Radiation Conversation II

Radiation Conversation

Welcome to our continuing Radiation Conversation II. It succeeds Radiation Conversation I with its 2,777 informative and lively comments that became so numerous and lengthy that the page slowed loading considerably. Comments from April 1. 2014 to present have been moved here to Radiation Conversation II.

Radiation Conversation I began September 19, 2011 after we had to continue this forum in a new post after 2,433 comments posted on EnviroReporter.com’s Radiation Station which began March 16, 2011.

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It is amazing to look at the information exposed by EnviroReporter.com since beginning Radiation Conversation I over two and a half years ago. It is no wonder that over three million people have visited EnvirorReporter.com and its 24-7 streaming Radiation Santa Monica California since 2011 alone. There is no website on the Internet like it with the stories that many people care about most along the facts to back them up.

November 22, 2014: EnviroReporter.com reaches more than 6,878 special tests and original reports including 2,644 measurements from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 4,234 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,805,681 readers and more than 1,569,514 viewers along with the 20,239 people that have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming. In excess of 179,971 folks have watched 88 original videos on our YouTube channel and we’ve received tens of thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ for our site, investigations and Facebook channel. We thank you for your support.

Since the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns began March 11, 2011, Collins and Duffield have taken thousands of radiation tests of air, water, rain, snow, food, drink and jet cabin air at altitude in 13 states across America as well as on-the-road investigations in over a dozen states. Nine radiation stations in the United States and Australia also provide thousands of data, forecasts and original testing. Thousands of food and drink tests in 17 countries, the European Union and the Pacific Ocean are found in Radiation Food Lab, the most comprehensive data collection in the world. RadNet Air Monitoring organizes into user-friendly organization the U.S. EPA’s 123-city radiation station beta and gamma monitors across America, updated daily.

The third anniversary of the Fukushima meltdowns March 11, 2014 saw Collins and Duffield publish Fukushima – The Perfect Crime? which blew the lid off of how extensive the triple meltdowns’ radiation contamination is in the Pacific Ocean and across North America. The exposé also exposed mainstream and alternative media’s lockstep denial of the disaster’s effects as well as show how even concerns covering the crisis have repeatedly undermined their credibility which has bolstered so-called ‘meltdown deniers.’

Hard-nosed journalism backed up by evidence is also the hallmark of the first five parts of the ongoing “Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover” series which began in December 2012. The 33,000-word investigation revealed Boeing’s massive “greenwashing” campaign run by a former LA Times reporter turned PR flack, as well as the company’s successful “astroturfing” of the community. The exposé also demonstrated the collusion of state regulatory agencies to undermine the community and portray the Santa Susana Field Laboratory as already clean enough for a park when massive amounts of radiation, chemicals and other toxins remain.

Furthering this investigation in March 2014, and throughout 2014, is EnviroReporter.com‘s China Syndrome Town. The four part series exposes a new twist on these plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving the polluters hundreds of millions. If lab owner Boeing, government agencies, and astroturfers are successful, the toxic land could become Glow in the Dark Park or a new Chumash gambling casino.

Legacy media’s valuable contributions to the public good are rapidly diminishing in relation to the rise of New Media, as EnviroReporter.com shows. Our 2013 investigative series Black Swan Songs, which uncovers the woeful state of America’s nuclear installations’ bulwark against terrorism, illustrates the power of really drilling down into a topic and breaking important news that affects national security. The 23,000-word, five-part series is unequaled in its revealing the challenges of keeping nuclear reactors and spent fuel rods safe from clearly identified threats. Not content to just expose the problems of nuclear fuel safety, EnviroReporter.com also provided the security solutions freely and in detail.

One of the best examples of the quality and breadth of EnviroReporter.com‘s investigative journalism is our ability to act nimbly in the field to capture stories we weren’t expecting. Our feature showing massive amounts of radiation in Death Valley rains in November 2013 is an excellent example of how we are leaders in environmental investigative journalism which thrives at EnviroReporter.com.

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  1. @george: Remember the strength of the press blackout on Fukushima, like we documented in Fukushima – The Perfect Crime?, and know the power of this silence. Yet word gets out like TEPCO saying in the last two days that the triple meltdowns were totally out of control, like we didn’t know that for over 3.5 years. The amount of radiation continuously being released into the environment just from that is getting in the Pacific and being made airborne through water to sea spray/air to water/land and to evaporation/dust in a cycle we’ve described in Beta Watch. In a nutshell, meltdowns are the only mega-disasters that get worse as time goes by, way worse. And the genetic-mutating and cancer-causing effects keep rising as do the rads. That said, we have plenty of radiation sources near some of the highest readings in the country that could also be responsible for these epic readings.

    @vital1: Thank you for these stellar readings. We’ll be discussing them in a piece we’re about to publish about this latest slate of skyrocketing readings. Our gut feeling looking at the San Leandro, based on years of looking at such graphs including the NETC’s (just like we know you have), is that the equipment is functioning properly and that the recovering property market isn’t the only thing hot in San Leandro. Astonishing data.

    @Chase: Among the positive things that has come out of Fukushima is getting to know folks like you and Peter, the Vital One. It is understandable that people can’t wrap their heads around the immensity of the disaster that is Fukushima because the lethal-when-it-fails technology behind it is so new to the human experience. Just 100 years ago, Madame Curie was hauling a the first X-ray machine around in a horse drawn carriage taking X-rays with the bulky thing. Today, we’re killing the Pacific yet everyday Denise Anne and I see people still stuffing their faces with sushi. And it’s only getting worse as the Sea of Goo concentrates off of Northern California and the Bay Area as it slowly oozes down towards Southern California where EnviroReporter.com will be waiting for it.

  2. Chase says:

    I can’t help but remember 3 1/2 years ago when I first came to EnviroReporter.com, learning about Fukushima and wondering what rad detections would be telling us come 2015.

    I guess now we know.

    I am surprised, at this point, with all of the evidence at hand, that more people are not involved, aware or even seem to care about Fukushima or rising rad detections.

    IMO – The lack of response from government officials and academia is as frightening as it is criminal. (39 active EPA detectors seems like a joke, but it’s not)

    Q: Will rad detections continue to rise over the next 3 years, decades or longer?

    A: I don’t see how they could not, considering the ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima.

    The China Syndrome explained in the movie The China Syndrome.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBl-w4J0Xtk

    I think we’re there, times 3. :|

  3. vital1 says:

    @ Michael,

    More significant spikes in radiation detected on the 24th November 2014, at the San Leandro CA monitoring station on http://www.netc.com, ~12,000 cpm, ~14,000 cpm and ~ 19,000 cpm.

    Latest San Leandro chart screen shot sent to me.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/San-Leandro-24th-November-2014.jpg

    These are very large detections at the San Leandro monitoring station, and it should be investigated to clarify if it is equipment malfunction, or not.

    My opinion, if it is a genuine detection and not equipment malfunction, the San Leandro source is most likely local, because the detections are just so large.

  4. george says:

    These readings seem astronomically high. What could be the cause of such a surge in radioactivity? I find it hard to believe that it is all from Fukushima unless something there has changed dramatically, such as a collapse of one of the pools used to store and cool spent fuel rods. Any ideas? This could have a very severe impact on our health and the health of our environment. I’m very concerned.

  5. @vital1: These exceptionally high NETC readings seem to be confirmed by EPA’s RadNet system as we just reported in RadNet Air Monitoring:

    2014/11/23 at 5:40 pm
    Only 39 out of 124 USEPA beta monitors are functional as of this date. That is success rate of just 31.5 percent for America’s front line defense against airborne beta radiation like cesium-134 & 137, strontium-90 and plutonium-239. The failure of this taxpayer-funded program to maintain anything near a success rate approaching acceptable is extraordinary. Nevertheless, these radiation stations are invaluable, producing the best data in the United States.

    Manmade beta emitters, the kind of radiation pouring out of the ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima Dai-ichi, Japan, are the most dangerous to the health and genetic integrity of flora and fauna in both sea and on land. That includes humans. That’s what these stations are monitoring for, stations that by in large have operating gamma radiation sensors which are far less effective in detecting the kind of radiation we’re looking for.

    Again, several significant beta stations have gone offline while a couple of crucial ones are sputtering to life. There have been a number of startling developments since our last report, some of which have been also detected by the Nuclear Emergency Tracing Centre and reported by Peter Dailey who also runs Radiation Food Lab and Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Three times background readings could mean a hazardous situation exists and protocols discussed and reported on in EnviroReporter.com since March 11, 2011 should be noted. See that below the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since October 1, 2014 (below in archives), Montgomery AL hit a four-month high reaching 400 CPM October 17; Anchorage AK also hit a four month high reaching 100 CPM November 1 which is the first time it has reached that dubious milestone since EnviroReporter.com began tracking its beta radiation totals; Fairbanks AK hit a four-month high smashing through the previous ~190 CPM September 28, topping ~245 CPM October 31; Phoenix AZ blew through its previous ~210 CPM four-month high hitting over 650 CPM November 23 in a state where most voters probably would support funding these radiation stations that bring the harsh, and hot, reality home that the Grand Canyon State is getting hammered with beta rads; Tuscon AZ nearly topped 450 CPM October 31 which was over 25% higher than its last period high; Little Rock AR rocketed to 450 CPM October 27 exceeding past records; Fort Smith AR calmed down a bit to ‘just’ 300 CPM October 27; Anaheim CA‘s beta graph started working August 7 then went dead completely August 15; Fresno CA smashed through previous highs hitting ~970 CPM November 11; Bakersfield CA has gone off the charts – in excess of 1,000 CPM – half a dozen times in early to mid-November; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma seemed quite jumpy in November so EnviroReporter.com relied on its HEPA filters dust sampling and detection and found that autumn dust in Los Angeles was eight times higher in beta radiation than late summer dust; Riverside CA‘s graph gave out September 15 after repeatedly slamming through the ‘Oh NO!’ threshold of 250 CPM and has stayed out; San Bernardino County CA hit a four month high October 18 pegging ~335 CPM; San Diego remains extremely active hitting ~580 CPM September 20 and then hit 650 CPM October 1 as this once ‘cool’ city has turned beta ‘hot’ though the last week has settled down a bit to around 150 CPM; Hartford CT is trending upward tying a four-month high September 28 of ~215 CPM which is over ten times its normal background but was about ~60 CPM yesterday; Washington DC was just ~35 CPM yesterday; still not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida; Augusta GA no longer has a working beta graph in a very active environment, unfortunately, giving out August 25 never to return, yet; Ft. Wayne IN has dropped a bit with a ~280 CPM high November 13 for this reporting period; Baton Rouge LA‘s four-month high was hit November 10-11 with ~290 CPM; Orono ME hit a whopping 55 CPM October 6 which is high for this usually down in the teens community; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ and functioning properly which is great news and promptly soared to ~210 CPM October 1, went offline for two weeks and now is back registering just 55 CPM yesterday; Worcester MA blew through ~320 CPM September 28 and has spiked three times in November over 200 CPM; Grand Rapids MI got up to ~260 CPM November 5; St. Paul MN was blowing through 300-350 CPM regularly before its beta station died October 16 not to return so far; St. Louis tested ~235 CPM October 14; Lincoln NE hit a four-month high August 3 with ~360 CPM and then its graph died but came back October 23 with 350 CPM being exceeded November 23; Concord NH hit ~245 CPM October 7 then the graph literally flatlined until November 14 but at nicely lower readings around 130 CPM; Albuquerque NM also hit a four-month high October 19 with a sizzling ~540 CPM; Buffalo NY tested at ~210 CPM November 18 before the massive snowstorm dropped seven feet on the city; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is sort of jumping around like LA’s gamma is – just one difference, NYC’s gamma is much more active all through the summer into the fall; Syracuse NY showed ~240 CPM November 6; Charlotte NC topped 200 CPM November 13; Raleigh NC hit ~170 CPM July 24 and cut out and still hasn’t come back on, a real loss in the South but we do have Radiation Station Harrisburg North Carolina for occasional rain radiation tests including one November 17 which showed hot rain radiating at 9.9 times background; holy Toledo OH has calmed down somewhat and was 50 CPM today; Corvalis OR hit 375 CPM October 9 and over 200 yesterday before plunging to ~20 CPM today; Pittsburgh PA was ~165 CPM today; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady; Amarillo TX hit 1,000 CPM October 20-21 then died November 1 which is truly a shame since it has been the most inexplicably active beta graph in the nation, certainly a dubious honor; Dallas TX goes Texas-big topping 400 CPM October 15, a four-month high; Ft. Worth nearly hit 250 CPM November 20; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and remains offline in a state that prides itself on efficiency; and Madison WI hit a four-month high September 30 charting an astounding ~555 CPM and was ‘just’ 300 CPM last night.

  6. vital1 says:

    Reports from a contact who has been keeping a close eye on these locations.

    San Leandro CA 243468 CPM 16th October 2014, (Average here 191 cpm) This is a huge detection!

    Another Saint Charles Il, detection, 2729CPM – Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and 22th November 2014 twin peak at ~6,000 cpm (Average here 19 cpm)

    Bakersfield Ca, ~1,600 cpm, ~1700cpm a few days before the 12th, and ~1,800 on the 12th November 2014, plus another ~1,000 cpm detection on around 21st November 2014 (Average here 277 cpm)

    These detections are so large, it suggests these are releases from local NPP’s or other nuclear facilities nearby.

  7. Chase says:

    Sometimes I stumble upon a video or piece of information that I feel may be historically significant.

    A Mike Wallace interview with Dr. Ralph Lapp, Nuclear Physicist

    Relative vs Absolute
    Mike Wallace interview 1957
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4506958/mike-wallace-interview-ralph-lapp

    Dr. Lapp coined the term “China Syndrome”.

    More info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Lapp

    His words stand strong, even today. ;)

  8. vital1 says:

    Caloundra (Queensland Australia) 16th November 2014 –

    There has been a general increase in background levels here over the last few days. It was 43% above pre-Fukushima average levels on the 16th. No rain, it was a clear fine day, so this was a free air increase. Most of the day increase occurred when the wind direction was NNE. Here that meant the wind was coming off the Pacific Ocean.

    For the majority of the day the Radon monitor was below 1 pCi/l.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-November-2014.jpg

    This is the first time since March 2014 that background levels have reached this monitoring stations first Alert Level.

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

    Background levels so far this November are still less volatile than November 2012.

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

    and November 2013.

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

  9. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC 11/17/2014
    Total overcast. Showers started around 1 a.m. Moderate to light off/on coming from s west to n east. Once again all tests unless otherwise stated are from my car windows/windshield… Note: On my YouTube I used a digital watch and forgot to setback 1 hour so exact time is 1 hr less.

    1… 291.7 cpm @ 10:56 am
    2…. 29.6 cpm background
    3… 9.854 x background

  10. @Schoenborn Wes: Could you send us some photos of the site and what you describe? And please identify yourself as we’ve never had the pleasure of meeting you since EnviroReporter.com‘s reporting on neighboring Rocketdyne began in 1998.

  11. Schoenborn Wes says:

    Alert:

    Dayton Canyon developer breaking ground, please visit site. There are several new construction and dust mitigation signs newly erected from AQMD along fenceline near Valley Circle and Roscoe Blvds., West Hills area. There are numerous employee instruction signs from the developer inside near security trailer describing construction rules.

  12. October 31, 2014
    9:45 pm EXT BG Badwater Basin at -109′ elevation: 44.1 CPM^^

    October 23, 2014
    1:50 pm EXT Death Valley BG at 689′ elevation (in shade and not direct Sun where the temperature hit 128 degrees Fahrenheit): 75.2 CPM. This was in the northern main valley in Death Valley called Mesquite Flat. Spot checks revealed that background in Mesquite Flat was nearly double that of the southern main valley in Badwater Basin. Our speculation is that the northern valley was impacted more by fallout from the Nevada Test Site less than 100 miles due east.

    October 20 through October 31, 2014:
    EnviroReporter.com took numerous interior and exterior spot readings, as well as carefully checking food and drink products as recorded in Eat Me. All tested normal except for a puddle of rain which was 50% above background, significant because water retards ionization making it harder to detect. We missed Death Valley rains unlike last year when the heavy precipitation was dozens of times background as we documented in Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch.

    October 19, 2014
    11:05 pm INT BG Lone Pine CA at 3,748′ elevation: 62.7 CPM^^

  13. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere October 2014 UV, and Background Radiation Report.

    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

    Summary

    The good news is that the air borne contamination reaching this location, appears to have stabilized for the time being.

    October’s 2014 monthly average background radiation level was the lowest October monthly average since pre-Fukushima, at 14% above the pre-Fukushima October average. 2012 was 19% above and 2013 was 25% above the pre-Fukushima average. 2012 had the most dynamic swings in background levels.

    Over the last few months we have been getting a lot of low pressure systems develop between Australia and new Zealand, pumping cleaner Southern Ocean air up along our east coast. In previous years at this time of the year, the air flows here came mainly from the tropics.

    Technical details:

    (Note: The 4yr average referred to in the charts, is the 4yr pre-Fukushima average.)

