta radiation released, could also be an issue if enough of it was in close proximity, eg. a wearable electronic device, or stored in large amounts.

    3. Adults and children potentially breathing in volatilized contaminants on melting when soldering.

    My big concern is children using this contaminated solder, when working on hobby electronics projects. Their greater potential for hand to mouth contact, and breathing in volatilized contaminants.

    I have no idea how widely this contaminated lead may have been distributed. Has it been used in the manufacture of other electronic devices, or products that use lead? More investigation is needed to establish if this is the case. If you were building a Geiger counter kit or scintillator equipment using this solder, it would contaminate your project. At present, I would suggest anyone who uses lead solder for electronic projects to test it before use.

    From the information conveyed to me at present, the company’s interpretation of the hazard appears to be different from mine.

    At this point I and others have contacted the relevant Government regulators in both Australia and New Zealand. Health and safety complaint forms have been submitted to inform the authorities of the detections. We will have to wait and see what the outcomes are from this process. I will submit a more detail report once this process is complete.

    The major issue here is Nuclear waste getting into the manufacturing process through poor control, regulation, and corruption. That everyone is a victim when this happens, manufacturer, distributor and consumer, plus the environment. These consumer goods will end up in land fills!

    Test before use, would be the wisest action at present.

    More Detailed Test Results

    Because the first sample sent to me was sent to the manufacturer for further analysis, my contact sent me a larger 64 gram sample for further testing.

    A Theremino Geiger counter Kit, + Russian SBT-10 pancake tube, was used for Geiger counter testing. The solder sample was in a zip locked plastic bag during testing. The lead in the solder would offer some self shielding.

    This sample was from the original 200 gram solder roll. The Geiger counter testing of this lead solder detected mostly beta, a significant Alpha presence, plus a small amount of Gamma.

    Gamma + Beta test result

    1.6 uSv/hr
    1000cpm

    Geiger counter test chart shows that there was very little Gamma radiation detected, when an Aluminum Beta shield was in place.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lead-solder-64-grams-141113.jpg

    This Alpha test was done by another person with different equipment. Alpha test chart of the solder using a LND 7317 pancake probe. Unshielded 532cpm, with a piece of paper between solder sample and probe 332cpm. So approximately 200 cpm was Alpha Radiation 532 – 332.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/lead-solder-with-paper-between-sample-and-probe-532-cpm-to-332-cpm.jpg

    The main peaks in the scintillator testing appear to be for radioactive Lead Pb-210 at 46 keV and Lead X-ray fluorescence. The “Americium Am-241 ?” maker in this chart is not confirmed, and has a considerable amount of uncertainty associated with it. We will have to wait for the company’s final report.

    Here is a MCA Theremino software chart of a 64 gram sample of the lead solder.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lead-solder-64-grams-221113-TV51-23c-45144.jpg

    The best suggestion at present for the peak around 21 keV, is the X-ray fluorescence of another metal in the solder, eg., Rhodium, Palladium or Silver.

    For further information and technical discussion on the radioactive lead solder detection, go to this Gamma Spectacular forum.

    http://www.gammaspectacular.com/index.php?route=forum/post&path=540

    Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

  142. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 51.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.6 CPM

  143. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.3 CPM

  144. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    Alive and well here. Legal matters going on for last month +… Since my last report 11/12… been only 2 showers of any significance… Both have been just under 2x background and some outside air tests have been around average thus NO reports. I think 2014 may change this downward trend though. Hope Everyone is doing well………..

  145. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.3 CPM

  146. george says:

    Michael or anyone… I’m considering the purchase of a personal rad monitor and would like to know which products you might recommend. Mazur has a good looking model in their 9000 for under $600. How does this unit compare with the Inspector? Are they both accurate for alpha, beta, and gamma readings? I’m most concerned with food, water, and air (backround) readings. Also concerned about my water filters in my RO under sink system. Thanks so much.

  147. Before the radiation rains we detected in Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch, Denise Anne and I poked fun at ourselves in the wilds of Death Valley:

  148. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:30a INT 51.5 CPM
    8:40a EXT 48.9 CPM

  149. hector says:

    East Los Angeles at 10:15am
    External ambient 10 minute average 45 cpm.Probe 4 feet above ground. Normal for this area.
    Backyard soil sample 10 minute average got 70 cpm. Probe on contact looking at beta and gamma only. Normal reading for soil sample.
    Hector
    Wb Johnson gsm-500 survey meter/HP-265

  150. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a INT 50.2 CPM
    7:50a EXT 47.1 CPM

  151. hector says:

    East Los Angeles external background check at 3:55pm came back at 50 cpm probe 4 feet above ground. Overall within normal range for this area. Actually on the high end of the normal range for this area. Cloudy with more possible rain.
    Hector

  152. November 29, 2013
    11:00am INT RAIN SAMPLE RSSM: 47.3 CPM^ = BACKGROUND/NORMAL
    10:40am INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 45.3 CPM^

  153. hector says:

    Active rain in east los Angeles.
    Here are the readings for this morning shower. These are 10 minute averages
    Interior background-45 cpm-normal

    Car window wipe test rain sample 210 cpm. Probe in plastic bag so only looking at beta and gamma rays. Looks like radon progeny on the east side. This test was conducted at 10:30am.

    Hector

    [Editor: Rain progeny which does affect East Los Angeles can measure up to one to two times background. This sample is 3.67 times background HIGHER and should be considered HOT.]

  154. SimiRich says:

    Some light rain fell so I set out a paper towel for a sample.
    9:00a INT PAPER TOWEL RAIN SAMPLE W/ALPHA 62.7 CPM
    Background an hour earlier was 44.7 CPM

    [Editor: This rain reading is 40.3% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND]

  155. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    8:10a INT 44.7 CPM
    8:20a EXT 47.9 CPM

  156. @george: Thank you for the kind wishes which we enjoin to wish all a happy Thanksgiving! Our research and reporting show that indeed radioactivity can be re-suspended in the air through evaporation and ocean mist churned up by ocean chop. It also will remain in residue such as in the paper towels we used to sample it in Death Valley. Note that we put up two more Death Valley radiation rain videos of sampling and testing at Badwater and Stovepipe Wells. These new videos, as well as the two previous ones, are at http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/11/boreas-storm-packs-radioactive-punch/ with more to come! Tell us what you think in article comments, george! And, again, happy Thanksgiving and don’t be depressed by this information: be determined to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  157. george says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all as well. Michael those readings from Death Valley are unbelievably high. I’m curious but when the rainwater evaporates does that radioactivity evaporate with it or does it stay in the ground? I don’t see how we will survive this onslaught. There is nowhere to hide. Very depressing.

  158. SimiRich says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    8:00a INT 46.9 CPM
    8:10a EXT 48.6 CPM

  159. Troy Ng says:

    Hector, re: the east LA readings — was that right after the big rainstorm last week? Because the really high radiation recorded by Michael Collins in the Boreas storm samples (the post just below yours) make me think you may have been picking up radioactive residue from the recent storm. What do you think? Can you take another sample after the next storm?

  160. Troy Ng says:

    The radiation readings from Winter Storm Boreas are truly shocking, Michael. You’ve been saying this would happen; now it’s here, the Fukushima meltdown in all its radioactive glory. People are so excited that we’re finally getting rain (I’m in the Bay Area), but it’s TOXIC. I wish the pro-nuke shills all over the internet would examine these readings with open minds. Maybe they’d shill a little less for nukes, and shill a little more for just turning off the god-damned lights when they leave a room.

  161. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    6:10a INT 47.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 58.1 CPM

  162. george says:

    Wow Hector that is surprisingly high. Do you mind repeating that at some time? Thanks.

  163. hector says:

    80 cpm in east los angeles with probe on ground.(dirt) Probe inside baggie so only looking at beta and gamma. This was a 10 minute average. Looks like natural sources probably thorium and natural uranium in soil.
    Hector

  164. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute average. External 47 cpm at 4:15pm. Normal range. Probe 4 feet above ground. A little cloudy.
    Hector
    WB JOHNSON GSM-500/hp-265

  165. Read about the following hot rain samples in Death Valley National Park in our post Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch.

    November 23, 2013
    3:35pm INT SUV CAB RAIN SAMPLE at Furnace Creek Visitors Center parking lot, Death Valley National Park, CA: 1,087 CPM^ WHICH IS 31.5 TIMES BG HIGHER
    3:20pm INT SUV CAB BACKGROUND at Furnace Creek Visitors Center parking lot, Death Valley National Park, CA: 34.5 CPM^

    November 22, 2013
    2:25pm INT SUV CAB RAIN SAMPLE at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA: 1,232 CPM^ WHICH IS 26.7 TIMES BG HIGHER
    2:10pm INT SUV CAB BACKGROUND at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA: 46.2 CPM^
    9:53am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #1, Death Valley CA after 22 hours: 61.1 CPM^ WHICH IS 18.2% HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS BACKGROUND
    9:38am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #2, Death Valley CA: 238.4 CPM^ WHICH IS 4.6 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
    9:10am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 51.7 CPM^

    November 21, 2013
    11:45am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #1, Death Valley CA: 313.4 CPM^ WHICH IS 7.07 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
    11:30am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 44.3 CPM^

    November 20, 2013
    7:30pm INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 43.9 CPM^

    November 19, 2013
    10:30am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 49.5 CPM^

    November 18, 2013
    9:30pm INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 40.1 CPM^

    November 16, 2013
    9:45am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 42.9 CPM^

    November 15, 2013
    11:30am EXT BACKGROUND Toda Moda, Yucca Valley CA: 55.0 CPM^

  166. kim says:

    10 min exterior, Hemet, CA: 48.8

  167. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.8 CPM

  168. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.8 CPM

  169. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    8:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    8:20a EXT 53.2 CPM

  170. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Caloundra,
    24th November 2013

    Station location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    Alert – On the 23rd it was 46% above the 4 year pre Fukushima day average for this location. What do these local alert levels mean, and how are they determined?

    http://sccc.org.au/what-does-each-step-in-the-alert-level-colour-code-mean

    These alert levels are set by the station operator, and are not based on any government alert level.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-November-2013.jpg

    Here is last years November day average chart for comparison.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-November-20121.jpg

    Large cloud masses where flowing from the tropics from around Darwin to the East Coast of Australia, during this period. This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    It is suggested that during these periods of elevated free air background radiation detections, it would be wise to stay out of the rain. Here you will find local rain tests results explained in detail, plus why it is suggested to stay out of the rain during these elevated detection events.

    http://sccc.org.au/pages/The-Food-Lab.html#Soil%20Testing%20Results

  171. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG windy and high clouds
    7:30a INT 50.7 CPM
    7:40a EXT 49.7 CPM

  172. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG windy and high clouds
    6:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.0 CPM

  173. george says:

    Thanks Kim and SimiRich for those rain samples. It keeps all of us informed.

  174. kim says:

    Rain sample from Hemet CA tested 10 minutes: 49.4
    Not too much above background, but a bit.

    [Editor: The rain was from the same Boreas winter storm system EnviroReporter.com reported on November 25 in Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch. Without taking a background reading, it is impossible to know whether this sample was impacted by man-made radiation.]

  175. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky but no rain
    6:10a INT 43.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.3 CPM

  176. SimiRich says:

    We finally received some rain…
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG
    8:10p INT BACKGROUND 48.3 CPM
    8:20p INT PAPER TOWEL RAIN ALPHA SAMPLE 59.0 CPM

    [Editor: The rain sample is 22% above background which is higher than the +/- 15% margin of error for Simi Rich's nuclear radiation monitor making the measurement valid. The rain was from the same Boreas winter storm system EnviroReporter.com reported on November 25 in Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch.]

  177. kim says:

    10 minute exterior in Hemet, CA: 41.9

  178. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.1 CPM

  179. george says:

    Dear Mr. Collins,

    I just visited the rense website and read that your house was invaded by someone while you were asleep. They apparently stacked your shoes in a peculiar manner perhaps as a warning of some kind. Is this true? I find this very difficult to believe but psyops happen often in America. This is very strange but troubling to say the least. Hoping all is well.

  180. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 51.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.5 CPM

  181. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.1 CPM

  182. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 45 cpm external at 2:50pm. Clear skies. This is a 10 minute timed test. Probe at ground level.
    Hector

  183. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a INT 50.4 CPM
    8:20a EXT 48.3 CPM

  184. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    8:10a INT 47.0 CPM
    8:20a EXT 51.9 CPM

  185. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:20a INT 48.2 CPM
    7:30a EXT 48.3 CPM

  186. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.1 CPM

  187. vital1 says:

    Australia
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast
    14th November 2013

    Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    Here is the 24 hour data chart for the 13th November. Notice that there are hardly any peaks above 0.2 uSv/hr and yet the 24 average is 39.49% above average. Peak watching does not necessarily convey the true situation. An extra 1.0 uSv hour for one day is significant.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Caloundra-Australia-24-hour-local-radiation-background-chart-131113.jpg

    It is hot and dry here at present, so this is a free air detection, not a Radon rain washout event.

    What does a 40% increase in background radiation mean at my location.

    Our local 4 year pre Fukushima nuclear disaster local background level average was 0.1 uSv/hr. A 40% increase in a day average detection here means that we receive approximately a 0.96 uSv hour increase in background radiation, for that day above average.

    To put it another way, if the 40% increase in a day average was condensed into a one hour event, it would show on a Geiger counter as approximately 1.06 uSv/hr detection for one hour. (40% increase = 0.96 uSv hour + 0.1 uSv/hr local average = 1.06 uSv/hr)

    Each 40% increase in the local background level here represents an additional ~1 uSv hour increase for that day.

    I have set the colour coded Alert levels at the Sunshine Coast monitoring station here, to 40% increases.

    You really need long term data recording and analysis of local background radiation levels, to clearly determine what is happening in any location. Monitoring station spot peak observations and alerts are helpful, but not good enough to fully understand what is happening. Average background increases can mean you are cumulatively getting a far bigger radiation dose, than from a short term peak detection.

    If you are interested in trying your hand at charting here are some basics.

    http://sccc.org.au/charting-templates

    There is also information on charting in the free Geiger counter guide.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Using-a-Geiger-Counter-to-test-food-for-Radioactive-Contamination.pdf

  188. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.5 CPM

  189. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    Rain has been very scarce for sometime. Below is a report on a leak/temp.close down of the OCONEE NUKE Plant in South Carolina just SW of me…. Many of my High readings in past year ++ is where showers were traveling from SW to NE directly over Harrisburg here…….?????….Hmm….I Wonder how long that leak has existed??

    http://rt.com/usa/south-carolina-nuclear-radioactive-leak-563/

  190. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    6:10a INT 49.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.2 CPM

  191. george says:

    Thank you Michael.

  192. vital1 says:

    @Potrblog

    Here is November’s day average chart for my location in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    Very steady for four days from the 6th to 9th, and then significant increases on the 10th and 11th November to over 30% + in day averages.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-November-2013.jpg

    From observation most of the increases occur here, when we get Northerly winds from the tropics.

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

  193. @george: Perhaps Simi Valley’s substantially higher background than Glendale has to do with the proximity of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory which suffered at least three partial meltdowns during its history. Today, cleanup of the site at the headwaters of the Los Angeles River is threatened by a corrupt government agencies, a polluter spending serious resources to lower the standards of cleanup and a small group of greenwashing astroturfers we exposed in Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover. Yes, three times background is a level determined as a HazMat situation by the California Highway Patrol as reported by EnviroReporter.com.

  194. george says:

    Hello again. I have a question that I hope someone will be able to answer. Are the readings I’m seeing for Glendale normal for backround? They are usually between 30 – 36 CPM or so. I see Simi Valley has been much higher on average… around 48 – 52 CPM. Is this still considered normal? I read somewhere that 100 CPM or higher was a Hazmat emergency. How true is this? I’m obviously not versed in nuclear tech or engineering but a very concerned citizen. Thanks for all that you do.

  195. Potrblog says:

    @Vital1, do weather patterns tie your recent increase in radioactive detections back to the geographic starting point of Typhoon Haiyan?

    On of the worst Tornado seasons we ever had in the USA lined up well with the fallout burst from Fukushima, makes me wonder if the size / power of Haiyan might also be so correlated.

  196. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.7 CPM

  197. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    8:20a INT 48.4 CPM
    8:30a EXT 48.3 CPM

  198. Julian Rivas Camacho says:

    Hi my name is Julian. I am a 66 year old gentleman very concern to the terrible issue of radiation. Thanks for this information.

  199. kim says:

    Yesterday, 10 min Hemet, CA exterior: 48.8

  200. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a INT 47.3 CPM
    8:10a EXT 49.7 CPM

  201. george says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I’ve never posted here but I visit the site almost daily. I’m very thankful for the live readings ever since Fukushima. I am very worried about our future. The corium of those reactors are underground and will release their rads into the Pacific ocean for millions of years via the aquifers flowing into the ocean. If not sufficiently cooled they could still explode if they reach the water table. God what a mess. The Japanese are about to start removing the spent fuel from SFP#4. This is another danger to the world although they may be sufficiently cooled to not spontaneously combust if exposed to air. I also understand that new unused rods are in the pool but these are apparently less dangerous. New rods are stored in warehouses out of water all over the country with no combustion. Zeolites might be a wise supplemental choice for us. They can help detox heavy metals and radioactive particles from our bodies safely. Nascient iodine might also be a wise choice in small doses so we won’t uptake radioactive iodine instead. Love to all. Wash your fruits and veggies well before eating.

  202. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.6 CPM

  203. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.2 CPM

  204. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.1 CPM

  205. kim says:

    2 exteriors in Hemet today. First was 56.8, so I moved locations and retested half an hour later. Second test was 45.1.

  206. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.5 CPM

  207. vital1 says:

    Alert level 1202 uR/hr Fukushima Japan on Blackatsystems, this is not the Nuclear Plant, but appears to be Fukushima city.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Japan-Fukushima-Blackcatsystems-1202-uRhr-051113.jpg

    http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

  208. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 48.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.4 CPM

  209. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    October 2013 Local Background Radiation Report

    Location,

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    October 2013 month average was 25% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima October average, and 6% above October 2012.

    October 24 hour day average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-October-2013.jpg

    Month average chart for 2013,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    Month average chart for 2012,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    Previous reports can be found here,

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/fukushima/radiation-station-sunshine-coast-australia/

  210. kim says:

    10 min exterior, Hemet, CA: 46.4

  211. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a INT 51.8 CPM
    8:10a EXT 52.5 CPM

  212. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in at 10:15am
    External readings 10 minute average 42cpm with sunny clear skies

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500 with gm pancake probe 3 feet off ground.

  213. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a INT 49.3 CPM
    8:10a EXT 54.5 CPM

  214. kim says:

    Hemet, CA 10 min exterior 43.1

  215. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.9 CPM

  216. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.6 CPM

  217. kim says:

    10 min exterior in Hemet, CA: 46.8

  218. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 51.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.0 CPM

  219. kim says:

    10 min exterior in Hemet, CA: 49.4

  220. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.3 CPM

  221. vital1 says:

    North Island New Zealand report update – All the evidence is suggesting that the recent Blackcatsystems detection was genuine.

    From a contact on the North Island of New Zealand. They had just arrived back from overseas.

    “I had usually high readings averaging .47 micro SV yesterday 28th” It was located at One Tree Hill (which is a former Volcano in Auckland), it was there all day. No Cel Phones in vicinity…”

    This person is using a Gamma Scout Geiger counter.

    This was from another contact of theirs.

    “Contacted one other here in North Island around Auckland and they also noted unusually high readings (they knew something was up) the past three days but today its back to normal current background.”

  222. vital1 says:

    North Island New Zealand 26th and 27th – Can’t confirm if it is a station malfunction, or a genuine elevated detection. This North Island New Zealand monitoring station had elevated detections on Blackcatsystems on the 26th and 27th.

    The monitoring station has since been taken down by Blackcatsystems. During this event two other private monitoring stations, located on the North Island of New Zealand, did not show any significant elevation in background radiation levels.

    Screen Shots,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Blackcat-systems-New-Zealand-261013-110.jpg

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Blackcatsystems-261013-New-Zealand-99.jpg

    Still elevated on the 27th,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Blackcatsystems-271013-New-Zealand-107.jpg

    I had elevated background detections on the 24th October, at my location on the central east coast of Australia. This air flow picture shows that air mass which passed over my location, hit the North Island of new Zealand on the 25th / 26th.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Air-flow-Australia-to-New-Zealand-251013.jpg

    On the 24th October the day average background at my location was 38% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average.

    Report here,

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/fukushima/radiation-station-sunshine-coast-australia/

  223. All normal here at Radiation Station Santa Monica too:

    October 28, 2013
    9:00am INT BG RAIN SAMPLE: 51.5 CPM^ which is NORMAL BACKGROUND
    8:45am INT BG: 49.9 CPM^

  224. kim says:

    Rain in Hemet, collected on a paper towel, tested in doors 10 minutes.
    46.2, background

  225. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 50.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.4 CPM

  226. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a INT 49.3 CPM
    8:20a EXT 56.1 CPM

  227. kim says:

    10 min exterior in Hemet, CA (Riverside county, roughly between Palm Springs, San Diego and Ontario airport)
    45.1

  228. hector says:

    East Los Angeles clear sky. 10 minute intergrate average at 10:45am. External readings
    47 cpm-normal range(gm pancake probe) @ 5 feet off ground
    Hector

    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500

  229. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:35a INT 52.3 CPM
    8:45a EXT 49.4 CPM

  230. kim says:

    10 min exterior in Hemet, CA: 52.5
    Definitely higher than normal, which is low 40s.

  231. enoughalready45 says:

    Illinois, USA
    10/25/2013
    This location is 35 miles South-West from downtown Chicago, IL
    Inspector Geiger Counter, Measures alpha, beta, gamma.

    53.4 CPM on 10 min. timed count outside 3 feet off the ground, open air.

    Average background radiation for this area is 36 CPM.
    Readings are slightly elevated but nothing to worry about right now. 100 CPM is considered alert level but I always like to add that it means to start figuring out why a reading is high. It is time to worry when you get 100 CPM or over for a series of days.

    For Comparison the highest reading I have taken was on August 2, 2012 after a release event from Fukushima that people were detecting across the USA. The reading was 72.6 CPM.

  232. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 47.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.7 CPM

  233. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast
    25th October 2013

    Monitoring Station Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    Yesterday’s day average was 38% above the 4 year pre Fukushima day average. It is dry and windy here at present, so this is a free air detection increase, not a radon washout event. It is suggested that if it does rain, to stay out of it.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-October-2013.jpg

    Local long term data can be found here.

    http://sccc.org.au/archives/2630

    —————————————————–

    Alert Level detection Hawaii on Blackcatsystems monitoring map yesterday, was 157 uR/hr, presently at 155 uR/hr

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Blackcatsystems-241013-Hawaii-157.jpg

    http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

    I looked at other monitoring networks with stations on the Hawaii islands, and could not see a any corresponding increased detections.

    ——————————————————

    This netc monitoring system screen shot on Bobby1’s blog indicates a general increase in background across the west coast of the USA on the 24th.

    http://optimalprediction.com/files/netc10-24-13.gif

  234. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 46.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.3 CPM

  235. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG foggy conditions
    6:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 66.4 CPM ALPHA READING
    EXT was on a plastic, dew covered chair

    [Editor: No EXT average to compare alpha reading to but last EXT was 53.8 CPM, which was high comparatively to preceding RSSV EXT readings. This ALPHA 23.4% HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS EXT.]

  236. POTRBLOG says:

    POTRBLOG Reverse Engineers U.S. Radiological Disaster CONOPS & Identifies Nuclear Threats

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/10/potrblog-reverse-engineers-us.html

  237. 10-21-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update (21 October 2013): One hour special that covers much of the radiation challenges facing us today regarding Fukushima, nuclear power safety and the never-resting nonsense spewed by pro-nukers in the media such as the New York Times.
    Hot Purple RainThe series listeners have been waiting for, Black Swan SONGS, is finally out describing in five pieces and 23,000 words the threats facing the spent fuel at the San Onofre and Peach Bottom nuclear generating stations. Discussion moves to story of an experienced yachtsman making the Pacific Ocean trek first from Australia to Japan and then onto North America. Sea life is near non-existent for thousands of miles save for a huge whale floating on top of the water with a massive head tumor. “The Ocean is Broken” may be a ‘fish story’ but if it isn’t, the tale it tells is hopelessly heartbreaking. Jeff and Michael discuss next typhoon bearing down on Fukushima and the massive spikes in radiation readings that previous storms over the stricken plant have left in their wakes. Even with persistent poisonous radionuclides recently found in British sediment bordering the Irish sea, the UK government announces the construction of two new nuclear reactors on its southern coast. Michael points out that the British taxpayer will be on the hook for billions in this outrageous government giveaway. US Pacific Coast seaweed is again found contaminated with Fuku goo in the form of cesium-134, cesium-137 and cobalt-60 which suggests ongoing fission at the Japanese site of the triple meltdowns. Sad state of the media in which New York Times dismisses Fukushima radiation and lauds new EPA rules that radically raise amounts of allowable radiation in emergencies, a dangerous plan first exposed months ago in EnviroReporter.com with EPA Nukes Radiation Rules. Happy, though small, state of citizen awareness as 500 people gather on San Francisco beach forming a human chain reading “FUKUSHIMA IS HERE.” Michael discusses $60 billion US government is planning to spend ‘modernize’ its nuclear weapons complex suggesting money would be better spent tracking and addressing Fuku goo. US EPA says “To this day, the [RadNet] system continues to confirm that there are no harmful levels of radiation in the air reaching the U.S. from Japan,” an EPA spokesperson said in the last week when EnviroReporter.com‘s own US EPA RadNet graphs data shows upward spikes in beta radiation in Phoenix AZ, Anaheim, Fresno & Los Angeles CA, Albuquerque NM, Corvalis OR, Amarillo TX and Charleston WV. One of the best shows in over 2.5 years of bringing radiation information to a growing international audience.

  238. SimiRich says:

    2013/10/22
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    6:10a INT 54.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.8 CPM

  239. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.5 CPM

  240. Chase says:

    On Saturday October 19th 2013 [a large group of] people gathered at Ocean Beach in San Francisco and formed a human banner that said Fukushima Is Here.

    Fukushima Is Here (sky photo)
    by D Boyer
    Note the bridge in the background.
    http://www.fukushimaishere.info/images/FukuBeach.jpg

    Article with photos:
    http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/19/18745092.php

    ;) Why wasn’t this on the evening news?

  241. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:50a EXT 50.5 CPM
    7:00a INT 53.1 CPM

  242. vital1 says:

    Strangely at the same time, all the European Blackcatsystems monitoring stations are down at present. System malfunction?

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Black-cat-systems-191013-all-Europen-stations-down.jpg

  243. vital1 says:

    Alert Level Eastern Hokkaido Japan on Blackcat systems.

    Screen Shot,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Black-cat-systems-191013-alert-level-North-Island-Japan.jpg

    Blackcat systems, click on the International map, and drag to see Japan.

    http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

  244. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:30a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:40a EXT 53.3 CPM

  245. POTRBLOG says:

    Finding a hot fragment of Chernobyl’s spent fuel…
    Amazing how radioactive such a small piece can be.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=96e_1381890499

  246. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.9 CPM

  247. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 44.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.6 CPM

  248. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.9 CPM

  249. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.4 CPM

  250. vital1 says:

    A person on another forum found the source of the Infowars Iodine product here.

    http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/nascent-iodine-detoxadine.html

    It says on this page,

    http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/nascent-iodine-detoxadine.html#8

    Contains raw, certified-USP grade iodine derived from all-natural deep-sea vegetable sources, including kelp.

    This information raises questions.

    1. Where are the all-natural deep-sea vegetable sources, including kelp harvested?

    2. Is it tested for radioactive contaminants including Iodine isotopes like I-129, which has a half life of 15.7 million years.

  251. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly overcast sky
    8:40a EXT 51.1 CPM
    8:50a INT 45.0 CPM

  252. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast
    September Report

    Monitoring Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

    The significant Isotopes detected in rain water tests during the month were Radon-222, Radon-220, Iodine I-129, Lead, Pb-210, Beryllium Be-7 and Uranium-235. If Uranium U-235 is present, even in trace amounts, it means a lot more Uranium 238 is also present. Uranium U-238 can’t be directly detected by the Gamma Scintillator equipment used for testing, as it is mainly an Alpha emitter.

    Local Background Radiation Report

    It was very dry in September with storms passing through on the 17th. The September 2013 month average was 2% above September 2012, and 15% above the pre Fukushime 4 year average. This means most of the detected local background increase was from free air detections, and had nothing to do with possible radon washouts.

    September Day Averages

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-September-2013.jpg

    You can see that the chart became much more dynamic towards the middle of September. This dynamic has occurred in previous years, and correlates with more Northern tropical air breaking through the equatorial barrier, in the warmer months and generally peaking in December, January, February and March.

    2013 Monthly averages

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    2012 Monthly averages

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    Full report on September rain event.

    http://sccc.org.au/detection-of-radon-220-in-the-rain-september-2013

    The fact that I-129 appears to be present in lots of recent tests, it begs the question, is it important to be taking a non contaminated dietary Iodine supplements to try to block the uptake of I-129?

    * Everyone is different, and taking extra Iodine may be a risk for some people. On the other hand, under these circumstances, it may be the best thing for the majority.

    We really need some expert medical advice on this subject. I see Infowars has come out with an Iodine supplement. Ask if they have tested their product for possible radioactive Iodine contamination, before considering purchasing this product.

    http://www.infowars.com/doctor-reveals-fukushima-radiation-nightmare-solution/

    I have no financial interest in this product. I have only put the links here for information purposes, and suggest you do further research before you consider purchasing any iodine supplement.

    Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

  253. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:40a INT 46.3 CPM
    6:50a EXT 50.7 CPM

  254. vital1 says:

    Alert Level Spearfish, SD ~ 3,648 feet ~ PRM-9000
    Elapsed Minutes 353 ~ Total Counts 27,013
    Average CPM 76
    Minimum CPM 49
    Maximum CPM 107

    Beginning time 10/11/13 12:10:49 PM
    Ending time 10/11/13 06:03:57 PM EST

    Report From

    Radwatch-Dot-Info

  255. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.2 CPM

  256. 10-07-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update (07 October 2013): Taut and terrific show hitting a ton of topics. In Vancouver, starfish bodies turning to goo as Canadian study warns of radiation in Pacific seafood over two years after EnviroReporter.com‘s revelations showing same. Removal of nuclear fuel rods from Unit 4’s teetoring reactor almost impossible. We talk of Team EnviroReporter’s upcoming trip to Japan equipped with all the necessary tools to test for Fuku goo.
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the trip highlights will be a visit to the architectural wonder that is the Hiroshima municipal incinerator. T.E. won’t be there for the stylish complex but to see through detecting whether the wholesale incineration of over a million tons of irradiated ruble from the Fukushima prefecture taking place the width and breadth of Japan, an incredibly foolish process that doesn’t get rid of the radiation. Much of the ash from the Fuku goo burning is dumped into Tokyo Bay where the 2020 Tokyo Radiation Olympics will hold multiple events. Jeff and Michael discussed radioactive silver detected in seafood caught off Japan. The Ag-110m exceeded the readings of radioactive cesium in squid, octopus and crab caught off Fukushima prefecture, implied that fission and criticalities are still going on at the Fukushima site which is a horrific state of affairs. Near a drain to the Pacific, 13 million becquerels per cubic meter of total beta emitters were just detected out of Fukushima Dai-ichi’s south discharge. A day before, it was disclosed that 200,000,000 Bq/m3 was leaking for 12 hours at the stricken site because a TEPCO patrol didn’t notice it as it was raining. Michael teased an upcoming four month investigation by saying what it wasn’t: ProPublica just tooted its own horn bragging about the $750,000 they it spent over two years investigating how acetominophen can be bad for you. EnviroReporter.com spent less than $7.50 to read the label on a bottle of the stuff to see that there are warnings saying just that already on the bottle. Our point was what we have coming is considerably more weighty and cost far less. News also broke in the last week that the Japanese fast food chain Yoshinoya would start sourcing food for the chain from close to Fukushima. Michael reveals he asked the American subsidiary of the firm, with restaurants in Southern California and other U.S. locations, if they got their food from Japan. The company did not reply.

  257. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.1 CPM

  258. hector says:

    Radon progeny???
    10 minute paper towel wipe test conducted indoors.
    75 cpm. 7 miles east of los Angeles at 6:00pm
    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM 500 and pancake probe

  259. kim says:

    Light rain falling in Hemet, CA.
    Paper towel swipe off car, tested inside for 10 minutes: 52.5
    Normal seems to be low 40s around here.

