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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401 Comments

  1. @vital 1 et al: Astonishing story and all the more horrifying now that the brave 25-year-old sailor has been apprehended, Britain won’t charge him with the Official Secrets act for this whistleblowing, according to the Guardian. That way the allegations won’t be examined publicly. And the American press is muted as both CNN and the New York Times haven’t covered this at all. But we are right now:

    Read McNeilly’s 18-page report here.

    Unlike climate change, eliminating nuclear weapons is not only possible, it is going to be mandatory for the survival of the species. Luckily, America’s nukes run on such an old system that it can’t be hacked into by hostile groups like, say, ISIS. So what to do? Drop a cool $355 billion over the next decade on nukes alone, part of a 30-year trillion dollar splurge on the scourge of the planet. And you wonder where your taxes are going?

    Thank you vital1!

  2. 18th May 2015 – Nuclear disaster waiting to happen’: Royal Navy probes Trident whistle blower’s claims

    Extracts:

    McNeilly, a weapons engineer, who allegedly served from January to April this year on board the HMS Victorious, claims that a number of security lapses and technical faults with the Trident missiles carrier exposes the UK nuclear deterrent to potential terrorist attacks that “would kill our people and destroy our land.”

    http://rt.com/uk/259481-trident-submarine-safety-whistleblower/

  3. 😉 Every now and then I come across a real gem.

    IMO – We need more projects like this. This is a powerful, tasteful, work of art with a not so subtle message.

    How anyone could watch this video and not realize that Nuclear Power is a crime against all humanity is beyond me.

    By Your Side – Sade & Goda Tsuneo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f75XEGWqWc
    or
    https://vimeo.com/88405888

    [applause!]

  4. @Michael, good to hear you were not able to detect any increase.

    Southern Hemisphere Rain Water Report For April 2015.

    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

    Tritium Detection?

    I delayed publishing the April 2015 rain water report because of ongoing technical discussion regarding the possible detection of Tritium, in this months water filter test.

    There are very small amounts of naturally occurring Tritium in the atmosphere. It can be created in trace amounts by spallation in the upper atmosphere, by cosmic rays or from releases from a nuclear power plant or nuclear accident.

    It is only conjecture at this point that it is Tritium, and has not been confirmed. It could equally be another isotope, or a technical issue with the equipment at these very low energy keV detection levels.

    Both Iodine I-129, and Beryllium Be-7, which were detected in this months water filter test can also be created by spallation in the upper atmosphere, by cosmic rays or from releases from a nuclear power plant or nuclear accident.

    There was a lot of solar storm activity last month, and it takes around two weeks for spallation products to reach the surface of the planet.

    Lead Pb-210 is the decay daughter of naturally occurring Radon decay. It can also be released from a nuclear power plant, or nuclear accident. At present there is no conclusive evidence that any of the latest isotope detections here at this location are from Fukushima.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Down-pipe-April-polyester-filter-dried-test-050515-TV67-22c-85006-B-text.jpg

    For those who are interested, more technical discussion about the possible Tritium detection can be found here,

    http://www.gammaspectacular.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45

    Years of local rain water, and rain swab test results 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.

  5. @vital1, Dale & Chase: Thank you for the invigorating discussion. Our rain samples confirm what we’ve thought – the forest fire adjacent Chernobyl made aloft radiation, but not enough of it to disperse over the West Coast of the USA as pre-supposed by the anonymously-run optimalprediction.com. If it’s there, it’s too low to count.

    May 14, 2015
    3:00 pm INT RAIN sample: 37.5 CPM^^ or background
    2:45 pm INT RSSMC BG: 41.3 CPM^^
    1:30 pm INT RAIN sample: 43.8 CPM^^ or 21.3% ABOVE BACKGROUND but we consider normal per subsequent sample reading
    1:15 pm INT RSSMC BG: 36.1 CPM^^

    May 8, 2015
    10:00 am INT RSSMC BACKGROUND: 37.5 CPM^^
    9:30 am INT RSSMC RAIN remnants sample: 40.6 CPM^^ or background
    EnviroReporter Michael Collins sampling Pacific waters
    April 18, 2015
    7:00 pm EXT Pacific Ocean water sample taken with paper towel: 34.5 CPM^^ or background
    6:45 pm EXT Background including paper sample towel at Pelican Cove, Palos Verdes CA: 39.0 CPM^^
    Pelican Cove - Palos Verdes CA

  6. Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report for April 2015.

    Station location map
    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

    April 2015 Summary

    April 2015 saw a decrease in month average background levels compared to the last three years. When Southern Ocean air reaches this location, we see lower background averages. More Southern Ocean air reaches this location in the cooler months and winter, hence the significant seasonal variation in background levels. This April has seen significant Southern Ocean air flows.

    April 2015 monthly average background radiation level was 8% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    April Day Average Chart:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-April-2015.jpg

    April average for 2014 was 22% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    April average for 2013 was 9% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    April average for 2012 was 12% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    Here is an April 2015 comparison chart between Cairns and Caloundra, from the station operator located near Cairns. Cairns is on the east coast of Australia, and it is much closer to the equator than Caloundra. It is much more likely to get Northern air flows during the cooler months than Caloundra, see location map. In the chart, Cairns is red and Caloundra yellow.

    Thanks to the North Queensland monitoring station operator for creating this chart.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Cairns-Caloundra-April-2015-background-radiation-level-comparison.jpg

    To make it easier to compare year and month background averages, I have created this page.

    http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-background-radiation-levels

    On this page you will find all the month and year average charts, for local background radiation levels from November 2007 to 2015 for Caloundra. Historically, the recorded pre-Fukushima local background here was low, averaging around ~0.1 uSv/hr. This data has allowed the tracking of changes in local background levels, plus the detection of radioactive clouds passing through.

    The most recent data suggests the amount of airborne contamination reaching this location, has decreased significantly.

    http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-background-radiation-levels

    More detailed long term data 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.

  7. @Chase: Yes, there is a lot of red in nuclear power’s ledger (traditional high power fission reactors). The economics of nuclear power has always hidden those costly parts of the equation away. Thank you for pointing out those high costs and the continuing long term threats to the environment that they pose.

    The point of the article I posted was mostly about bringing renewable energy, chiefly wind and solar, into the same “always available” category as nuclear. Doing so inexpensively would make wind and solar, with battery storage, compete head to head with nuclear power without all of the risky, poisonous attributes of nuclear fission.

    I also mentioned fusion as a safer form of nuclear power, and I do hope that one day mankind will master that technology. Not that it doesn’t present it’s own risks, but those risks will be much lower than fission technology. Some of the large scale “hot” fusion technology uses tritium and deuterium fuel, and these elements can also be harmful. There are other forms of fusion power, so-called Cold Fusion, or Low Energy Nuclear Reactors, that may also prove feasible. These methods might also provide round the clock power but have much safer materials and waste products. Hopefully, they would replace fission reactors when the fission reactors are retired or when fission technology is finally judged to be too risky to continue operating.

    Here is an interesting article on LENR. http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/149090-nasas-cold-fusion-tech-could-put-a-nuclear-reactor-in-every-home-car-and-plane

    And, let’s just hope fission reactors are the most dangerous technology we ever implement in search of limitless energy. I don’t want to think about what might go wrong with manmade exotic matter or black holes.

  8. @Dale

    “The economics of renewable energy versus nuclear power may be changing,…”

    IMO – There never was an ‘economic’ comparison of renewable sources to nuclear power and there never will be.

    That was one of the Nuclear Power Industry’s first lies and probably the one LIE that’s most easy to understand. Not counting the simple numbers like comparing the cost of 1 Nuclear Plant to the number of windmills or solar panels that could be installed with that money. Then, there’s the long term storage of radioactive waste. Again, there is no such thing as ‘safe’ long term storage. What’s the REAL COST of that? The answer is, there is no number! 300 years 10,000 years 24,000,000 years is how long some of this stuff will still be contaminating the planet. Nuclear Proponents are robbing the future in order to boil water today.

    The insidious nature of radioactive contamination’s transport vectors guarantees that at some point, when a barrel breaks, a fuel pool no longer cools or when tectonic plates move and the underground storage facilities are breached there will be contamination. Sure, it may take a few decades or even a few thousand years, but as it stands now, it will happen. (Example: WIPP) That’s if it’s not illegally dumped first. We know that happens more than we care to think about, but it does. What’s the cost of that?

    Now add in the cost/value of the contaminated areas of the planet we already have and it should be really clear there is no economic comparison. What is the value of damaged DNA? What is the cost to mother earth? There is no way to put a number to such an immoral atrocity.

    I also have no doubt that more MELTDOWNS will occur. Yes, time is of the essence.

    ‘There will be meltdowns’
    “Presentation held in Loviisa 12.1.2010. Gordon Edwards is math & physics professor from Canada who increases awareness of nuclear power to prevent the harm that the mere self-sustaining thrive of the industry leads to.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SruTxZJyMkA&list=PL69D1BB4DB0D8F834&index=24

    The CONS of Fusion Power:
    “Given that the fusion approach, will not, failing any miraculous breakthroughs, be ready by the time we need it, which is very soon if not now, it could be argued that it makes more sense to spend those billions of research dollars on something that will be.”
    (It may not be realistically achievable large scale.)

    “[Fusion] It is not expected to be commercially available until somewhere around 2050. If you believe the projections on climate change, we pretty much need to have our energy house in order by then, with a dramatically lower carbon footprint that needs to begin dropping yesterday. The DOE has forecast that the US can meet 80% of its electricity demand from renewables by that time using existing technology while Denmark will be fulfilling 100% of its total energy needs with renewables by then.”
    (We don’t need it.)

