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.

All new Radiation Conversation comments take place here!

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.

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!

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.

Radiation Conversation II is the place for you to talk about any and all of the issues covered by EnviroReporter.com, as well as ones we haven’t yet. No other online news organization has the kind of smart and concerned commenters that we do.

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/28 at 10:45 pm
    43 out of 123 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 123 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.

  4. SimiRich says:

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

  5. @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.

  6. 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. :)

  7. 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.

  8. SimiRich says:

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

  9. SimiRich says:

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

  10. SimiRich says:

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

  11. 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

  12. SimiRich says:

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. @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 123 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.

  16. 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. (?)

  17. 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.]

  18. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/21 at 11:20 pm
    42 out of 123 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 123 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.

  19. lester says:

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. @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^^

  24. 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

  25. 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?

  26. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/14 at 5:05 pm
    Up five stations since last week, 44 out of 123 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 123 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2014/07/07 at 3:54 pm
    Just 39 out of 123 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 123 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.

  31. 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

  32. hector says:

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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

  35. Chase says:

    42 working out of 123 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. ;)

  36. 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 123 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 123 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.

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. hector says:

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

    Hector
    Wb Johnson DSM-500 + energy compensated gm probe

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. SimiRich says:

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

  43. SimiRich says:

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

  44. Our EPA RadNet Air Monitoring shows that only 40 beta monitors are functional as of this date out of the 123 cities 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.

  45. 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

  46. SimiRich says:

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

  47. SimiRich says:

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

  48. 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.

  49. SimiRich says:

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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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.

  53. SimiRich says:

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

  54. 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

  55. 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]

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. SimiRich says:

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

  59. SimiRich says:

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

  60. SimiRich says:

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

  61. SimiRich says:

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

  62. 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]

  63. 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]

  64. 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]

  65. 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

  66. SimiRich says:

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

  67. SimiRich says:

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

  68. 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

  69. @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 123 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.

  70. SimiRich says:

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

  71. 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).

  72. 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!

  73. SimiRich says:

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

  74. Ajali Shabazz says:

    I got it on your RadNet section. Thank YOU!

  75. 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!

  76. 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

  77. SimiRich says:

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

  78. 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

  79. biggee says:

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

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

  80. SimiRich says:

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

  81. 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

  82. SimiRich says:

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

  83. 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.

  84. SimiRich says:

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

  85. 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

  86. SimiRich says:

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

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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/

  90. 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?]

  91. 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.

  92. 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

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. 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/

  96. 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.

  97. 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

  98. 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

  99. 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^^

  100. 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^^

  101. 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.

  102. Kim says:

    Hemet, CA 10 min exterior: 41.9 cpm

  103. 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.

  104. 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^^

  105. 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^^

  106. 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.

  107. Kim says:

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

  108. 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

  109. 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^^

  110. 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

  111. 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

  112. 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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