  260. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.2 CPM

  261. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.2 CPM

  262. vital1 says:

    12.2 uSv/hr is displayed as a Geiger counter detection on this Japanese commuter train, at around one minute 25 seconds into this video. This is just MADNESS CARRYING ON AS IF NOTHING IS WRONG AT THESE DETECTION LEVELS on public transport services!

    HELP NEEDED : “The Lonely train Goes On as the Children of Fukushima rail toward darkness”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=skhEI-dbONo

  263. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    Finally got some rain late this morning. Overcast/gray sky 20 min shower fron W to E…
    1… 147.7 cpm @ 10:06 am
    2… 29.5 cpm background @ 10:17 am
    3… 5 X background

  264. Chase says:

    This morning I watched a report about Malibu High School where 1/3 of the teachers are sick. (60 teachers)

    Note: unexplainable hair loss, skin rashes, bladder cancer, and several respiratory illnesses, persistent migraines, thyroid cancer and other issues

    No mention or any detail regarding the health of the students. (?) I would think recent graduates should also be considered too.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/06/malibu-high-school-teachers-claim-school-is-making-them-sick-causing-cancer/

    I cannot believe that nobody is asking the BIG questions.

    FALLOUT from Fukushima?

    Maybe it blew in from the sea as ‘buckyballs’ or fell as rain?
    Perhaps the school lunch menu is serving tuna with milk?

    “A concerned group has hired environmental consultants to try to find the source of skin diseases, thyroid cancers and other serious maladies.”

    ;) Currently placing blame on pesticides.

    Because it’s a small high school the ‘control group’ of test subjects is easy to determine. If your neighborhood had the same issue you would never know, most people don’t even talk to their neighbors.

    I get the gut feeling this is not an isolated case. This scenario may start repeating thousands of times.

    I live in a small town (2000) and my personal observation, here in the foothills of central California, is that there is an unusual number of serious maladies.

    Maybe the CDC should look into this if the government shutdown ever ends.

  265. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 47.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.4 CPM

  266. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    No meaningful amounts of rain in quite sometime….FAIRWINDS Arnie Gunderson just put out this video

    http://fairewinds.org/media/fairewinds-videos/tour-fukushima-daiichi

  267. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG breezy, clear sky
    8:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    8:20a EXT 48.1 CPM

  268. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute average at 5:20pm.
    Interior- 46 cpm
    External-49 cpm
    Clear sky and a bit warm.
    All within normal range for this area.
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500

  269. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG heavy wind, clear sky
    7:10a INT 49.4 CPM
    7:20a EXT 52.9 CPM

  270. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG heavy wind, clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.3 CPM

  271. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 41.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.4 CPM

  272. vital1 says:

    @Potrblog,

    I think finding a safe source of Iodine as a food supplement, maybe important at present.

  273. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 48.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.7 CPM

  274. POTRBLOG says:

    @vital1 The troublesome thing with Iodine is that Japan is a major producer of it. The test I wold like to see is if there is any I-129 in the post Fukushima iodine supplements

  275. Michael Collins says:

    9-30-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update (30 September 2013): Historic show starting minutes into the U.S. federal government shutdown. Michael thanked over 800,000 fed workers for their service and expressed sympathy for their unearned plight. Also gave thanks that the EPA’s RadNet hadn’t gone dark which is good because this crucial information is brought to the public in an accessible way by EnviroReporter.com on our U.S. EPA RadNet Data page.
    Amarillo TX high beta radiation readings over 3 monthsDiscussion of the FDA’s new *voluntary* ban on a huge list of food products from 15 Japanese prefectures. Michael noted that Japanese food has radiation limits in their food 12 times more strict than the U.S. standards meaning that their hot food can be shipped to us legally with no one the wiser. Hence the importance of our Radiation Food Lab, the most comprehensive data on food, water and other ingestibles anywhere in the world. RFB honcho and Team EnviroReporter stalwart Peter Daley’s new detections of Radium-220 spell real trouble. From his report we discussed: “The rain swab collected at Caloundra was tested and found to contain both the decay daughters of both Radon-222, and Radon-220. It is common to get Radon-222 washouts, not Radon-220. Radon-222 is from the Uranium decay chain, and Radon-220 is from the Thorium decay chain. This theory has been put forward by a contact in New Zealand. The Radon-220 decay daughter isotope detection here, is an indication that one or more of the underground coriums at Fukushima undergoing fast neutron fission. One or more coriums are possibly purifying, and operating in a mode of unmoderated fission. This would increase the yields of Thorium daughters.” Russia has also banned food from 7 Japanese prefectures and China along with South Korea have restrictions too. Before Michael wrapped up the show, he again reminded his devoted listeners that true character is what a person does when he or she knows that doom looms. He also talked about the radiation levels in Montogomery AL, Tuscon AZ, Los Angeles CA, Denver CO, Washington DC, Tallahassee FL, Fort Wayne IN, Corvallis OR, Toledo OH, Amarillo TX and Harrisonburg VA.

  276. vital1 says:

    @ Potrblog, Yes, there is a lot of evidence that Fukushima became much more unstable in August, which has resulted in increased emissions.

    My concern at my location is the increased detections of I-129, Pb-210, and Uranium U-235. These detection have not just been in local rain washout, but also in food samples from all over the world. These have been in trace amounts, but still of a concern!

    I recently placed a couple of reports here at EnviroReporter’s “Radiation Food Lab” under the Australian heading on this subject.

    I will present more food detection reports on this subject soon.

    This brings up the question, is it important to be taking dietary Iodine supplements to try an block the uptake of I-129?

    Everyone is different, and taking extra Iodine may be a risk for some people. On the other hand, under these circumstances, it may be the best thing for the majority.

    We really need some expert medical advice on this subject. I see infowars has come out with a Iodine supplement.

    http://www.infowars.com/doctor-reveals-fukushima-radiation-nightmare-solution/

    I have no financial interest in this product, or infowars. I have only put this link here for information purposes.

    There are also a lots of other great suggestions by Michael and Denise here at EnviroReporter, like using reverse osmosis water filters, and Hepa air filters.

    Also, in Enviroreporter’s Radiation Food Lab, there is information there on how to make Liposomal Vitamin C.

  277. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.9 CPM

  278. potrblog says:

    @vital1, in what may be purely coincidence there also seems to be a lot of radiation stack monitor outages at nuke plant across the USA.

  279. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 55.3 CPM

  280. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a INT 51.7 CPM
    7:40a EXT 54.1 CPM

  281. vital1 says:

    Alert Level FREDERIC, Wisconsin ~ Altitude 1,273 feet ~ Geiger Counter
    Inspector EXP+
    Elapsed Minutes 400 ~ Total Counts 28,084
    Average CPM 70
    Minimum CPM 44
    Maximum CPM 102

    Beginning time 09/28/13 09:36:56 AM
    Ending time 09/28/13 04:16:03 PM EST

    ———————————————–

    There was also a large spike at Raleigh. EPA RadNet beta readings for Raleigh, NC 243CPM on 9/25 at 12:57!!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/11504_10201310100408885_419715518_n.jpg

    Report from,

    Radwatch-Dot-Info

    _________________

    You will find the EPA beta charts for 123 cities in the USA, are made easy to look up and view, here at EnviroReporter.

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/radnet-air-monitoring

  282. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a INT 44.0 CPM
    7:40a EXT 50.6 CPM

  283. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky, breezy
    7:30a INT 45.4 CPM
    7:40a EXT 51.1 CPM

  284. 9-23-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation UpdateThe grim predictions we made in January 2012’s Beta Watch are sadly coming true as we discuss in a supercharged show. A report came out entitled “Numerical study and prediction of nuclear contaminant transport from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the North Pacific Ocean.” Appearing in the scientific journal Oceanology, the report was the work of the Key Laboratory of Research on Marine Hazards Forecasting, National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center in China. The Chinese government did something the United States would not do: take a hard look at what Fukushima’s spewing triple meltdowns are doing to the Pacific.
    Surface cesiums-137 at 2 and 8 years“[H]igh concentrations of the radioactive isotope cesium-137 (137Cs) will move eastward and reach the central Pacific and west coast of North America in two and eight years, respectively.” The map predictions of ocean surface cesium-137 concentrations are astonishing. Since the report, the situation has only gotten worse at Fukushima with continued fallout both literally and figuratively. Jeff and Michael discussed the latter watching the March 11, 2011 tsunami live late at night Los Angeles time with Denise Anne. As the waves rolled in obliterating everything in their path, we realized they could also take out a coastal nuclear power plant. Only the next day did we find out what had happened. Discussion turned philosophical as Michael maintained that in the face of such threats, with no help from the government for its people or Japan, being courageous is easier than being a coward. Hot spots across the U.S. highlighted were Bakersfield CA, Fresno CA, Denver CO, Tallahassee FL, Fort Wayne IN, St. Paul MN, Lincoln NE, Toledo OH, and Amarillo TX. Michael criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s light “green” and “white” violation at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as puzzling in light of what caused them: a huge number of leaking pipes that forced Units 2 and 3 to be shut down and now decommissioned. Discounting the potential dangers of firing up one of these units, as Southern California Edison did, shows the lax attitude of the NRC which is not enhancing the safety of the site or others it regulates.

  285. vital1 says:

    Alert Level Georgia USA 789 uR/hr (microRem per Hour) showing up on the Black Cat Systems at present. It maybe an equipment fault or false alarm, keep and eye on it just in case. There is a slight elevation 50 cpm on a station in the same state, on Radiation network at present.

    Here is a screen shot.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Black-cat-systems-230913-789-alert-level.jpg

    Blackcatsystems

    http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

  286. Denise Anne says:

    From Harvey Wasserman on CommonDreams.org

    “We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focused on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.

    Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says that within as few as 60 days it may begin trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. The pool rests on a badly damaged building that is tilting, sinking and could easily come down in the next earthquake, if not on its own.

    Some 400 tons of fuel in that pool could spew out more than 15,000 times as much radiation as was released at Hiroshima.”

    Read full article http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/20-1

  287. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with the following readings at 11:30am.
    External 46 cpm
    Internal 44 cpm
    All normal readings.
    Vector

  288. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast
    Preliminary report of rain event detections

    Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    “Alert Caloundra report 17th September 2013 – Storms overnight here, so I took rain swab off a car this morning. On testing it peaked at approximately 6 uSv/hr (1800 cpm) using two Russian SBM-20 tubes, and Theremino Geiger kit. Again it is suggested to stay out of the rain. This rain sample is decaying quickly which suggests it is a large radon washout.”

    The long period Geiger counter test chart indicated the presence of other Isotopes besides Radon washout decay daughters. (So it was placed in the scintillator lead test chamber for further testing.)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Rain-swab-Caloundra-180913-AV-TV48-+-B-+-text.jpg

    Day average background levels have been very volatile here the last 11 days. September 2013 day average chart.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-September-2013.jpg

    NOTE: Scintillator testing of the rain swab collected on the 18th September at Caloundra, is indicating the presence of a Zeolite type material. A source of this could be volcanic ash from the recent Indonesian volcanic eruptions.

    When testing is complete, the full report will be posted here. The scintillator test chart will be provided soon. Preliminary analysis also indicates the presence of trace amounts of Iodine I-129, and Lead Pb-210.

    Alert Nimbin Monitoring Station report 16th September 2013 – Nimbin is located on the east coast of northern New South Wales Australia.

    “…Rain began this morning…. drove to town about midday, got home about 30min ago and sat my SBT 10 on the roof of the car, as I gathered my things out of the back seat, and it started beeping. It was reading 0.38uSv/h….moments later I took a swab off the whole car roof (small sedan) and put it to my LND 7317 and got ~6500CPM for the first few minutes. I’ll send a photo and chart soon….” Here is the decay chart and detection photo.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Nimbin-rain-swab-decay-chart-and-detection-16th-september-2013.jpg

    We haven’t seen any studies on the heath effects of being exposed to large Radon washout events like this. It is only a suggestion to take these precautions in the Rain Alert emails. If you live in the area, it is suggested to stay out of the rain during these events, plus keep children and pets out of it also. If you do get wet, have a good shower. It maybe a very large radon washout event, that seems to be common to the Nimbin area. This rain washout could also have other isotopes in it. Without further testing with better equipment, there is no way of knowing.

    Another report indicating recent Fukushima releases went far and wide.

    “Radiation plume after Japanese earthquake. Iodine-131 cloud reached France.”

    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/radiation-plume-after-japanese-earthquake-iodine-131-cloud-reached-france/

  289. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in 10 minute average at 8:15am.
    External-48 cpm
    Internal- 46 cpm
    All normal readings on the east side.
    Todo nivel normal.
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500

  290. POTRBLOG says:

    USG puts out a 2.79 Million Dose award order for radiation sickness treatment in “nuclear incident” (treats FLU too)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqaj772FkGk

  291. Kim says:

    10 minute exterior test, Hemet, CA: 43.7 CPM

  292. Chase says:

    Some of the statistics presented in this report are astonishing.

    If nothing else at least read the conclusion page.

    Report: Health Effects of San Onofre published:
    Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA
    Executive Director
    March 26, 2013
    http://www.radiation.org/reports/California%20report%202013.pdf

    If you live in California or anywhere near one of these DNA Destroying Death Machines, then you really need to read this.

    Also of interest:

    WONDER online databases utilize a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data.
    http://wonder.cdc.gov/

    I wonder? ;)

  293. 9-16-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update – Fast half hour on last day of public’s ability to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to gut radiation standards not just for emergencies like terrorist ‘dirty bomb’ attack or nuclear power plant meltdown but also to extremely contaminated places like the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Discussion explored EnviroReporter.com‘s revelations in the expose EPA Nukes Radiation Rules* showing the extent of these dangerous redefining of what’s hot and what’s not. Michael told audience not to worry if they hadn’t submitted their comments if they had concerns raised by the expose because he had submitted the article as a public comment. He was not alone. Earlier in the day before this podcast, over 100 environmental organizations today called on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw EPA’s controversial new Protective Action Guides (PAGs), which would allow exposure to very high doses from radiation releases before government would take action to protect the public. The full letter is at http://committeetobridgethegap.org/GroupPAGltr9-16-13.pdf and details many of the radical changes the gutted PAGs would bring. With Fukushima worsening with the entire complex sinking into its own groundwater-saturated sand, the consequences of EPA-rigged and relaxed radiation levels adds to the significance of the ongoing disaster. Michael told of weekend birthday trip to the Central Coast of California that included visiting a fisherman and his wife, Will and Robin, at their beautiful Santa Barbara home to test an assortment of fish and sea creatures for radiation. Will, a listener to the show, offered Denise Anne and I, an excellent opportunity to test yellowtail, bluefin tuna, rockfish, bluefin tuna “collar,” mussels, squid, albacore tuna, yellowtail collar: All measured at background which is probably a function of the fact that the Sea of Fuku Goo hasn’t made it down to Southern California yet. Jeff and Michael thanked Will for being such a stand-up American who courageously contacted Michael to have his fish tested. The results, while hopeful for the time being, do not change EnviroReporter.com‘s admonition not to eat or consume anything from the Pacific unless you can verify yourself it is radiation-free. That includes seaweed and its derivative carrageenan which is widely used in the food industry and toothpaste for its gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties.

  294. POTRBLOG says:

    FEMA Readies 100,000 Person National Disaster Medical System Mobilization

    We think this is Pandemic related, but we can’t rule out Fukushima either. It again seems to be Pacific Rim targeted as it mentions 20 locations in California and 5 each in Oregon and Washington.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNuPJZ9H69U

  295. Susan says:

    U.S. Plans Nuclear Missile Tests Around International Day of Peace and UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament.

    Two dates this month have special significance to those who want to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons: the International Day of Peace (September 21) and the UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament (September 26).

    Instead of honoring the significance of these dates and working in good faith to achieve nuclear disarmament, the United States has chosen to schedule two tests of its Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile on September 22 and September 26.

    Just hours after the International Day of Peace ends, the U.S. plans to launch a Minuteman III – the missile that delivers U.S. land-based nuclear weapons – from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

    Then, on the same day that most countries will send their head of state or foreign minister to New York for the UN’s first-ever High-Level Meeting on nuclear disarmament, the U.S. plans to send another Minuteman III missile from California to the Marshall Islands.

    These missiles are designed to carry nuclear warheads capable of killing thousands of times more people than the chemical weapons used in Syria.

    Your actions have helped stop Minuteman III tests before: in 2011 on the International Day of Peace, and in 2012 on the anniversary of the largest-ever nuclear weapon test conducted by the U.S. (Castle Bravo in the Marshall Islands).

    We need your support to stop these two tests as well. Send a message to President Obama, telling him to cancel these two provocative nuclear missile tests and to attend the UN High-Level Meeting on September 26.

    Click onto: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6357/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8657 to find out more.

  296. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:10a INT 51.7 CPM
    7:20a EXT 55.4 CPM

  297. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a EXT 52.1 CPM
    8:20a INT 51.4 CPM

  298. hector says:

    Good morning from East Los Angeles. 10 minute ambient average at 8:30am
    External-51cpm
    Internal-45cpm
    All normal readings on the east side of los Angeles
    Hector

  299. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:20a INT 50.6 CPM
    7:30a EXT 51.0 CPM

  300. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.7 CPM

  301. Potrblog says:

    UNUSUAL URGENT ACTIVITY: The Centers For Disease Control is Readying for MULTIPLE Medical Stations & EMERGENCY National Stockpile Supply Deliveries to the Pacific Rim.

    This could be Fukushima related, or H7N9 Pandemic related.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPf5onNVJMQ

  302. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.8 CPM

  303. 9-09-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update: A special one-hour classic show that wasn’t even long enough for the breadth of disaster discussed. Of course Michael’s Tokyo’s Radiation Olympics and Yoichi Shimatsu’s Boycott The Radioactive 2020 Olympics Of Death were the top topics since their double-barrel debut in response to the outrage that greeted Tokyo Japan’s being awarded by the controversial and corruption-riven doyens of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires Argentina September 7. The gold medal performance of Prime Minister Abe convincing the creaky IOC board that all was AOK at Fukushima was easily dissembled by Michael as he pointed out that TEPCO actually pleaded with the Japanese government to take control of the disaster in the week before Dishonest Abe’s blizzard of hogwash won the day. The fact that Fukushima Dai-ichi’s Unit 4, with its full spent fuel pool tottering four stories above the ground, has recently sunk over 30 inches into the soup that the ground is turning into was pointed out by Jeff. The hyper-hot groundwater is within four inches of the surface and the entire site is about to sink into the slush. Once Unit 4 collapses before the spent fuel is removed – an impossible task as the rods are busted and not removable even with TEPCO’s weak assurances – Tokyo is toast as EnviroReporter reported in The Unforgettable Fire in June 2012. Michael gave numerous examples of Tokyo contamination as reported in Rad News Digest just since the beginning of the year: June 17 – 300 Bq/Kg in the park of Konanku Yokohama city” (Tokyo – 178 miles south of Fukushima, Yokohama – 204 miles south of Fukusima); June 16 – 19,000 Bq/Kg from the drain of balcony in Setagaya Tokyo; June 8 – 102.5 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from Sayama (suburb of Tokyo) green tea leaves for sale; May 28 – Cs-134/137 from pool bottom sediment of 9 of 9 elementary school in Chiba,(20 miles NE of Tokyo) max as 796 Bq/Kg and on and on. Jeff talked about a letter sent to him from South Korean flight attendants about the hazards of flying through the air over Fukushima. Michael reminded the audience, which has grown significantly and shows its appreciation more and more, that EnviroReporter.com‘s US EPA RadNet compilation shows high beta radiation, almost certainly from Fukushima or local reactor releases, in the American cities of Montgomery AL, Phoenix AZ, Fort Smith AR, Bakersfield CA, Tallahassee FL, Augusta GA, Fort Wayne IN and other locales including St. Louis MO which had a September 8 rain 108 times background. Jeff and Michael discuss how the California Highway Patrol considers anything over three times background a HAZMAT situation. This hot show again demonstrates that people know where to go to get the real skinny on the radically rad world we’re living where those with true courage to face the consequences are few and far between but always are on the Michael Collins Radiation Update.

  304. Chase says:

    I stumbled upon this ‘letter to the Editor’ in the LA Times archives.

    This letter could have been written yesterday.

    “…we have growing pools of spent nuclear fuel, which will be radioactive for thousands of years, and no more idea of how to dispose of it than we did 30 years ago.”

    “The benefits of nuclear power will be coming to your town soon.” – from letter

    By JON COOKSEY
    of Sherman Oaks, CA
    May 5, 1986 (just after Chernobyl)
    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-05/local/me-3384_1_nuclear-weapons-nuclear-fuel-benefits-of-nuclear-power

    I do not know Mr. Cooksey or if he’s around or alive, but I wish he could somehow know his words have rang true more than 25 years later.

    Here’s another article from that same day.
    Wider Spread of Radiation in Soviet Admitted
    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-05/news/mn-3508_1_radiation-levels

  305. POTRBLOG says:

    STAY OUT OF THE RAIN! 108 TIMES Background Radiation! Underground Radioactive Fire Suspected Source

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23SVSdQ8GH8

  306. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:45a INT 54.8 CPM
    6:55a EXT 48.6 CPM

  307. Chase says:

    Japan wins 2020 Olympic bid. Will spend 60 billion.
    _______________________________

    [from article]
    However, Abe in an assured and polished performance speaking in English left no doubt that he and his government had the situation under control.

    “Let me assure you the situation is UNDER CONTROL,” he said.

    “It has never done or will do any damage to Tokyo.”

    [Prime Minister] Abe replied decisively…

    “There have been no health problems and nor will there be.”

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/olympics-fukushima/805584.html
    _______________________________

    Come on… give me a break!

    I really feel like using expletives regarding these outright outrageous lies, but I shall refrain.

    The story was also on the NBC Nightly News tonight. So, once again, the sleeping masses in the USA are going to believe that the Nuclear Plant in Japan is AOK.

    IMO – There is a distinct possibility that Tokyo will be a ghost town by 2020.

    Maybe we should protest like these guys:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcE5aDTszrY

  308. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:15a INT 47.2 CPM
    7:25a EXT 56.8 CPM

  309. POTRBLOG says:

    Columbia Generating Station Operates BLIND, Once AGAIN Loses Radiation Assessment Capability

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/09/columbia-generating-station-operates.html

  310. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.8 CPM

  311. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 57.6 CPM

  312. Chase says:

    A powerful and moving movie.

    “… a family’s struggle to survive in the aftermath of an earthquake and the resulting nuclear crisis.”

    The Land Of Hope (2 hrs)
    directed by Sion Sono
    (Note: Turn captions ON for English subtitles)
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/464064?playlist_id=1930&asset_scope=all

    Same thing on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb2KJnxZ7oA

    Official Trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Th8kVXjPHI

    Awards:

    Toronto Film Festival 2012
    Won NETPAC Award

    Mainichi Film Concours 2012
    Won Mainichi Film Concours
    Best Actor Isao Natsuyagi

    Chicago International Film Festival 2012
    Nominated Gold Hugo
    Best International Feature

    :) I highly recommend this!

    I really felt like I was in a contamination evacuation zone.

    Nobody could watch this film and still think Nuclear Power was a good idea. I hope everyone can find the time to see this.

  313. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.6 CPM

  314. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 50.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.0 CPM

  315. Kim says:

    September 1st– Hemet, CA exterior: 52.0
    ***

    September 2nd– Hemet, CA rain soaked paper towel: 84.5
    tested again about 1 hour later: 51.2

    exterior, about 1 hour after the rain: 40.4

  316. vital1 says:

    @biggee,

    Chasaha pointed to your recent detection videos on another forum, with this heading

    “Very HOT rain swipe. Harrisburg, North Carolina”

    I also noticed this on Bobby1’s Blog. The latest article there is reporting more Iodine detections at Chiba and Gunma prefectures in Japan. This strongly suggest criticalities are occurring in the underground coriums at Fukushima.

    http://optimalprediction.com/files/gunma9-2-13.gif

    http://optimalprediction.com/files/chiba9-2-13.gif

    If you are living in North America, my suggestion would be to stay out of the rain, and avoid flying at present. Also keep a close eye on the situation, in case things get worst.

  317. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    OK, here are the 4 tests on YOUTUBE as described below
    ….Watch ALL 4 ,This rda001 thru rad oo4.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQs-8EkyqG0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUxtNBfuXc8vzudnCqO86tYw

  318. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    7:45a INT 51.8 CPM
    7:55a EXT 56.7 CPM

  319. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…….9/2/13
    Since last report about 4 1/2 weeks ago there have been a couple of FULL days continuous showers with average readings so NO reports. Yesterday afternoon a large storm cell lasting about 25 min. with thunder/lightning at tail end traveling W to E. Got 1 of the Highest readings in some time. Taken off cars windshield/moonroof. Just became aware of RADCON Alerts map of 8/33 by @CHASE here…Possible remnants?? of MANY alerts as I’m in “direct line of fire ” here from several……Have taken 4 reading of napkin sample..normal/paper blocking Alpha/Inspector WIPE Test plate blocking Alpha-beta/background

    1…585.2 cpm @ 7:36 pm….(17.47 X backgrnd)
    2…371.2 cpm @ 7:48 pm….paper block Alpha (11.08X) backgrnd
    3…47.4 cpm @ 8:02 pm…..Test plate block Beta (1.41X) backgrnd
    4…33.5 cpm Backgrnd

    Will try to put up 4 videos here of tests

  320. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    7:55a INT 51.1 CPM
    8:05a EXT 47.9 CPM

  321. hector says:

    East Los Angeles 10 minute ambient average at 2:50pm
    External 49cpm
    Internal 46cpm
    Normal readings 10 miles east of downtown los Angeles
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500

  322. Kim says:

    Aug 30th– Hemet, CA exterior: 44.3

  323. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    7:00a EXT 48.6 CPM
    7:10a INT 46.8 CPM

  324. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a EXT 51.9 CPM
    8:30a INT 44.5 CPM

  325. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:40a INT 46.6 CPM
    6:50a EXT 52.7 CPM

  326. Chase says:

    Speaking of the ‘Triple Meltdown’ lost coriums.

    Here is a simple diagram that shows what is ‘most likely’ happening.

    It makes sense to me.

    :(
    3 Subsurface Nuclear Cores:
    Groundwater Flow – Graphic
    https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/598/8623/original.jpg

  327. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.6 CPM

  328. 8-26-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update August 26, 2013: Fast and furious show as Fukushima triple meltdowns’ “Lost Coriums” sink deeper into the ground, they are impacting the groundwater which is directly leaking into Pacific with astonishing radiation readings. Japan asks for international help for first time publicly as situation out of control. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences showed that radiation on the West Coast of North America could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan by 2016. Michael postulates that this is true for the radiation leaking now but in three years, he predicts the radiation gushing out of Fukushima will even dwarf today’s unbelievable numbers with the result that after 2019, the cesium-134 and cesium-137 off the West Coast will make even 2016’s numbers seem enviable. Jeff figures his 400 tons of radioactive goo sloshing into the Pacific is low. Intense and deep discussion of how this is ruining the Pacific and all the unfortunate flora and fauna in it. “Fracked Nation,” Michael’s new article is discussed showing how EnviroReporter.com has found that a little known new threat posed by fracking is slowly becoming known in addition to the already established menaces of groundwater contamination, huge water usage, methane gas releases and fracking induced earthquakes. Fracking also threatens the very value and marketability of real estate, so much so that major insurance companies are not renewing homeowner insurance policies on properties that have been fracked or are near fracking. Lenders will not loan money on property that has potential for hazardous activity and contamination issues meaning that the land owner is truly fracked. The land becomes uninsurable and unsellable making it worthless. Once that happens, these same oil and gas companies, as well as the insurers and lenders, will be able to scoop up huge swaths of land for pennies on the dollar. This is news that homeowners over frackable oil and gas better pay attention to. We certainly will and won’t let up covering the story.

  329. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 42.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.7 CPM

  330. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.0 CPM

  331. POTRBLOG says:

    @Vital1, Yes that is absolutely the case with EPA’s RADNET. EPA calls their data censoring “Reviewing and Approving the data”; we made a series of videos documenting in detail the different methods the EPA uses to obfusticate the data.
    see:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eIsf2hR1rA

  332. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:05a EXT 51.4 CPM
    8:15a INT 50.6 CPM

  333. vital1 says:

    @potrblog, All the evidence points to Government run monitoring systems in Japan, USA and Europe being manipulated to protect the Nuclear industry. High detections are explained away by equipment malfunctions, or they just turn the monitoring equipment off during an event.

    In Japan they have been caught placing lead backup batteries near the sensors to shield them, placing the monitoring equipment high off the ground, only decontaminating an area around monitoring stations, plus altering the monitoring equipment so it shows much lower readings.

    I am telling you what you already know, new people visiting here may not realize this.

    Here is just one of many articles relating to this subject.

    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/Official-radiation-monitoring-stations-in-Fukushima-unreliable-Greenpeace/

  334. vital1 says:

    In my previous post you will need to scroll down the page to see this Long Beach chart, in the comment section.

    https://ec2.netc.com/bb/download/file.php?id=84

  335. vital1 says:

    There was a considerable spike in radiation detected on a Long Beach monitoring station. Here is a link to the Long Beach chart kindly provide by Harlan of netc.com. There are also reports that San Diego had a small spike around the same time. There is uncertainty as to what caused these spikes, maybe a false alarm.

    https://ec2.netc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=335

  336. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a EXT 52.9 CPM
    7:50a INT 48.1 CPM

  337. POTRBLOG says:

    @Vital1 It seems Columbia Nuclear was blind for about 6 hours to what ever their radiation situation was with their Nuclear Reactor vent stack. I’m not sure how they can forthrightly lead people to believe that there was no radiation increase during this blind time period.

    Something Alert worthy happened at Columbia. But given their recent update, we’re just not sure whether there was an actual radiological issue, or just trouble shooting incompetence on their part. Or a combination of both, which left them blind and the public at risk. The truth is we will never know because they won’t share the data; you’ll just have to take them at their word.

  338. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:50a EXT 59.6 CPM
    7:00a INT 49.9 CPM
    7:10a EXT 53.4 CPM secondary reading after my first reading was a bit higher than normal

  339. vital1 says:

    I think potrblog’s alert was justified, if you take into account all the evidence available at present. Even though Columbia Nuclear say the high radiation detections were caused by equipment malfunctions.

    In the last couple of weeks it’s been easy to see the waves of radiation passing over the USA, at times reaching Alert levels as seen in Chase’s screen shot below of the USA monitoring sites netc.com. It is consistent with our recent observations here. These Alert level events happened a number of times at different locations in the USA recently, on the netc monitoring system.

    There have been numerous recent reports from the web cam viewers of significant events, steam venting and bright flashes, plus very elevated detections on the monitoring systems at the Fukushimka site itself. There were also recent detections of Xenon in South Korea, plus Iodine and Xenon in some Japanese cites near Fukushima.

    Just in:

    Quote from article on simply info;

    Even more concerning is this statement from the head of Japan’s nuclear regulator who has not been someone prone to dramatic language. Shunichi Tanaka, head of the Japan NRA said this today in relation to the current problems at Daiichi. “We cannot waste even a minute,” he said. “This is what we have been fearing.”

    I feel considering all the evidence, it is important to maintain a close eye on the situation.

  340. POTRBLOG says:

    Columbia Nuclear Offers Partial Explanation As To Unusual Radiation Readings
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x3keGbAzWY

  341. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.7 CPM

  342. Chase says:

    At around noon today I observed a wave of high readings on netc.com. Like I had never seen before.

    There were a total of 8 Level 5 ALERTS mostly on the east coast.

    There were 19 Level 4 Warnings mostly from the Mississippi River east.

    Netc.com uses the EPA systems data and places it on a google map basically. I used EnviroReporter.com’s RadNet graphs as a verification.

    Here’s the screen shot:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2099954/Rad%202013-08-15%20netc%20ALERTS%20001.jpg

    This was a big wave of radiation considering half of the beta detectors are not even working. This is the biggest uptick I have witnessed.

    I wonder if the EPA will make some sort of statement?
    They should, it’s their job. ;)

  343. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.7 CPM

  344. @POTRBLOG: Invaluable news. This radiation surge can be seen in several U.S. cities on RadNet Air Monitoring as we discussed on the radio last night. Please keep us informed, Potrblog!