    …more
    Cons of nuclear fusion
    · Unproven at anything resembling commercial scale.
    · No full scale production expected till at least 2050
    · Commercial power plants would be extremely expensive to build
    · Requires extremely high temperatures. Difficult to contain
    · Could produce a net negative amount of energy (gee, that would suck)
    · IF cold fusion could be achieved, it would be much easier to implement.
    · The billions in research funding could be spent on renewables instead
    http://www.triplepundit.com/special/energy-options-pros-and-cons/fusion-power-pros-cons/

  9. @Dale: Waiting for the next nuclear accident, courtesy of the Sun itself, does not seem to be addressed and with the odds of a full scale catastrophe setting alight spent fuel pools at 12 percent in the next decade. Should “all fronts” include nuclear, especially the 70+ new reactors China is envisioning, without addressing this? That doesn’t even address the intractable problem of nuclear waste and proliferation.

  10. The economics of renewable energy versus nuclear power may be changing, if cheap large scale energy storage can be implemented. A number of questions came to mind after reading this article. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2015/05/01/did-tesla-just-kill-nuclear-power/

    Can nuclear power ever be made to be as safe as solar or wind power, backed by utility scale batteries? Can fission reactors and their poisonous radioactive fuel/waste ever be safely stored? How many years and how much will it cost to invent “safer” fusion reactors? While such technology may eventually be developed, we may be much closer to developing large utility scale batteries than solving either long term safe storage of radioactive waste or developing new, safer fusion reactors.

    Personally, I would like to see progress on all fronts. Reduce and phase out unsafe nuclear technology. Safely store existing radioactive fuel and waste (at least as long as it takes to either remove it from planet Earth or transmute it into something less harmful). Develop safe fusion power, renewables, and utility scale energy storage. There is no shortage of ideas to transform our energy industries, but we may be short of one thing, — time. Time to put together a comprehensive plan to address all of these issues before we experience another nuclear accident.

  11. Another Simi Mom

    A news story today, 5/4/15, that radioactive waste from Tennessee is going to start heading to the Nevada Test Site by truck fairly soon. Significant concerns, all along the truck route, if there is an accident where one of the large containers falls off the truck. But, at least we get a brief look at what the truck and cargo combination will look like. So if you’re using U.S. 40 to drive cross country, if you see one of these babies steer clear. See photo & article at:
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/test-run-signals-start-nuclear-waste-shipments-nevada

  12. I made a comment here in March 2015 about the Chernobyl seclusion zone being closed for several weeks because of a terrorist threat. Now we have a zone closure because of Fire threat. Just seems odd to me. Maybe there’s more going on at Chernobyl than we are told? That’s seems like how it’s consistently worked in the past. I know it’s speculation on my part, but what are we supposed to do?

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2014/04/radiation-conversation-ii/#comment-284299

  13. 30th April 2015 – Wildfire Near Chernobyl

    Extract:

    Visible smoke plume seen on April 28 MODIS satellite image (natural-color composite). Zone of Alienation shown as red circle. International borders are yellow. Visible plume extends at least 60 km into Belarus.

    Comment:

    Thanks to Leuren Moret for pointing to this blog.

    http://blog.skytruth.org/2015/04/wildfire-near-chernobyl.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Skytruth+%28SkyTruth%29

  14. Michael, the Belarus state run background radiation monitoring page has gone down. I am presently getting a 404 page error. Belarus borders the Ukraine near the contaminated Chernobyl forests, it also has forests highly contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.

    It was working the last time I looked, which was last night here in Australia, this would be early morning on the 2nd May for the USA. There appeared to be a slight uptick in background levels in Eastern Belarus the last time I looked. I do not have enough information to clarify if this was a natural variation for that area of Belarus, or a result of the Chernobyl forest fires.

    Technical issue????

    http://rad.org.by/radiation-belarus.html?ln=en

  15. @vital1: The resuspension of Chernobyl radiation through these forest fires is going to be picked up somewhere. Your links are superb. Thank you for keeping us on top of this as it has implications for the region and world.

  16. HAZMAT in Ukraine on Thursday, 30 April, 2015 at 08:36 (08:36 AM) UTC.

    Extract:

    Radioactive ashes and dust caused by the forest fire in exclusion zone of Chernobyl nuclear power plant is expected to fall today in Kiev – during the previous days of the fire the radioactive precipitation fell in Belarus.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20150430-48013-UKR

  17. If the Chernobyl fire does spread the contamination, here are two tools to help keep track of it.

    International list of live monitoring stations.

    http://sccc.org.au/international-radiation-monitoring-stations

    Nullschool surface wind world map, you can zoom in and move the 3D earth with this tool, plus look at wind direction at different altitudes.

    http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/orthographic=21.99,53.01,2451

  18. Chernobyl forest fires are something to take notice of, and keep and eye on, particularly if you are living in Europe.

    29th April 2015 – Forest / Wild Fire in Ukraine on Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 at 03:07 (03:07 AM) UTC.

    Extract:

    Fire has engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the fire is being brought under control. It is unclear if the fire has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire. A 30-kilometer (18.6-mile) zone around the plant is off-limits to most people except for workers constructing a new shelter to cover the destroyed reactor’s building, and to visitors on short trips. The explosion and fire left some sections of the zone heavily contaminated, while other parts were less damaged. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Tuesday the fire involved about 400 hectares (1.5 square miles).

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20150429-47989-UKR

    07.07.2012 – Chernobyl’s radioactive trees and the forest fire risk

    Extracts:

    “Pine damages easily. Wind blows it down. Insects infest it. Drought makes brush into perfect tinder which can all too easily catch fire. And these dying radioactive plantations are considered too dangerous and expensive to clear.

    If ignited, one expert likens the potential effect to setting off a nuclear bomb in Eastern Europe. Wind could carry radioactive smoke particles large distances, not just in Ukraine, but right across the continent.”

    “Sergiy says more big wildfires in Chernobyl like the one in 1992 would be catastrophic for Ukraine’s image, and potentially devastating for farmland right across Europe.”

    “Berries are highly efficient at soaking up and storing radionuclides, huge quantities of which were dispersed over large parts of the Soviet Union and Western Europe by smoke plumes from the explosion. ”

    “It is blueberry season, and they are selling them by the plastic pint glass. You could pull in to haggle, but Sergiy Zibtsev, a professor from the Forestry Institute at the Kiev University of Life Sciences does not recommend it. They are laced with radioactive strontium.”

    Comment:

    The civil war in the Ukraine posses unforeseen threats to people across Europe. With a lot of scarce resources going to the civil war effort, neglect of Chernobyl’s forests could be a major health issue for people living across Europe!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18721292

  19. 💡

    “Michael, we definitely need a lot more people to wake up to how serious the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe is, plus how widespread the environment damage is. ”
    – vital1 April 24, 2015 at 3:13 am

    The media PR headlock/stranglehold is extremely tight.

    However…

    I would like to see a roving random question asked of those on the street. Maybe Michael and Denise could make a video? I am guessing that many would be knowledgeable, some would respond with anger and others would pretend to not care.

    I would ask questions like these to start.

    ➡ Regarding Fukushima and it’s Nuclear Power Plants:

    is…
    A. the crisis over?
    B. the situation in cold shutdown?
    C. it like a banana or an X-ray?
    D. radiation (fallout) diluted?
    E. mitigation something you think about?
    etc…

    IMO – People are somewhat aware, but because of peer pressure and political correctness many are afraid to speak or they have issues with revealing their true thoughts because of the psychological severity of the catastrophe itself. It’s a powerful control mechanism. It might be an interesting experiment.

  20. East Los Angeles, CA 10 minute exterior count at 8:30am Sunday April 4
    checks in at 46.8 counts per minute after yesterdays light rain.
    Hector

    [Editor: Testing the rain itself is very important. Perhaps next time.]

  21. Yes, vital1, the light on the horizon says that the front-runner for next President of the United States is knee-deep in uranium ore and Russian cash.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss:

    Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal – April 23, 2015 New York Times

    “At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.”

    Should this tale prove true, Hillary Clinton could be facing a criminal inquiry that will make her bid for President more a road to a Republican return to the White House. Arrogance + stupidity + greed + uranium = Time in the ‘big house,’ not the White House.

  22. Some light on the horizon Michael.

    LONDON, 24 April, 2015 − World group seeks ban on uranium and nuclear power

    Extracts:

    Uranium mining across the world should cease, nuclear power stations be closed and nuclear weapons be banned, according to a group of scientists, environmentalists and representatives of indigenous peoples.

    The declaration applauded the expansion of renewable energy and the significant strides in phasing out nuclear power following the growing awareness that “nuclear power is not a cost-effective, timely, practical or safe response to climate change”.

    The Symposium’s co-president, Dr. Dale Dewar—a physician who is associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan and is co-author of the book, From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You—summed up by saying: “We are calling on national and international leaders to protect our planet and our populations from any further nuclear catastrophes. Anything less would be irresponsible.”

    http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/world-group-seeks-ban-on-uranium-and-nuclear-power/

  23. I can’t believe they’re going to hold the Olympics in Tokyo. The entire area is dangerously radioactive. Everything from the streets to the food is contaminated. If I were a participant I’d have to bow out. What a tragedy.

  24. Michael, we definitely need a lot more people to wake up to how serious the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe is, plus how widespread the environment damage is.

    Report just in, another very high radiation detection. Children had been playing in this Tokyo park, up until now!