    Day average chart for October 2014 (14% above average)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-October-2014.jpg

    2013 Day Average chart (25% above average)

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

    2012 Day Average chart (19% above average)

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

    2014 Month Average chart

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

    October 2014 Rain Water Test Report

    Summary:

    Traces of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 were detected in the rain water. This is surprising since the rain fall was only 30mm in October.

    The Be-7 peak should be at 477 Kev. The Be-7peak in this test chart with calibration is slightly to the left of the ideal at around 470 Kev. This suggests the presence of another unidentified isotope. At these trace levels their peaks are too close for this equipment to separate the peaks enough to identify the other isotope. A second test was done a couple days later. Whatever was present had decayed away, and the Be-7 peak was where it should be in the chart.

    So far we have not been able to qualify what the possible isotope maybe.

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

    Test Chart

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Down-pipe-Caloundra-November-filter-test-021114-TV63-22c-84600-text-1024×846.jpg

    Previous Rain water and soil tests can be found here.
    http://sccc.org.au/pages/The-Food-Lab.html#Soil%20Testing%20Results

    UV Report

    Keep and eye on Northern and Southern Hemisphere UV levels in spring and summer. Here, we are already into extreme UV levels. During these events it is important to put in place protective UV Radiation measures.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Caloundra-UV-levels-4th-7th-November-2014.jpg

    New Live Radon Monitoring System

    Have recently set up an experimental live Radon monitoring system here.

    This live Radon monitor has been set up to establish if Radon, or other Alpha emitting radioactive isotopes are significantly affecting local background radiation levels, at the Caloundra monitoring station location.

    It is set up in a room in a wooden building on stumps, near the Pacific Ocean, so Radon levels should be low. Anything above 4 pCi/l for an extended period of time would be of concern.

    Significant Radon increases have been detected when storms have passed over the area. Also, significant increases have been detected on clear fine days. Still assessing what it all means.

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/sunshinecoast-monitoring-station.html

    Technical Details of Live Radon monitor.

    Caloundra Central 24 hour Radon Level Chart, (Live Chart)

    http://liveradiationmonitoring.org/monitoringCAradon/PLOT_LOG.PNG

    Information on Radon levels, and why it is of concern.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Radon_Info_ENG.pdf

    Equipment used to set up the Caloundra live monitoring Radon station.

    http://www.theremino.com/en/hardware/inputs/radioactivity-sensors/

    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.

  14. vital1 says:

    @Chase, I agree, there are more possibilities than just the sewer source for the radioactive Iodine-131.

  15. Chase says:

    @vital1

    The iodine is coming from somewhere, that much is certain.

    This should be a Top Priority Story, especially for local news.

    Possibilities:

    1. As most of us who have delved into the issues of Nuclear Power now know, the ‘dumping’ of radioactive contamination is just part of the overall ‘collateral’ damage of an industry built on deception and the denial of human fallibility.

    Note: I saw a news report on the issue of dumped trash in Los Angeles the other day. Couches, garbage, you name it. Now imagine some ‘idiot’ being paid well to transport radioactive waste from a hospital, but instead, dumps it into the LA river or the ocean. The damage and suffering from such a thing would be horrendous.

    2. To think that it may be terrorist related is beyond imagination too, but that’s probably coming at some point, if it hasn’t already. I am sure we would not be told by official agencies. The Nuclear Industry’s logic is that the ‘damage’ has been done so ‘say nothing’ order to avoid further panic. That will be one excuse.

    3. Fukushima…? I don’t know.
    IMO – There’s not been enough ongoing thorough testing to say with any certainty. The way I see rad readings from Bakersfield and Fresno fluctuate makes me wonder. :shock:

    I should also note that as an observer of the Fukushima webcam, I can tell you, without a doubt, that ongoing visible emissions have increased dramatically over the last 60 days and especially since the double typhoon strikes.

  16. vital1 says:

    Iodine Showing Up In Water Near Ports Of LA, Long Beach – 30th October 2014

    This raises lots of questions, if the source is from the local sewer systems.

    Iodine is commonly used to diagnose and treat thyroid cancers, so are far more people now being treated for Thyroid cancer?

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/10/30/iodine-showing-up-in-water-near-ports-of-la-long-beach/

  17. vital1 says:

    ENGLAND

    27th October 2014 – Leaked Sellafield photos reveal ‘massive radioactive release’ threat

    Extracts:

    Dilapidated nuclear waste storage ponds abandoned 40 years ago containing hundreds of tonnes of fuel rods pose an immediate danger to public safety, photographs sent to The Ecologist reveal. The fuel and sludge in the ponds could spontaneously ignite if exposed to air, spreading intense radiation over a wide area.

    The photographs show cracked concrete tanks holding water contaminated with high levels of radiation, seagulls bathing on the water, broken equipment, a dangerous mess of discarded items on elevated walkways, and weeds growing around the tanks.

    The ponds are now undergoing decommissioning in order to restore them to safe condition. But the process is fraught with danger – and nuclear expert John Large warns that massive and uncontrolled radioactive releases to the environment could occur.

    http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2611216/leaked_sellafield_photos_reveal_massive_radioactive_release_threat.html

  18. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG raining
    6:40a INT 46.2 CPM
    6:50a EXT 52.7 CPM – Inspector placed within a plastic bag
    7:00a INT 65.3 CPM – Paper towel rain sample

  19. vital1 says:

    NUCLEAR ACCIDENT ILLINOIS

    Uranium hexafluoride release tonight at Honeywell Works, Metropolis, IL. – 26th October 2014

    Extracts:

    There was a confirmed uranium hexafluoride release at Honeywell Works in Metropolis, IL at 8pm tonight. Sirens have sounded and Honeywell guards have told people to shelter in place, close windows, and turn off A/C.

    It was noted to be moving west from Metropolis. Wind maps indicate that the wind is from the southeast, so the plume would be moving northwest. Cape Girardeau MO and St Louis MO, or points in between, would seem to be where it is headed. And it won’t stop there.

    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/uranium-hexafluoride-release-tonight-at-honeywell-works-metropolis-il/

    This was just posted on Radchicks Facebook page an hour ago!

    UPDATE/NUCLEAR ACCIDENT ILLINOIS: Found on #Honeywell Union Worker Lockout page, posted by Scott Posey: “I assume Honeywell let all the replacement workers know the company will pay for all their windshields that need to be replaced now as well as detailing all of their cars and trucks.”

    **Anyone who lives in the area that had cars parked outside last night needs to check the windshields and the paint for pitting. If there is damage, even if it is very mild, DO NOT TOUCH THE CAR. Document with video and hi-resolution pics, email me asap @ christinax4@yahoo.com

    “When we called the plant to ask why the Honeywell sirens were going off the guards said to shelter in place, turn off air, & close windows.”

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/RadChick-Radiation-Research-Mitigation/260610960640885

  20. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:50a INT 52.2 CPM
    7:00a EXT 56.0 CPM

  21. vital1 says:

    Britain’s nuclear test veterans ARE the victims of a genetic curse, new research reveals – 18th October 2014

    Extracts:

    Research – first reported by the Sunday Mirror in 2007 – which shows that their offspring have 10 times the normal rate of birth defects has finally been accepted by the scientific community.

    The study proves:

    Wives have THREE times the rate of miscarriage

    Children are FIVE times more likely to die as infants

    Babies are THREE times more likely to be stillborn

    Veterans’ grandchildren EIGHT times more likely to have birth defects

    Grandchildren of veterans TWICE as likely to get childhood cancer

    And the most shocking finding of all is that the problems are likely to last at least 500 years, or 20 generations.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-nuclear-test-veterans-victims-4460976

  22. @Chase et al: Bravo on your spirited debate over at that website with the ‘let’s build more nuke plants’ article by Joe Vitti. A little digging found that Vitti was a manager at Atomics International in Canoga Park way back in the day. AI brought us the most polluting meltdown in the history of the U.S. in 1959 just 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles when the Sodium Reactor Experiment melted down with about a third of its rods melted. One of Vitti’s 95 Facebook friends is Chris Rowe, aka the Meltdown Denier.

    That should give you a pretty good idea about this article and the nasty commenters who have tried to insult you, Chase, which is about all they can do as you have so eloquently addressed the real issues of nuclear power. I don’t marvel at nuclear proponents’ myriad false claims and denial of the obvious (revealed so terribly with Fukushima’s worsening triple meltdowns; I marvel at people like you, Chase, and the raddies commenting here who are willing to debate these issues with people like this.

  23. Chase says:

    Here’s some of what we’re up against.

    This article appeared yesterday.

    CityWatch is an online LA Newspaper.
    That’s all I know about it.

    Headline:
    LA Needs to Think Nuclear … and Here’s Why
    (Los Angeles, CA)
    14 Oct 2014
    Written by Joe Vitti

    (credit user stock for this link)
    http://www.citywatchla.com/lead-stories-hidden/7702-la-needs-to-think-nuclear-and-here-s-why

    One commenter claimed he has “no patience for agenda-driven journalists” like Michael Collins of EnviroReporter.com.

    Ha…! I gave ‘em my 2 cents.

    One of the worst written, lack of facts articles, I’ve ever read. It might be funny, if it wasn’t so sad. :(

  24. vital1 says:

    11th October 2014 – Fukushima. Busby Bites Back

    Comment:

    Revelations on the use of an enriched uranium weapon. This weaponry is contaminating large areas, and causing large numbers of birth defects.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Z41IC7qH4

  25. SimiRich says:

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  27. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere September 2014 UV and Background Radiation Report.

    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

    Summary

    September’s 2014 monthly average background radiation level was the lowest September monthly average since pre-Fukushima, at 6% above the pre-Fukushima September average. It was 7% below 2012 and 9% below 2013 monthly averages. This September saw a longer period of Southern Ocean air flows than previous years. Over the last few months, a number of low pressure systems have been siting between Australia and new Zealand, pumping cleaner Southern Ocean air up along our east coast.

    Besides background levels of Ionizing radiation, it is now also important to closely watch UV levels, in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere in spring and summer. Here, this week in early spring, we are already into extreme UV levels. During these events it is important to put in place protective UV Radiation measures.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Extreme-UV-October-2014.jpg

    Technical details:

    (Note: The 4yr average referred to in the charts, is the 4yr pre-Fukushima average.)

    September 2014 was 6% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average.

    24 hour day average chart for September 2014

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-September-2014.jpg

    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

    September 2014 Rain Water Test Report

    Summary:

    Significant traces of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 were detected in the rain water. Again this is surprising, considering the local background levels and rain fall were low for September. September 2014 had 63.2 mm of rain. There were a number of significant solar storms and CMEs which hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere in September.

    Beryllium Be-7 can be made by spallation in the upper atmosphere, during solar events, and takes around two weeks to reach the surface. Lead Pb-210 is a decay daughter of Radon Rn-222. My view is that because of the upper atmosphere damage, and a weaker magnetosphere, smaller solar events are now having a greater impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere. This is a possible explanation for the increased Beryllium-7 detections in rain water washouts here.

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

    Test Chart

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling.
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Down-pipe-Caloundra-September-filter-test-021014-TV63-21c-85318-B-text.jpg

    Previous Rain water and soil tests can be found here.
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/fukushima/radiation-station-sunshine-coast-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.

  28. SimiRich says:

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  31. Chase says:

    Re: The Tokyo Rad Test Videos

    Those are some excellent videos from Tokyo. I am certainly not going to book a tour there that’s for certain.

    I really don’t think the Nuclear proponents can hold the ‘no concern’ lie together long enough for the Olympics, but who knows.

    I also wouldn’t have believed that Fukushima’s TRIPLE MELTDOWNS could be virtually ignored for over 3 1/2 years either. (shows what I know)

    Re: The plant mutations photos from Japan.

    It’s very sad. The insidious nature of radioactive contamination and the numerous ways in which it will spread and accumulate are incalculable. :cry:

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  34. @All: In almost any disaster, things get better after a while. Fukushima’s meltdowns, like the spreading Ebola crisis, is not one of them. For instance, when we reported Mutated California Sunflowers July 2012, we knew that radiation-induced mutations would get worse. Far worse. Now we’ve got even more evidence of this damage that cannot be undone. You don’t need to be able to read Japanese to understand these horrifying mutation photos of flora and fauna: http://onodekita.sblo.jp/article/57510646.html

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  36. SimiRich says:

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  37. October 3, 2014: EnviroReporter.com reaches more than 6,488 special tests and original reports including 2,442 measurements from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 4,046 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,780,223 readers and more than 1,568,868 viewers along with the 19,857 people that have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming. In excess of 177,739 folks have watched 88 original videos on our YouTube channel and we’ve received tens of thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ for our site, investigations and Facebook channel. We thank you for your support.

  38. SimiRich says:

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  39. vital1 says:

    @Michael Yes, he is a brave man. He actions should be praised. He is trying to inform people so they can take action, to limit the exposure of their families to this dangerous contamination.

    He talks about a black substance in his videos. In March 2013 I was sent a resin encapsulated sample of this black substance like material for testing. It had reportedly come from somewhere in the Minamisoma area Japan. A contact in Japan sent it to a friend. Here is my test chart of it.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Minamisoma-Cesium-290313-TV45-23c-25040-MB-1024×574.jpg

    This comment was posted on a forum discussing this test, because we didn’t know the weigh of the 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 is 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.”

    My reply

    That 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.

    This radioactive black material has been reported collecting in hot spots on rocks, roads, plus around gutters and drains in central Japan. Other samples of this substance tested by other researchers were a lot more radioactive than the sample I tested. Other dangerous radioactive isotopes were detected in those samples.

    It would be dangerous breathing in or ingesting this material as it blows around in the environment.

    The person who supplied this sample to me, went to a lot of trouble and expense, to make this sample available to researches in Australia. I would like to thank him for that.

  40. SimiRich says:

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  41. @vital1: Those are outstanding videos made by a brave man who knows what he’s doing. I hope raddies pay attention to this gent’s videos. Mind blowing. Denise Anne and I are crossing off Tokyo on our frack-it list.

    @All: VERY active, actually radioactive period since I last reported.

    NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT
    sandiego-beta
    2014/10/01 at 1:00 am
    40 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered, the same number as last month but with a changing line-up: station stoppage combined with station start-up. Several significant beta stations have gone offline while a couple of crucial ones are sputtering to life. Many stations are measuring very high beta readings with four-month highs in what turned out to be a very “hot” period.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Three times background readings could mean a hazardous situation exists and protocols discussed and reported on in EnviroReporter.com since March 11, 2011 should be noted. See that below the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since September 1, 2014 (below in archives), Montgomery AL topped 250 CPM twice before calming down in the last week; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is getting more active going over 50 CPM in the last week but the last two days have eased off; Fairbanks AK hit a four-month high with ~190 CPM September 28, part of a continuing uptick in beta activity at the station; Phoenix AZ tied a three-month high ~August 25 with ~210 CPM hitting the same peak September 26 right during the rains – perhaps mist impacted these very high numbers; Tuscon AZ nearly hit 345 CPM Sept. 27 remaining quite active; Little Rock AR had two strong pulses, one hitting ~350 CPM Sept. 19 with the whole period hovering around 200 CPM in a place used to 20 CPM – an increase of ten times; Fort Smith AR suddenly went even nuttier ~August 22 after having been calmer in the second week of Sept. 30 hitting 450 CPM, the highest we have recorded in a long long time in an area used to readings in the teens; Anaheim CA‘s beta graph started working August 7 then went dead completely August 15 – your tax dollars at work because a private company is supposed to keep RadNet running and clearly isn’t; Fresno CA charted ~270 CPM Sept. 12 in a town with very active beta; Bakersfield CA went berserk right after we put the last report to bed and soared to ~820 CPM and then kept jumping around but tonight is about 90 CPM; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma seemed quite jumpy in September; Riverside CA‘s graph gave out September 15 after repeatedly slamming through the ‘Oh NO!’ threshold of 250 CPM; San Bernardino County CA smashed through to a four-month high August 30 and went over 250 CPM three times in this latest period; San Diego remains extremely active hitting ~580 CPM September 20 which is over FIFTY times background for the city – look at the graph and see yourself: the background is on the left hand side of the graph and the radically-higher readings on the right; Hartford CT is trending upward tying a four-month high September 28 of ~215 CPM which is over ten times its normal background; Washington DC was not too bad with it hitting ~140 CPM yesterday; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it for months – Floridians are breathing beta blind; Augusta GA no longer has a working beta graph in a very active environment, unfortunately, giving out August 25 never to return, yet; Ft. Wayne IN continues a radical trend upward hitting a one-month high Sept. 24 of ~365 CPM which is over ten times background; Baton Rouge LA‘s four-month high was hit Sept. 14 with ~225 CPM; Orono ME looks nice and cool but is marginally more active with ~30 CPM August 30 but hit 50 CPM yesterday; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ and functioning properly which is great news and promptly soared to ~210 CPM yesterday; Worcester MA blew through ~320 CPM September 28; Grand Rapids MI hit ~295 CPM September 30; St. Paul MN went up to ~360 CPM three times in the last few days but dropped off today; St. Louis is really moving up hitting ~335 CPM September 30; Lincoln NE hit a four-month high August 3 with ~360 CPM and then its graph died and hasn’t come back, a real loss since this station is in the middle of the country and the folks there are getting significant readings of beta radiation which is oft-times man-made; Concord NH hit ~275 CPM Sept. 18, a four-month high; Albuquerque NM also hit a four-month high Sept. 19 with a sizzling ~345 CPM; Buffalo NY is increasing active hitting ~305 CPM Sept. 29 – a four-month high – when its normal background is about 20-25 CPM; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is sort of jumping around like LA’s gamma is – just one difference, NYC’s gamma is much more active; Syracuse NY’s beta graph hit a new record for the year – ~240 CPM today; Charlotte NC hit a four-month high Sept. 18 with ~215 CPM; Raleigh NC hit ~170 CPM July 24 and cut out and still hasn’t come back on, a real loss in the South but we do have Radiation Station Harrisburg North Carolina for occasional rain radiation tests; holy Toledo OH is dropping and was ‘just’ ~140 CPM today; Corvalis OR hit a four-month high Sept. 15 smashing past 450 CPM in a place that has a background of under 20 CPM; Pittsburgh PA is going up in active ionizing and has remained active hitting 300 CPM yesterday; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady; Amarillo TX went literally off the chart August 3 blasting through 1,000 CPM and is the most active beta station in the country that functions topping 890 CPM September 25/26; Dallas TX was exactly 400 CPM Sept. 21, a four-month high CPM; Ft. Worth, is trending active hitting 350 CPM, the highest in memory; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and it’s gamma bears watching as it has pulses of spikes; and Madison WI hit a four-month high September 30 charting an astounding ~555 CPM.