    @All: This one was a doozy…

    8-12-13 Michael Collins Radiation UpdateMichael Collins Radiation Update August 19, 2013: This may be the finest hour-long special in the last 2.5 years. Associated Press picks up on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory story with alternative headlines betraying battle of Boeing PR flack Gary Polakovic and the residents fighting for the agreed-upon comprehensive cleanup to background levels of rads and chems. AP not fooled by Polakovic’s meltdown makeover of SSFL with Girl Scouts and disadvantaged youths the target of Boeing photo ops at lab. Three 100-ton meltdown coriums ‘missing’ at Fukushima as radiation readings higher in last week than at any time during the meltdown. 125 liters of intensely hot goo found outside Unit 4 with damaged spent fuel pool that will destroy Tokyo if it collapses and catches fire. SPF 4 has 14,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of cesium-137 alone. Radiation readings pick up sharply in San Francisco and San Diego. New Dept. of Defense study by University of Texas research assistant says all reactor complexes, spent fuel pools and nuclear weapons storage depots are vulnerable to terrorists. Flawed study misses the most obvious weakenesses but does show that subject itself isn’t taboo in DOD circles, an important consideration in surveillance state where executive branch targets journalists. EnviroReporter.com study will break mold on issue. New Freedom of Information Act documents show coverup of Fukushima triple meltdowns in US with West Coast pounded with fallout in early days of ongoing triple meltdown begun March 11, 2011. Over 100 Ohio earthquakes near nuke plant on Great Lakes caused by fracking in official new study. Columbia Generating Station, a version of the Fukushima reactor design, can be hit with earthquake over three times its design limit according to Dept. of Energy report. Northwest activists want it shut down.

  345. POTRBLOG says:

    MAXIMUM ALERT! Columbia Nuclear Detecting Unusual Radiation- Fukushima Recritical?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ8O6JqpPDs

  346. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG foggy sky
    6:10a INT 46.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.1 CPM

  347. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 50.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.7 CPM

  348. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute ambient average at 10:30am.
    External 49 cpm
    Internal 46 cpm
    All normal on the east side
    Todos los niveles estan normales a las 10:30am

  349. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a EXT 55.1 CPM
    8:10a INT 49.5 CPM

  350. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a INT 47.9 CPM
    7:50a EXT 52.5 CPM

  351. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.6 CPM

  352. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 57.2 CPM

  353. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 52.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.6 CPM

  354. vital1 says:

    Increased detections levels detected on multiple EPA monitoring stations from west to east, thoughout central USA today.

  355. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.1 CPM

  356. 8-12-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update August 12, 2013: FDA says nothing to fear hence nothing to test in Alaskan waters even as TEPCO admits 300,000 gallons of rad water into Pacific daily. Program follower has range of Southern California fish for us to test including bluefin tuna. State sued over SSFL disposal and recycling of lab radiation waste in unlicensed dumps.

  357. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 54.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.1 CPM

  358. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute ambient average levels at 11:30am
    External-50 cpm
    Internal- 46 cpm
    All normal on the east side
    To do nivel normal a las 11:30 am
    Hector

  359. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:45a INT 46.5 CPM
    7:55a EXT 50.5 CPM

  360. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:30a EXT 52.8 CPM
    8:40a INT 46.9 CPM

  361. Chase says:

    An interesting retrospective comparison.

    March of 2011-
    A Michael Collins interview on KTLA 5. In the interview Michael states that if a meltdown reaches ground WATER it would not be good. [paraphrased]

    KTLA breaks EnviroReporter’s Radiation Station
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk7PDzF_umQ

    March 17, 2011-
    President Obama
    Harmful Radiation Not Expected in US
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp7aDJLUf-U

    You be the judge of who was telling the truth.
    _________

    As of today.

    PBS News Hour interview on ground water contamination and the continuous leaking.
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/japan2_08-08.html

    ;) Too bad they did not have a journalist like Michael Collins asking them the hard questions.

    Note: They never mention PLUTONIUM.
    Some interesting comments there though.
    Perhaps the tide is beginning to change. (?)

  362. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a INT 47.4 CPM
    7:40a EXT 49.8 CPM

  363. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 52.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 56.6 CPM

  364. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.2 CPM

  365. 8-05-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update August 5, 2013: Breaking news with “Boeing’s Meltdown Mess” with six environmental groups ready to sue Cal-EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control and Department of Public Health for allowing Boeing to demolish radioactive buildings, including a plutonium fuel fabrication facility, recycle the metal & send to municipal dumps.

  366. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…….8/06/2013

    Heavy rain shower traveling from W to E.Went out for sample 10 min after ending.Most water evaporated.Took from larger area where water was left on car.Some dirt also as will add some radon progeny
    1…379.1 CPM @ 10:15 am
    2….28.1 CPM background @ 10:26 am
    3…13.49 X background
    I also took another reading at 10:38 am using a piece of paper to cover sample to BLOCK Alpha emissions for Beta
    Beta/Gamma…212.4 CPM reading = 7.56 X background

  367. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly overcast sky
    6:10a INT 47.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.1 CPM

  368. vital1 says:

    July 2013 Report, Fukushima very unstable, Pacific Sea Food Risk, Southern Hemisphere Background, and Rain reports

    Fukushima Criticalities Occurring?

    The Fukushima Nuclear disaster site has been getting very unstable. In early July, possible fires were seen on Fukushima webcam. There also have been lots of large steam events witnessed recently on the Fukushima live webcams. These events seem to be following a two week cycle at present.

    Thanks to enenews webcam forum commenter ‘pure water’ for the screen shots of the possible fire at reactor 3. One other suggestion is it is not a fire, they were burning off Tritium near the reactor 3 building.

    http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/porewater4/media/r_zpsc356ad06.png.html

    Radioactive Iodine I-131 was also detected in sludge in nearby cities. There were also increased levels of Tritium, Cesium and Strontium, detected in recent tests of water from bore holes at the Fukushima nuclear plant. This all points to the possibility that underground criticalities are occurring, or have occurred, recently at the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site.

    Here is a list of International radiation monitoring stations if a major event happens at Fukushima.

    http://sccc.org.au/international-radiation-monitoring-stations

    Consumption of any Northern Pacific Ocean sea food is risky

    Headline in a recent Japanese news article.

    “Tepco now admits radioactive water entering the sea at Fukushima, No. 1 Fisheries exec shocked by utility’s flip-flop on groundwater’s flow.”

    Shocked, really! Anyone who has taken any notice of what has been happening at the Fukushima Nuclear disaster site from the very beginning, would not be shocked. Contamination has flowed into the Pacific Ocean for 28 months now. They use the word leak, to play it down. Their estimate is 800 tons a day of ground water is flowing into the Pacific Ocean. This is probably a very conservative estimate! It’s a flood, not a leak!

    Look under the Pacific Ocean heading at,

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/

    to see the magnitude of these contamination reports.

    It is important to keep an eye on reports here, so you know what to avoid. There are new reports being posted constantly. Contamination detection reports of Korean, and Atlantic Canadian seaweed are two of the very newest.

    Background Radiation Levels

    Monitoring station location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    July’s 2013 month average was 6% above the pre Fukushima nuclear disaster four year average. It is lower than July 2012 month average of 9% above. Local radiation levels have been relatively lower during winter months here over the last couple years. Our theory for this seasonal change is that less air breaks through the equatorial barrier during the winter months.

    2013 month average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    2012 month average chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    Day average chart for July 2013

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-July-2013.jpg

    Rain Report

    There were very small traces of Iodine I-129, Lead Pb-210, Uranium U-235, Thorium Th-234 and Beryllium Be-7, detected in this month’s rain test. It was in smaller amounts compared to previous months.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Down-pipe-polyester-filter-July-020813-TV38-18c-86295.jpg

  369. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.8 CPM

  370. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partially overcast sky
    I noticed heavy overnight dew on my backyard table so I took a sample.
    7:50a EXT 52.5 CPM
    8:00a INT PAPER TOWEL OVERNIGHT DEW ALPHA SAMPLE 71.8 CPM
    8:10a INT BACKGROUND 47.4 CPM

    [Editor: Alpha radiation is a huge 51.5% over Simi Valley background.]

  371. Chase says:

    Hard bounce 5.8 earthquake near Fukushima Daiichi.
    Time: 2013-08-03 19:28:50 UTC

    – EQ at 2x record speed on youtube user fuku1long
    (The earthquake actually lasts twice as long.)
    Start view at 14:30 on the recording
    Occurs at 12:29 jst:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDKpdamrVUU

    ;) Seems to me, it’s just a matter of time.

  372. hector says:

    East los Angeles 10 minute ambient level
    External- 45 counts per minute- normal range at 2:55pm Aug 3

  373. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:20a INT 45.3 CPM
    7:30a EXT 49.7 CPM

  374. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.8 CPM

  375. hector says:

    East los angeles checks in at 7:15pm. 10 minute average ambient reading
    External-46 cpm
    Internal -44 cpm
    All normal on the east side
    todos los niveles normalized a las 7:15pm.

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500 survey meter

  376. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 45.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.4 CPM

  377. lucidf8 says:

    Earth’s close call with a disasterous EMP! Apparently, there was a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection event 2 weeks ago that just missed hitting the Earth. I wonder how many nuke plants are ready for a power outage stretching many weeks, months, or even years! The resulting forced shutdowns wouldn’t be pretty, maybe resulting in numerous meltdowns all around the world. http://washingtonexaminer.com/massive-solar-flare-narrowly-misses-earth-emp-disaster-barely-avoided/article/2533727

  378. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 46.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.6 CPM

  379. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG foggy sky
    6:10a INT 46.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.3 CPM

  380. Chase says:

    Radiological Release SCHEDULED – Free Potassium Iodide available on August 8, 2013 in Lancaster County, PA.

    _ ;) “(KI) for their protection…”
    http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?Q=669238&A=15

    What if one lives just outside the 10 mile zone?
    Are people there AWARE of this?
    How often do NPPs do this?

    I’ve never heard of pre-distribution of KI pills announced regarding a specific RELEASE.

    I wish I knew someone who lived near there, so we could get there opinion.

  381. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 50.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.4 CPM

  382. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    8:00a EXT 50.7 CPM
    8:10a INT 45.7 CPM

  383. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC 7/27/2013
    Just had a large 45 min thunder/lightning storm moderate/heavy rain from S to N (no jetstream) pass
    1…433.8 CPM @ 2:25 pm
    2….31.4 CPM background @ 2:36 pm
    3….13.82 X background

  384. enoughalready45 says:

    Illinois, USA
    30-35 miles South-West of Chicago
    Inspector Extreme Geiger Counter readings taken in my yard.

    For Reference: 100 CPM (Counts Per Minute) is an Alert Level
    CAPITALIZED date indicates highest reading.

    July 27, 2013
    68.2 CPM at 1:30 pm, taken from a 10 minute timed count. Outside at ground level on grass in yard.
    (Highest 72.6 Aug 2nd 2012)
    (Previous CPM in 2012 were: 51.0 in June, 52.9 on July 2nd, 58.3 on July 13th, 60.5 on July 15th, 72.6 ON AUG 2ND, 64.0 on Aug 4th, 52.7 on Aug 30th)

    July 27, 2013
    53.9 CPM at 1:15 pm, taken from a 10 minute timed count. Outside on Picnic table.
    (Highest 63.7 Aug 2nd 2012)
    (Previous CPM in 2012 were: 39.8 in May, 57.9 in June, 54.0 on July 2nd, 61.1 on July 13th, 59.1 on July 15th, 59.1 on July 24th, 63.7 ON AUG 2nd, 61.0 Aug 4th, 58.8 on Aug 30th)

    July 27, 2013
    35.2 CPM* at `1:00 pm, taken from a 10 minute timed count. Inside house at Kitchen table windows and doors closed. *=door open
    (Highest was 47.1 July 13th 2012)
    (Previous CPM in 2012 were: 32.4 in May & 37.4 in June, 43.4 on July 2nd, 47.1 ON JULY 13TH, 44.0 on July 15th, 43.0 on Aug 2nd, 38.8 on Aug 4th, 43.8 on Aug 30th)

    Other Previous Counts:
    42.3 CPM at 6:44 am, taken from a 10 minute timed count on July 24th 2012.
    Inside house at screen door, storm front, pre-rain, high winds with gusts in area around 60mph.

    53.2 CPM at 6:50 am, taken from a 10 minute timed count on July 24th 2012.
    Inside house at screen door, during rain, fast moving storm & after first burst of rain.

    October 25, 2012
    These radiation readings were taken outdoors at 3½ feet height above the ground.
    44.0 CPM at 1:50 p.m. (clear/warm/slight wind)
    46.4 CPM at 3:10 p.m. (clear/warm/slight wind)
    42.7 CPM at 4:30 p.m. (clear/warm/slight wind)
    49.4 CPM at 6:00 p.m. (Storm/Intense rain/slight wind)

  385. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:25a INT 44.1 CPM
    7:35a EXT 47.9 CPM

  386. Chase says:

    The question of ‘why’ people react they way they do to Fukushima has somewhat baffled me for awhile.

    Very few seem aware or care, so to speak.

    “…control the flow of information and you can control the event.” – internet user Cisco

    The psychology of programming of the masses intrigues me.

    This documentary explains pretty clearly how and why people can be controlled.

    Tap peoples emotions NOT their logic. It’s really pretty easy. It’s not magic, it’s literally mind control. It works very well about 95% of the time.

    IMO – One of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen.
    :) Catch it while you can.

    Ethos (2012)
    Full Movie – free (68 min)
    Narrated by Woody Harrelson
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/392812

    Ethos trailer (3 min)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwpf0xVCcL8
    _______________________

    This video was on Vimeo and Youtube, but has since been removed.

  387. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 51.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.1 CPM

  388. hector says:

    East los Angeles 10 minute average ambient levels
    External- 41 cpm
    Internal-37 cpm
    All normal on the east side at 9:00pm
    todos los niveles normales en el este de los Angeles a las 9:00pm
    hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500 survey meter

  389. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.4 CPM

  390. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…7/24/13
    Here is a report from 7/21/13
    Heavy ltng/thunder/rain lasting 1/2 hr…from West to East
    1…170.5 cpm @ 7:53 pm
    2….29.3 cpm background @ 8:05 pm
    3….5.82 X background

    Note also 2 short storms since last report and this which were LESS than 1 X background…Both storms traveling from East to West…a rarity! Higher readings definitely coming from West/SouthWest/South.

  391. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 44.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.5 CPM

  392. 7-22-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update July 22, 2013: Fast-paced half hour with EPA RadNet analysis of cities with high rad readings including Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Pierre, South Dakota; upcoming special investigation yielding nuggets like fact no US nuclear plant concrete containment no matter size or shape can contain meltdown or spent fuel fire!

  393. From our friends at the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2013 ~ Washington DC

    Food Safety Group Applauds Recent American Medical Association (AMA)
    Recommendation to Test U.S. Seafood for Radiation

    FFAN urges responsible, transparent testing guidelines and national database for seafood radiation. Wants results to be made public.

    Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) today applauded the recent American Medical Association (AMA) resolution that calls on the U.S. government to test all U.S. seafood for radiation and fully report the results to the public. The AMA joins FFAN in demanding the public’s ‘Right to Know’ regarding radiation levels in food. The California Medical Association (CMA) initiated the resolution.

    In March of 2013, in response to the worst ongoing nuclear disaster in history at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, FFAN coalition member groups Beyond Nuclear, Citizens for Health and Ecological Options Network filed a legal Citizen Petition through the official process of the United States Department of Health Services Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    The FFAN Citizen Petition points out that the U.S. currently has the highest allowable limits for radioactive Cesium 134 and 137 in the world, 12 times higher in fact than Japan’s. “Food and beverages that are considered far too dangerous for consumption in Japan can be exported to U.S. citizens, including vulnerable children and pregnant women. This is an outrageous radioactive loophole that our lawmakers and FDA must address immediately,” states Kimberly Roberson, FFAN Director and author of “Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout.” Roberson continues, “We appreciate the AMA’s call for testing and encourage all to speak out for the additional steps required to protect our children as the current U.S. limits are still dangerously high.”

    To that end, FFAN has petitioned the FDA to accept their petition into official process and lower the amount of man-made radiation currently allowed in U.S. food, nutritional supplements and pharmaceuticals.

    After the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded, children in Belarus were found to have heart and hormonal problems with approximately 1% of the current U.S. limit for radioactive Cesium in their bodies.

    “We must demand our right to know what’s in our food, nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products. The National Academy of Sciences has stated that there is no safe dose of radiation, therefore we reject the current FDA radiation in food policy. The limit the FDA has set will doom a certain number of people to unnecessary disease, particularly children who are much more vulnerable to radiation,” says Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear.

    On July 10, 2013, the Japan Times reported that rising radioactivity levels in seawater off the coast of Fukushima measured 90,000 times more than officially “safe” drinking water. This is in ocean water that migratory fish, such as bluefin tuna spawn and swim in before crossing the Pacific to U.S. coastal waters. Bluefin tuna caught off San Diego in an August 2012 study demonstrated elevated amounts of Cesium 134 and 137, which are considered characteristic isotopic markers for Fukushima radiation.

    Both AMA and FFAN want a national database, and we invite others to join us in demanding that FDA reduces the amount of radiation permitted in our food.

    Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) is a coalition of groups and concerned citizens working for safe food policy in the U.S. For more information please visit http://www.FFAN.us and http://www.silencedeafening.com

    [HERE'S THE FFAN PETITION YOU CAN SIGN]

  394. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.9 CPM

  395. July 22, 2013
    10:30am INT RAIN SAMPLE taken 12 hours after its precipitation in Santa Monica garden: 48.1 CPM^ 16.8% HIGHER than BACKGROUND LEVEL w/ no radon progeny. Result over Inspector’s +/- 15% margin of error.
    10:15am INT BG: 41.2 CPM^

  396. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 47.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.6 CPM
    6:30a INT PAPER TOWEL OVERNIGHT RAIN ALPHA SAMPLE 57.3 CPM

  397. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles 10 minute average ambient levels t 4:45 pm
    external-51 CPM
    internal 47 CPM
    all normal reading on the east side.
    Todos los niveles normales a las 4:45 pm.
    Hector

  398. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    7:45a EXT 53.2 CPM
    7:55a INT 47.2 CPM

  399. vital1 says:

    Possible fires seen on Fukushima webcam in early July, plus huge levels of Tritium, Cesium and Strontium detected from recent tests of water from bore holes at Fukushima nuclear plant.

    There also have been lots of large steam events recently caught on the Fukushima live webcams.

    This all points to the possibility that underground re-criticalities are occurring, or have occurred recently at the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site.

    For recent reports of the huge detections of Tritium, Cesium and Strontium at the site, go to the Pacific Ocean heading, under the International detection list at,

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/

    Thanks to enenews webcam forum commenter ‘pure water’ for the screen shots of the possible fire at reactor 3. One other suggestion is it is not a fire. They were burning off Tritium near the reactor 3 building.

    http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/porewater4/media/r_zpsc356ad06.png.html

  400. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    8:10a EXT 49.3 CPM
    8:20a INT 50.7 CPM

  401. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG smoky sky from Idyllwild fire
    6:40a EXT 53.4 CPM
    6:50a INT 46.6 CPM

  402. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7;45a EXT 55.3 CPM
    7:55a INT 50.0 CPM

  403. Chase says:

    Great interview the other night on Rense Radio!
    (the 15th of July)

    Also wanted to say that everyone should take a periodic look at the US EPA RADnet Data Graphs. Very nicely done. Thanks EnviroReporter.

    Being 1.5 hours drive north of Bakersfield and at an even higher elevation really makes me wonder. The Bakersfield readings are very HIGH in comparison to almost everywhere else except Fresno which is 1.5 hours to my north.

    :(
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/radnet-air-monitoring/california/#bakersfield

    Question:
    Is there any way to tell what the readings in Bakersfield were like, say 4 or more years ago? Again, just wondering. A comparison might say a lot.

  404. hector says:

    East los Angeles 10 minute ambient levels at 10:45am
    Internal-47 cpm
    External- 50 cpm
    All normal on the east side
    todos los niveles ambientales de radioactvidad estan normalized a las 10:45am
    Vector v

  405. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:15a EXT 51.4 CPM
    8:25a INT 47.9 CPM

  406. Michael Collins says:

    7-15-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update July 15, 2013: One of the best shows ever with “EPA Nukes Radiation Rules” discussed in lively interview. Jeff is amazed by new allowance of Plutonium-239 in soil so high that it will induce fatal cancer with 100% certainty eight times over!

    After the show, we received the nicest message from Rusty E. in Matawan New Jersey that we wanted to share because folks like Rusty make all the work worth it:

    Hi Mike,
    I have to tell you how much we enjoy your reports weekly during your
    appearances. It’s so refreshing to hear real data, developments – and
    we love your sense of humor. After all, it is a depressing subject.
    Your spark of humor and unique delivery helps us get the point, but
    not so that we’re numb by the end. Instead, we’re motivated to tell
    others about the information, yours/Jeff’s program and the radiation
    developments. Keep up the good work.

  407. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:55a EXT 55.9 CPM
    7:05a INT 46.1 CPM

  408. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:15a INT 48.7 CPM
    7:25a EXT 53.0 CPM

  409. hector says:

    East los Angeles ambient levels at 7:45pm. 10 minute integrate
    External-46 cpm
    Internal-44 cpm
    All normal levels

  410. Margery Brown says:

    It seems as if things may be getting out of control in Fukushima!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDYvsbRnVeQ

  411. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:20a INT 51.1 CPM
    6:30a EXT 53.7 CPM

  412. 7/12/13
    9:00pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer FROM 5/31/13 to 7/12/13: 100.0 CPM^ which is 114% HIGHER than background over a 43 day period. This is a per day INCREASE OF 132.7% OVER LAST PERIOD.
    9:00pm INT BG: 46.7 CPM^

  413. hector says:

    East los Angeles 10 minute average ambient count rate
    Internal-46 cpm
    External- 49 cpm at 9:00am
    All normal readings on the east side

    Todo normal en el este de los Angeles
    Hector

  414. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:20a INT 46.8 CPM
    7:30a EXT 51.1 CPM

  415. Sol says:

    Dear Mr. Collins,

    Please be aware of soon-to-be-released response to public comments from Cal EPA’s DTSC regarding their nuclear, chemical, and in-situ gun range contaminant cleanup plan at Chatsworth Park South (CPS). Tunnel #26 connects Simi Valley to CPS. This train tunnel is over 7000 feet long and bleeds contaminated-by-Rocketdyne (?!) groundwater that illegally flows out ends of the tunnel and is allowed to ‘settle out’ in the middle of the old skeet shooting range at CPS. Every day of the year, thousands of gallons of this tunnel goo is then mixed with exposed soils laden with high amounts of lead & arsenic shot plus Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon target pieces (aka skeet pigeons), dioxins, furans, plus other firing range goo — creating, in effect, a SUPER GOO…

  416. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy
    6:10a INT 45.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.7 CPM

    744 special radiation tests as of July 12, 2013

  417. IMPORTANT NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PALISADES WEBINAR JULY 16 & FORT CALHOUN MEETING IN OMAHA JULY 24

    NRC Regional Office Webinar to Discuss Agency Steps on Palisades Water Tank
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Region III office will hold a webinar on July 16 to discuss the agency’s response to the leak from the safety injection refueling water tank that occurred May 5 at the Palisades nuclear plant near South Haven, Mich.
    The office, located in Lisle, Ill., will present information about the NRC’s close monitoring of the plant’s actions to identify the source of the leak and conduct repairs to ensure the tank’s safety going forward. The plant returned to service June 17 after the tank was repaired.
    NRC inspectors independently verified the condition of the tank before Palisades could start up. Even though there is no current evidence of leakage from the tank, NRC Resident Inspectors at the plant continue to monitor its condition through visual examinations and other reviews.
    “We remain committed to the high level of openness and engagement with the public,” said Region III Administrator Charles Casto. “This webinar will give us an opportunity to talk to participants about issues we know are of interest to the community and answer questions.”
    The webinar will be held at 5:30 p.m EDT. Participants will be able to view presentation slides prepared by NRC staff and submit questions in writing over the Internet. Interested members of the public must to register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/431957345 or follow the instructions on the meeting notice in order to participate. If you need assistance with registration, call 888-259-8414.

    NRC Will Hold Meeting to Discuss Status of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting on July 24 to discuss the NRC’s ongoing oversight and inspection activities at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. The plant, located 19 miles north of Omaha, Neb. is owned and operated by Omaha Public Power District (OPPD).
    Fort Calhoun has been shut down for a refueling outage prior to the 2011 Missouri River flooding, and remained shutdown to address a breaker fire and other restart complications.
    The meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3321 South 72 St., Omaha. Following NRC and OPPD presentations, the public will have opportunities to ask the NRC questions about Fort Calhoun and the regulator’s oversight activities.
    This meeting is one of a series the NRC is holding to keep the public informed about OPPD’s effort to address performance issues. No restart decision will be made at the meeting.

  418. Radiation Station Pacifica California

    Pacifica Readings
    Taken 7/9/2013

    BG 27.9 cpm – taken before measuring samples at home

    LOCATION CPM
    LMB Air 31.8
    LMB 7 39.5
    LMB 8 34.9
    LMB Air 31.8
    LMB Creek 27.3
    PWS 1 26.9
    PWS 2 30.2
    PWS 3 27.7
    PWS 4 30.7
    PWS 5 32.3
    PWS 6 28.9

  419. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    6:10a INT 43.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.1 CPM

  420. July 10, 2013
    10:15pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 68.1 CPM^ 126.6% of BACKGROUND LEVEL HIGHER w/ no radon progeny
    10:00pm INT BG: 53.4 CPM^

    The background is highish and the measurement larger than the +/- 15% error range making it valid. RadNet Los Angeles is still down so can’t compare. Anaheim looks good. Simi Valley & East Los Angeles are solid.

  421. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    6:10a INT 50.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.8 CPM

  422. 7-08-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update July 8, 2013: Special 1-hour show with Fukushima corium wrecking groundwater flowing into Pacific; new EnviroReporter.com US EPA RadNet beta and gamma air monitoring data for 48 states & Puerto Rico made user-friendly; new EPA emergency rad regs that raise limits thousands of times & much more!

  423. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles checks in this morning with 10 minute average ambient levels at 6:45 am.
    exterior 49 CPM
    interior 46 CPM
    all normal on the east side
    Todos los niveles normales en el este de los angeles, ca a las 6:45 am
    hector

  424. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49,9 CPM

  425. radmap

    Beta and Gamma graphs

    48 states & Puerto Rico

    Updated daily by United States Environmental Protection Agency and organized into user friendly format by EnviroReporter.com independently

    Three month graphs

    Brought to you by EnviroReporter.com to make it simple to know how hot, or not, it is in the United States

    Designed and created by Denise Anne Duffield

  426. Now is the time for you to comment on the EPA’s radical new plan to loosen up radiation standards for air, water and soil during an emergency – and beyond – as our coverage will soon show later this week. But with only one week left until comment cutoff on Monday July 15, we’ve decided to give you a head start.

    There are two ways to do this – one can use NIRS action alert http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14094

    or comment directly on EPA website http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268-0001

    Both links come from the NIRS action alert, which is here:

    http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1248767

  427. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland
    Caloundra

    Location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    June 2013 report on local background radiation levels, and rain test results.

    Background radiation report

    Here are the June charts for this location, day averages, 2013 month averages, and for comparison, the 2012 month averages. The June 2013 local background radiation level was 7% above the 4 year pre Fukushima June average.

    Day averages June 2013

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-June-20131.jpg

    Month averages 2013

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    Month averages 2012

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    Rain water Test

    Junes local rain water test detected Beryllium Be-7, Uranium U-235 ?, Lead Pb-210, and possibly I-129 in trace amounts. (See test chart). At the location here, June was a very wet month, with over 300 mm of rain. A lot of water went through the filter. Even so, the amount of these isotopes that were detected, was less than previous months.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Down-pipe-polyester-filter-June-tested-020713-TV38-18c-75918.jpg

    Food Report

    Food contamination fears still persist in Japan, and will for decades. This short video by Jamie Williams of the New York Times, clearly explains why private food testing has become a necessity to protect families, and children in Japan.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwQvZTFulPw

    Keep an eye on Enviroreporter’s “Radiation Food Lab”

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/

    for the latest food detection reports.

  428. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC ..07/08/2013
    Quick moderate 10min shower from S to N….Sample off car a bit dirty..
    1…340.1 CPM @ 12:01 pm
    2….27.2 CPM background @ 12:12 pm
    3…12.5 X background

    FYI…South of my address approximately 20 miles “as the crow flies” are the 2 McGUIRE I II nuke plants may be adding to this count??

  429. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.9 CPM

  430. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    8:05a EXT 52.2 CPM
    8:15a INT 46.0 CPM

  431. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:55a EXT 46.5 CPM
    9:05a INT 46.9 CPM

  432. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a INT 46.0 CPM
    7:50a EXT 46.6 CPM

  433. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a EXT 50.6 CPM
    7:40a INT 47.1 CPM

  434. vital1 says:

    The interview in this article provides deep insights into the seriousness of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, and Tepco’s management mind set.

    http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/06/23/stunning-story-from-a-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-worker-interview-by-comedienne-oshidori-mako/

  435. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.1 CPM

  436. hector says:

    10 minute interval ambient levels east los Angeles,ca @4:30pm
    External-49cpm- normal
    Internal 45cpm- normal
    All reading within normal range

    Todos los niveles normales en el este de los angeles a las 4:30pm
    Hector
    Survey meter:WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500

  437. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.8 CPM

  438. @Chase: Note that I didn’t take these measurements so I didn’t make the comment about the 300-400 cpm range at altitude. Indeed, in our two articles Seasons Readings and Winter Hot Zones we refer to S.E. International’s “Radiation Detection Basics” page which says “when you fly in an airplane at 30,000 feet your rate meter may measure 200 CPM (.2 mR) for 2 to 5 hours.”

    Bottom line: 30,000 feet = ~200 cpm not 300-400 cpm.

  439. Chase says:

    @Michael

    Re Airplane:
    The 300 – 400 cpm is what I remember also. With an extreme high considered to be 700.

    All of your rad readings are above that.

    I remember this from when I was researching ‘Dark Lightning’ and it’s dangers. I went back to a saved link, but it’s no longer there. (?)

    IMO – Pregnant women, small children, absolutely should not fly.

  440. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.8 CPM

  441. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:05a EXT 50.4 CPM
    8:15a INT 45.0 CPM

  442. Rich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:40a EXT 49.5 CPM
    8:50a INT 47.9 CPM

  443. From Radiation Station Pacifica California

    Jet Cabin readings over America May 25, 2013 to June 12, 2013

    05/25/13
    SFO-AUS Sample 1
    BG = 22.1 cpm *
    Timed = 60 min
    Sample = 923.3 cpm

    05/25/13
    SFO-AUS Sample 2
    BG = 22.1 cpm *
    Timed = 10 min
    Sample = 974.4 cpm

    05/25/13
    AUS Terminal
    BG =
    Timed = 10 min
    Sample = 38.2 cpm

    06/12/13
    SFO-DEN
    BG = 29.9 cpm *
    Timed = 60 min
    Sample = 1026.5 cpm

    06/12/13
    DEN-MSP
    BG = 44.2 cpm *
    Timed = 30 min
    Sample = 899.0 cpm

    * 10 min sample measured in plane prior to takeoff.

    06/12/13
    DEN Terminal
    BG =
    Timed = 10 min
    Sample = 60.6 cpm

    NOTES:
    – SFO = San Francisco, CA
    – AUS = Austin, TX
    – DEN = Denver, CO
    – MSP = Minneapolis-St Paul, MN
    – All inflight samples were taken at cruising altitude: 35-37k feet.
    – Data indicates levels at this these altitudes should be ~300-400 cpm, but I can’t find definitive data regarding this.

  444. @All: We received this from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The bolding is added by us.

    No: 13-053 June 24, 2013
    CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200

    NRC Seeks Public Comment on Spent Fuel Pool Study

    The NRC is interested in comments on a draft study examining if faster removal of spent reactor fuel from pools to dry cask storage significantly reduces risks to public health and safety. Based on previous research showing earthquakes present the dominant risk for spent fuel pools, the draft study evaluated how pool leakage from a potential earthquake might cause the spent fuel to overheat and release radioactive material to the environment. The draft study concludes there is approximately a one-in-10-million-years chance of a severe earthquake causing a radioactive release from the pool at the site examined.

    The NRC began the study following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, where the spent fuel pools survived a strong earthquake. The study considered a spent fuel pool similar to those at Fukushima and 23 other U.S. reactors, and an earthquake several times stronger than what the pool’s design considered. The study examined both a “full” spent fuel pool and one with less fuel and more spacing between individual fuel assemblies, as well as emergency procedures for adding water to the pool in the unlikely event that the earthquake causes the pool to lose water.