    24th April 2015 – Tokyo park closed after extremely high radiation levels found, prompting child health fears

    Extract:

    Soil underneath a slide at the park in Toshima ward in the north-west of the Japanese capital showed radiation readings of up to 480 microsieverts per hour, the local administrative office said.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-24/tokyo-park-closed-after-rocketing-radiation-levels-found/6419312

  25. @vital1: Thank you for this excellent analysis. It makes the most sense, this Toxicity multiplying effect combined with rising sea water temperature. Smart and absolutely critical insights that will be ignored but all here.

    Earth Day, the day most people pat themselves on the back for using cloth bags and ‘caring’ about the environment. It might as well be called Smurf Day for all it matters. That’s why we’re blessed to have such superb insights from you, vital1. The only other thing I read of note on Smurf Day was Bloomberg’s Beyonce Beats Environment as Media Favors Celebrity News which says “Beyonce Knowles, the pop singer and actress, gets 11 times more mentions in U.S. media than stories about deforestation and five times more than the ocean’s health, according to a report by the Project for Improved Environmental Coverage non-profit group. Environmental stories made up less than 1 percent of headlines last year, its survey shows.”

    We shall reap what we have sown. Some us, however, are doing something about it. Thank you fellow raddies.

  26. Radiation contamination of the environment on the scale of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, has much broader effects than just detectable increases of radiation in air and water spreading out from Japan. It affects the dynamics of the entire biosphere!

    In my opinion it is not just the radioactive contamination from Fukushima directly poisoning the sea, and causing the large Pacific Ocean die offs. It is a combination of interrelated factors, because everything is interconnected.

    The Toxicity multiplying effect.

    North Pacific Ocean water is now a mixture of toxic industrial chemicals washed out to sea during the tsunami, and a verity of radioactive isotopes, not just Cesium, but also Tritium, Strontium, Americium, and Plutonium, etc. A lot of these isotopes are heavy metal toxins, as well as being radioactive. All this has now been added to the toxins that were already in the Pacific Ocean before Fukushima.

    A single toxin in the environment can be a hazard, and maybe an organism’s natural biological defense systems can deal with this effectively. If an organism has multiple toxins present radiological and chemical, to deal with at the same time, you get a biological toxicity multiplying effect. The human or animal defense systems becomes weaker the more toxins it has to deal with.

    Biologically one toxin, plus one toxin, does not equate to double the toxicity effect. Studies show you can get a multiplying toxicity damaging effect 10 to 20 time greater. The human or animal defense systems becomes weaker, the more toxins it has to deal with. The organism becomes overloaded dealing with to
    much toxic stress at once.

    All this weakens the immune systems of humans, plants and animals. So we could see viruses that would normally be under check become more infectious , or viruses mutate into more infectious strains.

    In the long term more humans, plants and animals life may die from the indirect effects of the radioactive contamination, as a result of the weakened immune systems, or from virus mutations.

    Atmosphere damaged.

    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 Catastrophe.

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

    Planetary Thermal Imbalance

    A possible new cause for upper atmosphere damage is from the large Fukushima krypton-85 and other radioactive releases. This is creating a Planetary Thermal Imbalance & Extreme UV Levels. Planetary Thermal Imbalance is indicated by record breaking extremes in worldwide hot and cold temperatures. The large difference between hot and cold creates extreme weather events.

    A lot of Kryton-85 was released by the Fukushima Nuclear catastrophe.

    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.

    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

    The Fukushima Nuclear catastrophe is continuing:

    A 1992 German risk study of a NPP core melt down on the upper Rhine river concluded that.

    1. Strontium-90 levels would skyrocket, and reach a peak levels around 5,000 days later. Strontium-90 levels would then stay high for around another 40,000 days + !

    We are already seeing reports of skyrocketing levels of Strontium-90 being detected in the ground water tests, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site.

    2. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels after 10,000 days.

    Interestingly, Tepco has has tried to implemented the counter measures suggested in this document, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site. They have not had much success so far.

    (Note: that the charts in this document are log scale.)

    http://www.irpa.net/irpa8/cdrom/VOL.1/M1_97.PDF

    If this study is correct, these increases will continue long into the future!

    All the wars, and strife in the world at present is analogous to people fighting each other on a sinking boat. We urgently need the whole world to cooperate, and focus on mitigating the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.

  27. A robot shows the glowing green inside one of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plants. It’s a pretty impressive video, I thought readers might want to take a look. The text says that the radiation levels aren’t as high as expected… The camera image displays up to 8 Sv/hr, though. I’m glad that these areas can now be surveyed, that shows progress in the cleanup effort. But, the damage is done. We need these images to underscore the danger from nuclear accidents.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/20/asia/japan-fukushima-second-robot/index.html

  28. HAZMAT in Mexico on Thursday, 16 April, 2015 at 04:49 (04:49 AM) UTC.

    Extract:

    Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states on Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.

    “Being close to this quantity of unprotected radioactive material for hours or days could be fatal,” the statement warned. It was the latest case of radioactive material being stolen in Mexico. In December 2013, thieves took a truck containing highly radioactive cobalt-60, but they were apparently unaware of the cargo within the vehicle. Authorities ultimately arrested and hospitalized several suspects in that case after recovering the potentially lethal material.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20150416-47803-MEX

  29. NORWAY AND ENGLAND

    The Mosterhamn private monitoring station in Norway just went ballistic at 78.34 uSv/hr, and most likely a false alarm, but worth keeping and eye on. Correction 664 uSv/hr!

    Screen shot,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Mosterhamn-Norway-Chart-screenshot-170416.png

    Mosterhamn Station Norway is on the private Monitoring system,

    http://www.uradmonitor.com/

    I have also noticed over the last couple weeks is Grimsby private station located on England’s East coast, on radmon.com, constantly detecting elevated levels of background radiation.

    By the charts, the equipment appears to be operating normally. This suggests significant radiation from a local source is passing through the area.

    Screen shots,

    Today

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Grimsby-UK-Chart-screenshot-170416.png

    Screen Shot – 14th April, was the time in my time zone in Eastern Australia, when I captured this screen shot.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Grimsby-UK-Chart-screenshot-140415.png

    I have more screen shots as well, but these two should convey what I am talking about.

  30. March Southern Hemisphere 2015 Rain Water Test Report

    Summary:

    Again this month we see trace detections of Beryllium Be-7 and Lead Pb-210, nothing that we could definitively qualify as Fukushima contamination. 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. Both these isotopes can also be released from a Nuclear accident.

    No were near as much water went through the rain water filter this month (68mm), as last month (426.6mm).

    Roof down pipe filter design for rain water testing.

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

    Rain Filter Test Chart (The chart is minus background.)

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling. This is only a test chart of the polyester part of the rain water filter system design.

    This test chart is minus background.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Down-pipe-March-polyester-filter-dried-test-060415-TV67-22c-84600-B-text.jpg

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

  31. IMO – We cannot rely on labels.

    The email about the daughter who consumed some ‘potentially’ rad-hot tuna ‘possibly’ packed in the USA, (comment by vital1 on the Food Lab page), is probably just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how the radioactive contamination transport vectors will sooner or later find a path to… somewhere.

    vital1’s comment:
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/#comment-285385

  32. I read an article in “The Independent”, linked by drudgereport.com, concerning some foods produced in the Fukushima area, alledgedly finding their way to Taiwan and possibly the UK. Since the contamination in and around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plants has yet to be fully cleaned up, and likely won’t be cleaned up for many more decades, I am concerned about the prospect of foods produced and distributed from contaminated areas making their way onto store shelves everywhere with inaccurate labeling. While the emissions from the damaged Fukushima plants are not as great as they once were, I think it is still something to be wary of. Now, I think it is prudent to be careful with some imported foods regardless of labeling. I don’t necessarily stop consuming them entirely, but I do check them if I have concerns. If I can’t rely on the labels, I guess I will have to be a lot more concerned.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/food-from-fukushima-could-be-hitting-britains-shelves-through-legal-safety-loophole-10174298.html

  33. @Chase & vital1: Your words, Chase, put wind in our sails as they make us proud. The best work on this online news website is yet to come. We are nothing without you and folks like vital1. Thank you.

    Imagine this: Look at the havoc our greedy plundering of the sub-atomic world has gotten us in just the last 100 years. One hundred years ago, Madame Curie was still convincing French officers in the trenches of World War I that her horse-drawn wagon, with a big boxy X-ray machine in it, could help save wounded Alliance soldiers. Now, she is long gone – dead from radiation poisoning – but her lab books are so radioactive with radium that they are kept under leaded glass away from the public. 100 years. Atomic bomb explosions, meltdowns, spills, ruined seas and land all in a failing effort to harness the power of the Sun when the Sun is already there. And so are we exposing this fatal folly.

  34. HAZMAT in Canada on Wednesday, 08 April, 2015 at 03:09 (03:09 AM) UTC.

    Extracts:

    A search was carried out on Tuesday in Malbaie for what authorities believe were radioactive materials destined for export, the Canada Border Services Agency has announced.

    A permit is required to export such dangerous materials, the CBSA noted. The investigation is still ongoing and the RCMP, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Sûrete du Quebec were all present on the scene.

    The substances were destined for export, but Roby would not indicate which country they were destined for.

    Comment:

    I get the impression that this is a more serious situation than authorities are letting on.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20150408-47678-CA

    HAZMAT in Vietnam on Monday, 06 April, 2015 at 17:43 (05:43 PM) UTC.

    Extract:
    It remains a question why it took such a long time for the steel mill to notice the disappearance of the capsule, believed to contain highly radioactive cobalt-60. The province’s department of science and technology told the press on Monday that one can be exposed to radiation with the level of 2.5 millisieverts per hour when being about 10 centimeters from the Pomina 3 plant’s capsule. That level is alarmingly high considering the annual dose limit for general public is 1 millisievert.