  42. vital1 says:

    Posted by Uranium_Mountain on enenews.

    This guy has done a great job exposing the radiation dangers in Tokyo and has taken great risks to his freedom to do so. Please watch these short video’s recently posted. I would hate to even visit Tokyo now much less live there.

    Published on Sep 14, 2014 Horiba Radi PA1000 0.27uSv/h https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdc7Qbj69WI

    Published on Sep 14, 2014 Downspout apprx 930cpm, 4.18uSv/h Kanamachi Katsushika Ward in Tokyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdELYIu4zw0

    Published on Sep 14, 2014 There was a black substance Horiba Radi PA1000 0.9uSv/h Takasago Junior high school Katsushika Ward in Tokyo Inspector EXP+ 1.6uSv/h apprx 520cpm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miljt_Mf36Q

    Published on Sep 14, 2014 Micro hot spot 500cpm, 0.95uSv/h on the ground directly near Kanamachi station Katsushika Ward Tokyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEkIEhf5nHo

  43. SimiRich says:

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  48. vital1 says:

    26 times much radiation level detected from Japanese used car “Mitsubishi Pajero” in Russian customs. Report Fukushima Diary the 21st September 2014

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/09/26-times-much-radiation-level-detected-japanese-used-car-mitsubishi-pajero-russian-customs/

  49. SimiRich says:

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  56. vital1 says:

    Beautiful Skies with Devastating Repercussions, 11th September 2014

    Extract:

    Solar Storms: Sometimes the most beautiful natural phenomena can have devastating consequences. When the sun ejects hot charged particles into space, the Northern Lights are created here on Earth. Occasionally the sun erupts with huge quantities of particles (Coronal Mass Ejection) that can damage the earth’s electric systems. Renowned author Mat Stein and Arnie Gundersen discuss the dangers of a large coronal mass ejection on the electrical grid and on nuclear plants worldwide.

    http://www.fairewinds.org/solarstorms-mat-stein/

  57. SimiRich says:

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  58. Another Simi Mom says:

    A little good news for once. Thanks to Senator Harry Reid, who is very parsimonious in allowing matters to come to the floor of the Senate for a vote, today the U.S. has 2 new Commissioners on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Jeffrey M. Baran and Stephen G. Burns. They are identified as Democrats, giving the forces for “better” a 3-2 voting majority on the Commission.

    Even though “It may not be within the NRC’s purview” now is the time to start bombarding the new Commissioners with pleas to pay attention to the Fukushima related radiation statistics which have appeared on this website.

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  64. Chase says:

    If Fukushima’s Triple Meltdowns have, so far, been equivalent to ‘thousands’ of nuclear bombs (estimates), then that means the amount of radioactive contamination is increasing on the average of ‘at least’ 1 NUCLEAR BOMB PER DAY.

    It’s been 1280 days since -> 2011/03/11
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=2011%2F03%2F11

    One does not need to be a math expert to figure this one out.

    It’s ongoing. It’s the Nuclear Industry’s worst nightmare come true. (times three!)

    A nightmare for all of us. :cry:

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  66. vital1 says:

    The two documents provided here present more evidence to support my view that the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster has, and is continuing to cause, upper atmosphere and ozone damage.

    This damage to the atmosphere’s electric conductivity, ion current, and the Earth’s magnetic field is dramatically changing the world’s climate.

    Climate threat from nuclear bombs – 12th December 2006

    Extract:

    “In addition, the ozone layer, which protects the surface of the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation, would be depleted by 40% over many inhabited areas and up to 70% at the poles.”

    Article:

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/dec/12/nuclearindustry.climatechange

    Comment:

    OZONE

    Fukushima is releasing and has released, large amounts of atmospheric radiation, by some estimates equal to thousands of nuclear bombs. This is seriously damaging the ozone layer.

    Fukushima is not generating as much soot as their simulation.

    KRYPTON-85

    There are ~1,000 Nuclear reactors around the world. This includes nuclear power plants, research and military reactors. All these reactors release krypton-85 as part of there normal operations. The the Fukushima nuclear disaster released enormous amounts of krypton-85.

    NPP Krypton-85 releases change the atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, and the Earth’s magnetic field!

    WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE WATCH

    Extract: (This extract is from the bottom of page numbered 56 in the document.)

    Importance Krypton-85 (85 Kr) is a radioactive noble gas which decays with a half-life of 10.76 years, emitting mainly β -particles of mean energy 251 keV. The main sources of Krypton-85 are the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants and various nuclear reactors.

    The nuclear weapons tests in 1945-1963 contributed about 5% of the total Krypton-85 in the atmosphere, whereas its natural sources can be neglected. Radioactive decay is practically the only mechanism of Krypton-85 removal from the atmosphere.

    The present background concentrations of Krypton-85 in the atmosphere are about 1 Bq/m3 and are doubling every 20 years. At this level, Krypton-85 is not dangerous for human beings, but the air ionization caused by Krypton-85 decay will affect atmospheric electric properties.

    If Krypton-85 continues to increase, changes in such atmospheric processes and properties as atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, the Earth’s magnetic field, formation of cloud condensation nuclei and 57 aerosols, and frequency of lightning may result and thus disturb the Earth’s heat balance and precipitation patterns.

    These Krypton-85 induced consequences call for Krypton-85 monitoring.

    http://www.empa.ch/plugin/template/empa/*/7530

    Read my previous post here, on the subject.

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2014/04/radiation-conversation-ii/#comment-267344

  67. SimiRich says:

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  69. @Another Simi Mom: Excellent analysis. Thank you.

    Even though the Los Angeles beta graph still doesn’t work, we do and have detected an uptick in Southern California dust beta readings:

    September 8, 2014
    5:55 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter and an exhaust fan’s blade dust buildup: 59.9 CPM^^ which is 43.6% HIGHER than background over a 35 day period. The last 17-day period was less than 14% above background August 4.
    5:40 pm INT BG: 41.7 CPM^^

  70. Another Simi Mom says:

    I like facts. They form the basis of my political opinions, and form the basis for my black box intuition which often lets me read between the lines and figure things out.

    Today 9/8/14, I’ve run across at least 2 news stories saying that both AP and a private environmental group have a copy of a new 42 page report on the Diablo Canyon nuclear complex which says the complex should be shut down because of newly found geologic and seismographic data. The report was supposedly written by Dr. Michael Peck, who was for 5 years the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s principal inspector at Diablo Canyon. The report supposedly says that the NRC is not “applying” the safety rules it set for the plant’s operation. AP says the 42 page report is not available for the public to read. I have a problem with that secrecy for three reasons:

    First, no reporter, no matter how talented, can summarize 42 pages of information into a few column inches and still convey to interested parties the full import of what the report-writer has disclosed in terms of facts and opinion.

    Second, the U.S. is full of smart people experienced in a variety of professional disciplines who could read the report and lend their own expertise, through commentary, to enhance public knowledge and understanding about the report’s content.

    Third, the hiding of all of the detail in a detailed report written by a professional frightens his/her peers into silence. Any professional in any public health and safety discipline is going to say “Why should I allow my name to be exposed, and my family’s safety and livelihood put at risk, if my message is going to be stifled?”

    One of the stories I read today concerning Dr. Peck’s report said that the owner of Diablo Canyon, PG&E, is having financial problems. I can’t comment on whether that is true, because such a conclusion takes a whole lot of reading which I have not had time to do. PG&E was in a complicated Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the early 2000’s but supposedly emerged from bankruptcy as a financially viable company, thanks in large part to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approving a rate-hike for PG&E which would produce needed increased cash flow.

    What I do know is that since that bankruptcy, PG&E’s high pressure natural gas line in San Bruno exploded, killing several people (ironically including a woman CPUC employee and her daughter, whose burned bodies were found in front of their home, in positions showing they were running away from the fire before the gas-fueled blow torch we all saw on TV fried them alive.

    The CPUC was conducting a detailed investigation of that explosion, and PG&E’s failure to replace very old natural gas main pipelines even though CPUC had approved other rate increases for PG&E to allow them to replace the old pipelines…something that didn’t do before the San Bruno explosion. There was a lawyer on the CPUC staff, who had been with that agency for more than 20 years, who was heading up that investigation. However, PG&E apparently vehemently complained to Gov. Jerry Brown’s political minions about what the CPUC investigation was uncovering. As a result, CPUC got a new “safety director” and a new “head in-house lawyer”. Less than a year ago, all of the CPUC’s in-house lawyers and in-house administrative law judges were warned (aka threatened) by these two politically appointed clowns to lay-off PG&E. The working atmosphere was so frightening, lawyers from CPUC’s in-house legal department told many, many lawyers practicing in the regulated utility field that they had been threatened. The 20+ year CPUC lawyer who was running the investigation of the San Bruno explosion was specifically told to “stop it” and he refused. Once he refused, he was fired and his firing was reported in most of the major Northern California newspapers. The man’s firing shows all of us the “regulatory climate” at CPUC, inaction with respect to the San Bruno explosion and a reign of terror being conducted on PG&E’s behalf. Mind you, the CPUC has little to say about the actual nuclear safety issues at Diablo Canyon. However, PG&E’s lobbying muscle there speaks volumes to me, because that’s the profession I understand.

    Nuclear safety issues at Diablo Canyon are the province of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). You can bet your last dollar that PG&E’s lobbyists are camped out on the door steps of the NRC staff and commissioners on a daily basis. In 2009 President Obama appointed Greg Jaczko as Chairman of the NRC. The choice was blessed by Sen. Harry Reid, who is profoundly opposed to the nuclear industry using the NRC and its Commissioners and staff as puppets and his state as a nuclear dumping ground. The pro-nuclear industry Republicans on the NRC immediately began creating chaos at all levels of the NRC, and the nuclear industry ultimately found some cooperative women NRS staffers to make spurious sex-discrimination claims against Mr. Jaczko as a means of forcing him out. Republican troll Michelle Malkin crowed about Mr. Jaczko’s departure in a syndicated column which she entitled “Jaczko the Jerk” and which is still found on the internet. The NRC staff and the Commission itself has been in chaos ever since, dancing like marionettes whose strings are pulled by the nuclear industry.

    As a result, given the fact that the full content this new 42 page report on the geology at Diablo Canyon is being hidden from the public is no surprise to me. If PG&E is exercising such profound muscle at the CPUC there’s no reason to expect that their lobbyists at the NRC are no less effective.

  71. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:50a EXT 46.0 CPM
    7:00a INT 49.0 CPM

  72. vital1 says:

    Extreme UV Levels in Summer

    It is early spring here, and UV levels are already predicted to be at very high levels by mid week.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/weeks-uv-levels.jpg

    Summary:

    Extreme UV levels are now being detected in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere, spring and summer. I am suggesting that the increase in Northern hemisphere UV has been caused by atmosphere damage from the large amount of ionizing radiation released into the Northern Hemisphere upper atmosphere, by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

    This will potentially lead to significant increases in skin cancer rates and eye cataracts, in the both the human and animal populations. In my opinion, it is important to now monitor both local ionizing and daily UV radiation levels. During UV events, if possible, stay out of the Sun, or wear good UV rated wrap around sunglasses and protective clothing, plus research UV protection methods.

    If you run a public available live radiation monitoring station, also consider providing links to local UV monitoring on your page. Do a search, and you will find sites that provide local, or regional daily UV level forecasts.

    Technical details:

    This article appeared in October 2011.

    NASA Pinpoints Causes of 2011 Arctic Ozone Hole
    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-ozone-hole.html

    Extract:

    “You can safely say that 2011 was very atypical: In over 30 years of satellite records, we hadn’t seen any time where it was this cold for this long,” said Susan E. Strahan, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and main author of the new paper, which was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.”

    Comment: (My opinion)

    “You can safely say that 2011 was very atypical”

    I observed in 2011, that small solar storm events where producing Northern Light displays, way down into Southern states in the USA. I have been a sun watcher for many years, and know it was very unusual for such small solar events, to produce such Northern Light displays, so far south. Our atmosphere is an electrical system, and these unusual Northern lights displays indicated that the electrical dynamics of the upper atmosphere had been changed by the large radioactive releases from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

    Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), the main cause of atmospheric Ozone destruction had been reduced significantly. Because of a worldwide ban on CFC’s, by 2010 the Southern Ozone hole was showing signs of repair. This 1994 research paper indicates a cause, upper atmosphere damage from the large Fukushima krypton-85 releases.

    Article:

    Climate risks by radioactive krypton-85 from nuclear fission Atmospheric-electrical and air-chemical effects of ionizing radiation in the atmosphere.

    Extract:

    “The study shows that krypton-85 from nuclear fission enhances air ionization and, thus, interferes with the atmospheric-electrical system and the water balance of the earth atmosphere.”

    http://www.opengrey.eu/item/display/10068/255704

    Krypton-85 and other ionizing isotope contamination in the upper atmosphere has changed the upper atmosphere dynamics, and is creating extreme seasonal Northern Hemisphere UV and weather events.

    UV levels here can now frequently reach high to extreme levels in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, during spring and summer. During these events it is suggested, if possible, to stay out of the sun, or wear good UV rated sunglasses and protective clothing.

    These extreme UV levels would also be damaging plants and animals, plus it also can potentially create virus and plant mutations. There is independent testing now, indicating that more damaging UVC is also now reaching the Earth’s surface. (The studies linked below don’t take into account UVC atmospheric penetration.)

    The large number of Northern hemisphere multiple species die offs that are being reported, are possibly occurring because of a combination of ecosystem bio-accumulation of radioactive isotope contamination, chemical toxins, and from increase UV levels.

    Out side of the radioactive contamination hot spots in Japan, increased oceanic and terrestrial UV radiation levels proportionally, may be causing more ecosystem damage than radioactive isotopes surface fallout. The resultant increased levels of UVB and UVC that are now reaching the Earth’s surface are directly damaging individual organisms, and significantly impacting the oceanic and terrestrial food supply.

    Excessive UV effects on ecosystems
    http://www.grida.no/publications/vg/ozone/page/1389.aspx

    Extract:
    “Aquatic wildlife is particularly vulnerable Phytoplankton are at the start of the aquatic food chain, which account for 30 per cent of the world’s intake of animal protein. Phytoplankton productivity is restricted to the upper layer of the water where sufficient light is available. However, even at current levels, solar UV-B radiation limits reproduction and growth. A small increase in UV-B exposure could significantly reduce the size of plankton populations, which affects the environment in two ways. With less organic matter in the upper layers of the water, UV radiation can penetrate deeper into the water and affect more complex plants and animals living there. Solar UV radiation directly damages fish, shrimp, crab, amphibians and other animals during their early development. Pollution of the water by toxic substances may heighten the adverse effects of UV radiation, working its way up the food chain. Furthermore less plankton means less food for the animals that prey on them and a reduction in fish stocks, already depleted by overfishing.”

    Excessive UV effects plant growth
    http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5525557_effects-radiation-plant-growth-development.html

    Human health and ecological consequences of ozone depletion.
    http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/v1003/lectures/ozone_health/

    Sites that provide daily UV level forecasts. (Lots more out there if you do a search.)