    “Our detailed analysis showed that even a very strong earthquake has a low probability of damaging the pool studied to the point of losing water,” said Brian Sheron, Director of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. “The draft study also shows that even if this particular pool was damaged, the fuel could be kept safely cool in all but a few exceptional circumstances. We’ll use the final study to inform further analysis of U.S. spent fuel pools.”

    In cases where the analysis led to fuel damage, the draft study concluded existing emergency procedures would keep the population around the plant safe. Those emergency measures could mean relocating people from a large area of potentially contaminated land. The study also examined the potential benefits of moving all spent fuel older than five years (and therefore easier to cool) into storage casks within five years. For the scenarios examined, the study concluded faster fuel transfer to casks would not provide a significant safety benefit for the plant studied. The NRC will incorporate public comments and use the final study in a broader regulatory analysis of the spent fuel pools at U.S. operating nuclear reactors as part of its Japan Lessons-Learned activities.

    The public and interested groups can comment on the study, using Docket ID NRC-2013-0136 on the Regulations.gov website, for 30 days following publication of a notice in the Federal Register, expected shortly. Comments can also be submitted, using the Docket ID, via mail to

    Cindy Bladey
    Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB)
    Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Washington, DC 20555
    The study will be available on the Regulations.gov website, as well as in the agency’s electronic document database, ADAMS, under accession number ML13133A132.

  445. hector says:

    East los Angeles at 2:00pm
    External-48 cpm
    Internal-46 cpm
    All normal levels on the east side with 100 degree heat
    Hector

  446. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.5 CPM

    @biggee – the information in that video is sickening. Thank you very much for posting for us to see.

  447. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

    In regards to last message this is the 1st DANE WIGINGTON Live talk from Youtube to watch FIRST!! It should take PRECIDENCE above ALL others…..Im lost for words….PLEASE Watch and email to friends….Comments appreciated

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2x6TEeknfo

  448. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…..6/27/2013
    I have 2 rain sample reports
    6/25/13…short thunder/lightning shower 10 min from W to E
    1…60.3 CPM @ 6:24 pm
    2…29.5 CPM background @ 6:35 pm
    3…2.04 x background

    6/27/13…Short moderate shower about 5-7 min from W to E
    1…121.8 CPM @ 5:39 pm
    2…30.7 CPM background @ 5:50 pm
    3…= 3.97 x background

    Im also adding a MUST VIEW interview GEORGE NOORY/DANE WIGINGTON on how WEATHER MODIFICATION is gone “outa-hand” and they have LOST CONTROL of it….WW#/radiation/Fukushima/GMO foods ALL take a back seat to Destruction to Life on this planet…..YOUR RESPONSES APPRECIATED…..

    http://www.canadaskywatch.com/articles/interview/2013/05_21_dane_wigington_coast_to_coast.html

  449. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 44.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.2 CPM

  450. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.4 CPM

  451. vital1 says:

    Posted by the the site admin of netc.com radiation monitoring site. The dark red and black markers on the map, indicate locations in Japan, where there have been recent increasing radiation detections.

    Quote:

    “The radiation in Japan is increasing south as seen on the map. It looks like South Korea should have increased radiation from Japan.”

    http://i43.tinypic.com/mh3ar9.jpg

  452. SimiRich says:

    2013/06/25
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.9 CPM

  453. HECTOR says:

    East los angeles 10 minute average at 3:45 pm.
    internal 45 CPM
    external 48 CPM
    all normal readings on the east side
    Todo nivel ambiental normal en el este de los angeles, ca a las 3;45pm

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500 survey meter

  454. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 51.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.0 CPM

  455. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    8:05a EXT 47.6 CPM
    8:15a INT 49.2 CPM

  456. Chase says:

    :(
    Here’s a TOP 10 list of the most radioactive places on Earth. (with photos)
    http://brainz.org/ten-most-radioactive-places-earth/

    Can you guess which site is number 1 on the list?
    Hint: It’s ongoing with no end in sight and is setting the bar for radioactive contamination on a global scale.

    I am sure the list of ‘known’ contamination sites worldwide must be staggering.

  457. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:40a INT 45.3 CPM
    6:50a EXT 49.8 CPM

  458. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.7 CPM

  459. Michael Collins Radiation Update June 17, 2013: Taut one-hour show starting with amazing images of Pacific hot zones of water matching Sea of Goo floating on the Kuroshio Current towards North America. Custom-video illutstrates just how far in the drink Pacific users and exploiters are two years after Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns began; more startling San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station exclusive exposures; Boeing’s meltdown makeover with reputation-shredding antics.

  460. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles, CA at 7:45 am
    external 46CPM-normal
    internal 40 CPM-normal
    Hector

  461. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 57.9 CPM

  462. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 43.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 46.9 CPM

  463. HECTOR says:

    Back from a short road trip.
    East Los Angeles checks in with 48 CPM external 10 minute average-normal for this area
    internal-45 CPM-normal for this area
    All normal ambient readings on the east side

    Todo nivel de radioactividad ambiental normal en el este de los angeles, ca a las 6:15pm
    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM 500 survey meter

  464. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC …..6/18/2013
    Moderate shower from W to E. Some thunder/lightning N & S.
    1…129.7 CPM @ 7:39 pm
    2….28.7 CPM background @ 7:50 pm
    3….4.52 X background

  465. @Chase: We will more than reply to this in the form of a series of articles soon to appear weeks before the end of comments. USEPA is quite keen on what we have to say according to inside sources. So will you be.

    @Rich: Thank you for making us aware of this must-see link with daily images of the Pacific Ocean heat anomalies. We discussed it extensively last night on the 6/17/13 Michael Collins Radiation Update, thanks to you.

    @vital1/Peter, Dr. Solar, Simi Rich, Hector & Biggee: Thank you so much for your outstanding work contributing to your respective Radiation Stations. We are most fortunate for your excellent work.

  466. Michael Collins says:

    @Chase: We will more than reply to this in the form of a series of articles soon to appear weeks before the end of comments. USEPA is quite keen on what we have to say according to inside sources. So will you be.

    @Rich: Thank you for making us aware of this must-see link with daily images of the Pacific Ocean heat anomalies. We discussed it extensively last night on the 6/17/13 Michael Collins Radiation Update, thanks to you.

    @vital1/Peter, Dr. Solar, Simi Rich, Hector & Biggee: Thank you so much for your outstanding work contributing to your respective Radiation Stations. We are most fortunate for your excellent work.

  467. Chase says:

    Some updates on PAG at the EPA.
    http://www.epa.gov/radiation/rert/pags.html#updates

    EPA is seeking public comment on a proposed revision of the current PAG Manual:

    The update, titled “PAG Manual: Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents,” includes new science, expands the document’s relevancy to more than just nuclear power plants and incorporates recent guidance on re-entry, cleanup and waste disposal.

    Comments must be received by 07/15/2013.

    Submit comment guidelines:
    http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268-0001

    IMO – It seems a bit complex, but maybe someone here could add their 2 cents.

    What’s your “LOC” today?

  468. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 56.6 CPM

  469. Rich says:

    OK guys, sorry if you’ve seen this before:

    Go to: http://www.weather.unisys.com/surface/sst_anom.gif

    You will see a sea surface temperature hotspot ballooning out off the NE coast of Japan. It is changing by the day! A few months ago this was quite severe, it then vanished for a while and has now started up again.

    I dont know if this is due to normal volcanic activity in the region, or if there is a criticality on, or under the sea bed that is causing this.

    There’s also a hotpot towards the west cost of the US – could this be the sea of radioactive debris that we hear about?

    Hopefully somebody with some scientific insight can explain these charts.

  470. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 51.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 56.3 CPM

  471. SimiRich says:

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly overcast sky
    7:50a EXT 47.9 CPM
    8:00a INT 45.1 CPM

  472. Chase says:

    This loving couple will most certainly have their lives cut short.

    Probably on their honeymoon. Little did they suspect, and in the end they will never know, that a simple stroll down the beach on a cool foggy day would kill them.

    It’s not fair! :(

    Ducks · On the Beach · FINAL FLIGHT
    (I was able to capture three frames.)

    Tribute… Screenshot video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfykXVpGaE

  473. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:15a INT 49.1 CPM
    6:25a EXT 49.6 CPM

  474. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 58.1 CPM

  475. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC 6/13/2013
    Large storm/heavy wind moving W to E.Lightning/thunder N and S.Winds knocked out power here.Im doing this test in dark with artificial lights.1/2 hr moderate showers passed after power outage
    1…224.2 CPM @ 6:10 pm
    2…30.2 CPM background @ 6:21 pm
    3…7.42 X background

  476. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 50.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 55.0 CPM

  477. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles,ca 10 minute average ambient at 7:50am
    Internal-40 counts per minute
    External-48 counts per minute
    All normal on the east side
    Overcast
    Todo normal en Los Angeles
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500 survey meter

  478. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 44.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.0 CPM

  479. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.3 CPM

  480. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC 6/10/13
    This is either 3rd or 4th heavy shower today. I was home to collect sample of this one… Heavy rain thunder/lightning/wind shower from SW to NE about 25 minutes.
    1…73.9 CPM @ 3:58 pm
    2…27.3 CPM Background @ 4:09 pm
    3…2.71 x background and minimal radon prodigy due to the proceeding showers

  481. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 47.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.2 CPM

  482. Chase says:

    Early morning screenshot of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility.

    Here’s my screenshot photo.
    This is an original.
    It has not been filtered or manipulated.

    Rainbow-like Emissions Jun 9th 3:33 jst
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2099954/Rad%202013-06-09%20Rainbow%20Emissions%2001.jpg

    Watch this for 3 or 4 minutes and you’ll really get the picture.
    Source video fuku1long at 15 minutes in:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y3SQJOU9_U#t=15m20s

  483. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    8:05a EXT 51.8 CPM
    8:15a INT 45.0 CPM

  484. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 49 CPM external at 10:15am and 45 counts per minute internal 10 minute average.
    Hector

  485. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:30a INT 48.1 CPM
    7:40a EXT 52.5 CPM

  486. Potrblog says:

    @vital1

    A: There is no 100% quantitative way to tie it to Fukushima, you can only make qualitative correlations based on the magnitude detected vs what would be expected, and other factors like opportunity and timing.

    B: I-129 is the most dangerous thing listed in the EPA’s drinking water limits. Its limit is 1 piCu/L. The limit for I-131 is 3 piCu/L. see
    http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/radionuclides/pdfs/guide_radionuclides_table-betaphotonemitters.pdf

    C: That is a question people have to answer for themselves; Post Fukushima, my concern would be is the Iodine supplement also contaminated with I-129. (Japan produces 21% of the worlds iodine, see http://www.iofina.com/mid-stream-iodine-business/iodine )

  487. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles 10 minute ambient levels at 11:15am 6/7/13
    external 49 CPM-probe on ground
    internal 45 CPM
    all normal on the east side

    Todo normal en el este de los angeles, ca a las 11:15am

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500+ “pancake” probe

  488. lucidf8 says:

    Very good news, regarding the closure of SONGS! One less potential radiation risk for the So Cal area… Now, if we could just stop that nasty Pacific Ocean radiation plume coming from Fukushima. It’s the 9,000 pound gorilla in the room, but everyone acts as if it isn’t there. It is literally breathing hot poison down all of our necks. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and it never stops.

  489. BREAKING NEWS

    SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION IS TOAST

    Op-Ed News article “Swan SONGS” coming later today

  490. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 44.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.5 CPM

  491. vital1 says:

    @ Potrblog “it is not “proof” in a scientific sense.” Agreed

    Radioactive I-129 is a lot less radioactive than the I-131, they are both released during a nuclear reactor melt down, at a fixed ratio of 3 parts iodine-131 to one part iodine-129.

    Half life 1-131 8 day, in the environment 80 days +.

    Half Life I-129 15.7 million years.

    I-129 can also be naturally produced in the upper atmosphere by a process call cosmic spallation.

    1-129 can bio accumulate in the environment.

    The questions being debated here are.

    A. If it is a I-129 detection, is it from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster?

    B. Does it pose a health risk? (It is far less radioactive that I-131.)

    C. Would it be wise to take Iodine supplements, if a significant extra amount of it was being released into the environment, and bio accumulating?

    Potrblog as you suggested, I will see if I can source a sample from a sea water evaporation zone, and test it.

  492. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC……6/6/2013
    Two heavy showers today about 1/2 hr+ from SW to NE
    1…92.2 CPM @ 2:13 pm
    2…33.1 CPM Background @ 2:23 pm
    ….2.79 X background
    2nd shower
    1…154.0 CPM @ 4:53 PM
    2…30.6 CPM background @ 5:04 pm
    ….5.03 X background

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: Note how the second reading is twice as high as the first reading where most of any potential radon progeny would have been washed out. This strongly suggests another radiation source such as continued air emissions from Fukushima and ongoing resuspension of radioactive particulates caused by the triple meltdowns of March 11, 2011.]

  493. Potrblog says:

    @vital1, its not “proof” in a scientific sense. But that type of information is useful in making risk assessments.

    The Be-7 would come from Tepco pumping nitrogen (likely liquid) into the reactor. I would think your exposure would be from ocean currents and evaporation. Ocean water sampling from those evaporation zones would give a better indication. The difficulty would be getting the sample, and then precipitating out the elements in question out of the solution in effort to get the best reading.

    Local cow thyroids would also be an interesting place to test.

  494. Chase says:

    According to Arnie Gundersen…

    There have been 5 meltdowns over a 35 year period. That averages to 1 meltdown every 7 years.

    There is NO OFF switch in a Nuclear Power plant. :(

    Fukushima Lessons for Nuclear Power in California
    – Excerpt 3
    by youtube user MsMilkytheclown1 ·
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9dkTCD83M

  495. Chase says:

    According to Arnie Gundersen…

    There have been 5 meltdowns over a 35 year period. That averages to 1 meltdown every 7 years.

    There is NO OFF switch in a Nuclear Power plant. :(

    Fukushima Lessons for Nuclear Power in California
    – Excerpt 3
    by youtube user MsMilkytheclown1·
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9dkTCD83M

  496. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly overcast sky
    6:40a INT 46.7 CPM
    6:50a EXT 52.5 CPM

  497. HECTOR says:

    10 minute internal and external ambient average E. Los Angeles, CA
    internal 42CPM
    external 44 CPM
    all normal readings on the east side at 8:00pm

    Todo normal en el este de los angeles, ca
    a las 8:00pm
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500+ HP-265 Probe

  498. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 48.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.4 CPM

  499. vital1 says:

    Is this proof, that some of the Beryllium Be-7 in our rain tests here in Australia, is from Fukushima?

    This is open for discussion, I am interested in positive feedback,
    and alternative views on the test results.

    Read this previous post in the EnviroReporter “Radiation Food Lab”, to get information on why a I-129 detection is a pointer to Beryllium Be-7 coming from Fukushima.

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/#comment-239775

    Looks like a detection of Iodine I-129 from the tin roof down pipe polyester filter. It was collecting rain off a 36 sqm tin roof at my location.

    Test chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Down-pipe-polyester-filter-020613-TV45-20c-88395-+-text.jpg

    If it is, it is still a very small detection of I-129, because the filter was in place for all of May. Mind you, not all of it would have been captured using this filter system. Lots of Beryllium Be-7 is also present! If this is present in the Southern Hemisphere, it would suggest that there is a lot more in the rain in the Northern Hemisphere!

    Nimbin Australia has been getting huge Radon washouts this year. The rain swab test charts from that location have been showing lots of Lead Pd-210 and Beryllium Be-7. Lead Pb-210 is the end isotope of the Radon daughter decay chain.

    Nimbin test chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/East-Coast-Northern-New-South-Walles-rain-swabs-96-+-69-test-070213-TV38-Be.png

    Theory

    Because the I-129 at 39.6 keV, and Pb-210 at 46.5 keV, have energy peaks so close together it can be difficult to tell them apart with a NAI scintillator. If they are present at the same time, the peak that shows will drift toward the 39.6 kev if more I-129 is present, and towards 46.5 keV if more Pb-210 is present.

    The experimental Theremino MCA V4.5 software used in this test is a bit noisy near background. It is a lot more sensitive than the other scintillator MCA software I use. It is just that the noise at low CPS activity can make it harder to interpret isotope peaks.

    Disclaimer: I am an amateur. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

  500. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 46.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.4 CPM

  501. The Fukushima Nuclear Accident
    Lessons for California from then-Prime Minister Kan and other distinguished speakers

    Concerned citizens of Southern California are honored to announce that the former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, will be their guest on June 4th to share his perspectives on nuclear safety and the future of sustainable alternatives. Kan was prime minister in March 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami triggered the catastrophe at the Fukushima-daiichi nuclear plant. He was confronted by three reactor meltdowns and a nuclear crisis that persists to this day. Other distinguished speakers will include top names in the industry.

    Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Location: Map

    Chambers of the County Board of Supervisors,

    1600 Pacific Highway,

    San Diego, CA, 3rd Floor

    Time: Doors open at 8:00 AM (come early for parking)

    Webcast begins at 8:30 AM (PDT)

    Q&A will be taken at the end of the event for as long as time permits.

    Please join and promote our Facebook event.

    Speaker Bios:

    Naoto Kan, Former Prime Minister of Japan
    In 2011, Mr. Kan was Japan’s Prime Minister during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. At one point Japan faced a situation where there was a chance that people might not be able to live in the capital zone including Tokyo and would have to evacuate. Mr. Kan declared the need for Japan to end its reliance on atomic power and promote renewable sources of energy, such as solar that have long taken a back seat in the resource-poor country’s energy mix. Mr. Kan resigned as Prime Minister in August 2011 and now serves the Democratic Party of Japan to garner support for alternative energy policies.

    Gregory Jaczko, Former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Mr. Jaczko was first sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on January 21, 2005. On May 13, 2009, President Obama designated him the organization’s Chairman. During the Fukushima crisis, Chairman Jaczko recommended that Americans evacuate 50 miles outside Fukushima. On February 9, 2012 Mr. Jaczko cast the lone dissenting vote on plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years when the NRC voted 4-1 to allow Atlanta-based Southern Co. to build and operate two new nuclear power reactors at its existing Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia. He cited safety concerns stemming from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, stating, “I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima never happened.” His pro-safety stance caused much friction with the other commissioners, resulting in his departure from the NRC. He has since been appointed to a post on a Congressional panel overseeing the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Peter A. Bradford, former member of the NRC
    Mr. Bradford was a member of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the Three Mile Island accident. He was also the former chair of the New York and Maine utility regulatory commissions, Peter Bradford has taught at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and currently is an Adjunct Professor at Vermont Law School teaching “Nuclear Power and Public Policy”. A member of the China Sustainable Energy Policy Council, he served on a recent panel evaluating the reliability of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Panel advising how best to replace the remaining Chernobyl nuclear plants in Ukraine, a panel on the opening of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia, and the Keystone Center collaborative on nuclear power and climate change. He is the author of “Fragile Structures: A Story of Oil Refineries, National Securities and the Coast of Maine” and many articles. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale Law School and is Vice Chair of the board of The Union of Concerned Scientists.

    Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer, Fairewinds Associates
    Arnold “Arnie” Gundersen is chief engineer of energy consulting company, Fairewinds Associates. Arnie Gundersen has 40-years of nuclear power engineering experience. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he earned his Bachelor Degree cum laude while also becoming the recipient of a prestigious Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship for his Masters Degree in nuclear engineering. Arnie holds a nuclear safety patent, was a licensed reactor operator, and is a former nuclear industry senior vice president. During his nuclear power industry career, Arnie also managed and coordinated projects at 70-nuclear power plants in the US.

  502. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 43.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.8 CPM

  503. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    3,June,2013,

    Monthly report

    Monitoring location

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    The May 2013 monthly average was 7% above the pre-Fukushima monthly average for May. This is the same as May 2012. (See charts below) This would suggest that at our location, background radiation levels have stabilized for the time being.

    Month averages 2013

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    Month averages 2012

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    May, day local background averages

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-May-2013.jpg

    We now also have in place a new live monitoring station in Australia, near Melbourne, at Grovedale in Victoria . The live Grovedale Victorian Australian charts can be found on this page.

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/sunshinecoast-monitoring-station.html

  504. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a EXT 49.5 CPM
    7:40a INT 50.9 CPM

  505. Potrblog says:

    Tornado Damage, Car Wreck, Radioactive Fire, Another Day In Saint Louis.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvz70dDC5bc

  506. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles, CA 10 minute external ambient level at 6:15pm 46 CPM. All normal on the east side.

    Todo normal nivel ambiental 46 CPM en el este de Los Angeles 10 minutos promedio

    Hector
    WB Johnson nstruments GSM 500 with Pancake GM probe

  507. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles, CA 10 minute external ambient level at 6:15pm 46 CPM. All normal on the east side.

    Todo normal nivel ambiebtal 46 CPM en el este de Los Angeles 10 minutos promedio

    Hector
    WB Johnson nstruments GSM 500 with Pancake GM probe

  508. Potrblog says:

    UPDATE: minor tree damage at STL underground radioactive landfill fire, Radiation levels 33 cpm upwind and 27 cpm downwind; major tree damage at nearby Holiday Inn Express; no indications of casualties, video to follow later.

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/05/alert-tornado-strikes-at-radioactive.html

  509. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a EXT 54.1 CPM
    7:40a INT 50.4 CPM

  510. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles 10 minute ambient levels
    interior 42CPM
    exterior 43CPM
    all normal on the east side at 10:44pm

    Todo normal en el este de los angeles
    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM 500+pancake probe

  511. Potrblog says:

    ALERT! Tornado Strikes At Radioactive Underground Landfill Fire In Saint Louis

    Tornado related Mass causality event reported at Holiday Inn at Earthcity, Mo. within a few thousand feet of the WestLake superfund site. The landfill was in the direct path of the tornado, immediate radioactive risk assumed low, but bears watching

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/05/alert-tornado-strikes-at-radioactive.html

  512. From Residents Organized For a Safe Environment:

    ACTION ALERT, WRITE OR CALL NRC COMMISSION & SEN BOXER AND DEMAND THEY TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SCE EXECUTIVES WHO LIED TO THE NRC. ITEM 2 DEMAND THE SCHEDULING OF THE ADJUDICATED PUBLIC HEARING.

    Sen Boxer 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510, (202)224-3553

    Email address and Phone #’s of the NRC commission below.
    Chairman@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1750
    CMRSVINICKI@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1855
    CMRAPOSTOLAKIS@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1810
    CMRMAGWOOD@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-8420
    CMROSTENDORFF@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1800

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ap-exclusive-calif-sen-boxer-wants-justice-dept-probe-on-troubled-san-onofre-nuclear-plant/2013/05/28/5aaf8d48-c77e-11e2-9cd9-3b9a22a4000a_story.html

    AP Exclusive: Calif Sen Boxer wants Justice Dept probe on troubled San Onofre nuclear plant

    http://www.washingtonpost.com

    Another very strong action that can be taken over the next few weeks is to write CEO Ted Craver of Southern California Edison asking him to make the tough financial decisions to SHUTDOWN SONGS for good and start the decommissioning process at San Onofre for the good of the ratepayers in California, property owners in the future children of California.

    It is time to replace nuclear power with solar and you can start immediately by doing rooftop solar in areas that are projected to have grid instability in San Diego & Orange counties.

    I believe if we can get 10,000 California ratepayers to send him a letter saying the same thing we can make a big impact on him.

    His mailing address is:
    Theodore (Ted) Craver Jr.
    Southern California Edison
    P.O. Box 800
    Rosemead, CA. 91770

    Gene Stone
    Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)
    949-233-7724, On twitter @gene_stone
    http://residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com/
    http://coalitionagainstnukes.org/
    http://wattlesswednesday.org/

  513. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.6 CPM

  514. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.6 CPM

  515. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.9 CPM

  516. hector says:

    East los Angeles checks in with 10 minute ambient levels
    Interior 45 cpm
    External 48cpm
    All normal on the east side at 7:25pm

  517. abc says:

    http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2013-05-internal-letter-reveals-edison-knew-of-defects-misled-regulators

    Yay!!!! Sorry if this has already been posted. Just saw it and had to tell somebody. It is also in my general local area (i’m in north San Diego County). Thanks to all who put effort into this case!!

  518. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG some high clouds
    6:10a INT 51.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 46.7 CPM

  519. vital1 says:

    @ABC Unfortunately I have no contacts in those regions who have been willing to share monitoring information.

  520. abc says:

    Thanks for the “Editor’s note”. That is a very informative source you mentioned. I was also wondering about geiger readings in other areas up north, in Northern Territory, Western Australia (i said SA but i meant WA), and northern Queensland. Maybe i overlooked some info, i’ll check again.

  521. SimiRich says:

    I’d like to thank those that serve/served in our military to give us the freedom we have today!

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a EXT 50.3 CPM
    7:40a INT 46.7 CPM

  522. HECTOR says:

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend. East Los Angeles, CA checks in with 10 minute ambient levels at 3:07pm
    internal 45CPM
    external 48 CPM
    all normal on the east side

    Niveles Normales de Radioactividad ambiental a las 3:07PM
    45 CPM-interior
    48CPM exterior
    Hector
    WB Johnston Instruments GSM 500+pancake probe

  523. abc says:

    I just checked out the site netc.com – some crazy readings. Anyone know whether it’s possible that the latest CMEs from solar activity could cause that? From the geomagnetic storms or solar winds which are currently blowing through but dying down (solarham.net)? Just wondering, because of that wave of high readings.
    Thanks for all your readings, resources and info!

    @vital1 – been looking into going to Australia, maybe northward for winter. Never been there (checking out helpx.net, a work exchange program). But wondering whether you’d heard of any readings from NT, SA, or northern Q. Or the most reliable source to look up.
    Thanks again for all your work and intent!

    [Editor's note - Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia is the most reliable source to look up, abc. And don't forget to check vital1's incredible Radiation Food Lab too for the world's best data on hot, or not, food and drink in 12 nations, Europe and the Pacific Ocean.]

  524. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:30a EXT 53.4 CPM
    7:40a INT 46.7 CPM

  525. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    7:40a EXT 52.1 CPM
    7:50a INT 47.0 CPM

  526. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles at 8:00pm 10 minute average ambient readings
    external 43 CPM
    internal 40 CPM
    all normal on the east side

    Todos los niveles normales en el este de los angeles a las 8:00pm

  527. vital1 says:

    Alert Level showing at Burlington Vermont, on the netc.com site 24th May 2013 at 23:40, plus 5 other stations showing significant increases down the east coast of the USA, from Vermont to The District of Columbia.

  528. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 43.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.3 CPM

  529. HECTOR says:

    East Los Angeles, CA 10 minute ambient average
    exterior-48 CPM
    interior-45 CPM
    all normal on the east side at 4:15pm

    Nivel de radioactividad ambiental 10 minutos promedio
    interior 45 CPM
    exterior 48 CPM
    Todo normal en el este de los angeles
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500+ “pancake” probe

  530. vital1 says:

    These are some recent reports from the Nimbin monitoring station. Nimbin is located on the north east coast of New South Wales Australia. This location has been getting up to 10 uSv/hr + rain swab detections!

    Alert Nimbin monitoring station 22 May 2013.

    “Very high radon washout event currently in the Nimbin Valley. About 40 minutes ago, as I was leaving to drive to town for some supplies, I took a rain sample from the bonnet of my car (small sedan) using a cotton swab. When I returned home 25 minutes later I put the swab under my LND 7317 geiger counter and got 3974 counts in the first minute. That’s basically 10uSv/h! I’m logging it’s decay now….”

    Nimbim update on the 22nd Alert Level detection 24.05.2013 –

    “….and here’s the chart – http://youtu.be/j18DbxD5Oys

    Note: Large Radon washout events can be very localized, just because it is happening in one location does not mean it is happening at yours.

    Alert Nimbin monitoring station 11 May 2013.

    “Heavy downpours this morning have brought yet more radon progeny. A swab taken off the roof of the car (small sedan) this morning gave 2755cpm (LND7317) or ~6.8uSv/h. Ouch! Nimbin Update: After more than 500 minutes, here’s the decay chart –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UHYRyx_52c&feature=youtu.be

    I’ll send this one to be analysed too…”

    Note: The Nimbin monitoring station has multiple Geiger Counters to verify detections.

    Alert Nimbin monitoring station 2nd May 2013.

    “Radon and friends are back! A little shower just now left behind 1900cpm (LND7317) on a swab taken from the car windscreen…Average here with LND7317 is 27CPM.”

    Scintillator rain swabs test chart, for the 2nd and 11th May alert level rain event, at Nimbin Australia. They appear to be very large Radon washouts.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Nimbin-rain-swabs-180513-TV38-18c-47659.jpg

    Theory put forward by the station operator for these huge detections.

    “I live on the rim of a very large caldera and I suspect that the radon responsible for these events is forced out of the ground right here at times of high rainfall, when the fractures in the strata are inundated with water.

    Often the mountain that is my back yard is under mist and I suspect that mist accumulates radon progeny which is then rained out. On to my bloody vegetable garden!”

  531. M.R says:

    http://www.king5.com/news/investigators/Hanford-officials-hid-leak-evidence-from-advisory-panel-208417861.html

    Title: Hanford officials hid leak evidence from advisory panel
    Date: May 21, 2013

    …..measurable amounts of Cesium-137 and Strontium-90, two highly radioactive elements that are a byproduct of nuclear fission. Trace amounts of Plutonium 239/240 and Americium-241 were also detected.

    ….the materials were registering 800,000 dpm (disintegrations per minute), a high level of radioactivity

  532. HECTOR says:

    Good morning from East Los Angeles, CA
    10 minute ambient average readings at 7:00am
    interior 42 CPM
    exterior 43 CPM
    all normal ambient levels on the east side of town

    Buenos dias desde el este de los angeles, ca
    nivel ambiental
    interio 42 CPM
    exterior 43 CPM
    todo normal en East Los

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500+”pancake” probe

  533. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.8 CPM

  534. HECTOR says:

    Greetings from East Los Angeles, CA
    10 minute average integrate at 10:15pm
    interior-39CPM
    exterior-40CPM all within normal range

    Nivel ambiental de radioactividad a las 10:15pm
    interior-39CPM
    exterior-40CPM
    Todo los niveles estan normales

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM-500

  535. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 43.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.2 CPM

  536. 5-20-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update May 20, 2013: Special Michael/Denise Anne 9-year anniversary hour-long show with intensely radioactive black mold growing in Japan; ongoing Fukushima contamination undiminished but impacting Pacific more than air now; consumption of sushi, seaweed impacted by radiation; Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover scandal spreads; Oklahoma tornadoes & nuclear power plants plus more.

  537. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…..5/21/2013
    Large thunder/lightning showers moving S to N (not in jetstream)

    1…229.5 CPM @ 4:07 pm
    2…30.4 CPM background @ 4:20 pm
    3…7.55 X background

  538. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    6:10a INT 51.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.9 CPM

  539. vital1 says:

    Scintillator rain swabs test chart, for the 2nd and 11th May alert level rain event, at Nimbin Australia. It appears to be another very large Radon washout. The levels of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be7 detected in these rain swabs, is much less than the Nimbin late January, and early February 2013 rain swabs.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Nimbin-rain-swabs-180513-TV38-18c-47659.jpg

    Lead Pb-210 is the end product of the Radon isotope daughter decay chain.

  540. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 51.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.6 CPM

  541. 2dogs says:

    local central coast newspaper with an article on environmental health specialist testing japanese drift onto central cali beaches [of course it does not test for increased radiation levels]:

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/05/18/2513678/slo-county-beaches-brace-for-japanese.html

  542. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…..5/19/2013
    Been rebuilding my crashed pc the last couple weeks. About 1 1/2 weeks ago a rain shower reading was almost 2x background. Today a short/light thunder/lightning shower from S to N went through.

    1..79.4 CPM @ 3:50 pm
    2..29.2 CPM background @ 4:12 pm

    Much lower than what its averaged in the past

  543. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:05a EXT 47.9 CPM
    8:15a INT 45.2 CPM

  544. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a EXT 55.1 CPM
    8:10a INT 48.1 CPM

  545. Hector says:

    Good morning from East Los Angeles, CA.
    10 minute average
    internal at 7:30am 39 counts per minute
    external at 7:45am 45 counts per minute
    all normal on the east side

    Buenos dias, nivel de radioactividad ambiental son
    interior a las 7;30am 39 Counts por minuto
    interior a las 7:45am 45 counts por minuto
    todo normal
    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM-500

  546. Chase says:

    While observing the TEPCO Web Cam I saw a team of white suited workers on top of Reactor #3. They were there for approximately 5 minutes.