    Comment:
    Read my post on scrap metal contamination below, to get a better idea of how much highly radioactive contaminated material is getting into scrap metal recycling system.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20150406-47661-VNM

  35. EnviroReporter.com is my #1 rad information site!
    (No others even compare.)

    The data and links contained in these archives and articles contain a lot more than just comments. The FACTS stand out.

    I have actually went back and read from the beginning of this forum every comment at least once.
    (took me a full day)

    In my opinion Michael and Denise and other commenters here are not ‘preachers’ they are ‘teachers’. They share their knowledge freely and for that I thank them.

    I have a feeling that someday, maybe soon(?), that this site will become an even greater asset to those who seek the knowledge of how we got here and why the illusion of ‘safe’ Nuclear Power was a scam/lie that has robbed the future of everyone’s clean air and water.

    I wonder if future historians, if there are any, will call this the Age of Fallout or the Age of Suffering? Maybe both. 😥

    I explain the basics to people who want to know more about the issues of Fukushima’s TRIPLE MELTDOWNS and the Nuclear Industry’s stranglehold on us all as best as I can. I can debate tactfully and verbally joust with best of ‘the experts’ now. Thanks mostly to the vast knowledge contained in these pages.

  36. @Chase: Thank you so much. Yours is an excellent observation. Allow me to add to it. Beyond the X-ray levels of gamma these poor creatures are enduring, they breath in, and eat from, this despoiled water, ruined by the greed and hubris of man.

    Please share with your friends at your favorite forum and beyond, Chase, as Buesselor’s now oft-repeated hooey just keeps coming unchallenged. RadNet Air Monitoring – April 7, 2015 Nationwide Radiation Report: http://www.enviroreporter.com/radnet-air-monitoring

  37. @Michael – Excellent reply to Ken Buesselor oceanographer. I hope he reads this along with millions of others.

    We now know that a single X-ray can damage a human fetus.

    So…

    Imagine the ocean creatures, large and small, who are in it 24/7/365. That means that sea creatures are getting 4 times more radiation exposure per day than a human swimming for 6 hrs.

    That means every 3 months they get an X-Ray or 4 per year.

    Question:
    I wonder how many X-rays it takes to dissolve a starfish? :(
    (Just rolling with the X-ray compare.)

    Better question:
    How much Fuku-Goo does it take to dissolve a starfish or affect it’s immune system?

    Thanks ALL!

    #kenbuesselor #fukushima

  38. April 7, 2015
    9:15 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 4: 39.6 CPM^^
    9:00 pm INT RSSMC: 37.2 CPM^^
    6:20 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 3: 40.0 CPM^^
    5:30 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 2: 45.4 CPM^^ which is 13.8% above background but within the Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor’s conservative +/-15% margin of error meaning the reading is BG. [Note that in all three rain samples, radon progeny/daughters do not impact the reading as there is none in this area.]
    5:15 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 1: 39.1 CPM^^
    5:00 pm INT RSSMC: 39.9 CPM^^

  39. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    Sea of Fuku Goo not here  yet south of Morro Bay2015/04/07 at 10:45 am PDST

    While EnviroReporter.com’s Spring investigations up the southern and central California coast, testing Pacific waters at multiple locations, yielded repeated samples reading at background, the April 6, 2015 edition of the Salem Oregon Statesman Journal newspaper reported that Fukushima radiation has reached North American shores much farther north off a dock in Victoria Island in British Columbia, Canada. While this unfortunate development isn’t surprising to any of the readers, viewers and listeners of EnviroReporter.com over the last four years, one quote from a self-proclaimed Fukushima radiation expert quoted in the article rang out loud and clear to us:

    “Even if the levels were twice as high, you could still swim in the ocean for six hours every day for a year and receive a dose more than a thousand times less than a single dental X-ray,” said Woods Hole chemical oceanographer Ken Buesseler. “While that’s not zero, that’s a very low risk.”

    Buesseler’s claim is patently false. The cesium-134 and cesium-137 in the Pacific water is not dangerous from its gamma radiation like the immense gamma blasts of “a single dental X-ray” because these beta-emitters can be swallowed when swimming in the ocean or ingested from marine life exposed to the radioactive ‘goo.’ Comparing swimming in an ocean with Fuku goo to a dental X-ray is ludicrous but easily slipped past most readers.

    This reckless claim was made out of ignorance or something worse but to have this person repeatedly quoted in mainstream media saying this kind of misleading nonsense gives the reader, and especially the users of the Pacific, the less than true notion that everything is A-Okay. Unfortunately, reporters in this country are usually so inept at radiation science that Fuku hooey blown their way goes by unchallenged.

    EnviroReporter.com actually knows its radiation so when we say there is no goo in the water we tested along the central and southern California coast – so far – you can trust it. We reported our results March 24 (which are followed here by our April 7 Nationwide Radiation Report).

    March 24, 2015
    Below are five different Pacific Ocean measurements that were taken between March 6 and March 21, 2015. From north to south, Carmel River State Beach to Topanga State Beach, is a distance of over 300 miles. Three samples from Topanga State Beach, Latigo Canyon beach and Sycamore Canyon Beach were tested wet from sampling towels dipped into the Pacific and then allowed to naturally dry over three days and retested. All six tests for these three sites came in at or below background. It is important to note that natural radiation in Pacific Ocean samples we tested did not register above background. This is crucial information as it will impact discussion of future Pacific Ocean tests at these sites that come in significantly over background. In other words, any future overages will not be able to be dismissed as the water’s “natural” radioactive content.

    Sycamore Canyon Beach at PacificMarch 24, 2015
    5:35 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Sycamore Canyon Beach at at 3:10 pm March 21: 43.8 CPM^^ (background)
    5:20 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at beach at bottom of Latigo Canyon at 2:30 pm March 21: 39.1 CPM^^ (background)
    5:05 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Topanga State Beach at 2:00 pm March 21: 37.2 CPM^^ (background)
    4:50 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND (BG): 39.6 CPM^^

    Latigo Canyon at Pacific

    March 21, 2015
    10:05 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Sycamore Canyon Beach at at 3:10 pm earlier in day: 43.2 CPM^^ (background)
    9:50 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at beach at bottom of Latigo Canyon at 2:30 pm earlier in day: 39.7 CPM^^ (background)
    9:35 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Topanga State Beach at 2:00 pm earlier in day: 42.3 CPM^^ (background)
    9:20 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND (BG): 38.9 CPM^^

    Topanga Canyon Creek at Pacific

    Carmel River State BeachMarch 8, 2015
    2:25 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach Pacific Ocean water: 55.3 CPM^
    2:10 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach background: 64.7 CPM^^

    Spooner Beach-Montana de Oro

    March 6, 2015
    4:20 pm EXT Spooner’s Cove at Montana Del Oro California State Park PACIFIC OCEAN WATER: Background

    Readings across the United States were not as encouraging as the results of EnviroReporter.com’s Spring investigation up the California coast. It is important to remember the following when reviewing our April 7, 2015 report following:

    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.

    April 7, 2015 Nationwide Radiation Report:

    Since February 2, 2014 (below in archives), Montgomery AL hit ~205 CPM April 1 but has eased to 55 CPM by April 7; Anchorage AK saw its crucial beta monitoring cease March 24; Fairbanks AK hit ~240 CPM February 15; Phoenix AZ hit a four-month high March 1 with a solid 750 CPM; Tuscon AZ, which nearly topped 380 CPM February 19; Little Rock AR registered ~155 CPM March 16; Fort Smith AR went nuts, beta-wise, and nearly hit 400 CPM twice in the last week; Anaheim CA‘s beta graph shows just ~25 CPM April 7; Fresno CA smashed through previous highs hitting ~970 CPM November 11 and then the graph died December 2 leaving a huge hole in California airborne beta monitoring; Bakersfield CA has gone off the charts – in excess of 1,000 CPM – March 15 but the April 7 reading is a low 100 CPM in comparison; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March 2014 never to return in America’s second largest metropolitan. On the 4-year anniversary of the ongoing triple meltdowns in Fukushima Japan, March 11, RSSMC triple HEPA filter debris test found hot dust coming in at 3.9 times background; Riverside CA‘s graph gave out September 15, 2014; San Bernardino County CA almost hit a four month high of ~340 CPM on April Fools Day which is no joke to anyone breathing that concentration compared to normal levels; San Diego no longer has a working beta graph because it died January 15 after months of erratic fits and starts; Hartford CT was an enviable ~60 CPM April 7; Washington DC registered ~135 CPM February 15-16; still not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida which is amazing; Augusta GA no longer has a working beta graph in a very active environment, unfortunately, giving out August 25, 2014 never to return; Ft. Wayne IN had a malfunctioning beta station from February 5 through March 9 so the latest period’s high is ~155 CPM April 4; Baton Rouge LA was just ~20 CPM April 7; Orono ME is the farthest functioning beta station away from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Dai-ichi, Japan, and this lovely town has the lowest readings sometimes down into the single digits for days at a time like today with it in the single digits around 9 CPM; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ and functioning properly with the city hitting~160 CPM on the beta scale which is nothing to be raven about; Worcester MA blew through ~320 CPM September 28 and has spiked three times in November over 200 CPM and then its beta station died December 9 and then briefly be reborn Christmas Day only to die, for good, the next day; Grand Rapids MI got up to ~165 CPM April 1; St. Paul MN was blowing through 300-350 CPM regularly before its beta station died October 16, 2014 not to return in this important upper Midwest center; St. Louis tested ~45 CPM April 7; Lincoln NE flirted with ~375 CPM March 21; Concord NH hit ~130 CPM March 8; Albuquerque NM registered ~460 CPM February 24; Buffalo NY tested at ~110 CPM March 26 settling down a bit from the last report period; 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 which is one thing New Yorkers can brag about: they’re hotter than Los Angelenos even if the crucial beta station is kaput; Syracuse NY showed ~160 CPM November 26 and then the beta graph died December 1 and never came back plus its gamma station is poorly maintained as evidenced by the scant and inaccurate readings; Charlotte NC topped 220 CPM Christmas Eve bringing with it the gift of a four month high though the graph died January 13 so who knows now; 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 was ~135 CPM March 14; Corvalis OR was ~135 CPM March 15 trending lowerPittsburgh PA was ~160 CPM April 7; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma has picked up in the last few weeks; Amarillo TX hit 1,000 CPM several times in the last few months and is one of the hottest sites in the country for reasons not fully understood though we are getting close to some astonishing new answers that will be published soon though we can happily report that the Texas Panhandle hub was just ~30 CPM last night; Dallas TX reached over 305 CPM on the Ides of March, March 15; Ft. Worth hit ~265 CPM February 15; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May 2014 and remains offline; and Madison WI hit ~170 CPM April 7, 2015 which is considerable but nothing like the highs of the last period for this Midwest center.