    Canada

    http://weather.gc.ca/forecast/public_bulletins_e.html?Bulletin=fpcn49.cwao

    USA EPA Sun Wise UV Index

    http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise/uv-index

    UK and Ireland

    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/maps/forecastmaps?CONT=ukuk&R=300

    Europe

    http://www.temis.nl/uvradiation/UVindex.html

    Hong Kong

    http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/uvindex/english/euvindex.htm

    Australia, scroll down the page for an interactive map to search by state and location.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/uv/

    Local UV level links for each Australian monitoring station are now provided.

    http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/sunshinecoast-monitoring-station.html

  73. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a EXT 55.9 CPM
    8:20a INT 43.6 CPM

    Exterior 28.2% above interior

  74. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG foggy conditions
    6:45a INT 41.6 CPM
    6:55a EXT 51.9 CPM

    Exterior 24.7% above interior

  75. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere August 2014 rain water Report.

    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

    Rain Water Test Report

    Summary:

    Significant traces of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 were detected in the rain water. This is surprising considering the local background levels were so low for August. August 2014 had 209.6 mm of rain compared to July’s rain fall of 14.5 mm, so a lot more rain flowed through the filter this month.

    Beryllium Be-7 can be made by spallation in the upper atmosphere during solar evens, and takes around two weeks to reach the surface. Lead Pb-210 is a decay daughter of Radon Rn-222.

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

    Test Chart

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Down-pipe-Caloundra-August-filter-test-030914-TV63-20c-97699-B-+-text.jpg

    Previous Rain water and soil tests can be found here.
    http://sccc.org.au/pages/The-Food-Lab.html#Soil%20Testing%20Results

  76. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 41.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.1 CPM

    Exterior 24.6% higher than interior

  77. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere August 2014 Background Radiation Report.

    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

    Summary

    August’s 2014 monthly average background level was the lowest August monthly average since pre-Fukushima at 4% above the pre-Fukushima month average. August 2014 background levels here have been very stable. This August saw a longer period of Southern Ocean air flows than previous years for August, It is still quite cold here even now considering the time of year.

    Even thought the local background level for August 2014 is showing a drop, the August rain water test is showing an increases in Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7. I will post test chart of the August rainwater test, and a report soon.

    Technical details:

    (Note: The 4yr average referred to in the charts, is the 4yr pre-Fukushima average.)

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

    24 hour day average chart for August 2014
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-August-2014.jpg

    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

  78. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly overcast sky
    6:10a INT 48.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.0 CPM

  79. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/09/01 at 4:00 pm
    40 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered, a drop of 10 percent. Several significant beta stations have gone offline while a couple of crucial ones are sputtering to life. There is a noticeable sharp beta radiation trend upwards at a number of stations across the country but not as bad as the last reporting period. The following three-week summation allows for a larger data set to apprise than the last weekly report.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Three times background readings could mean a hazardous situation exists and protocols discussed and reported on in EnviroReporter.com since March 11, 2011 should be noted. See that below the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since August 6 (below in archives), Montgomery AL hit its highest reading since May 26 with a ~270 CPM August 15; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is still at under 20 CPM all three weeks but burped up into the 40 CPM area twice around August 20-25; Fairbanks AK hit a four-month high with ~150 CPM August 14, part of a continuing uptick in beta activity at the station; Phoenix AZ hit a three-month high ~August 25 with ~210 CPM; Tuscon AZ was over ~350 CPM August 28 remaining quite active; Little Rock AR hit over 380 CPM August 10 trending more active in pulses in an area used to ~20 CPM background; Fort Smith AR suddenly went nuts ~August 22 after having been calmer in the second week of August hitting ~265 CPM~August 24; Anaheim CA‘s beta graph started working August 7 then went dead completely August 15; Fresno CA charted ~270 CPM August 27; Bakersfield CA still coming back online with both beta and gamma in a most welcome development with the beta hitting ~545 CPM August 7; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma remains normal and EnviroReporter.com‘s regular test of sea water at Manhattan Beach and Playa Del Rey in Southern California came back normal with no signs of the Sea of Fuku Goo having arrived yet; Riverside CA hit 300 CPM twice in the last period August 12 and August 30; San Bernardino County CA smashed through to a four-month high August 30; San Diego remains extremely active hitting ~200 CPM several times in the last three weeks which is a dozen times background for the city; Hartford CT is trending upward hitting a four-month high August 12 of ~215 CPM which is over ten times its normal background; Washington DC also notched a two-week high August 27 with ~145 CPM; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it three weeks in a row – Floridians are breathing beta blind; Augusta GA no longer has a working beta graph in a very active environment, unfortunately; Ft. Wayne IN continues a radical trend upward hitting a four-month high August 24 of 405 CPM which is over ten times background; Baton Rouge LA‘s four-month high was hit August 25 with ~145 CPM; Orono ME looks nice and cool but is marginally more active with ~30 CPM August 30; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ and functioning properly which is great news; Worcester MA blew through ~235 CPM August 10; Grand Rapids MI hit ~260 CPM August 25; St. Paul MN went up to ~400 CPM August 20, a four-month high by far; St. Louis is trending active hitting ~230 CPM August 25; Lincoln NE hit a four-month high August 3 with ~360 CPM and then its graph died and hasn’t come back, a real loss since this station is in the middle of the country; Concord NH hit ~195 CPM August 27; Albuquerque NM spiked to ~350 CPM several times in the last three weeks with greatly heightened activity and frequency; Buffalo NY is increasing active hitting ~208 CPM August 21 when its normal background is about 20-25 CPM; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is sort of settling down; Syracuse NY’s beta graph went out before hitting ~135 CPM July 27 but came back on going down to ~65 CPM the night of August 3 before stopping then coming on again only to totally die August 24; Charlotte NC hit a four-month high August 29 with ~180 CPM; Raleigh NC hit ~170 CPM July 24 and cut out and still hasn’t come back on, a real loss in the South; holy Toledo OH is going through the roof right at the same time as their drinking water crisis eases with the beta peaking at ~370 CPM August 5, a four-month high and stayed active while dropping off a bit; Corvalis OR hit ~200 CPM August 26 in a place that has a background of under 20 CPM; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph hit ~205 CPM August 5 in active ionizing and has remained active; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady which makes it even cooler even with the one-day major hiccup August 25; Amarillo TX went literally off the chart August 3 blasting through 1,000 CPM and is the most active beta station in the country that functions; Dallas TX was ~300 CPM August 28; Ft. Worth, is trending active hitting ~150 CPM August 25; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and it’s gamma bears watching as it has pulses of spikes; and Madison WI hit a four-month high August 22 charting an astounding 500 CPM.

  80. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.1 CPM

  81. September 1, 2014: EnviroReporter.com reaches more than 6,227 special tests and original reports including 2,247 measurements from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 3,980 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,762,029 readers and more than 1,568,309 viewers along with the 19,616 people that have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming. In excess of 175,931 folks have watched 88 original videos on our YouTube channel and we’ve received tens of thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ for our site, investigations and Facebook channel. We thank you for your support and for 6,842 considered comments that have sustained this award-winning online news organization.

  82. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/09/01 at 4:00 pm
    40 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered, a drop of 10 percent. Several significant beta stations have gone offline while a couple of crucial ones are sputtering to life. There is a noticeable sharp beta radiation trend upwards at a number of stations across the country but not as bad as the last reporting period. The following three-week summation allows for a larger data set to apprise than the last weekly report.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Three times background readings could mean a hazardous situation exists and protocols discussed and reported on in EnviroReporter.com since March 11, 2011 should be noted. See that below the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since August 6 (below in archives), Montgomery AL hit its highest reading since May 26 with a ~270 CPM August 15; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is still at under 20 CPM all three weeks but burped up into the 40 CPM area twice around August 20-25; Fairbanks AK hit a four-month high with ~150 CPM August 14, part of a continuing uptick in beta activity at the station; Phoenix AZ hit a three-month high ~August 25 with ~210 CPM; Tuscon AZ was over ~350 CPM August 28 remaining quite active; Little Rock AR hit over 380 CPM August 10 trending more active in pulses in an area used to ~20 CPM background; Fort Smith AR suddenly went nuts ~August 22 after having been calmer in the second week of August hitting ~265 CPM~August 24; Anaheim CA‘s beta graph started working August 7 then went dead completely August 15; Fresno CA charted ~270 CPM August 27; Bakersfield CA still coming back online with both beta and gamma in a most welcome development with the beta hitting ~545 CPM August 7; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma remains normal and EnviroReporter.com‘s regular test of sea water at Manhattan Beach and Playa Del Rey in Southern California came back normal with no signs of the Sea of Fuku Goo having arrived yet; Riverside CA hit 300 CPM twice in the last period August 12 and August 30; San Bernardino County CA smashed through to a four-month high August 30; San Diego remains extremely active hitting ~200 CPM several times in the last three weeks which is a dozen times background for the city; Hartford CT is trending upward hitting a four-month high August 12 of ~215 CPM which is over ten times its normal background; Washington DC also notched a two-week high August 27 with ~145 CPM; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it three weeks in a row – Floridians are breathing beta blind; Augusta GA no longer has a working beta graph in a very active environment, unfortunately; Ft. Wayne IN continues a radical trend upward hitting a four-month high August 24 of 405 CPM which is over ten times background; Baton Rouge LA‘s four-month high was hit August 25 with ~145 CPM; Orono ME looks nice and cool but is marginally more active with ~30 CPM August 30; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ and functioning properly which is great news; Worcester MA blew through ~235 CPM August 10; Grand Rapids MI hit ~260 CPM August 25; St. Paul MN went up to ~400 CPM August 20, a four-month high by far; St. Louis is trending active hitting ~230 CPM August 25; Lincoln NE hit a four-month high August 3 with ~360 CPM and then its graph died and hasn’t come back, a real loss since this station is in the middle of the country; Concord NH hit ~195 CPM August 27; Albuquerque NM spiked to ~350 CPM several times in the last three weeks with greatly heightened activity and frequency; Buffalo NY is increasing active hitting ~208 CPM August 21 when its normal background is about 20-25 CPM; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is sort of settling down; Syracuse NY’s beta graph went out before hitting ~135 CPM July 27 but came back on going down to ~65 CPM the night of August 3 before stopping then coming on again only to totally die August 24; Charlotte NC hit a four-month high August 29 with ~180 CPM; Raleigh NC hit ~170 CPM July 24 and cut out and still hasn’t come back on, a real loss in the South; holy Toledo OH is going through the roof right at the same time as their drinking water crisis eases with the beta peaking at ~370 CPM August 5, a four-month high and stayed active while dropping off a bit; Corvalis OR hit ~200 CPM August 26 in a place that has a background of under 20 CPM; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph hit ~205 CPM August 5 in active ionizing and has remained active; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady which makes it even cooler even with the one-day major hiccup August 25; Amarillo TX went literally off the chart August 3 blasting through 1,000 CPM and is the most active beta station in the country that functions; Dallas TX was ~300 CPM August 28; Ft. Worth, is trending active hitting ~150 CPM August 25; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and it’s gamma bears watching as it has pulses of spikes; and Madison WI hit a four-month high August 22 charting an astounding 500 CPM.

  83. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:00a INT 45.7 CPM
    8:10a EXT 58.2 CPM

    Exterior 27.3% higher that interior

  84. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:05a INT 47.9 CPM
    8:15a EXT 49.9 CPM

  85. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:55a EXT 58.8 CPM
    8:05a INT 48.9 CPM

    Exterior 20.2% above interior

  86. EnviroReporter.com‘s Michael Collins and Denise Anne Duffield will be testing another beach further north of Manhattan Beach today to continue keeping a close watch on Southern California waters monitoring for Fuku goo.

    August 22, 2014
    CONCLUSIONS: With dry sand coming in above BG but wet coming in below BG, our conclusion was that all was at background and Sea of Fuku Goo has not yet impacted this Southern California beach.
    1:20 pm INT VEHICLE MANHATTAN BEACH PARKING LOT SOUTH OF PIER BACKGROUND: 36.5 CPM^^
    1:05 pm EXT DRY SAND SOUTH OF MANHATTAN BEACH PIER (taken at 3 feet/1 meter above sand): ~54 CPM^^
    1:00 pm EXT WET SAND SOUTH OF MANHATTAN BEACH PIER (taken at 3 feet/1 meter above sand): ~32 CPM^^

  87. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 49.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.1 CPM

  88. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 55.5 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior 19.6% higher than Interior]

  89. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 43.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.3 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior 24.8% higher than Interior]

  90. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 44.9 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.4 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior is 16.7% above Interior]

  91. vital1 says:

    Hot rain moving through US and Canada with levels similar to 2011. – 20th August 2014.

    Extract:

    The Fukushima activity increase that started in early July continues to increase. High radiation levels have been measured in rain in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario for the last couple of days. Vegetation is being affected and damaged by this rain.

    UPDATE: Diane Steele took these photos of her squash and bean plants after the hot rainstorm moved through her home in Minnesota. This damage was not there prior to this rain.

    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/hot-rain-moving-through-us-and-canada-with-levels-similar-to-2011/

  92. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.3 CPM

  93. vital1 says:

    Timothy A. Mousseau: Tokyo press conference August 2014,

    “Fukushima Catastrophe and its Effects on Wildlife”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IcTGUMwVtU#t=692

  94. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:25a INT 44.3 CPM
    7:35a EXT 52.8 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior 19.2% above Interior]

  95. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.0 CPM
    6:20a EXT 48.9 CPM

  96. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 50.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.5 CPM

  97. Kim says:

    Big summer thunder storm in Hemet, CA.
    I threw a paper towel outside and tested it (still damp) about two hours after the rain ended.
    Paper towel: 51.7
    Background: 42

    [Editor: rain-dampened paper towel 23.1% over background two hours after rain.]

  98. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 46.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 56.0 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior is 21.0% above Interior]

  99. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.5 CPM

  100. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:50a INT 51.4 CPM
    7:00a EXT 52.2 CPM

  101. hector says:

    East Los Angeles,CA-10 min avg clear sky
    10:40 am EXT 47.2 Counts Per Minute
    10:55 am INT 42.4 counts per minute

    Hector
    Wb Johnson Instruments DSM-500/Johnson hp-265
    Cal 4/14

  102. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:20a EXT 53.0 CPM
    8:30a INT 49.3 CPM

  103. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:05a EXT 52.1 CPM
    8:15a INT 47.3 CPM

  104. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.1 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior is 19.4% above Interior]

  105. @biggee: Thank you for this. I do not put much credence in the creator of this video or its murky conclusions. As for reporting ‘on the air’ on the threat of Fukushima to North America, nothing beats actually looking at the (usually) reliable numbers and talking about them as we already are doing. See U.S. air radiation surges higher with copy, data and video. You, biggee, need to keep those rain readings coming.

  106. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

    Surprised no one has put this ling up.THE NORTHERN PACIFIC IS PRETTY WELL DEAD!
    Michael we need you reporting back on RENSE !
    Email this to everyone you know

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FrscZBjhc&feature=youtu.be

  107. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 46.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.9 CPM

  108. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.4 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.0 CPM

  109. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly cloudy sky
    6:10a INT 43.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.6 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior is 21.8% higher than Interior]

  110. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 43.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 55.3 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior 26.3% above Interior]

  111. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a EXT 54.5 CPM
    8:20a INT 45.5 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior 19.8% above Interior]

  112. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere July 2014 Rain Water Test Report

    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

    Summary:

    Even thought the roof rainwater water collection area that passed through the polyester filter has been nearly doubled this month, there were only been very small traces of I-129, Pb-210 and Be-7 detected. July rain fall was also low at 14.5 mm.

    Test Chart

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Down-pipe-Caloundra-July-filter-test-020814-TV63-18c-84600-+-text.jpg

    Previous Rain water and soil tests can be found here.
    http://sccc.org.au/pages/The-Food-Lab.html#Soil%20Testing%20Results

  113. Kim says:

    Hemet, CA 10 min ext: 41.8

  114. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:50a INT 45.1 CPM
    8:00a EXT 51.3 CPM

  115. Kim says:

    Ventura, CA 10 min exterior: 50.3

  116. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 45.6 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.9 CPM

  117. Chase says:

    Re: NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    Amarillo, TX at 1,000 cpm
    Fresno, CA at 540 cpm
    Ft. Wayne, IN 450 cpm

    :shock: These readings seem very high to me.

    What is the reason?

    Shouldn’t the public who live in these areas (like me) be alerted in some way to readings like this? Isn’t that why we have ‘the system’ in the first place? Is somebody ‘dropping the ball’ at the EPA or just ‘passing the buck’ somehow?

    Maybe in addition to amber and other alerts on people’s phones, we should also have Rad Alerts. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that day may be coming soon.

    At least for now, thanks to EnviroReporter.com, we have the NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT’s easy to read summary and a video explanation.