    IMO – This is significant in at least several ways.

    1. Why were they using people to access R3 when they’ve got cranes with cameras?

    2. What was there exposure? Lead suits did not work for Chernobyl. :(

    Here’s the preset start time on recording at 19:15.
    (that’s 2013-05-16 16:38 jst time clock)
    Fuku1long 16:00 – 17:00
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvuJzifM6SM#t=19m15s
    _______

    Time, Distance, Shielding…

    Dose:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_protection#Principles_of_radiation_protection

    Note:
    “In some cases, improper shielding can actually make the situation worse, when the radiation interacts with the shielding material and absorbs in the organisms more readily.”

    “…although high atomic number materials are very effective in shielding photons, using them to shield beta particles may cause higher radiation exposure due to the production of bremsstrahlung x-rays…”

  547. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 45.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.7 CPM

  548. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 45.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.4 CPM

  549. Potrblog says:

    Crazy Radioactive Stench From Underground Fire At Superfund Landfill in Saint Louis. We take readings and video

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/05/crazy-radioactive-stench-from.html

  550. HECTOR says:

    East los angeles checks in with 47 CPM external 10 minute average and 45 CPM internal. All normal on the east side at 7:15pm

    Nivel de radioactividad ambintal en el en el este de los angeles. 47 CPM-extrior
    45 CPM en el interior. Todo normal a las 7:15pm
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GMS 500

  551. From our friends at San Clemente Green:

    Thanks to a high level of grassroots support, we are doing pretty well on our petition and poll. Unfortunately we are still considerably short of our goals. We are counting on people like you to do what you can to reach out to others, more than ever before.

    We need your help to give us one more big push ASAP. We will submit the results of the poll and petition by 8:00 am Thursday – May 16, to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a few hours before they are closed for comments. The results will be submitted to the NRC as one aggregate statement from San Clemente Green. Your contact information will not be published or shared by us. Your non-deductible donations will be used to get the word out and cover other out-of-pocket expenses.

    FYI – We have word that the tentative date for the final NRC meeting might be June 24th, just before their critical restart decision is determined. We’ll definitely let you know when more details are available. That is going to be our last chance to make an impression on the NRC, to let them know we don’t want Edison to do a nuclear experiment in our backyards. Please hold this date on your calendar and plan on being there. It is important to show up in great numbers.

    There is also one more important way you can help our cause. Send in your own individual comment to the NRC. At this link you’ll find a couple of easy options to send a prepared statement or one of your own. You’ll be doubling your impact at a critical time before Edison can find away around public oversight and is allowed to recklessly restart a defective nuclear reactor.

    Thank you for your help!
    Gary

    POLL AND PETITION AT THIS LINK

  552. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.4 CPM
    6:30a INT 51.1 CPM Re-take of paper towel sample from yesterday’s morning dew

  553. 5-13-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update May 13, 2013: Hard charging special hour show with breaking news that NRC must hold full public judicial-like hearing on SONGS restart; top DTSC honcho’s head roles for her regulating companies she has stock in; Boeing Meltdown Makeover continues with former Times reporter Gary Polakovic hard at work with Girl Scouts now coming to contaminated SSFL to plant trees for merit badges even as liability waiver Boeing uses declares no rights if sickened at lab yet visitor images can be used to keep selling radioactive lab as clean & more!

  554. SBLocal says:

    Jeff Rense has posted a photo-essay showing dead sea lions on the beach near San Onofre with a Radex detector showing mSv readings taken in March from different parts on the carcasses and sea weed. One photo shows a .48 mSv reading from the heart and liver region of a dead sea lion.

    http://rense.com/general95/sanofre.html

  555. potrblog says:

    @Marge Brown, thanks for the link, too bad it was not scratch and sniff. Given the exponential stench growth over the last weeks, it is unbelievable that anyone can live near it. To bad all radioactivity doesn’t have the same stink.

    The heart of the matter is individual property rights; we don’t have them anymore, and that’s how they get away with polluting their neighbors. In a free country, the neighbors would sue and a jury trial would take place in the stink zone. As it stands now, it will just be an excuse for more one size fits all regulations whose only true purpose is to stifle the free market.

  556. SimiRich says:

    Further testing of the morning dew sample taken from my backyard table:
    6:30a 73.1 CPM Alpha Reading
    7:05a 50.5 CPM Non-Alpha Reading (background)

    [Editor: Alpha is 44.8% above background!]

  557. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG foggy
    6:10a INT 50.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.6 CPM
    6:30a INT 73.1 CPM Paper towel sample of morning dew taken from outside table

  558. From our friends at Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles with the link for you to comment on whether San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station should be allowed to be restarted:

    Last month, Southern California Edison requested a license amendent with a “No Significant Hazards” consideration that would allow it to re-start Unit 2 at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station at 70% power. Take action to keep San Onofre shut down now.

    Both reactors have been shut down since January 2012 when a radioactive leak led to discovery of extensive damage. Though Edison has tried to minimize the damage of Unit 2, a September report revealed that its damage is nearly as bad as Unit 3 and more than 400 times what is normal for new steam generators in the entire country. Even Edison’s own consultants have stated that if Unit 2 is restarted, another leak could be expected within months.

    No significant hazard? According to a 1982 NRC study, a meltdown at one of San Onofre reactors could cause 130,000 prompt fatalities; 300,000 latent cancers, and 600,000 cases of genetic defects within 35 miles of the site. Since then, the population in the area has increased substantially with over 8 million people living within 50 miles of the reactors.

    San Onofre must not be allowed to restart, and must have a public adjudicated license amendment hearing with testimony from independent experts before any decision is made. The deadline to submit comments to the Nuclear Regularly Commission is This Thursday, May 16. Comments can be submitted here.

    Here’s a sample comment. If you are a physician, we encourage you to add information about radiological dose and impacts on human health.

    I write to ask that the NRC reject Southern California Edison’s narrow license amendment request and no significant hazard consideration. These requests from Edison would pave the way to restart before a full adjudicated license amendment hearing with testimony from independent experts was held. This license amendment seeks to remove the critical licensing issues from the context in which it is requested – to pave the way for restarting a severely damaged reactor without understanding the cause and without fixing the problems. It further fails to address significant safety and licensing issues, such as impacts on vital safety systems. Given the extensive damage at both reactors and tremendous public concern, Southern California Edison should not be attempting fast-track a restart decision. The health and safety of Southern Californians must come first.

    Please submit your comment today!

    Sincerely,

    All of us at PSR-LA

  559. HECTOR says:

    Good morning from the east side of Los Angeles, CA
    10 minute average atr 8:00m
    interior-40 CPM
    exterior-45 CPM
    all normal background readings on this side of town with a 90+ heat forecast.

    Buenos dias desde el este de los angeles. Nivel ambiental promedio de 10 minutos
    interior-40 CPM
    exterior-45-CPM
    Todo nivel normal para esta area con un dia bastante caliente
    Hasta Luego

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GGM-500 contamination survey meter

  560. SBLocal says:

    @Chase thanks for your ongoing efforts to elucidate as well.

    @POTR thanks for cluing us in to your region. What goes around comes around.

    The recent scholarship on St. Louis nuke testing is truly frightening and I haven’t read the dissertation yet but a St. Louis City College instructor just published on Cold War Era radiation testing on downtown residents there. This probably provides a major new trail of breadcrumbs into other insights.

    What I learned after years of working with infrastructure professionals all over the US is that infrastructure in the US was perverted long ago to serve political/real estate development interests rather than the greater good and/or sane/sustainable urban development. However, this varies quite widely from city to city and region to region.

    Where there is government transparency and/or good investigative reporting there is a chance at the city’s adaptation and survival into the post-climate change era.

    My Grandfather, who was an editor at the LA Mirror and LA Times (’40s -’60s) told my Grandmother that the LA Times always forecast nice weather for the weekend to encourage its readers to go out shopping and support its advertisers.

  561. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.2 CPM

  562. vital1 says:

    New West Auckland Monitoring Station New Zealand, has charts to show day and monthly trends, plus other information.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Auckland-Radiation-Monitor/367794690000067

  563. Potrblog says:

    @Michael Collins, 99.9% of the time we are upwind of that landfill, our radioactive readings correlate with the Jet Stream.

    A few weeks ago we did have a wind shift that blew in our direction from the landfill, but did not notice any unusual detections. However that evening we drove to a Sam’s Club a few miles closer to the landfill site, the smell was horrendous (worse than a rendering plant or paper mill).

    Something is seriously wrong at that land fill, underground fires and such. They claim that the fire is not in the radioactive section, but it is unlikely they actually know what they have. What ever has gone wrong has gotten much worse recently. And there were reports of official airborne radioactive detections, but supposedly at “safe levels”

    Saint Louis has serious radioactive problems related to the ww2 and the cold war, many details are unknown and those which are known are hidden (the McDonnell Douglas folks used to play softball on a radioactive superfund site).

    In the end, like all big failing cities, the powers that be are more concerned about negative perceptions influencing the city’s “recovery” than they are about the facts and data. Otherwise, they would handout rifles and NBC rated gas masks when you cross over the Missouri river into the Saint Louis area. Unfortunately, the pickup point for the rifles and NBC gear on the far side would have to be at the Indiana State welcome center, as the political cesspool responsible stretches all the way to the Indiana state line.

  564. Chase says:

    @SBLocal

    Excellent insight.

    Overcoming the ‘veil of silence’ is not an easy task. It is a weapon the terrorists of toxic contamination use as a shield to hide their legacy which has destroyed an untold number of lives in the name of profit.

  565. SimiRich says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers!

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:25a EXT 51.4 CPM
    8:35a INT 47.2 CPM

  566. SBLocal says:

    While I was developing accredited continuing education programs for civil engineers as part of a national infrastructure conference I had an occasion to contact the St. Louis public works department to find a keynote speaker for a workshop. I had done the same thing in probably seven or eight different states prior to this and had never had anyone be anything other than enthusiastic and/or gracious to speak at this workshop — in fact Jan Perry drove quite a distance on a very hot day to speak at one of these, as did one of the nation’s top scientists in the field.

    Meanwhile St. Louis public works department never allowed me to speak to anyone there with any authority. No one returned my calls. They acted as if I was trying to contact the President. It was the weirdest most egregious stonewalling experience I had in any of the regions of the U.S. dealing with (in one way or another) virtually all aspects of urban infrastructure.

    Why would infrastructure professionals do this without hiding something? This has since been confirmed in spades: St. Louis was/is a hotbed of nuke waste dumping and nuke testing on St. Louis residents. The nuke testing company was subsequently acquired by Monsanto.

    The infrastructure people there know it and covering this up runs deep in the culture there if they can’t face their own peers at a national professional training conference.

  567. vital1 says:

    Rain Alert Nimbin monitoring station north east coast New South Wales Australia, 11 May 2013.

    “Heavy downpours this morning have brought yet more radon progeny. A swab taken off the roof of the car (small sedan) this morning gave 2755cpm (LND7317) or ~6.8uSv/h. Ouch!”

    Nimbin Update: This update information has been provided by the Nimbin Monitoring station.

    “After more than 500 minutes, here’s the decay chart,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UHYRyx_52c&feature=youtu.be

    I’ll send this rain swab to be analysed too…”

    Note: The Nimbin monitoring station has multiple Geiger Counters to verify detections.

    ——————————————–

    We haven’t seen any studies on the heath effects of being exposed to large Radon washout events. It is only a suggestion to take those precautions in the in the post on this subject below. Why is the east coast of Northern New South Wales is getting such large radon washout events? We have some theories, but don’t really know.

    Here is a link to more information on Radon.

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nuclear/radon.html

  568. @Potrblog et al: Could burning radioactive material at the Westlake Landfill Superfund Site be contributing to high rad readings in the St. Louis/St. Charles area? In a rare burst of once-regular excellent investigative journalism, Rolling Stone investigates this site. If anyone knows if the hot rains in the area are impacted by this dump, with 8,000 tons of nuclear waste – much from the Manhattan Project – it’s Potrblog.

  569. @Chase & Hector: Looking at the “Radon Potential Zone Map for Southern Los Angeles County, California” on page 5 of Beta Watch, it does seem East Los Angeles that there is a area of moderate radon gas exposure (light pink areas). While the map posted isn’t as big as the original from which we took it, the map does lend credence quite strongly that Hector is correct. Radiation stations Santa Monica and Glendale do not have this geologic phenomena affecting its readings from this map and other information EnviroReporter.com uncovered as reported in Beta Watch.

  570. Hector says:

    Chase thanks for the info. The readings quickly dropped from the wet paper towel. I took a reading about 45 minutes later ad it had dropped down from 101CPM to 60CPM, so I figured it was a bit of radon progeny going on.

  571. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles reports internal reading of 45 CPM 10 minute average 48 CPM-external at 9:00am. All normal readings

    Niveles normales de radioactividad con 45 CPM interior y 48CPM en el exterior 10 minutos de promedio a las 9:00am.

    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM-500+”pancake”

  572. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a EXT 49.5 CPM
    7:50a INT 50.8 CPM

  573. Chase says:

    @Hector

    A reading of 101 cpm on the towel means it is 101 cpm.

    That would be well over double the normal background reading of 45. That’s my understanding.

    Michael or vital1 can explain the percentage calculation.

    I have also seen readings of samples taken after a specific periods of time in order to determine the ‘decay rate’ which may be an indicator of the what the isotope is.

    Also putting a piece of plastic between the tube and the sample can indicate alpha present if the cpm drops.

    There are other such tips out there. I don’t own a rad detector yet. I’m not an expert, but I read EnviroReporter most everyday and I appreciate everyone’s readings and comments.

  574. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:21a INT 50.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.8 CPM

  575. Hector says:

    East los Angeles reports rain. Internal 10 minute count 45 CPM. Tested rain sample towel for 10 minutes and was 101CPM. So 101CPM-45CPM=56CPM. Slightly above the average for this area. Must be some radon on the paper towel at 8:50pm

    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM-500+”pancake”

  576. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:21a INT 49.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.2 CPM

  577. Chase says:

    Arnie Gundersen and Kevin Kamps interview.

    Nuclear Regulators Stick Their Heads In The Sand
    Podcast (22 min) May 8, 2013
    http://fairewinds.org/content/fairewinds-podcast

    re: Fukushima
    At about 15 minutes in on the podcast Arnie says that a girder ceiling beam was detected at 54 REMS. (that is mega-hot!) He also states that the high doses workers are receiving while working on Unit 4 are actually coming from Unit 3.

    He says that the radioactive debris is being placed in a pit. I wonder if it’s lined with leak proof lead? :(

  578. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:30a INT 50.0 CPM
    6:40a EXT 50.5 CPM

  579. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in 40 CPM internal and 45 CPM external. This was a 20 minute average at 4:38pm.
    All normal background levels for this area. We did not pick up any additional levels due to the light rain. See you next time.

    Todo normal en el este de los angeles. 40CPM interior y 45 CPM en el exterior a las 4:38pm. Niveles de radioactividad ambiental normal para esta area. No detectamos ningun nivel arriba de lo normal con la lluvia ligera. Hasta luego.

    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments GSM 500+”pancake”gm

  580. 5/06/13
    11:15pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 49.9 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL w/ no radon progeny
    11:00pm INT BG: 46.1 CPM^

  581. 5-06-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update May 6, 2013: Outstanding show with low rads in L.A. rain; heavy radon washout in Australia & Brazil; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station battle over re-starting with So Cal Edison threats to shut down; Kewaunee WI to shut down at cost of $1 billion borne by ratepayers; Palisades MI reactor leaks into Lake Michigan as company issues questionable report; high Cs-137 in Japanese fresh water fish & typically bad LA Times op-ed.

  582. vital1 says:

    Alert level +++ Columbia River in Portland, Oregon

    Just posted on another forum.

    “I have been monitoring regularly for over a year. CPM inside my house stays at the new higher background levels between 15 and 25 CPM 98% of the time.

    Yesterday, I took the unit outside and it climbed to 4000 CPM and stayed above 3000 for the 15 minutes that I remained outside measuring. I left the counter outside and when I retrieved it hours later, it was back down at 20 CPM.

    I was depending on the data download option, but unfortunately the data was corrupted. I did take a video while the counts were climbing and will try to post that somewhere.

    The day was sunny, but there was an unusual wind blowing and the wind was coming from the East when the count was climbing.

    I live on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon.”

    My reply

    “That is 200 times your normal background!!

    If that is a free air measurement, it is of great concern because it is coming through on the wind. This is a serious alert level event!

    You should try, and establish what is the source.

    Are you near Hanford?

    It was wise not to stay outside during this event.”

  583. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute rain sample of 47 CPM which is normal background level. No radon progeny on the east side detected at 11:00 am May 6.

    Nivel normales de radioactividad embiental en la lluvia. 47 Counts por minuto. Nivel normal a las 11:00 am 6 de mayo
    Hector
    Wb Johnson Instruments GSM-500+”pancake” probe

  584. 5/06/13
    10:00am INT WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 51.3 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL w/ no radon progeny
    9:45am INT BG: 50.5 CPM^

  585. Kim says:

    Light rain in Ventura, CA.
    Tested a rain soaked paper towel for 10 minutes.
    Results were 45.9– BACKGROUND.

  586. Potrblog says:

    Plutonium Fizzle Bomb: Uncle Sam Upgrading Emergency Triage Capability

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/05/plutonium-fizzle-bomb-uncle-sam.html

  587. vital1 says:

    Alert level detections in Brazil update to my previous posts here on this subject, youtube video by Chris Busby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PoJb4CTPauA

    Here in Australia we also have had large Radon washout events on the New South Wales East coast in late January and early February 2013. On another forum eatliesndie has posted info on another recent large radon detection event that happened there again, a couple days ago.

    Here is the January February rain swab test of those Australian detections. By the time I tested these swabs the Radon daughter isotopes had decayed away. What I did detect was a significant peak for Lead Pb-210 which is the end of radon decay. The large mystery isotope peak in this chart turned out to be Beryllium Be-7.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/East-Coast-Northern-New-South-Walles-rain-swabs-96-+-69-test-070213-TV38.png

    These Alert level detections in Brazil are still occurring. This latest report is for the 3rd May

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0kEcxAFIuE&feature=player_embedded#!

    Here is a theory put forward by the people running the local Nimbin monitoring Station in Norther New South Wales Australia, for the large Radon washout events detected in the Nimbin and Mullumbimby areas in late January 2013.

    The area had been in a dry period, and the underground aquifers were low. A flooding rain event came through and quickly forced a large amount of radioactive Radon gas into the atmosphere, that had built up during the dry period, in the aquifer layers. The Radon daughter isotopes were then washed out of the atmosphere during the rain event, and detected on the rain swabs.

    It is not uncommon to get large radon washout events happening anywhere in the world during rain events. Radon is in small amounts is in the air we all breath. Radon daughter isotopes decay very quickly. Even so, in an event like this, with such high multi uSv/hr levels of detection, it would advisable to stay out of the rain.

    These are the suggestions we have been giving people here, if one of these event occurs in their area.

    In these large Radon daughter washout events, at these multi uSv/hr levels of radiation being detected, it maybe advisable to keep children and pets, out of the rain.

    Rain washout events like this can be very localized. Just because happening one location, doesn’t mean it will occur at your location. Radon wash out decays quickly, most of it has decayed after an hour. Because these are such large multi uSv/hr detections, it will take hours before it decays to near normal background levels.

    Until further tests are done, there is no way of knowing if other longer lived isotopes are also present. If you, a child or a pet gets wet, it would be advisable to have a shower as soon as possible, and wash hair and body thoroughly.

    After an event like this, it would be wise to wash any vegetables, herbs and fruit well, if picked from your garden. If you use tank water, it is suggested that the water passes through a good carbon, or better, type water filter before use.

  588. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles, CA 10 minute average integrate checks in with 43 CPM-interior and 45 CPM exterior at 7:45 am Sunday May 5, 2013. All readings within normal range. Cloudy skies with possible rain on the way. If it rains will take measurements.

    El este de Los Angeles reporta nivel de radioactividad ambiental normal con 45 CPM en el exterior y 43 CPM en el interior a las 7:45 am 5 de mayo 2013. Nublado con possible lluvia.

    Hector
    Wb Johnson Instruments GSM500+”pancake”

  589. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:20a INT 51.8 CPM
    6:30a EXT 48.3 CPM

  590. vital1 says:

    Theremino Geiger Kit and the Russian SBT-10A tube mounted in a case we designed for them. The SBT-10 tubes work well with this kit because of their high CPM. DIY cost, with case using the SBT-10 pancake tube under $200. This is a very cost effective way to get a very sensitive Geiger counter.

    Wiring and assembly

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Theremino-Geiger-kit-details-SBT-10.jpg

    In case

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Theremin-in-case.jpg

    I removed the Aluminium beta shield and placed a metal mesh over the SBT-10 mica window, to maximize sensitivity. This equipment is being used to test lots of environmental items. I wanted to get it up as close and personal as possible to samples, so a very thin replaceable cling wrap plastic is used to prevent contamination. If alpha testing is conducted the cling wrap plastic is removed, and a spacer put in place. For beta testing a thin Aluminium plate is used.

    Completed unit

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Theremino-Geiger-in-case-SBT-10-with-mesh-and-cling-wrap.jpg

    We built these units for our local live monitoring, and environmental testing.

    More information on the Theremino Geiger kit, can be found in the free Geiger Use Guide, in the kits section.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Using-a-Geiger-Counter-to-test-food-for-Radioactive-Contamination.pdf

    If you use a couple of SBM-20 tubes instead, it would cost around $130.

    http://www.theremino.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Sensor_2xSBM20_Open.jpg

  591. Hector says:

    Good morning from East Los Angeles. Today the average 10 minute integrate internal count with pancake probe near window is 40 counts per minute at 8:30 am. All normal reading. Going to visit the Los Angeles Natural History Museum just south of downtown LA. Going to check out the mineral collection and see some of the natural radioactive minerals on display. Hope to write some CPM measurements from the samples on my pad.
    Buenos dias desde el este de los angeles, ca
    Nivel de radioactividad ambiental esta normal a 40 Counts por minute en 10 minutos promedio.

    Hector
    Wb Johnson Instruments GSM-500 + “pancake” gm detector

  592. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a EXT 47.3 CPM
    7:50a INT 46.8 CPM

  593. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.8 CPM

  594. Denise Anne says:

    IMPORTANT! Please vote YES that the San Onofre nuclear power plant should be shut down. Industry has send to their lists and the poll is currently skewed. Vote yes now and forward to your friends and colleagues!!! http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/apr/30/nuke-plant-future-uncertain/

  595. Hector says:

    May 2, 2013 2:00pm Reporting from East los Angeles, CA
    10 minute average integrate count
    interior-43 counts per minute-normal
    exterior-47 counts per minute-normal
    all normal ambient levels on the East Side

    Todo normal en el este de los angeles
    10 minutos tiempo promedio 2:00pm 2 de Mayo
    interior 43 counts por minuto
    exterior 47 counts por minute

    Wb Johnston GSM 500+pancake

  596. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear, strong wind
    6:10a INT 48.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.0 CPM

  597. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG broken overcast sky
    6:10a INT 49.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 45.4 CPM

  598. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    A 4/29 News report/insider on SAN ONOFRE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xhjh5uX7TA&feature=player_embedded

  599. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    1st May 2013,

    April 2013 report on local background radiation levels, and rain test results.

    Monitoring site location.

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

    April’s month average 9%, is lower than last years April 12% above average.

    Monthly average for 2012

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

    Monthly Average for 2013

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    Which brings us back to the Radon daughter isotopes, Uranium U-235 and Beryllium Be-7 as the main detected components in the latest April rain tests, collected at this location. Even though the refined Uranium was detected is in trace amounts, its presence is of considerable concern.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Down-pipe-polyester-filter-130413-TV45-22c-85700-with-text.jpg

    Theory

    As the seasons change from summer to winter, the Northern Hemisphere mixed tropical air, flowing into the Southern Hemisphere, is replaced by the Southern ocean air flow, and our radiation levels drop.

  600. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles checking in this morning at 8:45 am 10 minute average integrate count April 30, 2013
    interior 45 counts per minute-normal range
    exterior 48 counts per minute-normal range

    Reportando desde el este de los angeles nivel ambiental de radioactividad a las 8:45 am 30 de abril
    10 minutos promedio integrado
    interior-45 counts por minute-normal
    exterior-48 counts por minutos-normal

    Hector
    survey meter: Wb Johnston GSM 500 & Pancake probe

  601. Kim says:

    Hi Friends,
    Hope you all are well.
    We are hitting June Gloom season in Ventura, CA.
    Woke up this morning to a thick, foggy mist, enough to wet the ground and plants. Thankfully, a 10 minute check of a dampened paper towel showed it to be 49.2, which is around background.

  602. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 49.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.0 CPM

  603. hector says:

    Reporting from east los Angeles 10 minute average integrate
    Interior-41 cpm
    Exterior-42 com
    time:7:30pm April 29,2013
    Radioactividad ambiental en este de los angeles
    Interior-41cpm
    exterior-42 cpm
    Todo normal
    Hector
    Instrument:Wb Johnson gsm 500 with pancake probe

  604. Hector says:

    East los Angeles checking in with 10 minute average integrate 7:00pm April 29, 2013
    interior-41 counts per minute-normal
    exterior-43 counts per minute-normal
    all within normal limits

    radioactividad ambiental en el este de los angeles
    interior-41 counts por minuto
    exterior-43 counts por minute
    Todo normal a las 7:00pm Abril 29, 2013

    Hector
    instrument: Wb Johnson GSM-500 with “pancake” probe

  605. Potrblog says:

    Good news, no indications of long half life radiation were found in the 40x over background 4/23/13 Saint Louis rain sample

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/04/alert-radioactive-rain-40-times-greater.html

  606. Potrblog says:

    ALERT! Radioactive Core Leak At La Salle, IL Nuclear During Restart
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrlFAgjMknM&feature=youtu.be

  607. Potrblog says:

    @MichaelCollins At the first of the year, we took another RadRoadTrip, this time chasing the Jet Stream down South; that took us offline for a couple of weeks. We also switched over to using our Live outdoor radiation monitor as the primary measurement tool, and only reporting when we had spikes. That may have made it look like we ‘disappeared’.

  608. SimiRich says:

    Hi All – I’m back with reading from East Ventura County.
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 48.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.9 CPM

  609. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in at 9:00pm with
    interior 44 CPM-normal
    exterior 42 CPM -normal
    10 minute average integrate

    El este de los angeles se reporta con niveles normales de radioactividad ambiental
    interior-44 CPM-normal
    exterior-42 CPM-normal
    las medidas son por el tiempo de 10 minutos de promedio.

    See you all next time, hasta luego amigos

    Hector
    WB Johnston GSM 500 and “pancake” probe

  610. Hector says:

    Reporting from East Los Angeles, CA
    Time: 7:00pm April 28
    exterior count probe at grass ground level. beta & gamma only- 60 counts per minute
    interior-60 counts per minute
    all reading within normal range

    Reportando desde el este de los Angeles, CA
    Hora 7:00pm Abril 28

    nivel externo-60 counts por minute
    adentr 60 counts por minute
    Todo normal

    Hector
    WB Johnston GSM-500 with “pancake” probe

  611. @Hector & All: We are pleased to announce that, thanks to Hector Vazquez, we now have a bilingual (English and Spanish) Radiation Station East Los Angeles California! Thank you Hector!

  612. HECTOR says:

    Sunday April 26 8:30am East Los Angeles, CA
    interior 10 minute average integrate 42 CPM-Normal Range
    exterior 10 minute average integrate 45 CPM-Normal Range

    Nivel de radioactividad ambiental en area del este de Los Angeles Domingo 26 de Abril a las 8:30 am.
    interior-42 CPM-normal
    exterior-45 CPM-normal

    WB Johnson GSM-500+pancake

  613. @Hector: Thank you so much for these measurements! We are absolutely delighted and will be creating your bilingual Radiation Station East Los Angeles tommorow.

    @vital1: Your Radiation Station Sunshine Coast and Radiation Food Lab are fantastic! Your work is invaluable. We can’t thank you enough.

    @Chase: Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor of the Japan Times, is also my ‘radio mate’ each week after my half hour and absolutely worth a listen. He is a brilliant man. I have a problem with his measurements: Yoichi actually rests his detector on the objects being tested, which can lead to instrument contamination, and he is also measuring media either on granite rocks or granitic sand which pushes the readings up. Both mistakes weaken the detecting but don’t make it useless entirely, but surely cause errors of over-measurement. I have asked surfers and raddies to tell me when any seal unfortunately washes up in the Santa Monica area because we’d like to inspect such a carcass.

  614. Hector says:

    6:30pm
    location: East Los Angeles, CA
    10 minute average integrate
    interior- 42 CPM-normal range
    exterior-46 CPM-normal range

    Johnson GSM 500+pancake GM

  615. Hector says:

    hello from East Los Angeles CA
    I’m located 6 miles east of downtown Los Angeles,CA
    10 minute internal average integrate count
    interior 47cpm-normal range
    exterior 10 minute integrate count 40CPM-normal range

    Hola nivel de radioactividad ambiental desde el este de los Angeles,Ca. Estoy a 6 millas de el centro de Los Angeles,CA
    10 minutos promedio
    interior 47CPM-normal
    afuera-40CMP-normal
    Time 12:41pm
    hector

  616. Chase says:

    Radiation detected in Sea Lion autopsy 150 meters north of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

    “A quick scan with a dosimeter revealed that the sea lion was radioactive. More careful measurements disclosed a shocking 0.48 microsieverts in the heart and liver region.”

    :|

    Article – (warning: graphic photos)
    By Yoichi Shimatsu
    http://rense.com/general95/sanofre.html

  617. HECTOR says:

    Hi Michael, sounds great I will post in English and Spanish with brief explanations. I will start with 10 minute internal/external and then measure foods and other stuff as I get more practice. I will send you some pics of my set up. I will be using a laboratory grade Johnson Instruments GSM-500 paired with the Johnson HP-265 “pancake” probe. The unit is a digital microprocessor instrument with analog readout. It has an integrate function which allows me to do timed counts. I can measure in CPM and dose rate with the flip of an external switch. Looking forward to posting readings.
    Hector

  618. potrblog says:

    La Salle Nuclear ALERT! Systems Failures Continue, VIGILANCE REQUIRED
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G7w3Dwr0TM

  619. vital1 says:

    Alert Level at Grand Rapids, Again
    Altitude 1,319 feet Geiger Counter Model Mazur PRM-9000
    Elapsed Minutes 199
    Total Counts 13,986
    Average CPM 70

    Minimum CPM 38
    Maximum CPM 101

    Beginning time 04/25/13 02:23:29 PM
    Ending time 04/25/13 05:41:19 PM

  620. @HECTOR: That’s fantastic. We really have needed a Radiation Station East Los Angeles for the millions of folks east of downtown to know how hot (or not) it is. Can you send us a photograph or two of your setup, perhaps with you in it, so folks can take a look at what and who is taking the measurements? Depending on how you take your measurements, we’ll set up a page once you’ve submitted some. If you include explanatory copy, it would be terrific and, if you wanted, you could include your copy/measurements in Spanish as well. This would make your radiation station so much more valuable (and understandable) to the people of East LA and all of LA.

    @Potrblog: Your recent measurements and analysis are amazing and invaluable. We missed you for a couple of months and figured you were taking some time so we deactivated a link to your superb radiation station. We’d be more than happy to reactivate it in order to direct folks to your station if you plan to continue. The station page would also list your comments into Radiation Conversation so people would have full access to this superb effort to inform all of us what is going on in your region. Just say the word and up it goes again.

    @ALL: We know a number of you raddies have proper nuclear radiation monitors that can detect alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Now with the Sea of Goo moving north and south up and down the Canadian and Northwest American coast, we need you to start taking measurements carefully, logging them and sharing them with us regularily. Setting up a radiation station for you is free and gets the many visitors to this site a clear way to find out radiation readings in your area. Do it for yourself and do it for your fellow citizens if you are up to it.

  621. HECTOR says:

    Hello Michael. I just got a new Johnson GSM 500 digital survey meter with pancake probe. I can provide 10 minute readings internal/external from the East Side of los Angeles. Im located 7 miles East of downtown LA. Looking forward to posting.

  622. vital1 says:

    Brazilian Alert level swab, tested with very good test equipment, detects no isotope contamination.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g-MMDBaPaw

    This is a follow up to my previous post on the large Brazilian radiation detections.