  40. 4/6/15
    10 minute average exterior East Los Angeles, CA
    44 CPM normal for this area at 3:05pm
    Hector

  41. Alert level showing up on a Burlington Vermont private monitoring station in the USA on,

    http://www.uradmonitor.com/

    at present.

    Maybe a malfunction, no stations near are indicating any increase in background level. Worth keeping and eye on to see if any other stations nearby increase.

    Screen Shot

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Burlington-USA-060415.png

    List of International live stations,

    http://sccc.org.au/international-radiation-monitoring-stations

  42. Southern Hemisphere March 2015 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

    March 2015 Summary

    There was an increase in the March month average background levels.

    March 2015 monthly average background radiation level was 33% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    March average for 2014 was 31% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    March average for 2013 was 32% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    March average for 2012 was 24% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    Technical details:

    Around the 19th March Earth had a G4 level geomagnetic storm, the largest Geomagnetic solar storm to hit Earth for a long time.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Geomagnetic_-storm_18_19_March_2015.png

    It did not significantly affect the background levels here, see 24 hour chart for the 18th March.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Caloundra-Australia-24-hour-local-radiation-background-chart-180315.jpg

    and day average chart.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2015.jpg

    This proves that background here, near sea level, is not greatly influenced by solar storms. At least to a G4 solar storm level rating.

    ———————————-

    From the station operator located near Cairns. Cairns on the east coast of Australia, is much closer to the equator than Caloundra.

    “As you mentioned before, there was no noticeable influence on the readings, by the solar events we had during last month. Since the last cyclones, my readings here were quite flat and steady. That’s what I like to see….”

    A comparison chart of Cairns (Red) and Caloundra (Yellow) background levels for March 2015.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Rad-March-R-Cairns-Y-Caloundra.jpg

    ———————————-

    Towards the end of March the background levels at Caloundra went through dynamic swings. This significant drop in background occurred during a rain event here. The 22nd March had 32.4mm of rain, and 23rd, 24.2 mm. Rain does not necessarily bring fallout with it. It depends what directions the surface wind and rain are coming from.

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

    What the coloured alert levels, in the bar charts indicate.

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

    March 2015 (33% above month average)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2015.jpg

    March 2014 (31% above month average)

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

    March 2013, (32% above month average)

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

    March 2012 (24% above month 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

  43. Malibu Creek State Park, CA, 10 min exterior: 39 cpm

  44. October 2000 – Radioactive Scrap Metal

    Extracts:

    Significant Past Incidents
    At the Dijon conference the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reported that it is notified of about 200 lost or stolen radioactive sources each year and that since 1983 20 sources had been accidentally melted at steel works and other foundries. According to other sources, 65 meltings have occurred world-wide 9. IAEA says it is aware of 49 meltings world-wide at 1998:

    …an increase of 40% within the last two years….This situation is aggravated by increasing amounts of scrap originating from decommissioning of nuclear reactors, weapons and submarines. As a result, radioactive materials entering the public domain in an uncontrolled manner are creating a serious risk of radiation exposure for workers and the public as well as excessive costs for plant decontamination and waste of product to be borne by the metal industry.

    As of June 1997 the database maintained by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission showed over 2300 reports of radioactive materials found in recycled metal scrap 10 (emphasis added)

    Tip of an Iceberg?
    In the US the NRC believe the 200 reports of lost, stolen or abandoned sources they receive each year probably represents the tip of the iceberg.

    Comment:

    You really need to read this article to get a clear idea how wide spread and large, the Radioactive Contaminated Scrap Metal issue is!

    http://www.nuclearpolicy.info/publications/scrapmetal.php

  45. @Chase: Well done! This is astonishing news not easily found in American media. The UK press has this heartwarming take with Chernobyl nuclear reactor finally gets radiation shield to protect families 28 years after disaster.

  46. I was able to translate the other article.

    Title:
    ”Chernobyl nuclear power plant explode threat March 8, 2015”

    “The Chernobyl nuclear power plant has daily lives in emergency mode, the station deployed additional forces of protection, law enforcement work. Nuclear club have brought not only over Ukraine.”

    “Ukraine’s nuclear facilities headache the whole of Europe, constantly straining and Western and Russian citizen. A country that is on the verge of economic collapse, where a civil war, and illegal armed groups do not just roam with guns and tanks move on, nuclear facilities are transformed into a potential threat to regional scale. In Ukraine, a new round of nuclear blackmail.”

    “State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine, translated into enhanced security mode, waiting for an attack on nuclear facilities – Chernobyl NPP and Zaporizhzhya.”

    “On February 24, the SBU has received information that March 8, 2015 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant will be implemented explosion. Information came from an unknown person on the phone. Law enforcement agencies in Ukraine during the day tried hard to detect explosive device, but to no avail, the bomb was not found. However, the protection of the object has been strengthened, introduced a special permit regime.”

    “In addition to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, stronger version of the protection introduced and Zaporizhzhya, where just waiting for the attack. SBU traditionally full responsibility for the provocation imposes on pro-Russian terrorists.”
    – translated via google

    http://www.newsli.ru/news/ussr/politika/13770

    IMO – As long as these DNA destroying monstrosities exist we will always live with this fear. The really sad thing is, other ways, better ways of boiling water exist. Windmill farms or solar panels are not a target for terrorist threats nor do they require an evacuation zone or a long term radioactive contamination storage facility. 😉

  47. 😐 NOT in our NEWS.

    Chernobyl exclusion zone shut down because of terrorist threat that came on February 24th, 2015.

    I stumbled upon this while watching a new youtube user bionerd video.

    I can find no other web search information regarding this.

    *Translated via google translate.
    “Yesterday, February 24, the SBU anonymous caller who said that on March 8, 2015 an explosion on a 3-unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This UNN to law enforcement.”

    “According to security officials, in connection with a bomb threat reinforced checkpoint regime and increased protection of the object SSE “Chernobyl NPP”.

    In Russian:
    * http://fakty.ictv.ua/ru/index/read-news/id/1543563
    http://www.newsli.ru/news/ussr/politika/13770

    Here’s the video where user bionerd confirms the closure.
    (first few seconds)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5L4HhGOkI

  48. Another Simi Mom

    My maternal ancestors have lived in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania since the beginning of remembered time, carving out a living in the woods and drinking spring water. Those mountains are, to us, the family’s Garden of Eden. Back in 1975-1978, I would fly into and out of Washington, D.C. at least twice each month, and while looking out the airplane window, I would see the unmistakeably shaped stacks of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Plant. At the time, I would think about my long dead ancestors, and wonder how their spirits felt about this modern invasion of their woodland paradise.

    Less than a year after I left for California, the “Three Mile Island Accident” occurred. At the time, there was little word on television or in the West Coast newspapers about what was occurring. I really did not have a clue, nor did my relatives still living in the sylvan paradise of rural Pennsylvania. Now, on the anniversary of the accident 36 years later, the world knows what has happened. A brief bullet point summary which appeared online:

    ecowatch.com/2015/03/27/three-mile-island-36-anniversary

    If Michael Collins had written a 36th anniversary article, it would have had more meat, more heart, more outrage. But even with the bare bones outline, my heart is heavy because I was not smart enough, in 1979, to call my relatives and tell them to “Get the hell out”. But they are stubborn mountain people, and would not have left their land which is so bound up in their identity.

    My children and grandchildren now live down wind of both San Onofre and Diablo Canyon. If an accident were to occur at either nuclear plant, they would have about 1 day to get out. I have told them “When it happens get out”, to flee to the Gulf Coast so we can figure out what to do over the long run. Will they listen? Probably not, given the stubbornness of the daughters-in-law. So the most precious lives of the grandchildren will be irreparably damaged, like the children in Ukraine and Japan, because their mothers will not want to leave the city where they have lived since childhood and because the deadly harm coming their way cannot be seen or heard.

    An even more frightening prospect is “the government” not letting them get out. To understand “government think” in a nuclear crisis, some day read “Chernobyl Murders” a novel in English by Michael Beres, about the attempt of a pregnant nuclear plant worker to flee when her dosimeter went off, and the attempts of the Soviets to stop her from fleeing to relative safety.