  118. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 45.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 52.7 CPM

  119. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/08/06 at 1:00 am
    44 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered. There is a noticeable sharp beta radiation trend upwards at a number of stations across the country. Such a wide distribution of rising beta detections suggests a major source ‘upwind’ of the nation. The ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima Dai-ichi are such a major source.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Note that below, the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since July 28 (below in archives), Montgomery AL hit its highest reading since May 26 with a robust ~250 CPM August 4; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is still at under 20 CPM all week which is terrific but its beta graph seems to have stalled on ~August 2; Fairbanks AK hit a four-month high with ~137 CPM August 4 which is a strong uptick for the station; Phoenix AZ was a mere ~115 CPM August 4; Tuscon AZ was over ~310 CPM August 4 remaining quite active; Little Rock AR hit over 200 CPM in the last week trending upward in an area used to ~20 CPM background – now ten times background readings; Fort Smith AR has been settling down hitting ~52 CPM August ~35 CPM August 5; Anaheim CA was nice and cool at ~45 CPM July 28 or so it seemed – actually the station has been flatlining since July 23 with it blanking out entirely August 1 through now; Fresno CA soared to ~540 CPM August 1 and looks to be trending aggressively upward with Bakersfield CA still coming back online with both beta and gamma in a most welcome development with the beta hitting ~170 CPM August 5; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma remains normal and EnviroReporter.com‘s regular test for beta radiation in HEPA filter/ionizer dust showed lower ionization August 5; Riverside CA was way over 150 CPM every day in the last week with increasing activity; San Bernardino County CA was ~100 CPM August 5; San Diego remains very active but off its highs of 220 CPM ~August 1 which is a dozen times background for the city; Hartford CT is trending upward hitting a four-month high August 5 of 130 CPM which is over six times its normal background; Washington DC also notched a four-month high August 5 with ~160 CPM; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it three weeks in a row – Floridians are breathing beta blind; Augusta GA was over ~160 CPM twice in the last week; Ft. Wayne IN continues a radical trend upward hitting a four-month high August 4 of 450 CPM which is over a dozen times background; Baton Rouge LA‘s graph is thankfully A-okay with a high of ~140 CPM in the last week; Orono ME looks nice and cool but is marginally more active with ~30 CPM August 5; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ but not functioning properly; Worcester MA blew through ~235 CPM July 28 and hit ~152 CPM August 4; Grand Rapids MI dropped then went higher hitting ~345 CPM July 28 but was ‘just’ ~200 CPM August 5; St. Paul MN went up to ~300 CPM in the last week; St. Louis is trending active hitting ~175 CPM August 4; Lincoln NE hit a four-month high August 3 with ~360 CPM; Concord NH hit ~220 CPM August 5 nearly tying a four-month high; Albuquerque NM spiked to ~325 CPM July 26 then its graph seems to have stopped the night of August 3 which is not good since this site is one of the closest in the nation to the troubled WIPP facility in same; Buffalo NY is increasing active hitting ~170 CPM August 5 when its normal background is about 20-25 CPM; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is sort of settling down; Syracuse NY’s beta graph went out before hitting ~135 CPM July 27 but came back on going down to ~65 CPM the night of August 3 before stopping as of the time of this report; Charlotte NC is picking up repeatedly hitting over 100 CPM and was ~130 CPM July 27 at its height but has eased to just ~35 CPM the evening of August 5; Raleigh NC hit ~170 CPM July 24 and cut out and still hasn’t come back on; holy Toledo OH is going through the roof right at the same time as their drinking water crisis eases with the beta peaking at ~370 CPM August 5, a four-month high; Corvalis OR hit ~145 CPM July 26 and has kept going up hitting a four-month high August 4 with a whopping ~235 CPM August 4 in a place that has a background of under 20 CPM; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph hit ~205 CPM August 5 in active ionizing; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady which makes it even cooler even with the one-day data hiccup August 3; Amarillo TX went literally off the chart August 3 blasting through 1,000 CPM and you can tell this is no anomaly; Dallas TX was ~270 CPM August 4; Ft. Worth, is trending upward hitting ~180 CPM August 3; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and it’s gamma bears watching as it has pulses of spikes; and Madison WI hit a four-month high August 4 nearly hitting 500 CPM.

  120. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 44.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 49.0 CPM

  121. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG foggy
    6:10a INT 46.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 53.1 CPM

  122. vital1 says:

    Southern Hemisphere July 2014 Background Radiation Report.

    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

    Summary

    July’s 2014 monthly average background level is the same as July 2013, 5% above the pre-Fukushima average. This is less than the 9% above average for 2012.

    July 2014 background levels here have been very stable. This generally occurs every winter, as we get increased Southern Ocean air flows.

    Note:

    The monitoring Geiger counter has been in the same room, and room location, data logging background radiation levels, over the years. This year we had to do much needed renovations to the room. If you saw the room before the renovations, you would understand why. : )

    Since May, the room where the monitoring Geiger counter is located, has had the ceiling, roof over the room, and carpet replaced with new materials, plus the walls have been newly painted. The wooden furniture the GammaScout Geiger counter sits on has also been changed. It is still in the same location in the room.

    Overall as far as I can tell, this has not significantly changed the ambient background. If it has, it is by a very small amount.

    Technical details:

    (Note: The 4yr average referred to in the charts, is the 4yr pre-Fukushima average.)

    July 2014 was 5% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average.

    24 hour day average chart for July 2014

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-July-2014.jpg

    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

    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.

  123. Kim says:

    Thanks, Michael! I also ran across this site, which is showing levels “below detection” across southern CA. Sounds to me like the worst of it isn’t here yet.

  124. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 47.2 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.2 CPM

  125. @Kim et al: We sure do and here they are below and the results indicate that the Sea of Fuku Goo hasn’t hit Los Angeles, yet. Keep those Hemet rain measurements coming!

    August 3, 2014
    4:10 pm RAIN gathered 0.5 to 1.0 hours of deposition: 45.8 CPM^^^ or essentially background at 15.1% which is the conservative limit of the Inspector’s margin of error, =/-15%.
    3:30 pm BG: 39.8 CPM^^^
    11:30 am RAIN from overnight accumulation with on new rain for two hours: 38.4 CPM^^^
    11:15 am BG: 39.3 CPM^^^

    August 2, 2014
    11:16 pm RAIN: 51.6 cpm^^^ which is 31.6% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND which is not enough in excess of the background to be of significance according to us.
    11:00 pm KELP gathered by waterside in Playa Del Rey, California with Denise Anne & tested at Radiation Station Santa Monica: 48.2 CPM^^^ which is 23.0% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND but is considered insignificant by us because of the ‘natural’ radiation inherent in the plant.
    10:47 pm INT BG: 39.2 CPM^^^

  126. Kim says:

    Michael, any update on the beach?

  127. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

    Heres the NANOBOTS/VACCINES I just mentioned below article

    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/phages.html

  128. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

    Just found this website.OPEN/DOWNLOAD All here…also check out his page on NANOBOTS and VACCINES..Your feedback appreciated

    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukushima1.html

  129. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles, CA
    ambient dose rate 13uR/hr at 8:15am.
    Hector
    WB Johnston DSM-500 Geiger Counter
    calibrated 4/14

  130. hector says:

    East Los Angeles,ca 10 minute paper towel wipe test at 10:05 pm. Background internal 44 cpm.
    The wet paper towel came in at 210cpm.
    Radon in the rain. Now raining heavier.
    Hector

  131. hector says:

    Moderate showers in East Los Angeles,ca at 9:35pm. Dose rate 24uR/hr external. Typical external dose for this are is 11-13uR/hr.
    Hector
    WB Johnson DSM-500+energy compensated gm probe.
    Cal 4/2014

  132. Kim says:

    Update: rain sample tested 53.7 after approx 90 minutes.

  133. Kim says:

    Has anyone been testing at/near the beach lately?

    [Editor: Denise Anne and I will be testing at Playa Del Rey this evening, Kim!]

  134. Kim says:

    HOT RAIN!
    Hemet, CA rain storm.
    We soaked a paper towel and brought it inside to test.
    Background: 51.9
    rain sample: 84.4

    Will retest in an hour to see if it decays much and report back.

    [Editor: Rain reads 62.6% higher than background]

  135. August 1, 2014: EnviroReporter.com reaches more than 6,015 special tests and original reports including 2,116 measurements from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 3,899 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,745,585 readers and more than 1,567,663 viewers along with the 19,365 people that have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming. In excess of 172,833 folks have watched 87 original videos on our YouTube channel and we’ve received tens of thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ for our site, investigations and Facebook channel. We thank you and the 6,767 EnviroReporter.com commenters that have sustained this award-winning online news organization.

  136. Thank you for your rapid and gracious response, Michael.

  137. @Craig Daniels: Thank you for this astute comment and the excellent, detailed work that you have done – check Craig’s work out, folks. I’m aware of your view that this may not be the most valid comparison but do note that I call reaching the 100 Counts Per Minute (CPM) level informally as the “uh-oh” zone. Indeed, it really becomes the uh-oh zone when there is a level of triple background (BG). This is very conservative (meaning, for the readers, we consider 3 x BG to get into the Hot Zone) when, in fact, I am looking solely at beta emissions as the determinate divided by the background. Yes, our ground/roof accumulation based gamma/beta background counts do not directly associate with the beta readings in the EPA beta graphs, but I make sure to make clear that the beta BG levels can be teased out of the different beta graphs through analysis of long trends. I’ve done this by ‘saving’ such graphs for a long time, much longer than the four month time periods in the US EPA RadNet graphs raddies see in the graphs online at EnviroReporter.com.

    So, Craig, it would be more accurate to do what you will hear more of in our next video – going up right now – where I discuss beta readings versus beta background. Three times background is considered “significant” by the federal EPA Region 9 and is a threshold for considering a material and/or environment to trip a hazardous materials response by the California Highway Patrol according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents. As you will see/hear in our Radiation Report July 30, 2014, if you look at a site like San Diego with a normal beta range of ~15 to ~20 CPM and the beta graph is spiking to 90 CPM, that is over four times background, and definitely troublesome, even though the spike hasn’t hit 100 CPM.

    Yours is an excellent comment, Craig, and I hope you find our second video more explanatory and “oranges to oranges.” We look forward to more discussion of these crucial subjects with you and the folks on Enenews with whom you’ve been discussing this with. Thank you.

  138. Dear Mr. Collins,

    * Thanks for your easy access to EPA-RadNet graphs.

    * Concerning your 7/24 US Radiation Report video, when (at 2 minutes in) you cite volatile air filter based RadNet beta counts/min –in comparison to (essentially) ground/roof accumulation based gamma background counts/min –well: how can there be a valid comparison?

    This strikes me as being “Apples to oranges”. (You might want to ask a trusted rad guy like Fairewinds’ Marco Kaltofen for an opinion on that.)

    Craig

  139. Kim says:

    Hemet, CA, 10 minute exterior: 42.8

  140. vital1 says:

    Report from FukushiMan, 26th July 214

    Comment:

    Park has very hot spots, and children play there, criminal.

    http://vancouvermonitoring.blogspot.ca/2014/07/report-from-fukushiman.html?m=1

  141. hector says:

    East Los Angeles,ca 10 minute average at 7:15am
    External-46 cpm.
    Internal-43 cpm
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments DSM-500
    Calibrated April 2014

  142. Deeann says:

    Hello everyone!

    As a reminder, there are only 5 days left to submit your comment to the EPA telling them no thank you to increasing radioactive release limits of radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants.

    At present levels, studies already show higher incidences of childhood leukemia in children living near/downwind of nuclear power plants:

    http://www.ianfairlie.org/publications/

    Won’t you please submit a comment and let your voice be heard? The commenting process is quick, easy and anonymous, if you want.

    Here is the link to submit a comment:

    http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689-0001

    And here is a good breakdown explaining the EPA’s intentions:

    http://enformable.com/2014/07/epa-wants-opinion-well/

    Time is of the essence! Comments due by August 3rd.

    Thank you!

  143. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/28 at 10:45 pm
    43 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered. Two very important California stations – Fresno and San Diego – are online which is terrific. Sometimes these beta graphs will appear to have stopped only to start up again. One important graph in Riverside California has been down since about July 23 which would be a real loss for folks in the Inland Empire. Hopefully, like Fresno and San Diego, the Riverside station comes back up. San Diego continues its (almost) inexplicable march higher in the beta readings as are a number of stations nationwide.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Note that below, the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since July 21 (below in archives), Montgomery AL is still bouncing around hitting ~160 CPM July 26; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is still at under 20 CPM all week which is terrific; Fairbanks AK hit ~48 CPM July 28; Phoenix AZ was a mere ~60 CPM July 28 though it was over 100 CPM four times in the last week; Tuscon AZ hit nearly ~320 CPM July 26; Little Rock AR topped out at ~270 CPM July 24; Fort Smith AR was just ~45 CPM July 28; Anaheim CA was nice and cool at ~45 CPM July 28; Fresno CA soared to ~270 CPM in the last week with Bakersfield CA still being MIA with Bakersfield beta and gamma; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma remains normal; Riverside CA hit ~110 CPM July 23, the day of its last beta reading showing now; San Bernardino County CA was a reasonable 50 CPM yestertoday; San Diego reached ~155 CPM July 26; Hartford CT was ~110 CPM July 28; Washington DC hit ~110 CPM July 25; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it three weeks in a row – Floridians are breathing beta blind; Augusta GA rose to ~230 CPM July 25; Ft. Wayne IN smashed through ~255 CPM July 18 and then nearly matched that twice in the last week; Baton Rouge LA‘s graph seems to have gone on the fritz Jlu 25; Orono ME looks nice and cool showing how the farthest away station from Fukushima usually has the lowest beta radiation but hit a negligible ~15 July 28; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are still out; Worcester MA blew through ~235 CPM July 28; Grand Rapids MI dropped then went higher hitting ~345 CPM July 28; St. Paul MN went soared to ~170 CPM July 25 but settled to 50 CPM July 27; St. Louis is up hitting ~180 CPM July 28; Lincoln NE registered 350 CPM in the last week; Concord NH smashed through ~225 CPM July 26 setting a four-month high; Albuquerque NM spiked to ~325 CPM July 26; Buffalo NY hit to ~150 CPM July 26; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is settling down; Syracuse NY’s beta graph went out before hitting ~135 CPM July 27; Charlotte NC is picking up repeatedly hitting over 100 CPM and was ~130 CPM July 27 at its height; Raleigh NC hit ~170 CPM July 24 and cut out; holy Toledo OH reached ~145 CPM July 26; Corvalis OR hit ~145 CPM July 26; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph hit ~95 CPM July 27; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady which makes it even cooler; Amarillo TX was ‘only’ ~147 CPM July 26 in a week that saw the beta blast past 660 CPM July 24; Dallas TX was ~195 CPM July 25; Ft. Worth, was just 40 CPM July 26; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and it’s gamma bears watching though it settled down in the last few days; and Madison WI hit ~320 CPM July 27 on a higher beta trajectory.

  144. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    6:45a INT 44.1 CPM
    6:55a EXT 49.8 CPM

  145. @Chase: Thank you so much. Very interesting advice but your optimal recommendation is to report on 10 locations in 30 seconds which sounds a little too fast for such an important subject. But we’re up for an experiment and want your raddie friends at the sites you habituate to participate. Share the link to this video, “U.S. Radiation Report 24 July 2014” at http://youtu.be/P6nf22rcPMY and ask them what they think. Perhaps making the report a short commercial-like video is the way to go but it just might be that raddies might want a little more meat on the bones. Please share any results.

  146. Chase says:

    Excellent video on ‘How To’ look at the graphs.

    Very informative. Should be a mini segment on the NBC National News. (ha)

    Suggestion:
    Make a weekly NATIONWIDE Radiation Reports – TOP 10. Make the video less than 60 seconds. 30 seconds is optimal. The shorter and more like a commercial the video is, the more likely people will watch.

    Amarillo has always been the worst from what I remember over the last couple of years.

    Fort Wayne, IN has also had ongoing issues too.

    Salt Lake City, UT really makes one wonder. They should at least post a note as to why a unit is offline and when it is supposed to be working again. How hard is that?

    :shock: This is so important. Thank you. :)

  147. With our Radiation Stations kicking it up a notch with even more invaluable radiation readings, we thought we’d do the same thing by YouTubing our weekly Nationwide Radiation Report to give raddies a one-stop-shop to peruse the country’s beta and gamma readings. We hope you like it and welcome any comments you may have here or over on our YouTube channel.

  148. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG cloudy sky
    8:45a EXT 52.4 CPM
    8:55a INT 48.4 CPM

  149. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:10a EXT 48.3 CPM
    8:20a INT 46.1 CPM

  150. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 43.7 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.0 CPM

  151. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles, CA 97 degrees in the shade!! Gamma ambient dose reading at 12:44pm.
    13uR/h- normal range
    Hector
    WB Johnston Instruments DSM-500
    calibrated April 2014

  152. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.6 CPM

  153. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles gamma dose rate 14uR/h(microrems per hour) at 4:17pm. Normal range for this are.
    Hector
    WB Johnson Instruments DSM-500

  154. SimiRich says:

    I’m back! Here are my readings from this morning.