    Even if this was a large radon washout event, you would still expect to find at least some Lead Pb-210, using this type of test equipment.

    This raises lots of questions about these Brazilian detections.

  623. 4-22-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update April 22, 2013: Earth Day show where Michael shows how new EPA radiation limits are going to be for everything, not just emergencies, with I-131 at 27,027 x EPA MCL, Sr-90 x 828 its MCL & 7,022 x its EPA PRG, Cs-137 x its EPA MCL and Pu-239 90 x its MCL & 3,448 x its PRG; dearth of long-form journalism except at EnviroReporter.com and much more in a romping show that is one of Michael’s favorites.

  624. potrblog says:

    ALERT! Radioactive Rain @ 40 Times Greater Than Background Radiation in Saint Louis

    http://youtu.be/_V8TLJVvq-g

  625. potrblog says:

    We have been made aware of an UNCONFIRMED radiation Alarm / Alert which occurred down wind of the La Salle nuclear plant.

  626. SBLocal says:

    @roundabout Take your time on food testing by special request. No need to stress you out over your generous offer.

    Your seaweed vs. seawater testing is really interesting.

    That’s a test that would be really helpful if it were duplicated everywhere and repeatedly because it seems to prove that seaweed sequesters radiation and brings it onshore and then rots there and/or gets eaten by seashore animals.

  627. roundabout says:

    Clarification; The empty plastic bucket was at background prior to the seawater measurement.

  628. roundabout says:

    @SBLocal; Sure, I will get the readings in the next week and post them. Give me a few days.

    Seawater from Pacific Ocean, Pismo Beach Ca, measured in a plastic bucket @ background: 50-70

    Thick seaweed laying on the beach, wet and thick at Pismo Beach; 80

    A lot of people playing at the beach and in the water this beautiful sunny weekend.

  629. rocket says:

    From Fukushima Oaks, CA:
    3 months aggregation of dust from 20X24X1 Filtrete HVAC Filter:
    456 CPM 10 Min Avg against a 44.8 CPM EXT background that’s over 900% increase.
    I have a theory that air traffic routes into Burbank Airport may be blasting us with radioactive atmospheric particulate.

  630. SBLocal says:

    @roundabout congratulations on your brand new Inspector! Would you test Zico coconut water from Trader Joe’s? It is sourced from Thailand. Also, fruits and nuts from Brazil,Argentina, Chile, and Mexico that Trader Joe’s carries seasonally. Those have been a big part of our diet since Fukushima. Many thanks in advance for any measurements you contribute here.

  631. potrblog says:

    ALERT! La Salle Nuclear Plant Nearly Took Out Chicago!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFmSsJyjJcc&feature=youtu.be

  632. roundabout says:

    @Chase; Thank you for your good tidings. If you need anything tested, let me know. I will also be doing some testing in the central valley in the next few weeks (after my air conditioning is fixed lol). The couch is leather, and I think you are right about the inner materials.

    @Michael; It has been my one true desire to be able to participate in the information feed of this website since 3/11/11… thus the excitement of my new detector! So yes, when I get a little more familiar with it, which won’t take long, let’s get going on the Central Coast area (just 20 minutes downwind from Diablo as well!) You can email me and let me know how you want it set up, or we can talk on the phone about the parameters needed. My pleasure! They sent a CD Rom but all it had was pictures, no real directions… Thanks for the online link! There is so much food testing above 50! Unbelievable. Some Ice Creams still test low…interesting…So many “healtb food” items gone hot.

    To the organic farmer in Los Osos Ca: Contact me if you want readings… we talked about this last year…

    Thanks to all who gave me requested readings over the years! Let me know how I can bless you back!

  633. April 18, 2013

    ***MEDIA ADVISORY ***

    NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION MEETING APRIL 23 TO DISCUSS
    ONGOING LESSONS LEARNED FROM FUKUSHIMA ACCIDENT

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be briefed by its staff and other
    stakeholders on the NRC’s efforts to implement lessons learned from the Fukushima Dai-ichi
    accident in a public meeting April 23 at 9 a.m. at NRC Headquarters, 11555 Rockville Pike,
    Rockville, Md. The commission meeting will be open to public observation and will be webcast.

    Broadcast media outlets interested in sending crews to the meeting should contact the
    Office of Public Affairs by close of business April 19, in order to facilitate clearing staff and
    equipment through security. Other media should contact the office by close of business on
    April 22.

    Movement must be kept to a minimum so as not to be distracting and entry into the inner
    well closest to the Commission briefing table is prohibited. Plan to arrive at the NRC least a half-
    hour in advance of the meeting with proper media credentials. The NRC offices are located
    across the street from the White Flint Metro station. Parking is available at the White Flint metro
    parking garage on Marinelli Road.
    ###

  634. Illinois, Lemont/Lockport Area
    4/18/2013
    Geiger Counter Reading 60 miles North-East of LaSalle Nuclear which is located in Ottawa, IL
    This location is 35 miles South-West from downtown Chicago, IL
    Inspector Geiger Counter
    Time: between 6pm-7pm

    46.4 CPM on 10 min. timed count outside 3 feet off ground, open air.
    55.6 CPM on 10 min. timed count outside on the grass no Alpha, Geiger Counter was in a plastic bag.
    Average background radiation for this area is 36 CPM.
    Readings are slightly elevated but nothing to worry about right now. 100 CPM is considered alert level but I always like to add that it means to start figuring out why a reading is high. It is time to worry when you get 100 CPM or over for a series of days.

    Weather: We had a major rain event over the past 24 hrs. the ground is saturated. Wind blowing in from West which is the direction o the LaSalle Nuclear facility.

    For Comparison the highest reading I have taken was on August 2, 2012 after a release event from Fukushima that people were detecting across the USA. The reading was 72.6 CPM.

    Also I took some readings and video of snow bands created from the nuclear cooling towers in January of 2013. The last one in Dwight, IL was the closest reading I took to the LaSalle Nuclear Facility. I haven’t loaded the last one in Dwight, IL but the reading I took is below.

    49.3 Bradley, IL, January 24th, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGsz8gVxCOQ
    44.7 Bonfield, IL, January 24th, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oLmsmUdORI
    54.2 Dwight, IL, January 24th, 2013 will upload at a later date.

  635. potrblog says:

    @MichaelCollins Any one can be sued over anything, but the driver for the disclaimer is that we still consider it “Experimental”. And as such, the data (absent our analysis) should be viewed with an eye towards discounting it as a primary source for making risk mitigation decisions.

    However since we have added an additional Geiger counter to the site which allows people to compare data, we’ll probably upgrade the confidence level to “for educational purposes”

  636. @Wisconsin: No, it is not the time for KI pills. While our upcoming pieces will give you even less faith that nuclear events in this country will be assessed accurately, we still stick to the notion that one should 1)hear from medical or government authorities before ever using KI pills and 2)know the source of the event and measurements of local radiation before deciding yourself to take KI pills. That all said, you are less than 100 miles downwind (according to national wind maps kindly provided on Potrblog’s website) from the Kewaunee and Point Beach nuclear power plants in Wisconsin. What you need is an Inspector nuclear radiation monitor, like roundabout just got. That will allay your fears (perhaps) plus you could begin reporting readings there. Oh, and test your food and drink before consuming them too.

    @roundabout: That is fantastic! Once you start doing regular readings, would you entertain the idea of a Radiation Station Central Coast California for us? It would be a welcome addition to our Radiation Stations. How is it you bought an Inspector and don’t have the manual? An online Inspector manual will therefore be useful.

    @Chase: Amazing capture of that purple spark. What the heck? Anyone have a theory? It is clear that the Fukushima disaster continues unabated with the worst to come as the corrupt and incompetent plant owners are clearly out of ideas (and avalanches of money) to remediate the triple meltdowns. You are an OG Raddie that hasn’t lost sight of the fact that this kind of disaster is unique in that it only gets worse the longer it goes on. It is probably

    @Potrblog: Superb setup you have there. The “entertainment purposes only” admonition doesn’t really engender confidence in the rad lab you have and perhaps isn’t needed. You can’t be sued over your readings, can you?

    @vital1: Outstanding work. It is invaluable and we thank you for sharing it.

    @SimiRich: We look forward to your safe return. Happy trails.

  637. Chase says:

    @Michael
    Great video and dialog on the Hepa Filter Test. Informative!

    @roundabout
    Glad to see you with a Geiger. That couch test was interesting. I guess furniture can act as a dust filter in a way. hmm..? The shoes, the clothes… etc…

    I wish we knew what the couch tested like 3 years ago. Maybe test one in a furniture store that’s still wrapped in plastic. Maybe the metal springs were made from DU scrap metal we sold to China, then they shipped it back. (?)

    Note: Coconuts may uptake the radiation better than many other plants.

    re Bikini:
    “A 1998 International Atomic Energy Agency report found that Bikini is still not safe for habitation, because of dangerous levels of radiation.”
    – wiki [found in the coconuts]

  638. roundabout says:

    By the way, I need to give back as many of you have tested food for me… If there is a specific brand and if I can get it, I will be happy to measure it for you!!

  639. roundabout says:

    Roundabout got her Inspector Unit today!!! I still have to learn a few things about how to do the ten minute averages. But I will not be drinking TJ’s unsweetened coconut milk as it spiked up to 94, ranging between 94 and high sixties. The sofa I am laying on rigth now is reading 500 cpms after ten minutes. And it is an old sofa! I have been on this sofa for almost two years!!! Yikes!

    As the unit came with no instructions, whats a good link to go to so that I can begin to measure central coast california? Any links?

    I am glad I can finally become a citizen reporter! I will be measuring pacific ocean seawater this weekend!

    I am so glad that I finally have one of these… after two years post Fukushima!

  640. potrblog says:

    Possible Emergency Radioactive Release @ La Salle, IL Nuclear Plant
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7qT_-wQ10U&feature=youtu.be

  641. Chase says:

    I took this screen shot of a giant spark exiting the smoldering ‘pit’ area at Reactor 3.

    Initially recorded from the TEPCO web cam.
    Watching the (2x) source recording one can still see it moving vertically at high speed.

    Long enough for a screen capture. Ha! :)

    IMO – Something is happening. These ‘spark’ events are occurring with a greater frequency.

    Is there ionization or some other effect?

    2013-04-15
    Purple Bolt Ejecting from Reactor 3
    (screen shots with zoom)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKd0Ij9mHHs

  642. 4-15-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update April 15, 2013: Reflecting on the Boston terrorism tragedy and the bravery of first responders and law enforcement noting that they are first on the scene and into the fray. Yet new EPA emergency radiation limits would expose them – and the rest of public – to huge amounts of radiation which would theoretically kill 1/6 exposed including you. Plus all 104 U.S. nuclear reactors unsafe says former NRC chief plus NRC tells U.S. Senator Boxer to get lost as they are going to allow damaged San Onofre nuke reactor to start by June 1. North Korea would be pleased at these anti-American actions.

  643. vital1 says:

    @abc

    “Is it possible that the seismic activity around Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, etc etc, could cause the radon washouts in Australia?”

    We have looked at the possibility that the large Radon rain washout event, in Northern New South Wales in late January 2013, was from a local source.

    One theory put forward by one of the team members here, who lives in the area, is that we had just come out of a drought, and the underground aquifers where low.

    The drought was broken by a flooding rain event. This quickly filled the aquifers forcing large amounts of underground Radon gas into the atmosphere. This was then washed out as Radon decay isotope daughters in the local rain.

    Southern Pacific Ocean seismic events are also a possibility. They have not coincided with detections at present.

    Other theories for the larger Radon detections.

    Radon Theory One

    50 times more Uranium than normal was detected in air over Hawaii on the 21.03.2011.

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/10/on-321201150-times-more-of-uranium238-was-measured-in-the-air-of-hawaii-than-2010/

    All this extra Uranium that has been aerosolized into the air from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster into the Northern Hemisphere atmosphere, is constantly releasing extra Radon gas. This would explain the increase in radioactive Radon gas coming across the equatorial boundary from the Northern hemisphere.

    Also, there are constant steam releases from the underground super heated melted Nuclear reactor cores, hitting ground water. This releases a lot of extra Radon that is in the cores and soil at Fukushima. Watch this video from the 30.10.2012 to see a live shot of ground venting at the Fukushima site, from the underground Nuclear reactor cores. This is a common occurrence there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpGbmhg3olc&feature=youtu.be

    Radon has a half life of 3.82 days so it is around for at lease 38 days. You multiply the half life of an isotope by 10 to get the effective life of it in the environment. If a sufficiently large enough extra amount of Radon is continually being produced in the Northern Hemisphere atmosphere, there is plenty of time for it to get here, and be detected, if the weather conditions are favourable.

    Radon Theory Two

    Increasing Radon levels have nothing to do with Fukushima, but by increased global temperatures, or seismic activity.

    Any increase in background radiation levels, or Radon levels is not good. Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer, after smoking.

    ————————————-

    The latest Rain water test I just added to enviroreporter’s “Radiation Food Lab” comment section, tends to support theory one
    for increased Radon detections at my location.

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/#comment-239639

  644. abc says:

    @vital1
    I don’t know this to be a real possibility, which is why i ask…
    Is it possible that the seismic activity around Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, etc etc, could cause the radon washouts in Australia? Maybe something brewing around Brazil too?

    There’s also the sick Sea Lion pups beaching along the southern Cali coast… maybe an effect of seismic activity further offshore?
    I found an article from last year that tells of hundreds of dead dolphins and thousands of Pelicans off the shores of Peru: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0509/What-s-causing-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-Peru
    I found this recently and thought it was current until i noticed the date from last May. They were guessing at ocean warming. I had not found an update to that investigation.

    There were the recent dead manatees and dolphins on both coasts of Florida too, they were guessing had to do with the abundance of red algae (at least in the gulf), which would point to ocean warming also… but, really?
    Oh, on and on…

    Anyways, i don’t know. This would be a geology lesson for me.
    Also seriously wondering if all that could really be caused by Fuku and accumulations from past nuclear mishaps, testings and dumpings: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/legacy-danger-old-nuclear-waste-found-in-english-channel-a-893991.html ) …

    Thanks for all your work and reporting!

  645. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.4 CPM

    I’ll be offline for a couple of weeks.


  646. Dust aggregate over 27 days as collected from two HEPA filter machines and a new ionizer at Radiation Station Santa Monica, California. Aggregate measures 90.4% above background. Previous period of 58 days from just the two HEPA filter machines yielded dust aggregate that was 46.3% higher than background. On a per day comparison, the current period’s dust is 419% than the previous reading, a significant jump. This comes as EnviroReporter.com explores U.S. EPA’s nuking of emergency radiation limits, a move so radical that the limits include raising the amount for Iodine-131 by 27,000 times.

  647. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    8:20a INT 48.2 CPM
    8:30a EXT 50.0 CPM

  648. vital1 says:

    Huge Alert level detections in Brazil. This one is a massive detection of 57 uSv/hr. It was on the 12th April. This person has posted video reports of exceptionally high level detections over many months. Why this is happening is a mystery. It it Fukushima or a local source?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulwK7-dUsqU&feature=share

    A comment by firebombclipper 3 hours ago at youtube on this detection.

    “I know this man to be honest and credible. I’ve seen his geiger run side by side with another soeks and it’s not malfunctioning. How would you feel if your rain was this hot, and had black ash in it, and people were coming around your site using every possible excuse not to believe there own eyes? I agree, it’s insanely high, but with all the plume models turned off delierately, and no nuke plant near him, what’s left? Fuk!”

    ——————————

    Our team here in Australia detected large radon washouts up to 10 uSv/hr in Northern New South Wales, in late January 2013.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Nimbin-Rain-swab-2013-01-27-11.42.12.jpg

    I tested the rain swabs from that event in early February. Here is the scintillator spectrometry test chart results. The mystery isotope peak in this chart turned out to be Beryllium Be-7.

    There were also small traces of Uranium U-235 and Lead Pb-210, detected in this test result, plus the signature of Beryllium Be-7. Most of the detection was Radon decay daughter washout, because by the time I tested the swabs they were nowhere near as hot as when they were first tested. What was left of this large Radon washout event, was the lead Pb-210 peak signature. The Pb-210 is at the end of Radon Daughter decay, and has a half life 22.3 years.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/East-Coast-Northern-New-South-Walles-rain-swabs-96-+-69-test-070213-TV38.png

    Even if these were just huge Radon washout events in Brazil. To consistently get huge detection levels like this, your environment would be getting coated in significant amounts of radioactive isotope lead Pb-210. It would coat everything that gets wet.

  649. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    8:20a INT 47.2 CPM
    8:30a EXT 53.6 CPM

  650. vital1 says:

    Alert Levels detected at a station located in Newfoundland Canada, several alerts to plus 100 CPM, typically a quiet area.

    Corner Brook, Canada ~ Altitude 49 feet

    Elapsed Minutes 60
    Total Counts 5,550
    Average CPM 92
    Minimum CPM 41
    Maximum CPM 118

    Beginning time 04/12/13 11:54:54 AM
    Ending time 04/12/13 12:54:11 PM

  651. 4/11/13
    10:17pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer FROM 3/16/13 to 4/11/13: 91.6 CPM^ which is 90.4% HIGHER than background over a 27 day period. This is a per day INCREASE OF 419% OVER LAST PERIOD.
    10:00pm INT BG: 48.1 CPM^

  652. potrblog says:

    So why is the FBI called when radio communications “degrade” at San Onofre?
    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/en.html#en48913

  653. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 46.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.3 CPM

  654. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 51.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.2 CPM

  655. 4-8-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update April 8, 2013: US EPA quietly obliterates radiation safety levels under new Obama EPA nominee’s draconian scheme; former NRC head says US agency rep “damaged significantly” in role of dice over nuke plant safety; SCE pushes June 1 San Onofre damaged nuke plant restart; Radiation Food Lab finds; huge rads in Japanese black fungus obtained by Team EnviroReporter.

  656. vital1 says:

    Background levels here at my location here in Australia have been back to are near normal averages, in the last few days. Most of the air at my location has been coming from the east / south east, off the Pacific.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-April-20131.jpg

    I used a Theremino Geiger Kit to test the rain swab I collected yesterday. It showed the rain that came through was also low in radon washout. I put it in long average charting to get this 13 hour chart. Then just took a screen shot, with the built in chart capture feature, built into the free software. The rain swab also started at a very low level of 0.20 uSv/hr.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Rain-swab-090413-Radon-decay-13-hours.png

    Information on the Theremino Geiger kit can be found in the free Geiger use Guide,

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Using-a-Geiger-Counter-to-test-food-for-Radioactive-Contamination.pdf

    Also, set up two live local monitoring stations using this system.

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/sunshinecoast-monitoring-station.html

  657. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 49.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.6 CPM

  658. Hear the comments portion of the proceedings from the NRC/Edison Meeting on 4-3-13.
    The public was well represented and if you listen, you’ll become better informed on the dangers of restarting a defective nuclear reactor.

    This collection of public testimony was provided by EON.
    See full coverage at SanOnofreSafety.org

  659. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG high clouds
    7:35a INT 46.7 CPM
    7:45a EXT 49.5 CPM

  660. Potrbog says:

    New: LIVE streaming Outdoor and Indoor radiation monitors measuring ambient Alpha, Beta, and Gamma radiation.

    Its going to be interesting to see how these measurements playout long term.

    Our video livestream is located at

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/p/live-saint-louis-outdoor-radiation.html

  661. Chase says:

    “The science of Fukushima fallout can seem distant and incomprehensible. The effects can be all to real.”
    – Michael Collins

    Well said. I thought the words were worth retyping.
    _________

    @rocket
    Thank you so much for having the strength to tell your story.

    I once took a screen shot about a year ago of one of your comments because it had a profound affect on me. I saved it to my hard drive and logged it as “saddest comment”. That was June 11th, 2012.

    It is unfair!

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2099954/Enviro%20Sad%20Comment%20001.jpg
    __________

    @Margery Brown
    I agree that the N. Korea Nuke threat with or without warheads is a real potential.

    Because then, the Nuclear Industry and it’s puppet politicians can place BLAME for FALLOUT in the coming years on the ‘bad’ guys and on nukes called bombs and divert it away from the far greater threat, in many ways, of Nuclear Power plants.

    I get the feeling that ‘the writing’s on the wall’ for this one.

  662. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:15a INT 48.5 CPM
    7:25a EXT 48.7 CPM

  663. Margery Brown says:

    Fukushima nuclear reactor #4 is currently leaning and is also sinking into the ground….about 30 inches so far..and, it has a crack. There are 1535 spent fuel rods hanging about six stories high…more radioactive then even the new fuel rods. There is 10 times more Cesium 137 than Chernobyl and also a great deal of plutonium. This reactor could set all of the others on fire, releasing incredible amounts of radionuclides.

    Reactor #4 is a dreaded disaster waiting to happen…one that would predictably cause Tokyo to have to evacuate 30.5 million people. It could cause the U.S. West Coast to have to be evacuated, and could also become a complete global disaster.

  664. Margery Brown says:

    On a slightly different type of issue, I have been experiencing a great deal of anxiety and concern over the (probably) slim possibility that North Korea could deliberately aim a missile over Japan, and, either on purpose or accidentally, hit one or more of the nuclear reactors in Fukushima. They could, accidentally,cause a nuclear catastrophe of global proportions, even if they do not yet have any nuclear warheads…..especially if they hit Fukushima reactor #4.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/04/04/map-this-is-how-far-those-north-korean-missiles-can-actually-reach/

  665. vital1 says:

    Update on possible weight of the Black Fungus material from Japan, that we talked about in this forum yesterday.

    Comment by a poster on another forum, who saw the photo of the small test sample.

    “I’m an expert on weighing objects (sell scales, use different ones daily, some precise to .01g). Fungus in that form does not appear to hold too much water weight and would likely weigh less than a gram given the scale. If it jis thin and flakey type fungus, it may be under .25-.5g. Is it thick like a mushroom cap or more like lichen? I’ve only observed extremely thin fungi growing on concrete, and I would err on the very low side. My best guess is .3g.”

    If this is correct, it means the black fungus sample from Japan is very, very, hot.

    Test results 117 Bg Cs-137 and 58 Bq Cs-134

    117 + 58 = 175 Bq x (1000 grams/0.3 grams) = 583,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium

    Even if it was 10 times greater in weight 3 grams, it would still be 58,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium.

  666. Alan Shostak says:

    I ran across the story link below today. Apparently medical researchers have found that hypothyroidism in infants in the 5 West Coast states, who were in utero or newborns around the time of the melt downs at Fukushima.

    See: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=28599

    The news in this medical article is entirely consistent with conclusions in the Russian language medical journal articles concerning the effects of Chernobyl which were published by the New York Academy of Sciences, in English, shortly before the Fukushima melt down.

    For those who are following the continuing effects of Fukushima, and like to read historical novels, I highly recommend Michael Beres’ novel Chernobyl Murders. It’s a better account of what happened to the people who were effected than the novel Wolves Eat Dogs.

  667. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.8 CPM

  668. Margery Brown says:

    Beyond Nuclear and other organizations take action to reduce allowable radiation in food.

    http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2013/3/29/beyond-nuclear-and-others-take-action-to-lower-radioactivity.html

    See also: beyondnuclear.org

    Perhaps they can also find some way to convince our local markets to eliminate the known radioactive foods from their shelves…or, to even give a care about the potential harm to their customers.

  669. Michael Collins says:

    @rocket: Denise and I are saddened by your story. Congenital birth defects can have a number of causes. Your radiation readings – readings you’ve been taking from almost since 3/11 began – are a real source of concern.

    Your readings correspond with ours as well, in general. Thank goodness you have had HEPA filters running or your daughter’s condition could be even worse. Add a robust ionizing air purifier with permanent filters for even more protection for your daughters and family. We bought two Honeywell Oscillating ifD Tower Air Purifiers, model series HFD-120 & HFD-122.

    The science of Fukushima fallout can seem distant and incomprehensible. The effects can be all too real. Please keep coming back to the forum, rocket, if you feel like it. We are literally your nuclear family.

  670. M.R says:

    @ rocket: Yes this is first study I’ve seen too indicating congenital birth defects – though limited specifically to hypothyroid function. Yes, how could you write it off as a coincidence. I surely would not. Is that something that has become less symptomatic as your younger daughter grows? or is she still experiencing gasping/wheezing?

    Have you thought about contacting the organization that ran that study: Radiation and Public Health? http://www.radiation.org/

    So many horrific things are ongoing globally. I read this interview today which gave me some hope. We are all in this together. Hopefully, it will lead to significant changes ultimately. http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456

  671. This is simply amazing, vital1. Call it 3 grams at most yet it’s ionizing ferociously with the twin cesiums. For people who still feel detached from Fukushima’s real effects, think on this: black death is growing on concrete and rocks in Japan and it’s loaded with Cs-137 and Cs-134 plus yet to be identified isotopes. Yet 99 out 100 Americans have never heard of Japan’s Hot Black Death. If this silence, every bit as deadly as the HBD, can blanket Japan, no country’s red hot problems will ever really be aired. Until it’s too late. We see this intransigence in Southern California media repeatedly from “journalists” you’d think would know better. They don’t.

    Thank you for this – we trust you’ll keep us informed if this develops further with the sample weight and photographs of the HBD in Minamisoma.

  672. vital1 says:

    Michael, it is encapsulated in resin, with the very small sample in the center. So we don’t know how much it weighs. We are trying to find out. It may not have been weighed when it was collected. Visually, looking at the encased sample, it would be a few grams if that.

    Here is a pen tip placed next to the sample, to give you and idea how small the sample is. The black center is the sample. Also, the sample does not fill up the small sample container, that is in the center of the resin encasement. The sample container is only around two thirds full.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Japanese-black-fungus-material-sample-with-pen-tip.jpg

  673. @vital1: Unless we know the mass of the sample, it is impossible to know just how hot it is. Isn’t an accurate scale available to weigh it?

  674. vital1 says:

    I was sent this resin encapsulated sample of black fungus like material. It has reportedly come from somewhere in the Minamisoma area Japan. A contact in Japan sent this sample to a friend. This is my test chart of it. For those of you who have not looked at a scintillator test chart like this before. The position of the peaks in a the chart indicate what isotopes are present.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Minamisoma-Cesium-290313-TV45-23c-25040-MB.jpg

    This black fungus started growing on the concrete, and rock surfaces in Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears to be bio-accumulating Cesium.

    Scintillators are less sensitive as you go to higher energy keV. The Theremino MCA software allows you to increase the magnification of the higher energy peaks. The peaks in this Theremino MCA V4.5 software chart have been energy compensated, to bring out the smaller details at higher energies. This sample is very small, grams or less in weight.

    A professional lab reported test results 117 Bg Cs-137 and 58 Bq Cs-134. I don’t know the exact weight. The friend is trying to find out.

    Any comments or suggestions, regarding the results of this test chart results are welcome.

    There is no copyright placed on the chart screen shot, so you can copy it, and make use of it where ever you like.

  675. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 50.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.0 CPM

  676. rocket says:

    @M.R.
    Reports regarding increased infant mortality in the US following Fukushima have popped up sporadically, but I have not seen reports of congenital birthdefects tied to radionuclide exposure, until now. I have not had to see such reports because we are living with the effects. I have not been participating in the forum because its just too traumatizing. My oldest daughter was born in Burbank exactly 16 weeks PRIOR to the meltdown. She was breastfeeding at the time and we do not know how she has been impacted. However, my newest daughter was also born in Burbank, CA on 9-13-12. She was born with a congenital birth defect known as Laryngomalacia which is an abnormality just above the larynx, and causes stridor and interrupts the flow of air through the trachea, causing a wheezing, gasping sound that is frightening. We were up all night for months making sure she was breathing. No one in either of our families anywhere has ever had or recall anyone ever having such a condition, in fact there are no physical birth defects of any kind that we have been able to find. Could I write this off as just a coincidental anomaly? How could I? I have proof that our Honeywell 17000 Hepa Air Filters accumulated dust particles less than six months ago that measured up to 448 CPM in Sherman Oaks, CA against a 42 CPM Interior background. The most recent measurements of newly replaced filters came in at 137CPM. Background measurements disguise the truth that continuously running HEPA filters will reveal. My daughter is otherwise very healthy, but the larynx/thyroid region was obviously affected. We went to Santa Monica Beach on March 28th and I collected a Kelp Sample. I tested it at home and it measured on a 10 MIN average 57CPM against a Sherman Oaks Interior background of 42.
    4-3-13 8:15 pm Sherman Oaks INT 10min AVG: 40.7 CPM

  677. Check this out!

    Read about DTSC at Toxic Department.

  678. [From our friends at Consumer Watchdog.]

    Consumer Watchdog News Release

    April 3, 2013

    Contact: Liza Tucker, 310-392-7931 (direct) or 626-372-1964 (cell)

    Consumer Watchdog Calls for Firing of Top Toxic Officials After Fair Political Practices Commission Launches Investigation

    SANTA MONICA, CA –Following news that the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will investigate a top toxics regulator for financial conflicts of interest, Consumer Watchdog today reiterated its call for the firing of two top officials at the Department of Toxic Substances Control who invested as much as six and seven figures into companies that the DTSC regulates or licenses. The non-profit, non-partisan public interest group made a complaint to FPPC last month.

    It was the second time that the non-partisan public interest group called for the dismissal of Chief Deputy Director Odette Madriago and Deputy Director Stewart Black. Thousands of Californians have written Governor Brown calling for their removal.

    “Though you say you want to clean house, the people running your department are tainted by the specter of impropriety,” wrote consumer advocate Liza Tucker in a letter to DTSC Director Debbie Raphael today. “When the chief deputy of your agency invests up to $100,000 in Chevron and does not want to regulate the refinery industry, you have to willfully turn a blind eye not to see something is terribly wrong. This is why people do not trust government.”

    See letter here: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/ltr_on_dtsc_response04-03-13.pdf

    The letter calls for Ms. Raphael to:

    •Use powers to heavily fine refiners like Chevron for toxic pollution

    •Revoke permits of serial violators of environmental laws such as hazardous waste recyclers Evergreen Oil in Newark and Phibro-Tech in Santa Fe Springs

    •Deny new permits to serial violators of environmental laws and to companies that have unfinished corrective actions such as Phibro-Tech and Chemical Waste Management at Kettleman Hills hazardous waste dump.

    •Hire 130 criminal investigators onto staff by 2014, up from 13 now.

    •Aggressively investigate and refer for prosecution cases of toxic pollution such as the poisoned community of Wildomar.

    In recent months, the DTSC has refused to sanction Chevron for its toxic refinery fire in Richmond last summer that sent thousands to the hospital. In addition, Ms. Madriago accompanied Ms. Raphael to visit Chevron operations last year, and has in the past been primary liaison between the hazardous waste management program, the legislature, and industry lobbyists.

    The non-profit public interest group turned up the financial conflicts of interest as part of its six-month investigation of the DTSC that led to its scathing report on the department’s failure to protect communities from toxic harm, Golden Wasteland.

    See report here: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/golden-wasteland-report

    Said Tucker, “These conflicts are a symptom of the department’s capture by the very industry it is supposed to regulate.” The group’s Golden Wasteland report documented that capture, and outlined how the department has failed to protect eight communities poisoned by hazardous waste processors that habitually violate environmental laws.

    DTSC Director Debbie Raphael posted a response to the report, titled “Restoring Public Confidence in DTSC,” on March 21. “Your formal, posted response admits that the department has lost public confidence, but you do little to restore it,” Tucker wrote.

    “You did not address a single member among eight communities we highlighted as under toxic siege because of the department’s failure to protect them from harm,” the letter said.

    “A state’s environmental laws are only as good as its enforcement,” the letter concludes. “Will you move forward with exercising the power already vested in the department to protect communities and the environment from toxic harm? Or will you continue on the current path that sends the public you work for, the regulated community, and your own staff exactly the wrong message?”

    For more, visit our website at: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/focusarea/toxics-watchdog

  679. [From our friends at San Clemente Green]

    ACTION ALERTS!

    REMINDER:The NRC will discuss Edison’s
    License Amendment proposal at 11:00am on Weds 4/3/13.
    (that is only an hour from the time this was sent)

    The meeting will be held in Maryland, far from the issue but participation is still possible. Interested members of the public can participate in this meeting via Webcast link or toll-free audio teleconference. The Webcast link can be accessed at: http://video.nrc.gov. This link to the NRC webcast page will permit the user to select the meeting to be viewed and the viewing speed. The meeting link will become active approximately one hour prior to meeting start. The teleconference bridge number is 888-677-3916; passcode 2670631. Callers will initially be placed in a “listen only” status. At the designated point in the agenda, two­ way calling will be enabled, so that the public may ask questions of the NRC staff regarding the meeting discussions.