    As a thinking society, we are so much smarter than we were in 1979, when the Three Mile Island nuclear accident happened 36 years ago. Today, talk to your family and close friends about making an evacuation plan, and get them to intellectually and emotionally commit to leaving quickly. Think through what to do if the “way out” is blocked by traffic, or by “government officials” because their mindset is little different than that of the Soviets in 1986.

  49. Hemet, CA, exterior 10 min average: 46.4 cpm

  50. March 24, 2015
    Below are five different Pacific Ocean measurements that were taken between March 6 and March 21, 2015. From north to south, Carmel River State Beach to Topanga State Beach, is a distance of over 300 miles. Three samples from Topanga State Beach, Latigo Canyon beach and Sycamore Canyon Beach were tested wet from sampling towels dipped into the Pacific and then allowed to naturally dry over three days and retested. All six tests for these three sites came in at or below background. It is important to note that natural radiation in Pacific Ocean samples we tested did not register above background. This is crucial information as it will impact discussion of future Pacific Ocean tests at these sites that come in significantly over background. In other words, any future overages will not be able to be dismissed as the water’s “natural” radioactive content.

    Sycamore Canyon Beach at PacificMarch 24, 2015
    5:35 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Sycamore Canyon Beach at at 3:10 pm March 21: 43.8 CPM^^ (background)
    5:20 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at beach at bottom of Latigo Canyon at 2:30 pm March 21: 39.1 CPM^^ (background)
    5:05 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Topanga State Beach at 2:00 pm March 21: 37.2 CPM^^ (background)
    4:50 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND (BG): 39.6 CPM^^

    Latigo Canyon at Pacific

    March 21, 2015
    10:05 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Sycamore Canyon Beach at at 3:10 pm earlier in day: 43.2 CPM^^ (background)
    9:50 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at beach at bottom of Latigo Canyon at 2:30 pm earlier in day: 39.7 CPM^^ (background)
    9:35 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Topanga State Beach at 2:00 pm earlier in day: 42.3 CPM^^ (background)
    9:20 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND (BG): 38.9 CPM^^

    Topanga Canyon Creek at Pacific

    Carmel River State BeachMarch 8, 2015
    2:25 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach Pacific Ocean water: 55.3 CPM^
    2:10 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach background: 64.7 CPM^^

    Spooner Beach-Montana de Oro

    March 6, 2015
    4:20 pm EXT Spooner’s Cove at Montana Del Oro California State Park PACIFIC OCEAN WATER: Background

  51. @vital1 et all: There is definitely a correlation between what a bunch of fracker North Dakotans are sitting on top of the huge Bakken “shale play” as it is referred to in a landmark 2013 Environment America report Fracking by the Numbers – Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling at the State and National Level. North Dakota, in the report’s latest numbers from 2012, was third in America, behind Colorado and Texas, with 1,713 fracking wells drilled that year. But it climbs to Number Two with Goo when it comes to wastewater generating a mind-boggling 1.2 billion gallons of radioactive wastewater in 2012.

    That hot water has to go somewhere and now the North Dakota legislature has made sure that North Dakotans won’t know where or how much their land and groundwater is going get of this secret deadly goo. It’s clear that North Dakotans got exactly what they voted for as this decidedly ‘red’ (Republican Party) state isn’t about to let radioactive water ruin their cheap gas buzz. Future generations of North Dakotans may end up despising their ancestors for this grievous behavior but by then, it’ll be to late to do anything about it.

    Frackie, I guarantee you, is delighted. The wastewater generated by her secret fracking chemical cocktails will remain just as secret, if not more.

    Frackie loves North Dakota for fracking themselves over

  52. USA

    18th March 2015 – Shield North Dakota from radiation, not information

    Extracts:

    Do Herald readers know that the North Dakota Legislature is about to pass legislation making virtually any information about radioactive materials and radioactive waste in North Dakota confidential?

    The proposed rule changes by the Health Department would let the level of radioactivity disposed of in North Dakota increase by a factor of 10. It also would let this disposal take place in special industrial waste sites.

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/opinion/letters/3702199-letter-shield-north-dakota-radiation-not-information

  53. HAZMAT in Poland on Friday, 20 March, 2015 at 06:29 (06:29 AM) UTC.

    Extract:

    On the 6th of March 2015 total of 22 containers with Co-60 category 4 and 5 (activity between 40 MBq and 500 MBq on 2015-03-06) radioactive sources were stolen from a storehouse in Poznan. Aggregated activity of the stolen sources equals about 7 GBq. An investigation to determine the course of events and the current location of stolen sources is carried out by the police. :

    Comment:

    These are really hot items. I hope they track down, and recover these items soon.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20150320-47418-POL

  54. 20th March 2015 – Electronic scanners detected radioactive material in a shipment of sanitary pads at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut.

    Extracts:

    The Lebanese Finance Ministry said the 30 crates of feminine hygiene products, weighing a total 1,221 pounds, were seized Friday at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut after electronic scanners detected radioactivity in the shipment.

    The discovery came amid a crackdown on radioactive goods being shipped into Lebanon. Officials said customs agents at the same airport detected radioactivity in a shipment of cellphone covers imported from China in February.

    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/03/20/Lebanese-customs-agents-seize-radioactive-maxi-pads/8431426870991/?spt=mps&or=5

  55. March 18, 2015
    9:45 pm INT RSSM BG: 40.5 CPM^^
    9:30 pm INT West Los Angeles Basin RAIN SAMPLE: 89.4 CPM^^ which is 2.2 TIMES BACKGROUND. Aberrent storm system came in over Radiation Station Santa Monica from the northeast, which was unusual. So is the significantly higher than normal reading.

  56. East Los Angeles gamma dose ambient level at 5:15pm.
    22uR/h. Normal levels
    Hector
    Wb Johnson DSM-500
    calibrated 6/2014

  57. I was sitting in the local coffee shop this morning when I read a National Geographic article about Superfund sites (like Hanford, WA) in the US.

    I did not realize there are more than 1700 sites and that 95 sites are currently considered ‘out of control’. Only 360 are considered ‘cleaned up’ by the EPA. While more than 1160 are under construction.

    Dec 2014
    By Paul Voosen
    ‘Wasteland’
    “No one talks much about toxic Superfund sites anymore. But 49 million Americans live close to one.”
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/superfund/voosen-text

    This article shows some astonishing points and charts. Yet, as I read it, I see ‘blips’ of irrational logic.

    Such as…

    “No one talks about the dump anymore. …House prices are up again”, he said, “and most residents have stayed put”. His wife got breast cancer, but he doesn’t blame the landfill. He’s come to respect it since the EPA intervened: It’s so heavily managed that, unlike people in neighboring towns, he doesn’t worry about mudslides. – from article

    “We don’t have any regrets,” Apostol said. “Where else can you go?” He could have moved, he admitted, but the commute from Montebello was too good. Living next to a waste site may not be ideal. But neither is bad traffic. – from article

    Comparing toxic contamination to mudslides and freeway traffic is a clear misdirection. The resident not placing blame on the landfill causing his wife’s cancer also seems odd to me and probably very shortsighted. (What about future offspring?)

    “Forty percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, mainly the result of random errors in their DNA that arise as cells divide. As a risk factor, pollution in general ranks below smoking, obesity, diet, alcohol, and several viruses.” – from article

    Maybe, if people could breath and swim they might not smoke, overeat or drink too much. Then, they could also build up their immune system to fight off viruses like we’re supposed to.

    So… IMO – The POLLUTION IS the FACTOR!

    :roll: 😐

  58. When I interviewed Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams for the Pasadena Weekly, I was accompanied by EnviroReporter.com‘s editor Denise Anne Duffield. I’d known Gerry since 1986 when I first interviewed him in Belfast in the six counties of northern Ireland. When it came time for photos, Gerry said “Put Denise between us – she’ll make us look better!”

    Indeed, Gerry was right as the following photo attests.

    Gerry Adams -Denise Duffield-Michael Collins

    Gerry, Denise Anne and I don’t drink much alcohol, if any, but drink deep from the well of freedom. That is why we heartily wish all EnviroReporter.com readers a Happy St. Patricks Day and invite them to read my Pasadena Weekly interview with Gerry at Ourselves Together – Gerry Adams posits a peaceful picture for Northern Ireland with Unionists and Republicans working together.

  59. Maniacs indeed, Chase. Why let simple facts get in the way of fatal assumptions? The only antidote to the blizzard of hooey that surrounds the industry is to look at the hard facts. That’s why EnviroReporter.com‘s 7,322+ special tests and reports count so much – You’ve got to be able to trust the numbers.

    Look at how the numbers literally add up to nothing in this March 16, 2015 New Zealand Herald story called Fukushima battles food fear factor – Region synonymous with nuclear catastrophe faces uphill battle to convince consumers its produce is safe. In this amazingly naive puff piece, which shows Prince William quaffing Fukushima food to *prove* it’s safe, there is this line:

    “Last year, 10.7 million bags of rice were checked for traces of contamination. Zero point zero per cent tested positive. To fulfil this task, Fukushima’s officials had to invent a machine which could mass-measure products for radiation, similar to a Geiger counter on a conveyor belt.”

    That doesn’t sound very plausible to us considering, for example, vital1’s latest comment which says:

    12th March 2015 – Hong Kong Finds Radioactive Contamination in Sample of Japanese Tea

    Extract:

    A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 9.3 times the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food, the Hong Kong government announced late Thursday evening.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/world/asia/hong-kong-finds-radioactive-contamination-in-sample-of-japanese-tea.html

    Those numbers add up but you won’t read that in the NZ Herald. According to the paper, there was zero radiation in tons of Fukushima rice but a place to the southeast of Tokyo, about 150 miles from the triple meltdowns, has tea hot enough to heat itself. Yes, Chase, that is maniacal.