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 46.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.5 CPM

  155. @Chase, lester et al: Thank you so much! These weekly reports will also be coming out soon in videos so we can also walk you through the graphs describing what is hot and what is not. By having these Nationwide Radiation Reports archived online, along with daily readings of 124 sites nationwide available 24/7, 365 days a year at RadNet Air Monitoring, it allows us to keep you informed of the big picture as well as the hot spots. And is it hot this week? Oh yes and the latest report doesn’t even include the latest highly radioactive rain detected by Radiation Station Harrisburg, North Carolina, which poured in at nearly 7 times background!

    Of course, EnviroReporter.com has another huge exposé in the works that we’ll be publishing soon that will blow your socks off.

  156. Chase says:

    I also like the NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORTS. :)

    Thanks for the effort.

    Noting the number of operational vs nonoperational station monitors is an indicator of something. I’m just not sure what or why. (?)

  157. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC for 7/21/14 Monday
    Humid/Gray/Damp moderate rain @ 10:00 AM
    1… 226.1 cpm rain sample
    2…. 40.0 cpm (outside background)
    3…. 32.8 cpm (inside background)

    [Editor: Rain was 6.9 times background indoors where it was measured.]

  158. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/21 at 11:20 pm
    42 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered. Two very important California stations – Fresno and San Diego – seem to have gone offline which is very problematic as the beta radiation we’re looking for flows from west to east and California is on, obviously, the Left Coast. What comes here first heads east. Overall, there is a significant trend sharply upwards this week as the following readings show.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Note that below, the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since July 14 (below in archives), Montgomery AL is bouncing around hitting 155 CPM July 18; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is working again and still at under 20 CPM July 21; Fairbanks AK hit ~90 CPM in the last week; Phoenix AZ’s graph looks to be live again with ~90 CPM July 20 which is still way lower than before; Tuscon AZ is still bouncing around and hitting nearly ~195 CPM in this latest period; Little Rock AR dropped to ~60 CPM July; Fort Smith AR is getting busy too but a a lot cooler at under 50 CPM since July 17; Anaheim CA is nice and cool at ~20 CPM today but our very own Radiation Station Glendale California is showing marked jumps in the low 40s CPMs hitting 47 CPM in the last hour; Fresno CA‘s graph cut our July 18 joining Bakersfield CA as being MIA with Bakersfield not even having a gamma graph in this town that read extremely high before the monitors cut out long ago; Radiation Station Pacifica California, about a 100 miles to the west, is showing ~32 CPM July 21; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma is still not very active; Riverside CA remains active hitting ~90 CPM July 21; San Bernardino County CA was a reasonable 50 CPM yestertoday; San Diego is bottoming out nicely at ~25 CPM July 18 and then the graph stopped; Hartford CT was ~60 CPM July 21; Washington DC hit ~110 CPM in the last week; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it two weeks in a row; Augusta GA rose to ~147 CPM July 21; Ft. Wayne IN smashed through ~255 CPM July 18 and then the graph cuts out; Baton Rouge LA hit ~73 CPM in an active week trending upward; Orono ME looks nice and cool showing how the farthest away station from Fukushima usually has the lowest beta radiation but hit a negligible ~20 today; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are still out which is troubling but apparently not enough to anyone to do something about it; Grand Rapids MI is radically trending higher hitting ~260 CPM today; St. Paul MN went soared to ~150 CPM July 21; St. Louis is heading up and up hitting over 200 CPM today; Lincoln NE sailed over ~360 CPM in the last week; Albuquerque NM peaked at ~370 CPM in the last week; Buffalo NY jumped to ~180 CPM in this latest period; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count is getting busy; Syracuse NY’s beta graph is getting jumpy hitting ~125 CPM in the last week; Charlotte NC is picking up repeatedly hitting over 100 CPM and was ~120 CPM today at its height; Raleigh NC eased to ~50 CPM today after a jumpy week; holy Toledo OH jumped to over 150 CPM three times in the last few days; Corvalis OR hit ~150 CPM July 19; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph hit ~150 CPM today; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady; Amarillo TX continues to astound with ~640 CPM July 20; Dallas TX was “just” ~80 CPM today; the whole state of Texas, save Ft. Worth, is getting hammered but lack of beta information – OOPS! Ft. Worth his ~125 CPM today; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May and it’s gamma bears watching; Charleston WV is still out after nearly hitting 400 CPM in March then the beta graph going belly up March 13 but the gamma graph works and is getting very active; and Madison WI hit ~192 CPM July 19.

  159. lester says:

    Thank you for Nationwide Radiation Report . It clearly shows We are exposed to low dose of radiation for many years to come .

  160. No, it’s not a Fuku cloud; it’s just lightening. As we reported in Beta Watch, radiation impacted sea mist can travel over 100 miles inland. We also reported on March 11, 2014 in Fukushima – The Perfect Crime? that the Sea of Fuku Goo has been detected as far south as Capitola which is just up the coast from Salinas. Beware the lightening and play it safe by not eating any of the local seafood or any, for that matter, from the northeast Pacific.

  161. Blob says:

    Emergency Action Alert for San Benito County appeared on TV today starting around 2:55 pm 7/20/14. Advising everyone to go inside and stay away from the windows and doors. A severe lightening storm was stationary near Pinnacles National monument. Could this be a Fuku cloud?
    Stay inside? Still not cancelled at 5:00 PM PST. I live in Salinas CA.

  162. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC
    Here’s the actual test. Just uploaded it to my YouTube channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QoRMIuwbyc&feature=youtu.be

  163. @biggee: Thank you for this latest and shockingly high rain radiation reading. As we have reported repeatedly based on a Nuclear Regulatory Commission obtained by EnviroReporter.com, the California Highway Patrol considers anything three times background to trigger a hazardous materials situation. Your readings, biggee, are triple this haz-mat trip wire. EnviroReporter.com maintains that rain this hot should be avoided by young women, pregnant women and children.

    @All: The beta radiation in the western Los Angeles basin has risen considerably since we last tested it in June according to our monthly HEPA filters debris tests.

    July 17, 2014
    6:00pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter and an exhaust fan’s blade dust buildup: 74.6 CPM^^ which is 64.7% HIGHER than background over a 31 day period. This is over 25% higher per day as the previous period that ended June 16, 2014. Los Angeles RadNet beta station still not functioning after working for three years after the Fukushima triple meltdowns began.
    5:30pm INT BG: 45.3 CPM^^

  164. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC…report for 7/15/2014
    Heavy thunder/lightning storm from W to E @ around 4:30 pm
    1…319.8 cpm
    2….33.7 cpm background
    ……..9.49 X background

  165. Thank you Deeann for that notice below. The more I read about the state of the nuclear power industry, the more I have to wonder about all those assumptions that are made at the outset of the building, expansion, and nuclear plant certification renewal programs. The existing rules, and policies it seems, turned out to be “outdated” based on assumptions that were wrong in many respects. Meaning, historically, the situation just didn’t turn out that way the way they expected. It never does, of course. But, that is the motivation for updating the rules.

    Now, it seems, the stakeholders want to release even more radiation during normal operations. If you read through the link to the EPA document, you will see that part of what they are doing is balancing costs against risks.

    Are the stakeholders intending to increase safety for people and the environment? It seems more likely that they wish the EPA to change the rules to reduce their costs and potential liability. More radiation released into the environment cannot produce greater safety. Can a case be made to state what level of expense is required to produce acceptably low levels of radiation that cannot harm us or the environment? Will the EPA be able to make such a judgement? Will their determination be based on facts, or additional assumptions? How much additional radiation would you like to breathe, eat, or sprinkle on your garden?

  166. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/14 at 5:05 pm
    Up five stations since last week, 44 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 areas covered. Albuquerque, New Mexico is back online. That station is one of the closest to the troubled, and radiation-leaking WIPP facility in the Land of Enchantment.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Note that below, the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since July 7 (below in archives), Montgomery AL has settled down to ~30 CPM today; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph is working again and so nicely low; Fairbanks AK eased up and is ~40 CPM today; Phoenix AZ’s graph looks to be live again with ~40 CPM which is way lower than before; Tuscon AZ is still bouncing around considerably over 100 CPM hitting ~385 CPM July 12; Little Rock AR is still picking up hitting ~165 CPM today; Fort Smith AR is getting busy too but a little cooler at ~90 CPM today; Anaheim CA is nice and cool at ~30 CPM today but our very own Radiation Station Glendale California is showing marked jumps in the low 30 CPMs; Fresno CA has is coming in at 35 CPM this afternoon, which is quite low for the scenic city; Radiation Station Pacifica California, about a 100 miles to the west, is showing tangible heightened radiation today coming in at about 3 times its background at 40 CPM; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma is not very active; Riverside CA remains active but eased up to ~60 CPM today; San Bernardino County CA was a reasonable ~60 CPM today; San Diego is bottoming out nicely at ~19 CPM today; Hartford CT hit the threshold 100 CPM July 12; Washington DC at ~65 CPM today; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida even after us reporting it last week; Augusta GA settled down to 65 CPM today; Ft. Wayne IN hit ~155 CPM today; Baton Rouge LA topped a three month high July 13 with a whopping 150 CPM; Orono ME looks nice and cool showing how the farthest away station from Fukushima has the lowest beta radiation with ~7 CPM today (!!!); Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are still out; Grand Rapids MI dipped to just ~24 CPM July 12; St. Paul MN went soared to ~180 CPM July 12; St. Louis remains active with ~75 CPM today; Lincoln NE hitting a sizzling 250 CPM today in a state known for beef production and high beta radiation in its atmosphere judging from the numbers; Albuquerque NM‘s beta station is now online after peaking at ~335 CPM June 22 with the previous high being ~417 CPM April Fools Day – today was a mere ~65 CPM even with the continuing reports out of the nearby WIPP; Buffalo NY was ~70 CPM yesterday; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count has leveled out somewhat; Syracuse NY’s beta graph is getting jumpy hitting ~115 CPM today; Charlotte NC is picking up repeatedly hitting over 100 CPM but is ~60 CPM today; Raleigh NC eased to ~40 CPM today; holy Toledo OH jumped to ~177 CPM ~July 5 but is ~97 CPM today; Corvalis OR is just ~38 CPM today; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph hit a hot ~260 CPM July 12; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma is still low and steady; Amarillo TX continues to amaze with ~475 CPM July 12; Dallas TX hit ~270 CPM on the 4th of July but dropped to ~25 CPM today in a most welcome reversal; the whole state of Texas, save Ft. Worth, is getting hammered but lack of beta information; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May; Charleston WV is still out after nearly hitting 400 CPM in March then the beta graph going belly up March 13 but the gamma graph works and is getting active; and Madison WI hit ~265 CPM July 13 but had reached ~295 CPM May 28, 2014.

  167. Deeann says:

    The EPA is asking for public comments on their new attempt to raise the amount of radiation emitted from nuclear power plants.

    This summary explains what they want to do:

    “This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) requests public comment and information on potential approaches to updating the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations” (40 CFR part 190). These standards, originally issued in 1977, limit radiation releases and doses to the public from normal operation of nuclear power plants and other uranium fuel cycle facilities—that is, facilities involved in the milling, conversion, fabrication, use and reprocessing of uranium fuel for generating commercial electrical power. These standards were the earliest radiation rules developed by EPA and are based on nuclear power technology and the understanding of radiation biology current at that time. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for implementing and enforcing these standards.”

    http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689-0001

    Comment here. It’s anonymous:

    http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689-0001

  168. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles external gamma ambient dose at 1:05pm. 12 microrems per hour. Normal for this area.
    Hector
    Wb Johnson Instruments GSM-500 with energy compensated probe.

  169. vital1 says:

    Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use. The system is a miniaturized gamma ray spectrometer, which means it can measure not only the intensity of radiation but also identify the type of radionuclide that is creating it. Such a system is far more sophisticated than old-fashioned “Geiger counters” that provide only minimal information about the presence and level of radioactivity.

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-07/osu-srd071014.php

    http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/76068.php?from=272098

  170. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/07 at 3:54 pm
    Just 39 out of 124 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 cities covered. Three stations went off line in just the last week including Albuquerque, New Mexico which has seen heightened activity. That station is one of the closest to the troubled, and radiation-leaking WIPP facility in the same state. At least the gamma graphs are working which is some consolation, but not much. See our June 30, 2014 report for deeper analysis on gamma graphs.

    Readings of 100 CPM or more indicate significant beta radiation activity. Note that below, the tilde symbol (~) before some rad readings means mathematically approximate.

    Since June 30 (below in archives), Montgomery AL started trending up again up to ~165 CPM yesterday; Anchorage AK‘s beta graph stopped producing data July 3; Fairbanks AK is picking up hitting 100 CPM in the last week; Phoenix AZ’s graph is still offline since June 10 when it was ranging up to 165 CPM the week before outage; Tuscon AZ is still bouncing around considerably over 100 CPM; Little Rock AR is picking up hitting 200 CPM today; Fort Smith AR is getting busy too hitting ~220 CPM today; Anaheim CA is nice and cool at ~25 CPM today; Fresno CA has is coming in at 90 CPM this afternoon; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March but the gamma is not active; Riverside CA remains quite active marking ~135 CPM today; San Bernardino County CA keeps crossing the 100 CPM threshold but is a reasonable 75 CPM today; San Diego is chillin’ at just 30 CPM today which is higher than normal for the beach city; Washington DC is somewhat active at ~90 CPM today; not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida; Augusta GA settled down to 500 CPM today; Ft. Wayne IN hit ~225 CPM again in the last week; Orono ME looks nice and cool showing how the farthest away station from Fukushima has the lowest beta radiation with ~19 CPM today; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are still out; Grand Rapids MI hit ~180 CPM July 5 up from ~20 CPM July 4; St. Paul MN went soared to ~255 CPM yesterday; St. Louis is trending active with ~75 CPM today; Albuquerque NM‘s beta station is now offline after peaking at ~335 CPM June 22 with the previous high being ~417 CPM April Fools Day; Buffalo NY was ~70 CPM yesterday; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years but its gamma gross count has picked up somewhat; Syracuse NY’s beta graph settled down to ~40 CPM today; Charlotte NC is picking up repeatedly hitting over 100 CPM but is ~60 CPM today; Raleigh NC jumped to 160 one day in the latest period; holy Toledo OH jumped to ~177 CPM ~July 5; Corvalis OR is up to ~80 CPM today; Pittsburgh PA‘s beta graph stopped ~July 1 after activity increase; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma is still low and steady; Amarillo TX continues to amaze with ~420 CPM today; Dallas TX hit ~270 CPM on the 4th of July; the whole state of Texas, save Ft. Worth, is getting hammered but lack of beta information means the Lone Star State is still nearly blind but nevertheless hot; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May; Charleston WV is still out after nearly hitting 400 CPM in March then the beta graph going belly up March 13; and Madison WI hit ~175 CPM today but had reached ~295 CPM May 28, 2014.

  171. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    June 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report

    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

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

    Summary

    At this location, the data suggests airborne radioactive contamination leakage into the Southern Hemisphere has stabilized at present, as increases are not as dramatic as previous years.

    Technical details:

    (Note: The 4yr average referred to in the charts, is the 4yr pre-Fukushima average.)

    June 2014, 7% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average.

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

    June 2013, 7% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average

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

    June 2012, 3% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average

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

  172. hector says:

    East Los Angeles, ca 10 minute external average at 11:20am 43
    counts per minute-normal range
    Hector

  173. Over 2,051 special tests and original reports from nine Radiation Stations plus Radiation Station Santa Monica California‘s 3,847 tests total 5,898 special radiation tests and reports as of July 1, 2014. As of this date, over 1,566,689 people have seen Radiation Station Santa Monica California’s 24/7 online streaming begun March 15, 2011 along with 19,144 raddies watching Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming complete with graphs totally over 1,585,833 visitors plus tens of thousands of folks coming to our YouTube and Facebook pages. Thank you!

  174. hector says:

    East Los Angeles,ca 10 minute average external count rate at 2:15 pm.
    47 cpm
    External ambient dose rate 13uR/h
    All normal readings

    Hector
    Wb Johnson DSM-500

  175. Chase says:

    42 working out of 124 EPA monitors…?

    Outrageous, deplorable and insanely morally wrong! :(

    FACT: We have out of control TRIPLE CORE MELTDOWNS spewing daily and hundreds more that hold the same potential.

    Why would these issues not be fixed?

    Why is there not a national effort to better understand and to do our best to safely mitigate what we KNOW is here and will continue?

    One would think that after 3 years the Untied States of America would be on top of this global crisis. But, that’s not the case. Ask yourself… why???

    IMO – The only thing ‘under control’ is the media information regarding Fukushima and the way it’s ‘fed’ to a public that’s more concerned with so called reality shows on TV. ;)

  176. EnviroReporter.com is now providing nationwide radiation reports culled from our RadNet Air Monitoring. This exists nowhere else and is the most accurate and detailed look at the beta and gamma radiation readings from 124 radiation stations across the United States and Puerto Rico.

    NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    June 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Our EPA RadNet Air Monitoring shows that 42 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 cities covered. That’s up from 40 but about half a dozen of them seem to have stopped on June 27. We are still counting these as active just in case it has to do with it being the end of June. Even without beta graphs, one can glean data out of the gamma graphs – take note of the radiation reading patterns in locations that do have both beta and gamma graphs. They often move together. So this could help at least give an idea of the beta readings at a site if only the gamma information is available. Note that below, the tilde symbol before some rad readings “~” means mathematically approximate.