    Please prepare a little statement to say during the call in period making it explicitly clear that we don’t want the NRC to give Edison a quick restart prior to and adjudicated License Amendment.

    Sign the Petition

    Dear [Raddies of the Radiation Nation],

    Now that I got the urgent message done about today’s NRC meeting I can try to catch up on other news. Here is the brief rundown on our meeting with the Capistrano Unified School District. After an incredibly convincing period of public testimony, we were surprised that we didn’t get the resolution passed, but it was still good for us, considering the strong message we were able to deliver to students, parents and the media. Instead, they simply opted to table the matter for another time. This link to Channel 2 News coverage will give you a sense for what took place if that is all you have time for now.

    Our hopes were lifted after the trustees began their discussion. Two board members, Amy Hanacek and Lynn Hatton were both passionate and even-handed, supporting Edison but still coming down firmly on the side of precaution. They were strongly in favor of the resolution. Then the disappointment came.

    The others failed to see this as an opportunity to put children’s safety first. They were either uncommitted or had their minds made up already. Apparently they were heavily influenced by a recent 5 hour tour of the nuclear facility which was mentioned by them quite often.

    It is tempting to be speculative about Edison’s influence, but I’ll let you decide. You can see some of the proceeding in segments on YouTube and make your own judgement by going to the links below, (due to technical problems we didn’t get every speaker, sorry to say).

    It is really quite interesting to see the range of presentations by citizens and Edison and the comments from the CUSD Board. It is worth mentioning that only one person spoke in favor of Edison’s call for a quick restart without an adjudicated license amendment, and she was with the Chamber of Commerce.

    If you’d like to express your feelings to the board you can post them on the CUSD Facebook page or write to Jane Boos, JBOOS@capousd.org. There are already some thoughtful comments being shared on Fb and in articles. Please keep up the positive, encouraging thoughts and let’s convince them to do the right thing next time (see below).

    One final word of gratitude to those who not only showed up but especially to those who did such an amazing job expressing your concerns. You all make a huge difference and I hope others will be inspired by your actions. It is the only way we can counter a powerful industry that has unlimited resources. We have the truth and the power of the masses, and that will be enough if we just keep showing up.

    Thanks,
    Gary

    [Thank you, Gary and all the fine folks bringing it on!]

  680. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    @Chase & @Michael & ALL! I put this attachment on this website 3/12 but saw NO response…Its SO important to watch I’m putting it up again… Feedback appreciated… ALL ties in. Shocking!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FDoW8sJ7HMI

  681. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    Article just came out…28% Westcoast children SO FAR diagnosed with thyroid problems since Fukushima

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/04/study-almost-one-third-of-babies-born-after-fukushima-in-alaska-california-hawaii-oregon-and-washington-have-thyroid-problems.html

  682. 4-1-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update April 1, 2013: April Fools Day is no joke. Arkansas reactor accident kills 1, injures 8, So Cal Edison insists on restarting damaged San Onofre reactor, UC Berkeley nuke department dismisses Geiger counters; LA City Council says no Rocketdyne transfer of NASA land until remediated to background; Boeing stages elaborate press stunt at Rocketdyne attended by its greenwashing and astroturfing collaborators and more in this exciting show.

  683. Chase says:

    This looks very unusual to me.

    A sea surface temperature ‘anomaly’ off the coast of Japan.
    ;) (understatement)

    Sea Surface Temp Animated Map: NOAA
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/sst/ani-weekly.html

    I took a screen shot of it also. Sometimes this kind of information tends to ‘float’ away, if you get my drift.

    Sea Temp Fuku HOT
    Screen shot frame 4:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2099954/Rad%202013-04-03%20Sea%20Temp%20Map%20001.JPG

  684. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 43.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.9 CPM

  685. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast
    2nd April 2013

    March 2013 report

    This month saw lower background day averages than the January (52%) and February (39%) highs. The whole month background average was 32% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima March background average. It was also higher than last March’s (2012) month’s average of 24% above average. A few day averages towards the end of the month went to 40% + above average. See charts.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2013.jpg

    Let’s see what a 42% increase in a day average means. It means there was and extra 0.042 uSv/hr increase for 24 hours. That is 24 x 0.042 or an extra 1.008 uSv radiation dose for that day. Let’s say that the 1.008 uS/hr extra was detected for just one hour in that day, instead of being spread over the whole 24 hour day. 0.10uSv/hr normal background for one hour + 1.008 = 1.108 uSv/hr for that hour. Most people with Geiger counters who detected a 1.108 uSv/hr detection for one whole hour would be ringing alarm bells!

  686. M.R says:

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/02-1

    Fukushima Meltdown Driving Increased Abnormalities Among (West Coast) US Infants
    – Lauren McCauley, staff writer

    According to a new study (.pdf) published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics, children born in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington between one week and 16 weeks after the meltdown began are 28 percent more likely to suffer from congenital hypothyroidism (CH) than were kids born in those states during the same period one year earlier.

    CH results from a build up of radioactive iodine in our thyroids and can result in stunted growth, lowered intelligence, deafness, and neurological abnormalities—though can be treated if detected early.

  687. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.6 CPM

  688. From our friends at ROSE:

    Hi all this is from our friend and ROSE member Cathy Iwane,

    The US limit for carcinogenic radioactive cesium is 1200 Bq/kg in food. Japan, which is still suffering a triple meltdown, has a limit of 100 Bq/kg. Both of these limits are way too high to protect our children. We are asking that the limit be reduced to 5 Bq/kg for all food, nutritional supplements and pharmaceuticals–lower when technology allows– and that we quickly and responsibly institute widespread, transparent testing to ensure this limit, particularly in the wake of Japan’s catastrophic and ongoing radiation releases from Fukushima Daiichi’s triple nuclear meltdowns.

    That’s why I (Kimberly Roberson) created a petition to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, The United States House of Representatives, and 2 others.

    Will you sign this petition? Click here: http://t.co/DYvMZKutd7

    Thank you so much for your continued support.

    Sincerely,
    Cathy Iwane
    CAN Board Member, active in the movement to shut down San Onofre & to educate folks on Fukushima realities

    Gene Stone
    Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)
    949-233-7724, On twitter @gene_stone
    http://residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com/
    http://coalitionagainstnukes.org/
    http://wattlesswednesday.org/

  689. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:20a INT 50.1 CPM
    7:30a EXT 46.1 CPM

  690. M.R says:

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/31/17540838-one-dead-three-injured-in-arkansas-nuclear-plant-accident

    “One dead, three injured in Arkansas nuclear plant accident
    –KTHV: Residents heard ‘large boom’ at the time of incident
    31 Mar 2013 An accident at an Arkansas nuclear power plant at 7:45 a.m. local time resulted in the death of one worker and left three injured, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. The accident took place in Russellville, a city with 28,000 residents, about 81 miles from Little Rock. “There is no danger to the public,” said Entergy”

    (Russellville is about 50 miles away from crude oil pipeline leak happening in Mayflower.)

  691. Kim says:

    Rain soaked paper towel, tested inside my house in Ventura, CA, for 10 minutes: 46.0
    RAIN IS BACKGROUND

  692. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    7:40a INT 49.8 CPM
    7:50a EXT 47.8 CPM

  693. vital1 says:

    Reports just in from other forums.

    USA

    Poster Norbu

    “Ok folks we have a problem it just started raining here in Nevada city CA 1 hour ago took a swipe off the truck, rain very serious
    max data point- 610 cpm
    average data point- 383.03 cpm
    counts in 10 minutes- 3837
    stay out of the rain it is hot.”

    AUSTRALIA

    Nimbin Monitoring station, Northern New South Wales.

    Rain swab “1280 cpm (lnd712) off 2 meters corro after first shower of the day”

  694. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:20a INT 47.7 CPM
    7:30a EXT 49.7 CPM

  695. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.4 CPM

  696. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.7 CPM

  697. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.0 CPM

  698. 3-25-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update March 25, 2013: 700 sick sea lions in So Cal as cesium 134 & 137 found in store-bought San Diego tuna; NRC fails to require filters in post-Fukushima rules; 900 trillion Bq strontium 90 dumped in Pacific; “fission products” found 300 km from Fukushima Daiichi; Jeff & Michael work on why Cs-137 is moving across ocean and spreading out in an arc instead of just moving in Kuroshio Current; Michael’s best and worst editors, Denise Anne being the best.

  699. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.8 CPM

  700. March 22, 2013

    NRC AND SO. CALIFORNIA EDISON TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL LICENSE
    AMENDMENT REQUEST FOR SAN ONOFRE 2 IN ROCKVILLE, MD, ON APRIL 3

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet with representatives of Southern
    California Edison in Rockville, Md., on April 3 to discuss the utility’s plan to submit a license
    amendment request for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 2.

    The meeting will run from 1-3 p.m. in the Commission’s Hearing Room on the first floor
    of the NRC’s One White Flint building at 11555 Rockville Pike in Rockville. Agency staff and
    utility representatives will discuss Edison’s plan to submit a license amendment request that
    would address compliance with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 2 Technical
    Specifications, as discussed in the staff’s request for additional information dated Dec. 26, 2012
    (ML12361A065). No license amendment request has yet been filed, and no restart decisions will
    be made during the meeting.

    Each year, the NRC’s review process includes numerous public meetings between the
    staff and licensees on technical matters being reviewed by agency headquarters staff. It’s not
    possible to bring all these meetings to the communities near the plants in question, so the staff
    will make a webcast and phone line available for this meeting so that people near San Onofre can
    observe the review process in action and ask the NRC staff questions.

    The teleconference number is 888-677-3916 and the passcode is 2670631. Callers will
    initially be placed in a “listen only” status. At the designated point in the agenda, two-way
    calling will be enabled, so that the public may ask the NRC staff questions regarding issues from
    the meeting.

    The two San Onofre reactors have been shut down since January 2012, when a leak in a
    Unit 3 steam generator led to the discovery of unexpected wear in both reactors’ steam
    generators. The NRC issued a Confirmatory Action Letter to Southern California Edison in
    March 2012, requiring several actions by the utility before the agency would consider allowing
    the plant to restart.

    Note to Editors: To facilitate security screening, media interested in attending the meeting in
    Rockville can contact the Office of Public Affairs at 301-415-8200.

  701. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.7 CPM

  702. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    25th, March, 2013

    Background Radiation levels here have increased over the last 3 days, to 41%, 40%and 44% above the pre-Fukushima nuclear disaster 4 year average. The 4 year pre-Fukushima day average was 0.10 uSv/hr. Yellow bars in these charts mean background is 40%+ above average.
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2013.jpg

    It is important to understand what significance increases in day average radiation background levels mean. The 42% increase in a day local background radiation levels is a lot of extra radiation exposure.

    At our location 0.10 uSv/hr was the pre-Fukushima nuclear disaster day average. Lets see what a 42% increase in a day average means. It means there was and extra 0.042 uSv/hr increase for 24 hours. That is 24 x 0.042 or an extra 1.008 uSv radiation dose for that day.

    Lets say that the 1.008 uS/hr extra was detected for just one hour in that day instead of being spread over the whole 24 hour day. 0.10uSv/hr normal background for one hour + 1.008 = 1.108 uSv/hr for that hour. If any of you with Geiger counters were to detect 1.108 uSv/hr for one whole hour, you would be ringing alarm bells!

    Average background increases can mean you are cumulatively getting a far bigger radiation dose, than from a short term peak detections may indicate. What is we needed are lots of monitoring stations to provide day, month, and year average background level information, as well as peak detections.

    All this charting will pay off in the end, because you will clearly see if your local background is increasing over time. Peak detection is only part of the story. Without long term detailed charting, you won’t see if your community’s monthly, or yearly radiation exposure is increasing.

    You don’t need to do this on a computer. If you don’t have a computer, or the skills to use computer charting software, you can simply use a ruler and pencil to create a chart. Using charting paper you can get from your local stationers is better. A simple join the dots chart is good enough.

    Most digital Geiger counters will display the day’s average background with the press of a button. If your Geiger counter starts calculating the average from 12 am the night before, do this. At a set time every day just before bed time, the later the better, press the button to display the days average. Mark the date and amount on your chart. If you do this every day, it will give you a good idea what is happening with your local background radiation levels over time. Some Geiger Counters come with software that will automatically chart the average for you.

    It would be interesting to know how much world average background radiation levels have increased since Fukushima, and if they are still increasing.

    A free charting tutorial, and chart templates can be found here.

    http://sccc.org.au/charting-templates

  703. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:25a EXT 46.6 CPM
    8:35a INT 50.0 CPM

  704. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    24th, March, 2013

    Background Radiation levels here have increased over the last 2 days, to 41% and 40% above the pre-Fukushima nuclear disaster 4 year average. The 4 year pre-Fukushima day average was 0.10 uSv/hr. Yellow bars in these charts mean background is 40%+ above average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2013.jpg

    It is important to understand what significance increases in day average radiation background levels mean. Take the 42% increase on the 17th March in local background radiation levels in this chart.

    At our location 0.10 uSv/hr was the pre-Fukushima nuclear disaster day average. Lets see what a 42% increase in a day average means. It means there was and extra 0.042 uSv/hr increase for 24 hours. That is 24 x 0.042 or an extra 1.008 uSv radiation dose for that day.

    Lets say that the 1.008 uS/hr extra was detected for just one hour in that day instead of being spread over the whole 24 hour day. 0.10uSv/hr normal background for one hour + 1.008 = 1.108 uSv/hr for that hour. If any of you with Geiger counters were to detect 1.108 uSv/hr for one whole hour, you would be ringing alarm bells!

    Average background increases can mean you are cumulatively getting a far bigger radiation dose, than you are from a short term peak detections.

    You don’t need to do this on a computer. If you don’t have a computer, or the skills to use computer charting software, you can simply use a ruler and pencil to create a chart. Using charting paper you can get from your local stationers is better. A simple join the dots chart is good enough.

    Most digital Geiger counters will display the day’s average background with the press of a button. If your Geiger counter starts calculating the average from 12 am the night before, do this. At a set time every day just before bed time, the later the better, press the button to display the days average. Mark the date and amount on your chart. If you do this every day, it will give you a good idea what is happening with your local background radiation levels over time.

    All this charting will pay off in the end, because you will clearly see if your local background is increasing over time. Peak detection is only part of the story. Without long term detailed charting, you won’t see if your community’s monthly, or yearly radiation exposure is increasing.

    It would be interesting to know how much world average background radiation levels have increased since Fukushima, and if they are still increasing.

    Here is a free charting tutorial, plus chart templates. Some Geiger counters are provided with charting software, that can create charts automatically for you.

    http://sccc.org.au/charting-templates

  705. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:05a INT 46.3 CPM
    7:15a EXT 49.7 CPM

  706. @Michael – thank you for letting us all know about the NRC’s March 19, 2013 order on the installation of vents on Mark 1 and ll Boiling Water Reactors.

    It is distressing that the majority of the five-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted to reject the agency’s Japan Lessons Learned Project Directorate and their senior staff’s recommendation to promptly Order to back fit all General Electric boiling water reactors with Mark I and Mark II containments with the installation of engineered high-capacity radiation filters.

    So now, in an accident, we will have vents but no filters to keep the radioactive releases out of the environment.

    Beyond nuclear writes that “By majority vote (4-1), the Commissioners sided with the industry agenda for dangerous half measures that will potentially leave the downwind communities vulnerable to the uncontained releases of radioactivity in the event of an accident involving reactor core fuel damage and introduces undue, indeterminate and imprudent delay in addressing these aging reactors with dangerously flawed and vulnerable containment structures.”

    On March 21, 2013, Beyond Nuclear and 24 safe energy organizations filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the revocation of the operating licenses of the Fukushima-style GE boiling water reactors with Mark I and Mark II containments in the United States.

    You can join Beyond Nuclear and safe energy organizations in petitioning the NRC to revoke these Fukushima-style reactors here in the United States by signing up here.

    Allison MacFarlane was the only commissioner who voted in favour of the filters. In her notes talking about why she voted in favour of the filters, MacFarlane wrote:

    “My decision reflects, in part, my experiences during a recent trip the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. The visit r to the reactors required travel through deserted villages, full of abandoned homes and businesses overgrown with weeds, and past fallow fields, and unused industrial buildings, roads and railroad tracks, all of which emphasized the impact of the accident from a nuclear plant that was over 10 kilometers away.

    Engineered filtered containment system can help protect the public and the environment by significantly reducing the amount of radiological effluent released from containment during a severe accident. All currently available information indicates that the ability to vent containment through filters would be an improvement to safety”.

    It is clear the Mark l and Mark ll reactors are unsafe.

    How could the other Commissioners put nuclear industry profits ahead of public safety?

    We cannot have confidence in a regulatory body that puts profits ahead of safety.

    The only solution now is to close down all the Mark l and Mark ll Boiling Water Reactors.

    Sign onto the petition!

    http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7285/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=13397

  707. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.1 CPM

  708. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG some high clouds
    6:10a INT 51.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.5 CPM

  709. 2dogs says:

    on a central california beach near you: junk from japan. no mention of radiation…
    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/03/20/2437390/tsunami-debris-coastal-cleanup.html

  710. Margery Brown says:

    Longtime nuclear expert, Arnie Gunderson, calls it like he sees it…..in spite of the fact that the Japanese authorities seem to be rushing to reassure us (as usual) that everything is now fine concerning the power shut down which has been fixed. Arnie just doesn’t seem to see it that way!

    http://fairewinds.org/content/fairewinds-responds-power-failure-fukushima-daiichi

  711. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE SENT TO ENVIROREPORTER.COM – NOTE SECOND-TO-LAST SENTENCE THAT WE’VE BOLDED

    No. 13-016

    March 19, 2013

    NRC TO ENHANCE POST-FUKUSHIMA VENT REQUIREMENTS,
    BROADEN ANALYSIS OF FILTERING STRATEGIES

    The NRC’s Commissioners have directed the agency’s technical staff to follow a two-
    track approach for further improvements to systems for safely venting pressure during potential
    accidents at 31 U.S. reactors.

    The Commission’s Staff Requirements Memorandum calls for enhancing a March 2012
    Order requiring “hardened” venting systems at 31 boiling-water reactors with “Mark I” and
    “Mark II” containments. The memo also starts rulemaking activities to produce requirements for
    those reactors to cool core debris and retain radioactive material in conjunction with venting
    during severe accidents.

    “In reaching this decision, the Commission engaged in thoughtful deliberation with each
    other as we each considered these important issues in our post-Fukushima accident review
    process,” said NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane. “I compliment my colleagues and the staff for
    their sustained efforts on this issue and for taking a hard look at a complex matter.”

    The Commission has given the staff 60 days to finalize the enhanced Order, which will
    require the vents to handle the elevated pressures, temperatures and radiation levels from a
    damaged reactor. The enhanced Order will also ensure plant personnel can operate the vents
    safely under these accident conditions.

    The Commission has also given the staff a year to produce a technical evaluation to
    support rulemaking on filtering. During that time the staff will gather more public input as it
    completes its analysis. The Commission directed the staff to consider both the use of a filter to be
    placed on the vent, as well as a more performance-based approach using existing systems to
    achieve a similar reduction in radioactive release during an accident. The staff then must develop
    a draft rule and final rule, all by March 2017
    . [Our emphasis]

    The Commissioners’ individual votes on this decision are available on the NRC website.

  712. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.4 CPM

  713. 3-18-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update March 18, 2013: Power failure at 4 Fukushima spent fuel pools with over 7,910 fuel rods; fire would destroy central Japan & Tokyo, electrical vulnerability of 103 American reactor’s pools with no NRC requirements for backup; ionizer HEPA machines a must.

  714. vital1 says:

    Alert level detection Northern California.

    This report was just posted on another forum by Norbu

    Just rained here in nor-cal Inspector is on duty
    average 52.12 cpm
    max data point 150 cpm
    10 min total 520
    7 counts over alert= 100 cpm
    No sample
    average 31.12
    max data point 110
    1 count over alert
    3-19-2013
    5:14 pm

  715. roundabout says:

    @potrblog; Thanks for the info! I am shopping!

  716. potrblog says:

    @roundabout, I checked the links on my website and there were still Inspectors available on Amazon today; although at least one is way more expensive than it should be.

    The ratio I look at is the the Inspector vs the RDS-80
    The Inspector should be half the price of an RDS-80; typically $550 vs $1100(when bought from the importer)

    One of my Amazon links shows the Inspector at $800; at that price the milspec waterproof-ness and features of the RDS 80 become more of a bargain. No matter what the key is to shop around at places other than just Amazon.

  717. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.1 CPM

  718. roundabout says:

    Got the message early this morning about Fukushima cooling problems… went to Amazon and the first time in years they were out of stock on their Inspector units.

  719. @ Margery

    Let’s hope they can figure out what the problem is and start cooling down the pools again. We encourage everyone to reread Enviroreporter’s “The Unforgettable Fire” to understand what will happen if they can’t get this under control.

    See March 14th, 2013 Rad News : Japan urged to send out global SOS over Fukushima.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/14/national/japan-urged-to-send-out-global-sos-over-no-1-plant

    Japan NEEDS Help!!

    The situation is dire. WRITE to your government and demand they get involved in helping Japan deal with this situation that is threatening the entire Northern Hemisphere.

  720. Margery Brown says:

    The cooling mechanism in Fukushima nuclear reactors 1, 3 and 4 has broken down. Supposedly, however, the reactors will still be o.k for a total of four days. When this 4th day will occur is currently not clear. Also, not mentioned are alternative plans to keep these reactors cool, if the cooling equipment cannot be re-started in time. Would a huge FIRE then become a possibility?
    When it comes to Fukushima, the concerns and fears never cease! And, as usual, TEPKO is denying and minimizing the problem.

  721. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 45.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.3 CPM

  722. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    18th, March, 2013

    Background Radiation levels here have increased in the last 24 hours, to 42% above the pre-Fukushima nuclear disaster 4 year average. The 4 year pre-Fukushima day average was 0.10 uSv/hr.
    (Yellow bars in these charts means background is 40%+ above average.)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2013.jpg

  723. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a INT 46.2 CPM
    8:10a EXT 49.9 CPM

  724. roundabout says:

    @Chase; Your guess is as good as my million dollar guess. But I presume there were some expensive secrets that the executive had the “privileged burden” to hold. Perhaps you could contact his employer to find out…

  725. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:35a INT 47.8 CPM
    8:45a EXT 50.7 CPM

  726. Chase says:

    The chief nuclear officer, Peter Dietrich of San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast received compensation valued at nearly $2 million last year.

    Top Exec Made 2 Million:
    http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/15/36393/san-onofre-s-top-exec-made-2-million-in-2012-while/

    I can’t help but think, “2 MILLION DOLLARS! …for WHAT?”.

  727. Michael Collins says:

    From our friends at ROSE:

    Shutdown San Onofre petition – please sign and pass on.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/nuclear-regulatory-commission-permanently-shut-down-aged-san-onofre-nuclear-reactors?utm_campaign=action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

    Gene Stone
    Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)
    949-233-7724, On twitter @gene_stone
    http://residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com/
    http://coalitionagainstnukes.org/

  728. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.1 CPM

  729. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 52.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.4 CPM

  730. 3-11-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update March 11, 2013: Two-year anniversary of Fukushima triple meltdowns and situation worsens in Pacific while air levels lower in SoCal; Caldicott Fukushima symposium in NYC reveals startling facts; rad-induced mutations migration; stiffer Radiation Station air cleansing & thanks to the brave folks who have helped us for 2 years

  731. Another comment from Jeff Jones, environmental lawyer:

    “Look, it’s ONLY 47 quadrillion becquerels (QUADRILLION). Of cesium-137. Released into the Pacific Ocean. From the Fukushima meltdown.

    Yes, that’s nearly 50 times the original Tepco estimate. But come on. What’s a few quadrillion between friends?

    What’s a quadrillion? 1,000,000,000,000,000. (10(15) power).

    What would a quadrillion pennies look like stacked up next to the Empire State Building? It would form a cube, 2,730′ x 2,730′ x 2,730′. It would weigh 3,000,000,000 tons.

    It the pennies were stacked up in a column, they would rise 986,426,768 miles into the air. If they were laid out in a single layer, they would cover 89,675,161 acres.

    And instead of pennies, we have Cesium 137. With a half life of 30 years.

    A penny for your thoughts?

    Jeff Jones”

  732. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 45.5 CPM

  733. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    I’ve taken a few months sabbatical. Will be back shortly with continued readings….I’ve recently come across a YouTube video that will “put the icing on the cake” of Fukushima meltdown/continuing Gulf crisis…Its VERY depressing but needs to be watched/forwarded to ALL here…We are in DEEP doo-doo!..Haven’t seen this on this website so here we go!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FDoW8sJ7HMI

  734. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.1 CPM

  735. roundabout says:

    Hopefully someone will youtube these sessions. Missed the first day! And will only get parts of the second. Thank you Michael for the lead. It sounds totally amazing!

  736. TODAY AND TOMORROW: MUST SEE FREE STREAMINGhttp://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf

    Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013
    The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY

    A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March 11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome.
    A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation, the symposium is being co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    The Presenters:
    The event will be chaired by Donald Louria, MD: Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey.
    Confirmed speakers include:
    Dr. Tim Mousseau, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina – Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places, Biological Consequences
    Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute –Consequences for the Ocean of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident
    David Lochbaum, The Union of Concerned Scientists – Another Unsurprising Surprise
    Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki, President of the Board, OMNI-Net Ukraine Child Development Programs (current). Professor of Biomedical Anthropology (Adjunct) Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton, NY (2011-). Former Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics and Birth Defects, University of South Alabama, 1974-2010 – Congenital Malformations in Rivne Polossia and the Chernobyl Accident
    Dr. Marek Niedziela, Professor of Pediatrics, Poznan (Poland) University of Medical Sciences – Differential diagnosis of ultrasonographic thyroid lesions in children
    Dr. Alexy Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences – Lessons from Chernobyl
    Akio Matsumura, Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders – What did the World Learn from the Fukushima Accident?
    Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies, formerly of DoE – Management of Spent Fuel Pools and Radioactive Waste
    Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds Associates – What Did They Know and When Did They Know It?
    Dr. David Brenner, Higgins Professor Radiation Biophysics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University – Mechanistic Models for Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Living Systems
    Dr. Steven Wing, Associate Professor Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University North Carolina – Epidemiologic studies of radiation releases from nuclear facilities: Lessons past and present.
    Steven Starr, Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Clinical Laboratory Science Program Director, University of Missouri – The implications of the massive contamination of Japan with radioactive cesium
    David Freeman, Engineer and Attorney, Former Chairman of TVA, Office of Science and Technology in charge of energy and the environment in the Johnson White House, and for 2 years under Nixon –The Rise and Fall of Nuclear Power
    Dr. Ian Fairlie, Radiation Biologist and Independent Consultant on Radiation Risks, Former Scientific Secretary to UK Government’s Committee Examining Radiation Risks from Internal Emitters – The Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima: Nuclear Source Terms, Initial Health Effects
    Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI, Immediate Past-President of Physicians for Social Responsibility – Moderator, Health Effects Panel.
    Dr. Hisako Sakiyama, Doctor of Medicine, Former Senior Researcher in National Institute Radiological Sciences, Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigative Commission – Risk Assessment of Low Dose Radiation in Japan; What Became Clear to The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
    Dr. Herbert Abrams, Stanford University, Emeritus Professor Radiology, Stanford University, Member Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation Committee National Academy Sciences (BEIR V11) – “The Hazards of Low-level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence.”
    Kevin Kamps, Specialist in High Level Waste Management and Transportation, Beyond Nuclear – Seventy Years of Radioactive Risks in Japan and America
    Joseph Mangano, Executive Director, Radiation and Public Health Project, speaking on a new article about increases in newborn hypothyroidism.
    Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Southeast – Gender Matters in the Atomic Age
    Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Specialist, Beyond Nuclear – Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring
    Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control.
    Dr. Helen Caldicott, Founding President Physicians for Social Responsibility – The Nuclear Age and Future Generations

    Live stream link will be:
    http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf

  737. Chase says:

    Don’t forget. FALLOUT(s) from Fukushima have now circled the globe 18 times.

    Accumulating and spreading as it goes on with no end in site.

    Since March 11, 2011
    Now March 11, 2013

    731 days
    2 YEARS!

    :(

    Seems like there has not been a lot of headway in getting people to realize the true risks of Nuclear Power. Maybe the next one to melt down will get some peoples attention. Maybe not?

  738. SBLocal says:

    The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
    March 11, 2013, 9:00am to 6:15pm EST
    Presented by the Helen Caldicott Foundation

    Go to the website and watch the conference live! Wow. Unbelievable stuff being presented.
    http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf

  739. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.4 CPM

  740. I am forwarding a comment posted by Jeff Jones – environmental lawyer:

    “This is a series being published in Asahi Shimbun. One can read it in sections (links below).

    The content is quite revealing. First, the US clearly tells other countries what and what not to do (no real surprises there).

    Secondly, the urgent concern the US expressed for Americans in Japan (only certain people; most others, not so much) is striking compared to the news blackout they imposed in North America, leaving the rest of us “people” to be inundated with radiation.

    Thirdly, it’s obvious that corporations rule Japan’s government almost as much as they do in the US.

    Fourthly, interesting to note, the US demanded that Japan start demonstrating “heroic sacrifice” (!). It just doesn’t get anymore absurd and hypocritical than that.

    The West has become totally, totally unhinged. Insane.

    Jeff Jones”

    > (1) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201301280006
    > (2) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201301300006
    > (3) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302010004
    > (4) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302040001
    > (5) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302060007
    >
    > (6) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302080003
    > (7) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302110006
    > (8) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302130005
    >
    > (9) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302150001
    > (10) http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302180005
    > http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302200001

  741. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a INT 46.1 CPM
    8:30a EXT 47.8 CPM

  742. RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA – LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN IS AT BACKGROUND

    3/08/13
    10:00am INT RAIN SAMPLE: 45.1 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL
    9:45Am INT BG: 48.8 CPM^

    3/07/13
    7:35pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 49.0 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL
    7:00pm INT BG: 45.2 CPM^

    3/07/13
    10:25am INT RAIN SAMPLE: 46.4 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL
    10:10am INT BG: 48.7 CPM^

  743. Chase says:

    @vital1

    I agree, it would take a lot of something to knock them down like that.

    Who knows what combination of toxic emission/fumes may have been at play.

    I am sure however that the WHO would claim their deaths were caused by striking the ground at high velocity and not radiation. So, these animal deaths do not count as being killed by Fukushima. :(

    I would strongly disagree with that logic and I would also further state, in my opinion, that these innocent creatures are but the first of many more deaths to come. Either, directly or indirectly. Seems obvious to me. Why more people don’t seem to care at this time is beyond me.

    I have a feeling more will care as time goes on and it slowly becomes more obvious what the scale of this disaster means to ALL LIFE on the planet.

  744. Kim says:

    Ventura, CA rain sample… soaked a paper towel, tested inside. 10 minute average: 48.2
    BACKGROUND

  745. vital1 says:

    @Chase, I remember someone else mentioning seeing a large bird on the Fukushima web cam, drop out of the sky while flying over Fukushima, months ago. It would have to be a very high level of radiation to kill birds instantly like that.

    —————————————————–

    Nuclear power is dead financially, and environmentally.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YdelLRdI4w&feature=player_embedded

  746. RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA

    3/06/13
    8:35pm INT HEPA DUST FROM 1/07/13 TO 3/06/13: 71.4 CPM^ which is 46.3% HIGHER than background over a 58 day period. Compared to the last 6 day period resulting in 92% over background, this means that the latest exceedance is half over 9.7 times as many days, therefore lower by a factor of 19.3 times by this comparison. This is superb news. There is less atmospheric fallout yet the Pacific Ocean is continuing to take a hammering as we chronicle in Rad News Digest II.
    8:15pm INT BG: 48.8 CPM^

  747. Chase says:

    I wanted to relay a personal observation I had the other night. Literally an observation.

    In the early hours of the morning back on Feb 25th, 2013 I was looking at the TEPCO live web cam. I am a regular cam observer. What I personally witnessed on that morning was horrifying.

    It was afternoon in Japan
    2103-02-25 16:45 jst

    :( As I watched the screen I saw groups of birds flying by with many falling straight to the ground like rocks around Reactors 3 and 4. I watched this go on for 6 or 7 minutes. There were heavy pink emissions that day.

    I know that there is a youtube channel that records every hour of the day from the TEPCO web cam. So I stopped viewing and figured I would review the recording later.

    Guess what? Three hours of recording are missing. Including the hour of my observation.