    Indeed, of the 7,322 tests and reports we count, this vital information wasn’t even included the hundreds of food tests vital1 details in our Radiation Food Lab!

    These examples of pure ‘everything is okay’ baloney versus stellar radiation detection are part of the reason why we emphasize the numbers – how many detections, how many of what and how much radiation.

  60. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – Update

    March 13, 2015
    WIPP Begins Underground Decontamination Activities

    “Activities are underway in WIPP’s underground facility to address the radioactive contamination that remains as a result of the February 14, 2014 event. Employees are using a MODIFIED piece of agricultural spraying equipment that allows them to apply a fine water mist to the walls and floor. The water dissolves the salt and washes it down to the floor. When the salt recrystallizes, it encapsulates the contamination and prevents any re-suspension of radioactive particles.”

    “Employees performing these tasks are taking all necessary precautions, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.”

    http://www.wipp.energy.gov/wipprecovery/recovery.html

    The recovery plan.

    “Recovery Plan outlines the necessary steps to resume LIMITED waste disposal operations in the first quarter of calendar year 2016.”

    “Key elements of the recovery plan include strengthening safety programs, regulatory compliance, decontamination of the underground, increasing ventilation, mine stability and underground habitability, and additional workforce retraining. Additionally, findings and recommendations from the investigations of both the truck fire and the radiological release will be incorporated into WIPP actions moving forward.”

    http://www.wipp.energy.gov/wipprecovery/path_forward.html

    So… it’s obvious that the experts never planned for even a single canister accident in the first place.

    It’s almost funny to me that they state that the findings of the radiological release will be incorporated into WIPP actions ‘moving forward’. I am guessing, but the findings will be ‘they don’t have a clue’ and the recommendation will be, to close the door. I wonder how much it cost to determine that? :roll:

    One canister takes out a facility for over 2 years. Is it just me or is every nook and cranny of the Nuclear Industry a money sucking machine controlled by maniacs? 😐

  61. March 15, 2015: Since exactly four years ago on March 15, 2011, just four days after the triple meltdowns at Fukushimi Dai-ichi Japan began, EnviroReporter.com has produced more than 7,322 special tests and original reports including 2,819 measurements and analyses from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 4,503 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,890,968 readers and 1,572,073 viewers along with the 21,130 people who have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming. Over 190,172 viewers have watched 90 original videos on our YouTube channel and we’ve received tens of thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ for our site, investigations and Facebook channel. Thank you for your support as we celebrate these milestones on the Ides of March.

  62. @Chase et al;

    We marked the fourth anniversary by wrapping up an investigative run up the central coast of California as part of three different investigations including Diablo Canyon and the Sea of Fuku Goo let loose by the triple meltdowns. Negative Pacific Ocean water radiation findings near Morro Bay and just south of Carmel. This area encompasses Big Sur. Last year we showed in Fukushima – The Perfect Crime? that there were indications of this goo as far south as Santa Cruz Bay up the coast from Carmel. This is welcome news. So was the fact that none of the food we tested show heightened radiation as we document in Eat Me!

    Last year we also showed the abysmal state of media coverage of Fukushima and we’re delighted today to see a good piece in the Los Angeles Times, of all places, about the unhinged multi-billion “cleanup” going on in Fukushima today. We’d like to think the paper was influenced by our coverage to kick with it and sure enough they have.

    On out trip, EnviroReporter.com editor Denise Anne Duffield and I met Dr. Helen Caldicott in Santa Barbara before her lecture on “Preserving the Future” and attended the San Luis Obispo opening of REDACTED: Transparency, Democracy & Nuclear Power which bills itself with this intriguing riddle:

    They say: The truth isn’t always black or white….but what if it was, and you still couldn’t tell?
    As we mark the fourth anniversary of the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima, we reflect on the Japanese government’s final verdict: The tragedy was a product of collusion and lack of transparency by the nuclear industry and its regulators. We ask, “could that happen here?”

    One of the lessons of Fukushima has long been lost on the American people, especially those in Southern California, is that it can happen here, especially in earthquake country. Now with fracking nearly coast to coast, the entire nation is turning into earthquake country.

    Note that the following numbers of our reporting foray include our latest HEPA filter tests which show Los Angeles air surging even higher in beta radiation than in the previous period tested:

    March 11, 2015
    5:00 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from February 7, 2015 to today, or 33 days total: 176.9 CPM^^ which is 3.9 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER.
    4:30 pm INT BG: 45.5 CPM^^

    March 8, 2015
    2:25 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach Pacific Ocean water: 55.3 CPM^
    2:10 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach background: 64.7 CPM^^

    March 6, 2015
    4:20 pm EXT Spooner’s Cove at Montana Del Oro California State Park PACIFIC OCEAN WATER: Background

  63. Bubble of Fear: Surreal Photo Series Highlights Fukushima

    “… a jarring reminder that all is not well in Fukushima. French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillame Bression (collaborating as Trois 8) present ‘Bad Dreams?’, a series of photographs calling attention to the eerie continued desolation of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant and surrounding areas that were contaminated with radiation following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster of 2011.”

    http://weburbanist.com/2013/08/23/bubble-of-fear-surreal-photo-series-highlights-fukushima/

    :roll: We’ve passed the 4 year mark for 3 Nuclear Meltdowns that nobody knows what to do with. That’s 1462 DAYS!
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=march+11%2C+2011

  64. March 7, 2015 – Estimation of Radionuclides in Sand and Soil Samples in the United States

    Extract:

    The 2012-2013 soil study consisted of 48 samples, 22 Cs137 detections, 6 of which (or 12.5%) had Cs137 activity ranging from 4.9 – 19.1 Bq/kg with Cs134 activity ranging from 3.4 – 5.8 Bq/kg. The Cs134/137 ratio ranged from 0.27-0.84 with an average of 0.49 and a median of 0.52. This 2014 study consists of 60 samples, 30 Cs137 detections, 10 of which (or 16.7%) had Cs137 activity ranging from 5.7 – 10.2 Bq/kg with Cs134 activity ranging from 1.2 – 3.4 Bq/kg. The Cs134/137 ratio ranged from from 0.21-0.46 with an average of 0.34 and a median of 0.3.

    Comment:

    This would have to be one of the largest privately conducted, publicly available radiological surveys, I have seen conducted in the USA since Fukushima.

    This more than just a survey of Cesium, it also includes the Uranium and Actinium Series, Thorium Series, Neptunium Series, Cobalt-60 and more.

    http://eagerlabassistants.com/soilproject2014.html

  65. 7th March 2015 – Discovery of radioactive tritium in snow and ice outside a Hope Creek building at levels 500 times higher than federal water quality standards.

    Extract:

    The latest cold snap has delivered a troubling surprise at PSEG Nuclear’s Salem/Hope Creek reactor complex: Discovery of radioactive tritium in snow and ice outside a Hope Creek building at levels 500 times higher than federal water quality standards. At an estimated 10 million picocuries per liter in a confined area, it was the second-highest concentration reported in any tritium leak and pollution incident nationwide.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ED-20150307-47226-USA

  66. Southern Hemisphere February 2015 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

    February 2015 Background Summary

    Pretty much the same as last month. We see a drop in the month average background level for February 2015, and the rain water test shows manly Beryllium Be-7, and Lead Pb-210. The traces Iodine I-129 and Uranium U-235 showing up in the previous years rain water tests, are now below the reliable detection levels of the equipment here.

    The good news is that background levels here have stabilized, at least at this location in the Southern Hemisphere. I still detect the occasional event. These detection events are generally not as large, or as frequent as previous years.

    February 2015 monthly average background radiation level was 30% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    February average for 2014 was 40% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    February average for 2013 was 39% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    February average for 2012 was 37% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    Technical details:

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

    What the coloured alert levels, in the bar charts indicate.

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

    February 2015 (30% above month average)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-February-2015.jpg

    February 2014 (40% above month average)

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

    February 2013 (39% above month average)

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

    February 2012 (37% above month average)

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

    February 2015 Rain Water Test Report

    Summary:

    February rainfall was 426.6mm.

    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. Both these isotopes can also be released from a
    Nuclear accident.

    Roof down pipe filter design for rain water testing.

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

    Rain Filter Test Chart (The chart is minus background.)

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling. This is only a test chart of the polyester part of the rain water filter system design. The Polyester filter actually captured more than the carbon filter.

    Chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Down-pipe-February-polyester-filter-test-030315-TV67-26c-86029-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

  67. Glendale rain activity measures near normal March 2nd, 2015

    44.2 CPM sample from brief but intense shower
    40.2 CPM background

    Even though the rain shower was briefly intense and produced 1/8″ of rain in about 30 minutes, there was no thunderstorm activity. The radiation measurement was only about 10% above background, well withing normal variation of background levels. This is good news!

  68. 23th February 2015 report from a contact located near Cairns, in North Queensland Australia.

    “I had the alarms set at 0.400 uSv nearly going continuously from about 13:00 till about 17:00 with peaks close to 0.700 uSv. We had a local thunderstorm around 16:30 with about 4mm of rain.

    The rain seemed to have replaced the lower air, with air from higher altitudes and stopped the frequency of the alarms to close to zero after 18:00.The readings are still well above of what I have recorded as background before, which was around the 0.130 uSv level for the recent months without any events. The daily average increased again to 0.177 uSv. Keep watching, how it develops further.”