    Some places got hotter since June 19 (below in archives): Montgomery AL started settling down but zoomed up to ~140 CPM yesterday; Anchorage AK is very low; Phoenix AZ’s graph has stayed out since June 10 when it was ranging up to 165 CPM the week before outage; Tuscon AZ was over 200 CPM today; Fresno CA has cooled down to 90 CPM; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph crapped out in March but the gamma is not active; Riverside CA dropped to 100 CPM today; Augusta GA settled down to 100 CPM by today; Ft. Wayne IN hit 225 CPM in the last week; Orono ME looks nice and cool showing how the farthest away station from Fukushima has the lowest beta radiation with ~17 CPM today; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are still out; St. Paul MN went nuts and hit 340 CPM in the last week; St. Louis has dropped to ~50 CPM even with that burning radioactive dump; Albuquerque NM‘s beta station is back online and trending down with only ~55 CPM today after peaking at ~335 CPM June 22; Buffalo NY is trending up hitting ~140 CPM June 28; New York City NY is not functioning as it hasn’t for years; Syracuse NY’s beta graph settled down to ~65 CPM today; Charlotte NC is picking up repeatedly hitting over 100 CPM; Raleigh NC jumped to 150 today; holy Toledo OH jumped to ~140 CPM today; Corvalis OR really cooled off to ~20 CPM today; Pittsburgh PA hit ~105 CPM yesterday; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma is low and steady; Amarillo TX continues to amaze with 450 CPM June 27; Dallas TX down to 55 CPM today; the whole state of Texas, save Ft. Worth, is getting hammered but lack of beta information means the Lone Star State is nearly blind but nevertheless hot; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down; Charleston WV is still out after nearly hitting 400 CPM in March; and Madison WI hit ~145 CPM June 28 after topping out at ~295 CPM May 28, 2014.

  177. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles external gamma ambient dose rate at 12:45 pm. 12uR/h normal for this area.
    Hector
    WB Johnston DSM-500

  178. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles external gamma dose at 8:30 pm.
    13uR/h (microrems). Normal for this area.
    Hector

    WB Johnson DSM-500 alarming survey meter with energy compensated Johnson GP-1001
    alarm set at 50uR/H

  179. hector says:

    East Los Angeles external ambient dose rate 12uR/h at 9:45pm

    Hector
    Wb Johnson DSM-500 + energy compensated gm probe

  180. Hector says:

    10 minute average count rate activity at 3:00 pm.
    51 cpm external
    47 cpm internal

    External gamma dose 13 microrems per hour
    Hector
    Wb Johnson DS-500M

  181. vital1 says:

    Australian 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

    June 2014 drain soil test

    I have a large 30 square meter concrete slab that flows into one drain. It is an uncovered area at the time of sample collection. It had become full of runoff. This runoff had formed a fine soil with fine plant roots throughout it. When I cleaned the drain out, I collected a 526 grams sample, and placed it into a marinelli beaker for testing.

    This is mainly the soil, minus the fine plant roots. I did not dry it out, so there would be some water content.

    Lots of Lead Pb-210!

    Lead Pb-210 is the end product of atmospheric Radon Ra-222 decay daughter isotope washout, and has a half life of 22 years. Radon itself is a decay daughter of Uranium U-238 decay.

    Are more Radon decay daughters being created in the atmosphere by the huge amount of nano sized Uranium particles released from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunition?

    When I do a scintillator test I usually have two free MCA software programs running at the same time, Theremino and Becqmoni. This allows me to cross reference chart test results. Also, each software package has different advantages over the other. I used Becqmoni to work out the Pb-210 activity, in Becquerels per kilogram, for this soil sample.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Soil-from-drain-Caloundra-526-grams140614-TV62-22c-84695-+-text.jpg

    The rest of the spectrum is a mixture of Uranium and Thorium decay daughters, plus some Be-7. The peak around 186 keV is most likely Radium. Maybe just a concentrating effect of the of Pb-210 from the large concrete surface area into this drain.

    Here are some previous local soil tests. The detected amounts of Pb-210 present in these tests is a lot smaller.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Local-soil-sample-880grms-230812-60-81.jpg

    This one was a soil area, where a tin roof drained onto it.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Glenview-soil-sample-616-grms-060912-63.84-9.jpg

  182. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:10a EXT 52.8 CPM
    7:20a INT 49.2 CPM

  183. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:40a INT 45.2 CPM
    6:50a EXT 50.4 CPM

  184. Our EPA RadNet Air Monitoring shows that only 40 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 124 sites covered. Last July 9, 60 stations were operable meaning there has been a 33% loss even as the Fukushima and WIPP fiasco’s continue unabated. These stations are run by volunteers who deserve our gratitude. They also deserve compensation because we deserve 100 percent functionality of these beta graphs.

    Of particular concern are some locales that caught our attention today on the working beta graphs: Montgomery AL is at 165 CPM; Phoenix AZ’s graph is out since June 10; Tuscon AZ was over 500 CPM June 1; Fresno CA is picking up hitting over 350 CPM this month; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph crapped out in March; Riverside CA keeps cookin’; Augusta GA hit 350 CPM in the last week; Orono ME looks nice and cool showing how the farthest away station from Fukushima has the lowest beta radiation; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are out; Albuquerque NM was trending down before its beta station, not too far from WIPP, went belly up; Buffalo NY is trending up hitting 110 CPM June 10 but Syracuse NY’s beta station quit in the last month; Corvalis OR is picking up topping 150 CPM in the last week; Pittsburgh PA continues to trouble; Amarillo TX is trending down ‘only’ hitting 300 CPM in the last week; the whole state of Texas, save Ft. Worth, is getting hammered to various degrees but El Paso TX, which is close to WIPP, has lost both beta and gamma monitors; Salt Lake City UT’s beta crapped out a month ago; Olympia WA is looking sweet with low beta and hot Charleston WV has lost both graphs when they least needed being radiation blind.

  185. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute averages at 5:15pm
    External 49 cpm- normal for this area.
    Internal 39 cpm- normal

    External dose 12uR/h-normal for this area.

    Hector

    WB Johnson DSM-500
    Johnnson HP-265
    Johnson GP-1001

  186. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:15a INT 47.5 CPM
    6:25a EXT 51.6 CPM

  187. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:40a EXT 48.3 CPM
    6:50a INT 45.9 CPM

  188. Over 2,033 special tests and original reports from nine Radiation Stations plus Radiation Station Santa Monica’s 3,829 tests total 5,862 special radiation tests and reports as of June 17, 2014.

    Wow! Over 2,000 tests by our affiliated Radiation Stations! A special EnviroReporter.com thank you to the folks that make it happen especially Radiation Station Simi Valley‘s Rich Cusano, Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia‘s Peter Daley, who also runs the world’s most comprehensive Radiation Food Lab, and Dale Ramicone whose Radiation Station Glendale California streams 24/7 every day of the year helping Southern California keep an eye on ambient radiation levels and any possible Fuku Goo in our rare rains.

  189. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:15a INT 44.4 CPM
    6:25a EXT 48.2 CPM

  190. vital1 says:

    Here are the links to the mutated Banana and Strawberry photos, for the previous post, which seem to be broken.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/twin-bananas-NSW-300×225.jpg

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Mutated-strawberry-300×296.jpg

  191. vital1 says:

    Here is the link to the test chart of the twin banana. It seems to have become a broken like in the previous post.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Bananas-Mt-Warning-area-280-grams-020514-TV62-22c-two-tests-plus-background-84630-1024×638.jpg

  192. vital1 says:

    Australian Banana and Strawberry Plant Mutation Report

    I was sent twin bananas to test, from Northern New South Wales. Around the same time, we also found a mutated strawberry in a strawberry punnet, purchased from the local supermarket. The strawberries came from Victoria.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/twin-bananas-NSW-300×225.jpg

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Mutated-strawberry-300×296.jpg

    Both the banana and the strawberry samples were long count tested, with a very sensitive Geiger counter. These tests showed no elevation above background. The samples were then tested with a Scintillator, in a lead and copper lined test chamber. Each sample was tested twice, and each test was run for 24 hours.

    Voltage setting;
    800 Volts

    Scintillator Model:
    2″ Alpha Spectra NaI 818/2B,
    resolution 7%

    Note: Experimental software MCA Theremino V6.2 was used for the scintillator testing. It is quite noisy, near background levels. We are talking very low counts per second (CPS) at this level, as low as one count every 100 + seconds. This can make it difficult to define if some very small peaks are actual isotope detections, or random variations in background levels.

    Note: This scintillator has around 50% efficiency at 60 keV.

    Banana Test

    The brown and gold lines are the Banana tests, and the grey is background.

    You will see both banana tests overlaid on the test chart. I have highlighted the significant areas above background that are common to both tests, in yellow. Possible isotopes candidates for these peak areas are Lead Pb-210, Americium Am-241, Thorium Th-234, Uranium U-235 and Beryllium Be-7. Common isotope peak markers are at the top of the chart. The suggested Lead Pb-210, Am-241, Thorium Th-234, Uranium U-235 detections were so small that there is considerable uncertainty to this analysis.

    If Thorium Th-234, and Uranium U-235 are present it, would indicate refined uranium was a contaminant. More expensive sensitive equipment would be needed to verify these detections. The bananas went rotten during the testing, and becoming liquid mush. This may explain the peak differences between tests, as sample material moved around during the testing period.

    Twin Banana Test Chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Bananas-Mt-Warning-area-280-grams-020514-TV62-22c-two-tests-plus-background-84630-1024×638.jpg

    Strawberry Test

    The strawberry weighed was only 9 grams. This is a very small plant sample amount to test for possible trace amounts of radioactive contamination. Any possible peaks that showed up in the first test, turned out to be random variations in background. If there was any radioactive contamination present in the mutated strawberry, my equipment was not sensitive enough to identify it.

    Cut up for testing

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Strawberry-cut-up-for-testing.jpg

    Conclusion

    Did radiation isotope contamination cause these plant mutations?

    There is not enough evidence gained from either of the mutated banana or strawberry tests to conclude definitively that the radioactive isotope contamination was the cause of these plant mutations. More sensitive equipment or other methods of testing, would be needed to definitively identify the isotope contamination.

    These are the first two plant mutations I have been provided with for testing here in Australia. Besides man made radioactive isotope contamination, plant mutations can also be created by ultraviolet radiation, chemical, hormonal, genetic, bacterial, fungal, and viral causes etc.

    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.

  193. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 47.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 47.8 CPM

  194. SimiRich says:

    2014/06/14
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:50a INT 52.9 CPM
    7:00a EXT 52.7 CPM

  195. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:15a INT 44.9 CPM
    6:25a EXT 55.0 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior reading 22.5% higher than interior]

  196. vital1 says:

    @Chase Here are years of locally recorded background levels from the Sunshine Coast Australia.

    Location

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

    The 2012 to 2014 chart data is from a GammaScout Alert Geiger counter sampling every 60 seconds.

    Monthly average 2014

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

    Monthly average 2013

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

    Monthly average 2012

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

    Year average 2007 to 2011

    The 2007 to 2011 chart data was recorded by GammaScout Alert Geiger counter sampling once a week. (This is the sampling factory setting when it arrives in the post.) The four year recorded per Fukushima average works out at ~0.10 uSv/hr.

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

  197. Chase says:

    It would be interesting to see a graph or chart that shows the readings over a 3 year period.

    The readings taken by everyone over the last three years may someday, someday soon, mark what used to be considered normal backgrounds.

    As the initial fallout from Fukushima’s Nuclear Plant explosions and triple core meltdowns continue to circle the globe it should also be noted that the atmosphere is and has been receiving constant ‘daily’ emissions from Fukushima.

    So, it seems to me that at some point there will be a ‘new’ normal background.

    What will new backgrounds be in 3 years, 6 or 12 years based on what we know now if there is a slight but steady overall increase.

    IMO – Based on my general observations of multiple sources the data seems to suggest an increase overall. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    >>

    The farthest ever photo of Earth.

    The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 3.7 billion miles from Earth.

    If you were born prior to the summer of 1990, YOU are in this picture.

    (historic photo, spring 1990)
    (the little white spot)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pale_Blue_Dot.png

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot#Reflections_by_Sagan

    “From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was…”
    – Carl Sagan

  198. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    7:20a INT 44.4 CPM
    7:30a EXT 52.1 CPM

  199. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:10a INT 47.8 CPM
    6:20a EXT 55.1 CPM

  200. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:15a INT 43.9 CPM
    6:25a EXT 49.3 CPM

  201. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:10a INT 44.3 CPM
    6:20a EXT 51.2 CPM

  202. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:25a INT 44.6 CPM
    6:35a EXT 55.6 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior reading 24.7% higher than interior reading]

  203. vital1 says:

    ALERT! Airborne Radiation Spike In Saint Charles Mo, Suspected Source Underground Nuclear Fire At West Lake Landfill.

    Extract:

    Our Live Outdoor Radiation Monitor is showing a several hour long ramping spike in airborne radiation levels. The spike appears to be tied to a shift in wind direction, surface winds are blowing in from the East. Based on wind direction, the suspect source of this spike is the underground nuclear fire at Bridgeton’s Westlake Landfill (EPA Superfund site).

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

    [Editor: See EPA RadNet St. Louis beta & gamma readings]

  204. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partial overcast sky
    6:10a INT 43.5 CPM
    6:20a EXT 54.9 CPM

    [Editor: Exterior is 26.2% over interior background]

  205. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    Southern Hemisphere May 2014 rain water test report.

    Technical details:

    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

    May 2014 had 145.6 mm of rain.

    The test chart shows the presents of mainly Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7.

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y axis log to show linear scaling.

    Test Chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Down-pipe-Caloundra-May-filter-test-030614-TV62-22c-84742.jpg

  206. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:05a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:15a EXT 51.3 CPM

  207. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:00a INT 52.1 CPM
    6:10a EXT 51.0 CPM

  208. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,

    May 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report

    Summary:

    May 2014 was 13% above the pre-Fukushima average. May 2013 was 7% above, and May 2012 was 7% above the pre-Fukushima ~0.10 uSv/hr month average.

    In the colder months I see a drop in background here, as most of the prevailing winds are from the Southern Ocean. May 2014 saw a 6% increase above May 2012 and 2013 month average background radiation levels. If you look at the May 2014 day average chart you will see more day to day dynamic swings in the day averages background radiation levels compared to 2012 and 2013.

    Technical details:

    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

    (The 4 year average (4yr) referred to in these reports, is the recorded pre-Fukushima local background four year average of ~0.10uSv/hr.)

    May 2014 was 13% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima May average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-May-2014.jpg

    2014 month average chart.

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

    Continued

    May 2013 was 7% above the pre-Fukushima month average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-May-2013.jpg

    May 2012 was 7% above the pre-Fukushima month average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-May-2012.jpg

  209. @Tray: Because this fee-based service doesn’t allow non-payers to look at their charts, I can’t speak to the accuracy of NETC but I do know that any entity right now with “levels showing in many states show an evacuation-level cpm count (including Los Angeles)” is not accurate. I also am personally not engaged by websites asking for a healthy chunk of change to sell cheap Geiger counters that have Bible quotes that actually warn against “knowledge,” of all things. Better to look at the EPA’s RadNet Air Monitoring which, unfortunately, has just 44 out of 124 beta graphs working as of today. Places that give us concern, based on today’s and recent readings, are Tuscon AZ, Anaheim CA, Riverside CA, Augusta GA, Fort Wayne IN, St. Louis MO, Lincoln NE, Albuquerque NM, Syracuse NY, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, Corvallis OR, Pittsburgh PA, all of Texas, and Madison WI.

  210. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:00a INT 49.5 CPM
    6:10a EXT 50.6 CPM

  211. Tray says:

    Hey Michael,

    What do you make of the cpm levels around the country from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center website (NETC)?

    Is their website innacurate/bogus? The levels showing in many states show an evacuation-level cpm count (including Los Angeles).

  212. Michael Collins says:

    Over 1,996 special tests and original reports from nine Radiation Stations plus Radiation Station Santa Monica’s 3,741 tests total 5.737 special radiation tests and reports as of June 1, 2014.

    Well done, raddies!

  213. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    7:45a INT 48.7 CPM
    7:55a EXT 50.0 CPM

  214. Ajali Shabazz says:

    I got it on your RadNet section. Thank YOU!

  215. Ajali Shabazz says:

    Does anyone know the rad count for the Northeastern Region? I live in New Jersey and can’t afford a Geiger Counter. Thank You!

  216. vital1 says:

    Recent Australian and New Zealand elevated detections.

    Sydney 26th May 2014 – I woke up with the alarm on (I set my Geiger alarm at 0.30uSv). Averages today are around 0.22uSv. Measurement confirmed by the second counter.