    I remember thinking at the time… “This video is going to go viral”.

    Whatever knocked those birds down may be headed our way.

  748. 3-04-13 Michael Collins Radiation Update Michael Collins Radiation Update March 4, 2013: Cal EPA’s Dept. of Toxic Substances Control on the hot seat since Boeing Meltdown Makeover’s first five articles hit stands in December. Director Debbie Raphael called before state senators for a grilling hours before show and promises cooperation with investigation of DTSC. Whitewash WHO Fukushima report and more.

  749. Ann3 says:

    An independent film on Fukushima is being shown in North Hollywood on March 11th.

    The film is entitled “3.11: Surviving Japan”

    Only 10 more tickets need to be sold in order to confirm the event.

    Due to the fact that it’s an independent screening, a certain amount of tickets must be sold to confirm a showing.

    Please share this link with anyone and everyone you think would be interested in seeing this movie.

    Here is the main link with all of the details:

    http://www.311survivingjapan.com/

    And here is the North Hollywood link:

    http://www.tugg.com/events/2995

    Less than TWO days are left to purchase tickets to confirm the event, so time is of the essence!

  750. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:45a INT 50.7 CPM
    6:55a EXT 52.5 CPM

    I will be offline for a week. Morning testing will resume when I return.

  751. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.5 CPM

  752. For all you folks who only check Radiation Conversation: Two new important posts!

    Radiation Food Lab: Hundreds of food and drink radiation tests from ten countries are conducted and compiled by Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia’s Peter Daley. This is the single most comprehensive collection of samples and results in English that exist. Radiation Food Lab shows what’s hot and what’s not in this growing and dynamic study of consumables possible impacted by fallout from the ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan.

    Canada’s Land of Milk and Strontium 90: Team EnviroReporter does what the Canadian government refuses to do: test the country’s milk for the fission-product radionuclide Strontium 90. Not only are the test results shocking – the radiation regulatory system maintained by Canada is practically non-existent even as the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan continue unabated and the Sea of Goo from the March 11, 2011 tsunami slowly makes its way to British Columbia shores.

  753. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 41.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.4 CPM

  754. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    Beryllium Be-7 and traces of Uranium U-235, found in latest rain roof down pipe capture test. This capture was of a rain event that came through the local area between the 16th to the 19th February 2013.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Down-pipe-capture-sample-minus-reference-250213-TV45-plus-text.jpg

    The charcoal sample is left for a few days, to let any Radon decay daughter isotopes decay away before testing.

    The other very small peaks showing in this chart could possibly be trace detections of other isotopes. At these small detections levels, they could also be created by a bit of random variation in counts in the background level over the time of the tests, showing up in the tests results.

    A lot of water flowed through this charcoal, in the down pipe filter, to get these detections.

    Down pipe filter design

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Roof-down-pipe-filter.jpg

    There is approximately 880 grams of activated charcoal in the gray pipe section. When a collection test is finished the charcoal is removed and warmed in the sun to dry it out. It is then emptied into a large marinelli beaker, and placed in the scintillator test chamber.

    If you have better equipment to test with than a Geiger counter, I think this method is a much better detection system for detecting trace amounts of fallout. The paper swab system is a quick, and effective collection system, for a Geiger counter test.

    The side pipe is to release pressure if the flow rate gets to much, or the particulate filter starts to get blocked.

    Making filter

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/making-the-filter.jpg

    Inserting filter

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/inserting-filter.jpg

    The side pipe is at a steeper angle than is shown in this picture, so as to improve the flow rate through the charcoal filter.

    During a rain event it maybe necessary to remove the filter, and replace it with a new one. It can get blocked from the first down flows off the roof, if it hasn’t rained in a while. You can do this easily and quickly by putting your hand in through the side pipe and removing the old filter, and replacing it with a new one.

    Always use disposable surgical gloves when handling a rain swab, charcoal or filter, when using either testing system. Also keep your hands away from your face, and wash your hands well afterwards. You have no idea what you may have captured!

  755. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.6 CPM

  756. Marguerite Hamilton says:

    Dear EnviroReporter,

    Thanks for the very thorough and good investigative work you and your team are doing in relation to Fukushima and its effect on the US. No one cares about us Americans so we have to do the work ourselves. I listen to you every week via the Jeff Rense website. Thanks again.

  757. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.0 CPM

  758. vital1 says:

    Alert level report and clarification for Branford, CT USA

    (re-post from an Internet conversation on the 25th)

    Poster: It’s Curtains

    “I live in Branford, CT (USA) and readings tonight were between 8μSv/h to 20μSv/h. That’s the upper east coast of the United States!”

    Question from vital1

    “I live in Branford, CT (USA) and readings tonight were between 8μSv/h to 20μSv/h.”

    Do you really mean 8uSv/hr – 20uSv/hr or 0.8uSv/hr or 0.08uSv/hr etc.? 8μSv/h to 20μSv/h would be a serious alert level!

    Post from Soleman

    “I hope curtains lets us know quickly!”

    Reply by Its curtains

    “I mean 8uSv/hr to 20uSv/hr!!! When I started taking readings they were .07uSv/hr it was like that for around an hour. I was getting ready to go inside when all of a sudden a strong breeze came by and the meter starting alarming, at first I thought there may be something wrong with the meter but after checking and recalibrateing it the readings were the same. So I spent an hour taking some more readings around where I live and still they were very high, every time time a breeze/wind came by the CPM’s would rise significantly higher. So I drove around town taking readings and they were very high everywhere, it was also snowing and windy.”

    ———————————–

    I have no way to verify this report. If it is true it would suggest there has been a major release from a source on the east coast of America. There were no reported alert level detections, by any of the nearby radiation network stations. If this is a genuine detection, and not faulty equipment, then it could have been a very localized event.

    If it was a release from a local Nuclear power station, it should be of great concern to the population exposed to this!

  759. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 52.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.3 CPM

  760. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    24th, February, 2013

    The local background here has increased, from 34% above background to 47% above in 24 hours. It has been fine with no rain during this period. the temperature has risen during that period, but not by a large amount. Solar activity has been quite. There has been a lot of moist tropical air flowing down our coast.

    Radiation levels throughout this month have been elevated, not as much as last month’s record, but still way above the local background pre-Fukushima 4 year average.

    See the chart, a green bar means average to slightly elevated background levels, and yellow means it was 40% above the four year pre-Fukushima average of 0.10 uSv/hr.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-February-2013.jpg

  761. roundabout says:

    Those who love Trader Joes Chia Seeds; They are grown in Australia. Might want to test your bag!

  762. Chase says:

    @vital1

    re: Imported from Japan Food Testing

    “These results indicate that the risk of the health to Australian consumers is negligible.” – from arpansa pdf

    What, exactly, does this sentence mean?
    It says to me, there IS RISK.

    ;) Who is deciding the definition of ‘negligible?
    I would say ANY amount makes it contaminated.

    What about accumulation via numerous transport vectors over time?

    What about foods (example: ocean fish)from other countries?

    What about non-food products (example: toothpaste)?

    Is the RISK ‘negligible’ when all of these are considered?
    IMO – I don’t think so.

  763. From our friends at Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)

    ROSE invites you & your groups members to join in this ACTION ALERT:

    As a follow up to Sen. Boxer’s & Rep. Markey’s excellent letters about the many problems and possible wrongdoing at Southern California Edison and the NRC, ROSE invites you to join this action alert.

    We believe that a call in and letter writing campaign to Sen. Boxer and Rep. Marky asking them to have the GAO investigate any possible wrongdoing by the NRC & SCE or plain negligence in regards to the new steam generators is in order and the best interest of the public.

    If you agree feel free to rewrite this action alert and send to your members.

    Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
    112 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    202-224-3553
    email http://boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm

    Rep. Ed Markey
    2108 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-2836
    http://markey.house.gov/contact-rep-markey

    Gene Stone
    Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)
    949-233-7724, On twitter @gene_stone
    http://residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com/
    http://coalitionagainstnukes.org/

  764. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:40a INT 43.8 CPM
    7:50a EXT 52.6 CPM

  765. vital1 says:

    @Bar, You have to work your away around the nuclear propaganda in this document. These people in the industray are stuck in the old body warming physics model propaganda. The biological model is the one they should be using, how radiation damages cells and DNA. In my opinion, they’re placing lots of people at risk by their assessment.

    The becquerel amounts they say are safe and acceptable, particularly for children, are just crazy.

  766. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.2 CPM

  767. Bar says:

    vital1, thank for the great info. Unfortunatly there is no safe level of contamination. The healthproblems dont happen right away but they will be there. All one needs to do is look at the contaminated sites in russia and the people that live there. This movie came out 1996, “Chelyabinsk: The Most Contaminated Spot on the Planet” (Thats the area where the meteorite went down recently) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYmGCIg9O6Y , it shows what lays ahead for the people that were exposed.

  768. vital1 says:

    Contamination of Tasmanian Mutton Birds, American Helicopters, Food from Japan, and people.

    Assessment of the impact on Australia from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident Julia Carpenter and Rick Tinker.

    http://www.arpansa.gov.au/pubs/technicalreports/tr162.pdf

    Some extracts.

    1. Food from Japan page 22.

    “Health impacts from imported foods

    Of the food imported from Japan into Australia (which represents less than 1% of the food imported into Australia), only 7% tested had detectable amounts of 134Cs or 137Cs, and all tested well below the Codex guideline level of 1000 Bq/kg.

    As an example, for an imported food contaminated with 1000 Bq/kg of 137Cs and assuming 55 kg of that food was consumed by an adult over one year, then a dose of 0.7 mSv can be attributed.

    The health risk associated with this annual dose is negligible. It is highly unlikely that an individual would consume 55 kg of contaminated food imported from Japan. In addition, the food testing undertaken by ARPANSA suggests that foods imported from Japan are not contaminated at levels comparable to the Codex guideline levels. For consumption of a smaller amount of contaminated food (e.g. 0.55 kg), the estimated dose is 0.007 mSv.

    These results indicate that the risk to the health of Australian consumers is negligible.”

    2. Family living in Fukushima, page 32

    “The levels of caesium measured in urine across all family members were similar ranging from 0.2 to 0.5 Bq/L for 137Cs and 0.1 to 0.4 Bq/L for 134Cs. This indicates that a chronic intake (daily over 150
    days) of low levels of radioactive material has likely occurred. An acute exposure, for example in the first week after the accident, would result in significantly less caesium in urine of children compared to an adult, assuming all members of the family were equally exposed.”

    3. Vehicles and Military aircraft, including American helicopters, page 28

    They appear to be using measurements of square centimeters cm2 instead of per square meter m2, so multiply by 10,000 to get the square meter amount.

    Analysis of the wipe samples for radionuclide content confirmed the presence of Cs134 and Cs137 on the aircraft surfaces at very low levels ranging from less than detectable to 0.1 Bq/cm2 (Table 5.1). The ratio of 137Cs to 134Cs ranged from 1.2 to 1.6.”

    4. Tasmanian mutton Birds, page 36

    Levels of 137Cs and 134Cs were less than 0.19 Bq/kg, the detection limit for a 24 hour count. Results are shown in Table 7.1.”

  769. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 43.6 CPM

  770. Bar says:

    “Safety concerns after radioactive-isotope theft
    …. emits gamma and beta radiation as it decays and could, in theory, be used in the manufacture of a so-called ‘dirty bomb’.”
    http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/77997/safety-concerns-after-radioactiveisotope-theft

    Incredible! They leave a sealed lead flask containing radioactive material in a parked Van over the weekend!!
    One would think that whoever is responsible for the transport is extremly careful so it wont fall into the wrong hands. Lets hope they wont open it or worse sell it to “bad guys”.

  771. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy
    6:10a INT 46.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.5 CPM

  772. Los Angeles rain reading at background.

    2/19/13
    9:25pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 47.0 CPM^
    9:10pm INT BG: 52.2 CPM^

  773. roundabout says:

    @M.R; How low can a company go than to pass out gift cards to attendance? This is not beyond the mentality of a fifth grader! Thanks for the intel!

  774. M.R says:

    @ roundabout/SBCLocal:
    Too bad:
    San Diego Union members attended San Onofre meeting after being gift cards for Costco.
    http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/feb/15/san-diego-trade-union-members-attend-public-meetin/
    Lemmon said… the union paid for the Costco gift cards for members who attended the public meeting at San Onofre. He declined to answer why they were given or what they were worth, saying he wanted to speak with lawyers first. Lemmon did not return subsequent calls.

  775. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy
    6:10a INT 49.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.8 CPM

  776. Susan says:

    (Great message from Bob Backus. It’s the money! it’s always the money!)

    “I hope all activists will take note of what we can learn from the closure of Kewaunee and Crystal River.

    This shows, once again, that the only decision makers who ever close commercial reactors are the owner/operators, not the NRC or other regulators, and it further shows that the reasons for closure are always, ultimately, economic.

    This is the reason why I have so strongly advocated that we as advocates should make our top priority fighting the economic underpinnings of nuclear power

    Today, it is absolutely clear that no new nuclear projects can expect to ever take off without either ratepayer or taxpayer funding, and often need both. Hence, the priority should be fighting things like loan guarantees from Congress, and CWIP or similar raids on captive ratepayers in the States. It is no accident that the only still continuing new construction projects are in Georgia and South Carolina; states where the utilities still have captive customers, due to a failure to move to a competitive market, and CWIP.

    As the saying goes, “Follow the money.”

    Again, it is economics that are closing, for the first time in many years, existing operating reactors. We can be thankful for the record low price of natural gas generation which is the overwhelming reason for this, but here it is possible to make a difference if we ever get an issue of such obvious and immense safety significance that even the NRC would require facilities to upgrade.

    So in fighting to close operating reactors, monitoring for unresolved safety issues can make a difference, provided this can result in NRC action to either enforce their existing rules or to institute a new requirement. This can often tip the scales against continued operation. License renewals, absent such conditions, will never be denied, and participating in these proceedings can only end by being costly for us and frustrating in the result.”

  777. roundabout says:

    @SBCLocal; I am not sure exactly how many or who from NRC was there, only that is was announced. I listened to the podcast, not the video. All I know is that between the state of the union address and the San Onofre fiasco, I had had about as much as I could take for one night! But the San Onofre was so full of what appeared to be staged atta boys, I just couldn’t take it. The real techi questions were left unanswered for the most part. I am not sure what the outcome of the decision was. Has anyone heard?

  778. Chase says:

    I thought this was creative video message.

    What Part Of Fukushima Do YOU Not Understand?
    (..or San Onofre for that matter.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyUk5GkoWvI
    ____

    @Michael
    btw – I noticed in my small town today a poster on our local bulletin board about a free seminar on why Japan is the best travel destination. hmm…?

    Nothing like ‘marketing’. ;)

  779. We usually don’t specifically point out mainstream media articles that are tragically laughable. But when it comes from the Grey Lady herself, the New York Times, we have to make an exception once in a while. Look at this laugher: Japan’s Pollution Diet with gems like “Today, Japanese cities are among the world’s least polluted, according to the World Health Organization. Japan’s environmental record is hardly spotless, but the country rightly prides itself on blue skies, Prius taxis and mandatory recycling. What’s more, it managed to clean up without sacrificing growth by investing in pollution-control technologies and giving local governments leeway to tighten standards beyond national requirements.”

    There is a comments section and we are curious if any of you raddies have anything to add to this misleading and dangerous nonsense?

  780. Bar says:

    “The hail of meteor pieces that hit Russia on Friday fell in a region with a cluster of major nuclear facilities, including the country’s largest nuclear fuel-processing plant, but officials said early on that none of them were damaged …. “Measurements have been made. Radiation levels in the city of Chelyabinsk are normal,” a statement by the city administration said.”
    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130215/179483089.html
    What i question is, why do they have to check for elevated radiation levels when there was no damage to nuke facilities? I dont trust them since Chernobyl. Back then it took weeks before they admitted that there was a problem. Do they have private radiation stations in that area that can be viewed by the public? Does anyone know?

  781. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.0 CPM

  782. Bar says:

    Whew!! The meteorite shower that went down in Russia was a close call!! It came real close to huge nuclear facilities. Its a scary thought that it could happen again anytime, anywhere and there is nothing that can be done about it.
    “The Chelyabinsk region is Russia’s industrial heartland, home to many factories and other huge facilities that include a nuclear power plant and the Mayak atomic waste storage and treatment centre.
    A spokesman for Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy state corporation, said that its operations remained unaffected.
    “All Rosatom enterprises located in the Urals region – including the Mayak complex – are working as normal,” said a Rosatom spokesman.”
    http://news.sky.com/story/1052514/meteorite-shower-hits-russia-injuring-500

  783. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 52.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 46.4 CPM

  784. Bar says:

    Thanks for the explanation Potrblog, haven`t thought of that. What about kids playing in that snow? Or eating it. Scary thought isn`t it?

  785. POTRBLOG says:

    @BAR, That is a sign of radioactive snow. We reported on similar events last year. The snow delays the fallout from seeping into the ground water and thereby keeps above ground radiation levels elevated.

  786. SBLocal says:

    @Roundabout: who from NRC was at the meeting? Any of the actual five NRC Commissioners? Thanks for briefly running down the meeting.

  787. Bar says:

    “A section of the roof at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear plant has collapsed – but there has been no increase in radiation at the site, authorities say.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21449760

    Yikes!

  788. Bar says:

    Hi everybody, have you noticed that there are elevated radiation levels in Minnesota? I wonder whats going on there. Is there a problem at Elk River Station, Monticello Generating Plant or Prairie Island Power Plant? Or is it coming in from Canada?

  789. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.5 CPM

  790. roundabout says:

    Edison sure sounded like they had their crowd out for sure at the NRC meeting in So Cal! Listened live via internet to the NRC meeting tonight. I can not believe that Mayors actually want that kind of liability on their property owners. Well, it was an experience listening to it. Couldn’t finish due to having to go to work. I just couldn’t believe the rhetoric, but shouldn’t have been surprised. Very educated responders asked good technical questions, most times without answers from those who should have known the answers.

  791. vital1 says:

    UPDATE to mystery isotope detection, in my February 8th 2013 post below:

    Mystery isotope in that test chart may be Beryllium Be-7 at 477 keV. “Can you try this sample again with a beta shield?” PavewayIII suggestion.

    I put a extra Aluminum beta shield directly in front of the Scintillator crystal, with these rain swabs behind it. This shifted the gamma peak to around 477 keV, which is the marker for Beryllium Be-7. Beryllium puts out 10% gamma to around 90% beta. Beryllium beta energies are 11% at 384 keV, and 89% at 862 keV. There must be an interaction of these beta energy’s with the scintillator crystal, that was creating the slight gamma peak shift to around 490 keV. Berylllium also has a 53 day half life.

    Fukushima Corium, plus Liquid Nitrogen Injections, produces Beryllium Be-7, from what I have been reading. It can also be created by a solar coronal mass ejection hitting the earth’s atmosphere.

  792. Here is an important press release from Friends of the Earth to be aware of today before tonight’s NRC meeting…

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2013

    SAN ONOFRE: Did Edison submit false information to NRC?

    Friends of the Earth demands release of leaked report

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 – Southern California Edison, operator of the San Onofre nuclear reactors, appears to have submitted false information to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Friends of the Earth charged today. The nuclear watchdog again demanded the release of a suppressed report that two senior members of Congress say shows Edison had prior knowledge of potential design flaws in replacement steam generators that failed after less than two years of service.

    In a letter to the NRC’s Petition Review Board, Friends of the Earth said the report, as described by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.), contradicts Edison’s declarations to the Commission last month. The utility claimed it had no prior knowledge of deficiencies in the design of the generators until they failed in January 2012.

    Details of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries report were released last week by Sen. Boxer, Chairwoman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. She did not release the report, but in a letter to the NRC she and Rep. Markey said Mitsubishi told Edison of potential problems with the new generators, but modifications to correct the design flaws were not adopted, as Edison wanted to avoid triggering an NRC license amendment process. This would have required a more thorough and public review of the replacement program.

    Friends of the Earth also demanded that the Petition Review Board must consider the document in proceedings currently underway. The Review Board, in response to a petition from Friends of the Earth, is determining whether Edison improperly failed to apply for a license amendment before installing replacement steam generators of a radically different design than was permitted under the reactors’ operating license.

    “The Mitsubishi document appears to confirm our case before the Petition Review Board,” said Kendra Ulrich, nuclear campaigner at Friends of the Earth. “Edison made radical design changes while representing the steam generators as a like for like exchange and then actively chose not to address critical safety issues in order to avoid the license amendment process. Now it appears it also submitted information that is patently false.

    “The Mitsubishi report must be released immediately,” said Ulrich. “The public has a right to know what Edison knew and when it knew it.”

    Pressure is mounting daily for release of the document. On Friday, the NRC confirmed that it has opened an official investigation into the replacement steam generator case. Still, the Commission maintains that the Mitsubishi report is proprietary. In fact, it won’t even be on the agenda for the public meeting the NRC is holding tonight to discuss the experimental restart proposal.

    “Open disclosure and discussion of this document is critical to the public’s understanding of this controversial restart plan,” said Ulrich. “This is the same corporate actor that apparently gambled on safety in the past, and they are asking the NRC to allow them to do so again.”

    In an editorial Sunday, The Los Angeles Times rebuked the NRC for not releasing information the public needs, and noted that the Mitsubishi report could not only be decisive in the NRC’s proceedings but in the investigation of Edison by the California Public Utilities Board. The Times said:

    Release the report so that ratepayers, who are paying the tab for the purchase of the steam generators, and the public, whose safety depends on responsible operation of the plant, can determine the truth . . . The NRC should make the document public, and soon. It might provide an important description of how Edison makes its safety decisions, and it could become a key aspect of the Public Utility Commission’s inquiry into whether ratepayers should be forced to continue paying for the steam generators . . . What the public is entitled to is information about who knew what and when.

    Click here to read the Friends of the Earth letter to the NRC Petition Review Board.

    Click here for the Friends of the Earth petitions case.

    The NRC public meeting is at 6 p.m. Pacific time, Tuesday, February 12, at Capo Beach Church, Capistrano Beach, and is accessible via a live webcast at:http://video.nrc.gov.

  793. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.3 CPM

  794. CRUCIAL SAN ONOFRE NRC MEETING IN CAPISTRANO BEACH, CA, TUESDAY NIGHT, February 12!

    GO TO THIS IMPORTANT MEETING AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

    From our friends at San Clemente Green and San Onofre Safety (SOS):

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    6:00pm until 9:00pm in PST

    25975 Domingo Ave, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

    If you don’t want the public to attend a public meeting, then do like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission did and schedule it during the State of the Union Address.

    If you want to silence the public at a public meeting, then do like Edison will do and bring in bus loads of employees to use the comment period to extol the virtues of the company.

    But if you want to keep them honest and insist that public safety comes before profits, then be sure to join us Tuesday, 2/12.

    Come to the 4:00 p.m. rally and press conference at the Capo Beach Church (see map) to express your concerns to the media.

    Get there early before the Edison buses unload for the 6:00 p.m. meeting. They have capacity for 1100 people and ample free parking. Take off work early if you have to. It is THAT important!

    Sign up for this event on Facebook here.

    Please re-tweet, like, share and SHOW UP with family and friends!

    This is the final Public Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Meeting in SoCal before the NRC decides if Edison should be allowed to start a defective reactor without first fixing the problem. They want to run it at 70% power for 5 months to see what happens. We were very lucky on 1/31/12 when a tube just leaked instead of bursting. It could have been worse for us than what Japan continues to endure.We all know now that we can live without nuclear power and its inherent dangers. It is our last chance to come together and demonstrate the will of the people. NO RESTART WITHOUT A TRIAL-LIKE HEARING BY AN IMPARTIAL JUDGE AND INDEPENDENT NUCLEAR EXPERTS!

    GO TO THIS IMPORTANT MEETING AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

  795. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.9 CPM

  796. vital1 says:

    Alert Levels Exceeded Grand Rapids, MN, US

    Altitude 1,319 feet

    Geiger Counter Model PRM-9000

    Beginning time 02/10/13 12:24:11 AM
    Ending time 02/10/13 06:19:18 PM
    Elapsed Minutes 1,067

    Total Counts 64,478
    Average CPM 60
    Minimum CPM 24
    Maximum CPM 117
    Last Alert Level Set (CPM) 100

    Minimum CPM occurred 02/10/13 01:18:18 PM
    Maximum CPM occurred 02/10/13 06:02:36 PM
    Alert Level first exceeded 02/10/13 06:13:35 PM
    Alert Level last exceeded 02/10/13 06:16:34 PM

    re-post from another site

  797. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:05a INT 47.2 CPM
    8:15a EXT 53.1 CPM

  798. Susan says:

    Please take a minute to sign this petition from the Nuclear Information and Resource Service:

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering a plan to allow radioactively-contaminated metal from nuclear weapons facilities to be “recycled.” This would allow this toxic metal to be mixed with clean recycled metal and enter into normal commerce—where it could be turned into anything from your next pants zipper to baby toys. Act below to stop this outrage! Deadline is February 11, 2013.

    http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12406

  799. Kim says:

    10 min exterior in Ventura, CA: 50.1

  800. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a INT 46.0 CPM
    8:20a EXT 51.9 CPM

  801. vital1 says:

    Alert level late January 2013 rain swab tests report, (09/02/2013) Tested the Alert level +++ rain swabs collected at a private monitoring station on the east coast of northern New South Wales Australia. They were collected in late January, during a flooding rain event that had come down the east coast of Australia, from the
    tropics. Here is the test chart results of these rain swabs.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/East-Coast-Northern-New-South-Walles-rain-swabs-96-+-69-test-070213-TV38.png

    There were small traces of Uranium U-235 detected in this test result, plus the signature of the fallout isotope/isotopes, at around 492 keV.

    Report at the time.

    “Well, today I broke the record for high detections in rain samples. 2700cpm or ~10uSv/h (LND 7317) off an area the size of a Corolla bonnet. I’m logging its decay…”

    Photo: http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Nimbin-Rain-swab-2013-01-27-11.42.12.jpg

    This is the third test sample tested here, that found the signature of the fallout isotope/isotopes, at around 492 keV.

    1. It was detected in a local soil sample last year, on the Sunshine Coast. Here is that test chart of that soil sample using PRA scintillator software. (In the test above Theremino MCA software was used.)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Unusual-soil-sample-040812-64-13.jpg

    2. It was detected in the activated charcoal down pipe capture test.

    3. Detected in the cloth rain swabs.

  802. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy
    6:10a INT 50.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.4 CPM

  803. Susan says:

    Forwarded from San Clemente Green February 7, 2013:

    This is an OUTRAGE!

    Senator Boxer claims that a leaked memo shows that

    EDISON and MITSUBISHI knew the steam generators had safety related issues before they were installed.

    They decided that fixing the problems would result in a lengthy review process which was “unacceptable” to them.

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has had this document in hand since October 12, 2012, but protected EDISON by citing “proprietary information” for a flawed design that no one should ever replicate.

    Meanwhile the public is expected to trust these same entities to determine if it is safe to restart a defective reactor and run it at 70% for 5 months without first fixing the problem.

    The public must demand a trial-like hearing with testimony given under oath, with cross-examination by independent nuclear experts, and with the outcome determined by a judge or panel who has no financial stake in the matter.

    We must stand together and speak with one voice! Come to the last public meeting the NRC plans to have before making a decision about restarting a defective reactor, experimenting with the lives and property of more than 8 million people.

    Join us for a 4:00 p.m. rally and press conference on February 12 at the Capo Beach Church (see map) to express your concerns to the media. They have capacity for 1100 people and ample free parking. Take off work early if you have to. It is THAT important!
    (The meeting actually begins at 6:00 p.m.)”

  804. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.0 CPM

  805. Chase says:

    Extreme conditions.

    Black Rain or Fallout Snow, whatever you want to call it, has been falling heavily over Fukushima. It sticks to the web cam lens.

    This screen shot taken yesterday shows a flock of flying birds navigating the FALLOUT. Apparently stirred up by the ground shaking.

    :(
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2099954/Rad%202013-02-06%20Bird%20Flock%20Blk%20Snow%20001.jpg

    The birds have no face mask or protective suit. Their bones are light. Their future outlook is probably not so good.

  806. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast
    6:10a INT 48.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.2 CPM

  807. vital1 says:

    Special Rain WaterTest Report

    Traces of U-235, and mystery Isotope found in local rain water test, on the Australian east coast.

    Around 880 grams of activated charcoal was placed in the down pipe from a tin roof, just before the major flooding weather event passed over the area in late January 2013.

    A reference test chart of the charcoal was made, so it could be compared with the down pipe charcoal capture test. The activated charcoal came from China, and already had some isotope contamination. It was used anyway.

    After this weather event had passed, the down pipe charcoal was then dried in the Sun. The charts here are a comparison between the reference, and the down pipe test.

    As you can see, the charcoal filter did capture some significant isotope markers.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Down-pipe-rain-test-three-280113-to-030213-TV42-with-text.jpg

    A lot of water went through this filter to get these results, so in overall terms, they are small detections. I think this proves we are getting fallout, but not as much as we expected.

    U-238 produces a small amount of gamma at 50 (0.06%) & 114 (0.01%) keV and X-rays at 16 & 12 Kev. U-235 puts out a lot more gamma at 186 (57%), 144 (11%) and 163 (5%) kev and X-rays at 89 and 93 keV.

    This is probably the reason I was unable to detect U-238 directly at these low levels, when it has such a low gamma output? This brings us back to increasing Radon levels, as the biggest contributor to increasing background levels here.

    Open to positive suggestions, feedback or corrections, plus any suggestions as to what the isotope or isotopes, might be, at around 492 kev.

    Interestingly, I also detected this mystery isotope in a soil sample I collected around 15 km west of my location last year.

    Here is that test chart of that soil sample using PRA scintillator software. (In the test above Theremino MCA software was used.)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Unusual-soil-sample-040812-64-13.jpg

    “Unusual soil sample chart has a radioactive isotope in it, at approximately 490 keV, which has not been identified yet. It is the second blue peak in the chart. There have been lots of suggestions as to what it could be, but no positive identification yet. If you think you know what it is, leave your suggestion in the comment section.”

    In nature, uranium is found as Uranium-238 99%, Uranium-235 0.72%, and a very small amount of Uranium-234 0.005%. In a nuclear reactor using enriched refined Uranium, the percentage of U-235 is significantly increased. Enriched Uranium in light water reactors has concentrations of around 3% to 5% of U-235.

    The small amount of U-235 in the rain wash out means there is a lot more U-238 in the atmosphere with it, if it is purified Uranium.

    Here is a test chart of Uranium ore, Uraninite. This sample was kindly loaned to me by enenews member Spectrometising. This chart has text peak markers to help you. As you can see,if it was Uranium contamination from a mine, you would expect to see significant peaks of radioactive Lead Pb-214 and Bismuth Bi-214 showing up.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Uraninite-Calibration-050812-61.752-21.jpg

  808. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 48.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.6 CPM

  809. vital1 says:

    Alert level Mullumbimby Australia 2nd to 4th January 2013.

    Mullumbimby in Northern New South Wales Australia, is still getting alert level local background, with day averages at times above 0.40 uSv/hr (50 CPM), plus peaks over 1.20 uSv/hr (150 CPM). Normal background is generally around 0.12 uSv/hr (11 CPM) , see 24 hour charts for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of February.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Mullumbimby-radiation-levels-february-2nd-2013.jpg

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Mullumbimby-radiation-levels-february-3rd-2013.jpg

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Mullumbimby-radiation-levels-february-4th-2013.jpg

  810. Kim says:

    Ventura, CA, 10 minute exterior: 48.6

  811. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:15a INT 45.2 CPM
    6:25a EXT 51.9 CPM

  812. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a EXT 52.5 CPM
    8:10a INT 43.8 CPM

  813. vital1 says:

    Alert level, Kauai Hawaii Report, from another web site (re-post)

    Altitude 171 feet

    Beginning time 02/01/13 11:16:08 AM
    Ending time 02/01/13 07:23:01 PM
    Elapsed Minutes 487
    Total Counts 23,103
    Average CPM 47
    Minimum CPM 27
    Maximum CPM 199

    Minimum CPM occurred 02/01/13 04:49:07 PM
    Maximum CPM occurred 02/01/13 04:15:09 PM
    Alert Level first exceeded 02/01/13 04:15:09 PM
    Alert Level last exceeded 02/01/13 04:15:09 PM

  814. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    7:35a INT 48.6 CPM
    7:45a EXT 47.7 CPM

  815. Chase says:

    Fairewinds.com is experiencing a Cyber Attack.