    Dunedin New Zealand 25th May 2014 – Background here has increased to 0.19 micros per hour – a new high over the average of about 0.17 …. and the ionisation chamber has shot up to 1.7 picoCuries per litre – where the running average is 1.0 picoCuries per litre over winter … spikey …

    Baldivis near Perth, Monitoring Station (Western Australia) 25th May 2014 – Chart shows an increase from around the beginning of April 2014, when the rains started…

    http://www.lamble.net/weather/radiationyear2-2014.php

    North Island New Zealand 24th May 2014 – Kapiti Gaigakaunta radiation monitoring station detected two brief increases in background levels, as a weather event passed through the area.

    Screen Shot.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Kapiti-gaigakaunta-station-New-Zealand-elevated-background-240514.jpg

    Kapiti Gaigakaunta

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

  217. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    8:35a EXT 51.6 CPM
    8:45a INT 45.6 CPM

  218. biggee says:

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

    Just when one may think that the N Atlantic around the UK/Norway/Scotland etc would be safe to eat the seafood there as its far from the Pacific/Gulf Coast etc, just watch this documentary below… Must watch!

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

  219. biggee says:

    OK… We are back in business. Still had problem until I deleted cookies.

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

  220. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:05a INT 52.0 CPM
    6:15a EXT 54.4 CPM

  221. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG mostly clear sky, some high clouds
    6:10a INT 50.1 CPM
    6:20a EXT 50.2 CPM

  222. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:05a INT 48.6 CPM
    6:15a EXT 54.7 CPM

  223. Chase says:

    Heads up.

    There was some kind of event last night at Fukushima Daiichi.

    I’ve been cam watching for a long time and this is a strange one.

    It is the orange of fire, but it moves quickly over a large area.

    It does appear to start, from this perspective, on the upper corner of R4 and then moves over the R3 area.

    Fukuichi live
    2014.05.20 20:00-21:00
    @20:24 jst
    ( Shortly after 1:10 on the video. )
    This video is at 20x speed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur1ngyuj7LA&feature=youtu.be

    Tokyo airport is reporting high readings on multiple rad detection networks.

  224. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG partly overcast sky
    6:05a INT 47.4 CPM
    6:15a EXT 50.1 CPM

  225. May 19, 2014
    3:11pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 65.0 CPM which is 48.4% HIGHER than background over a 25 day period. This is lower than previous period that ended April 25, 2014. Los Angeles RadNet beta station still not functioning.
    2:57pm INT BG: 43.8 CPM

  226. SimiRich says:

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG overcast sky
    6:05a INT 48.9 CPM
    6:15a EXT 51.9 CPM

  227. hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with 10 minute average ambient.
    External 50 cpm +/- 10%
    Internal 46 cpm +/- 10%

    External 1 hour ambient dose
    13 microrems per hour (uR/h) +/-10%
    All normal readings on the east side
    Hector

    WB Johnson GSM-500
    HP-265 (cpm)
    GP-1001 (dose)
    Calibrated April 24, 2014

  228. SimiRich says:

    Hi Michael – Glad to be back. I’m unsure what capacity I’ll have over the next couple of months but will post as much as possible.

    Since there was a break in my readings, I averaged all daily exterior readings I had for Jan & Dec and that came out to be 51 CPM so yesterday’s reading was a bit higher. I’m unsure if it has to do with Runkle Canyon but could very well be. Today’s reading was more in line with average.

    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    9:15a EXT 50.7 CPM
    9:25a INT 48.6 CPM

  229. vital1 says:

    16th May 2014 – Right Sector attempts to seize largest NPP in Ukraine

    Extract:

    Policemen of the city of Energodar have detained 20 activists of the Right Sector, who tried to seize the Zaporozhye NPP.

    Comment: The Ukraine Zaporizhia NPP has six reactors!

    Article:

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_16/Right-Sector-attempts-to-seize-largest-NPP-in-Ukraine-1602/

  230. SimiRich says:

    2014/05/19
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:25a INT 44.2 CPM
    6:35a EXT 56.2 CPM

    [Editor: WELCOME BACK SIMI RICH!!! And what a way to come back after a well-deserved break: The exterior reading is 27.2% over background, nearly double the Inspector Alert conservative +/-15% margin of error. Is this from Runkle Canyon construction dust?]

  231. vital1 says:

    Australia
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast
    April 2014 rain water test report

    Summary:

    This filter had a lot of green algae growing in it by the time I tested it. The chart is minus background, and is using CPS for the y axis. Testing time was 24 hours. As you can see, there are clear peak markers for Beryllium Be-7, and a combination peak of Iodine I-129 and Lead Pb-210.

    There was more Be-7, I-129 and Pb-210 detected in April’s test compared to March 2014. Interestingly, March had more rain, 204mm compared to April’s 171 mm. This suggests there was a lot more Be-7, Pb-210 and I-129 in the atmosphere here in April, compared to March 2014.

    Technical Details:

    Roof down pipe filter design,

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

    April roof down pipe filter test chart.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Down-pipe-Caloundra-April-filter-test-080514-TV62-22c-84600-B.jpg

    A pre-Fukushima Argentina studying indicates that the I-129 would eventually reach the Southern Hemisphere, as it has from other major sources, like the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants of Cape de La Hague (France) and Sellafield (UK).

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969712006353

    It has been suggested that the Japanese have been pumping large amounts of liquid Nitrogen and Boron onto the multiple molten coriums at the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. Neutron bombardment, plus lots of underground corium venting, has also been releasing large amounts Beryllium Be-7 and 1-129.

    For background on this subject read this article on using Be-7 as a tracer for I-129.

    http://www.sciencecodex.com/dartmouth_scientists_track_radioactive_iodine_from_japan_nuclear_reactor_meltdown-89004

    Be-7 can also be produced by cosmic/solar ray spallation in the upper atmosphere. Be-7 created by this process takes around two weeks to reach sea level. The Sun has been very quite this cycle.

    There is a natural Be-7 / Pb-210 cycle here in the Southern Hemisphere, which means there should be more Be-7 and Pb-210 detected in the summer months compared to winter.

    Is some of this Be-7, I-129 and Pb-210 from Fukushima?

    The slight peak position shift to the left of the ideal in the April 2014 chart could indicate another isotope contaminant is also present with Be-7, around the same location.

    For background on this subject read this article on using Be-7 as a tracer for I-129.

    http://www.sciencecodex.com/dartmouth_scientists_track_radioactive_iodine_from_japan_nuclear_reactor_meltdown-89004

    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.

  232. hector says:

    East Los Angeles mid day readings 10 minute average.

    External 47 cpm-normal
    External gamma 1 hour integrate 13 uR/h-normal

    After various 1 hour internal and external tests we established a normal background baseline of 12-14 uR/h for the East Los Angeles area. This is good to keep in mind since a rise in gamma at this location would indicate something is going on.
    Hector
    WB Johnson GSM 500
    HP-265 “pancake”
    GP-1001 low range gamma

  233. vital1 says:

    Australia.
    Queensland,
    Sunshine Coast,
    April 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report

    Summary:

    April 2014 was 22% above the pre-Fukushima average. April 2012 was 10% above, and April 2013 was 13% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    In the colder months I see a drop in background here, as most of the prevailing winds are from the Southern Ocean. The drop for April 2014 was less than April 2012 and 2013.

    Technical details:

    Monitoring Station Location

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

    April 2014 was 22% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima April average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-April-2014.jpg

    2014 month average chart.

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

    April 2013 was 9% above the pre-Fukushima month average.

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

    April 2012 was 12% above the pre-Fukushima month average.

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

  234. Hector says:

    East Los Angeles checks in with a very hot day.
    10 minute average
    external 49 CPM-normal
    internal 46 CPM-normal

    External 12uR/h(microrems) for a 1 hour timed test for gamma.
    at 1:27pm.

    Hector
    Wb Johnston GSM 500-
    HP-265
    GP-1001

  235. vital1 says:

    Leaving men, women and children living in highly radioactive contaminated areas is criminal. The Japanese officials responsible for this policy should go to jail! This is mass murder!

    Hot particles photographed on slippers of kindergarten children Namie Town Ohori district 121,497 bq / kg (Cs134 +137), 4,000 cpm.

    In the commodities of sampling so far, this slipper 1,500 cpm is one of those shown the strongest pollution.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152415656148245&set=a.10152072932043245.1073741839.619858244&type=1&theater

    Fukushima citizen “Everybody is having cancer, cancer and cancer.. what is going on ? I’m afraid it is that…”

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/04/fukushima-citizen-everybody-is-having-cancer-cancer-and-cancer-what-is-going-on-im-afraid-it-is-that/

  236. Hello Hector! This is terrific news! Your work in a crucial part of this massive metropolis is outstanding. Radiation Station East Los Angeles gets many views every day. You are a shining example of what a smart and dutiful person can do to help us all know just how hot, or not, it is in the City of Angels.

    I was delighted to visit recently with Dr Solar of Radiation Station Glendale California who is an OR – Original Raddie. We had the time of our lives regaling each other. Dr Solar is also known as Dale Ramicone who was so thoughtful and insightful in our recent expose Fukushima – The Perfect Crime?

    EnviroReporter.com‘s nine Radiation Stations in the USA and Australia have completed over 1,936 tests & reports as of April 26, 2014. Radiation Station Santa Monica California has performed and created over 3,668 tests & reports, including our Eat Me testing, as of the yesterday bringing this websites grand total of tests and radiation reports to 5,604 since March 15, 2011, four days after the triple meltdowns began. That doesn’t even include the hundreds of tests of food, water and other important media at our Radiation Food Lab run by Peter Daley of Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia.

    Denise Anne, aka Lady Fingers, and I, aka Man Hands, are blessed to be able to work with such fine folks as Hector, Dale and Peter. The world would be a much better and more informed place regarding radiation levels if it had more individuals of such solid character. And so are you. That’s perhaps why over three million people have visited our site and Radiation Stations since the Fukushima mega-disaster began. It’s hot news, real hot news.

  237. hector says:

    Hello fellow reporters. We will be back soon reporting levels from the east side of los angeles. We are awaiting our johnston gsm 500 survey meter to return from a fresh calibration. We also added an energy compensated probe in order to give more accurate ambient dose readings from a range of 5 uR/h up to 200 mR/r this would apply to gamma only.we will also report in counts per minute (CPM)with the sesnitive pancake probe. Stay tuned for count readings from the east side of town.
    8 miles east of downtown los angeles
    Hector
    wb johnston gsm 500
    Johnston hp-265
    Johnson gp-1001

  238. vital1 says:

    Very radioactive hot particles found in Japanese home vacuum cleaner dust, long distances from the Fukushima Nuclear disaster site, up to 450 km away in fact.

    Extracts:

    Results: 
The 
median 
total 
activity 
of 
eighty 
four 
Japanese 
bulk 
house 
dust 
samples 
studied 
was 
2.5
 KBq/
kg.

    Conclusion: 
Radioactively-hot particles 
of 
the 
respirable 
size 
range 
were 
routinely 
detected,
with 
one 
as 
far 
as 
460
km 
from 
the
re lease 
site.

    http://bostonchemicaldata.com/wpi/mKaltofenNagoya2014.pdf

    Video

    http://vimeo.com/90655605

  239. April 25, 2014
    10:20am RAIN SAMPLE: 45.2 CPM^^ which is BACKGROUND. Again, note how radon daughters (progeny) would show up in this sample if it were present, and it isn’t. No rain samples taken at Radiation Station Santa Monica are impacted by radon progeny meaning anything over background of significance is not impacted by these phenomena.
    10:00pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND: 44.8 CPM^^

  240. April 25, 2014
    4:40pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 97.4^^ CPM^^ which is 116% HIGHER than background over a 44 day period. This is lower than previous period that ended March 12, 2014. US EPA RadNet Los Angeles beta monitor has ground to a halt providing accurate data. The second largest metropolitan in the United States is flying beta blind to the man-made radionuclides spewing into the Pacific from Fukushima then made airborne in choppy seas to become clouds then rain. All heading towards the West Coast including Los Angeles. RadNet stations in San Bernadino and Riverside are operating, thankfully, and show high beta readings but nothing like places like Amarillo Texas. Radiation Station Santa Monica down temporarily for routine maintenance.
    4:25pm INT BG: 45.1 CPM^^

  241. vital1 says:

    Australia
    Queensland
    Sunshine Coast

    March 2014 rain water test report,

    Summary:

    It was a fairly wet month with 204mm of rain, so a fair bit of rain water flowed through the filter. The main isotopes detected were Iodine I-129, Lead Pb-210, and Beryllium Be-7, with possible traces of Uranium U-235?. There was more rain in March 204mm, but less detectable traces of isotopes than February. In February we had 37mm rain. This chart is using a new background, recorded on the 21st March 2014.

    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

    Test Chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Down-pipe-Caloundra-March-filter-test-020414-TV62-26c-85254-+-test.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.

  242. Kim says:

    Hemet, CA 10 min exterior: 41.9 cpm

  243. Radiation Station East, Glendale, CA: 3:30 PM rain sample 54.5 CPM vs 41.5 CPM background, 10 minute averages. That is 31% over background.

    Rain was falling heavily, during a thunderstorm, lightning occurring less than 1/2 mile away.

    This 31% figure over background level indicates some excess radiation was present.

  244. April 2, 2014
    10:20am RAIN SAMPLE: 49.4 CPM^^ which is 15.7% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND which is above the Inspector’s +/- 15% margin of error meaning it is a valid measurement and slightly above background. EnviroReporter.com considers this negligible.
    12:10am INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND: 42.7 CPM^^

  245. April 1, 2014
    10:20am RAIN SAMPLE: 41.9 CPM^^ meaning background. Again see that there is no evidence, per usual, of any radon progeny impacting our readings. No readings performed at this site have been or will be affected by radon daughters.
    10:10am INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND: 43.2 CPM^^

  246. vital1 says:

    Australia,
    Queensland,
    Sunshine coast,

    March 2014 Southern Hemisphere 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

    Summary:

    The extensive local recorded data shows that the background radiation level increases have stabilized. March had a 1% decrease in average background compared to 2013. This was still 7% above the March 2012 average, and 31% above pre-Fukushima levels.

    An unusual rain event around the 26th of March caused a drop in radiation for a couple of days. This was surprising. After investigation, I found the event was caused by Southern low pressure system. You can see this Southern low around 1.40 seconds into this “Three Minute News” Youtube video. We had a significant spike in background on a dry 29th and 30th of March, when the air flow started to come from the tropics again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqmhv4pZ8f0&list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ

    Technical details:

    What do the colour alert codes in the charts mean?

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

    March 2014 was 31% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima March average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2014.jpg

    March 2013 was 32% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2013.jpg

    March 2012 was 24% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2012.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.

  247. Kim says:

    Rain in Hemet, CA came out as roughly background: 49.2

  248. vital1 says:

    Three Mile Island Health Effects.

    Great presentation, the truth of what actually happened is presented clearly for everyone to understand. This presentation exposes the Government and industry lies.

    Governments and industry are using the same evil playbook of lies and deceit, for the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrWrE4Y8geI

  249. March 12, 2014
    9:00pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 124.9 CPM^^ which is 184.5% HIGHER than background over a 57 day period. This is 1.6 times HIGHER per day than previous period that ended Jan. 12, 2014. Also note that RadNet’s Los Angeles beta monitor has stopped reporting results and looks abandoned.
    8:40pm INT BG: 43.9 CPM^^

  250. Chase says:

    76 Activists breach French nuclear plant
    Tuesday March 18, 2014

    If these people had been terrorists or psychopaths they could have easily taken that plant down and most of Europe with it.

    “[detained] 56 activists, he said, but 20 remained on top of the dome.” (at that time)

    http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=959316

    Nuclear is NOT safe.

    76 people, that’s like a small army.

    They called them ‘activists’ and not fear mongering anti-nukers.

    “The war that had to be lost to be won.” ;)
    (Reminds me of the play “The Mouse That Roared”.)

    “If being physically able to touch the reactors is not being in a sensitive place, I don’t know what is,” Rousselet told Reuters. “People with bad intentions could have posed a threat to the reactor’s safety.”
    – NBC News

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/security-probe-launched-after-activists-break-french-nuclear-power-plant-v19483872

  251. Potrblog says:

    ALERT! New Mexico Emergency Officials Admit WIPP Radioactive Exhaust Bypassed HEPA Filter System

    http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/03/alert-new-mexcio-emergency-officials.html

  252. vital1 says:

    Spike in background Caloundra Australia 17th March 2014

    Had a significant local background increase here on the 17th March. Background day average went to yellow alert level, at 43% above average. This was mainly a free air detection increase. Except for a very light late evening shower that lasted a minute or two, it was fine and hot the rest of the day.

    During yellow alert levels or higher, we suggest staying out of the rain.

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

    Day average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2014.jpg

    North Island New Zealand 17th March 2014 – Kapiti Gaigakaunta radiation monitoring station detected a brief increase in background levels as a weather event passed through the area. Screen Shot.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/North-Island-NZ-Gaigakaunta-170314.jpg

    North Island Kapiti Gaigakaunta radiation monitoring station link

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

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