    Here is a chart comparing February day background averages of Caloundra (yellow) and near Cairns (red) Queensland Australia. Ignore the red line peak at the beginning of the February, as the Cairns Geiger counter was being used to test an imported food item at the time. The monitoring station near Cairns is a lot closer to the tropics, than the Caloundra Queensland monitoring station.

    Two cyclones hit Northern Australia at that time, and it is suggested that these weather events created this uptick in background detections.

    Comparison chart, (Thanks to the Cairn’s monitoring station operator for creating this chart.)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Near-Cairns-February-2015.jpg

    Queensland Map

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/australia/states/queensland/road-map.htm

  69. March 1, 2015
    2:45 pm INT RSSMC BG: 42.3 CPM^^
    2:30 pm INT RSSMC rain sample: 48.6 CPM^^ or 14.9% above subsequent background which is within the Inspector nuclear radiation monitor’s +/- 15% conservative margin of error.
    11:15 am INT RSSMC BG: 41.0 CPM^^
    11:00 am INT RSSMC rain sample: 42.3 CPM^^ or background with no radon daughters per usual.

    February 28, 2015
    9:15 pm INT RSSMC RAIN SAMPLE: 40.9 CPM^^ or background and once again showing Santa Monica rain is not impacted by radon progeny.
    8:50 pm INT RSSMC BG: 40.6 CPM^^

    February 22, 2015
    12:05 pm INT RSSMC BG: 41.0 CPM^^
    11:40 am INT RSSMC RAIN SAMPLE: 50.4 CPM^^ or 22.9% above subsequent background

  70. Hemet, CA rain. Soaked a paper towel, tested it when it was dry. Came out at 44.5 cpm, which is bg.

  71. Watch LIVE now! – day two of Dr. Caldicott’s symposium
    http://totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf

  72. Here’s an IAEA video about Fukushima’s decommissioning.

    Juan Carlos Lentijo, Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology speaking.

    Fukushima Decommissioning Mission:
    A Report from the Team Leader
    Published on Feb 17, 2015 3 min
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAEILUTGyjo

    My general observations:
    Maybe I look at things differently, but when I watch this video I noticed…

    1. The heavy lead suits worn by the workers.
    2. The lack of ‘eye protection’ in many cases.
    3. Almost no females involved in these groups.
    4. Everybody looks over the age of 50.
    5. None of the TEPCO workers are smiling.

    Video states that are 70 new Nuclear Reactors planned. :(

    Personally I don’t think ‘decommissioning’ is a good word to describe what is occurring around the ongoing TRIPLE MELTDOWNS. I am not sure what word could even come close to describing it. (?) I don’t think there is a word that covers working in a man made Hell. 😐

  73. @vital1: I heartily concur. According to the “Prepared Remarks of NRC Chairman Stephen G. Burns, Platts 11th Annual Nuclear Energy Conference, February 17, 2015 – Washington, D.C.,” sent to us by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the NRC is going to do even less than it has already.

    Even though the NRC is overseeing five new reactors being built, “the NRC is being scrutinized by its stakeholders for its responsible use of resources,” according to Burns. That means the nuclear power industry wants the NRC to pare back its already woeful oversight of America’s aging and increasingly dangerous reactors.

    “The agency’s FY 2016 proposed budget reflects the NRC’s efforts to demonstrate its responsiveness to the new context in which we find ourselves,” Burns said of the NRC happily caving in. “The proffered budget reflects a proposed reduction of 140 full time equivalent employees, and a reduction of $27.3 million from the FY 2015 submission. I also expect that the NRC’s FY 2015 fee rule, which will be published in the coming months, will reflect a reduction in licensee annual and hourly fees that are a result of decreases to account for lower than anticipated staffing needs.”

    Burns bragged of “right-sizing the agency” and “streamlining” it which just must make those government-subsidized atomic titans of industry rub their gooey hands together with joy. Craven, outrageous and criminal does not begin to describe what added dangers this potentially puts us in.

    Feeling safer, America? Or should I put that ‘the world’ as what melts down goes around the globe as Fukushima readily shows.

  74. @ Michael,

    In my opinion Industry self regulation doesn’t work. There is to much self interest to take short cuts to save money. The regulator gets squeezed to cut costs, which means public and worker safety are placed at risk. I have seen this so many times across multiple industries.

    The problem with the Nuclear industry is one major accident can contaminate half a country, and leave its land and water contaminated for centuries!

  75. Do cyclones draw Fukushima radioactive air contamination through the equatorial barrier, into the Southern Hemisphere?

    Caloundra (Queensland Australia) 22th February 2015 – The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Marcia came and went, the day average background here actually dropped then rose.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-February-2015.jpg

    The dip in the day average occurred a day before the degraded Cyclone Marcia was closest to here. We had around 330 mm rain over a few days. This suggests whatever was in the air was being washed out.

    Geiger counter testing of a car bonnet rain swab collected on the 20th, 630 cpm or ~1.0 uSv/hr. Not nearly as high as other rain event tests.

    When placed in the scintillator there was very little Radon-222 present, again not nearly as high as previous rain swab tests. The rain swab is also not showing any significant Be-7 or Pb-210, as recent rain test have shown. Radon levels were low averaging around ~ 0.5 pCi/l over that period. As the tail of Cyclone Marcia left the area we had a wave of radiation pass through. Haven’t seen this type of radioactive cloud stand out event since late 2011, 2012, and 2013.

    Here is the 24 hour chart.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Caloundra-Australia-24-hour-local-radiation-background-chart-210215.jpg

    —————

    (Caloundra is in Southern Queensland and Cairns is in Northern Queensland Australia.)

    Report from a contact near Cairns in North Queensland, 20th February 2015

    “I would like to report an unusual event yesterday. Yesterday 20. Feb 15 between 17:00 and 18:00 the alarm set at 0.400 uSv on my Gamma Scout kept sounding continuously. The daily average reading after midnight was 0.167 uSv, a value, that I have never had that high since I started using the instrument about a year ago. As per this morning, the readings still persist around the 0.150 to 0.160 uSv mark. There does not appear to have been any serious solar events. The weather here has been sunny, up to 33 C hot and humid.”

    Chart

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Cairns-February-2015.jpg

    Category 4 cyclone Lam also hit the Northern Territory of Australia, as category 5 Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit Queensland Australia. For two cyclones to hit Australia at the same time is very unusual.

  76. Light rain in Hemet, CA.
    Interior bg: 43.9
    paper towel rain sample: 60.6

    [Editor: 38.0% above background]

  77. 😐

    I wonder what it must be like to work for the NRC. I can imagine a TYPICAL EVENING going home to the wife and kids and giving the lowdown on what happened at work that day.

    “Yes, honey… I assisted in stopping a Nuclear Core Meltdown today that may have saved every living thing on the planet from having it’s DNA damaged. Only a ‘tiny’ amount of radiation was released, we averaged out the RISK so it was low enough for Federal standards to be met yet again. I am hoping for an even better day tomorrow. I feel Nuclear Power is now even safer knowing we have chainsaws and axes at the ready too… don’t you? Could you be so kind as to bring me a glass of wine dear, oh… just bring the whole bottle.”
    – NRC worker (anonymous)

    😉

  78. @vital1 et al: What would be the new chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory’s take on all this be? Look at a couple of snips from what NRC Chairman Stephen G. Burns Platts said at the 11th Annual Nuclear Energy Conference February 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

    “The agency’s FY 2016 proposed budget reflects the NRC’s efforts to demonstrate its responsiveness to the new context in which we find ourselves,” said Burns. “The proffered budget reflects a proposed reduction of 140 full time equivalent employees, and a reduction of $27.3 million from the FY 2015 submission.”

    So increased challenges means cut the NRC by 140 positions? Wow. They aren’t paid for by the taxpayer but by the nuke power industry, folks.

    “Although the agency’s workload in many areas is getting smaller, I would be remiss if I did not mention that the agency and industry have expended a significant amount of effort to address the lessons learned from the accident in Japan,” Burns continued. “For instance, I recently visited the North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia, and focused on looking at that licensee’s post-Fukushima modifications, particularly those designed to address beyond-design-basis accidents. I thought it remarkable the level of planning that has gone into considering what might go wrong, from the color coding of emergency electrical connections, to the stockpiling of extra equipment, and even the acquisition of axes and chainsaws to remove debris that might hamper plant staff in responding to plant conditions.” [Our emphasis]

    That’s it then, folks! Reduce staff hugely and get those axes and chainsaws handy. This is your NRC. Feeling safer?

    Thanks again, vital1.

  79. 18th February 2015 – More cracks found in Belgian nuclear reactors

    Extracts:

    “What we are seeing in Belgium is potentially devastating for nuclear reactors globally due to the increased risk of a catastrophic failure. Nuclear regulators worldwide must require reactor inspections as soon as possible, and no later than the next scheduled maintenance shutdown. If damage is discovered, the reactors must remain shut down until and unless safety and pressure vessel integrity can be guaranteed. The nuclear industry, already in crisis, is faced with an ageing nuclear reactor fleet at increasing risk of severe disaster.”

    In reaction to the findings, the Director-General of the Belgian nuclear regulator of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), Jan Bens, has said that this could be a problem for the entire nuclear industry globally. He added that the solution is to begin the careful inspection of 430 nuclear power plants worldwide [1].

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1502/S00170/more-cracks-found-in-belgian-nuclear-reactors.htm

  80. 2012 – Large list of nuclear accidents, “Let The Facts Speak, An Indictment Of The Nuclear Industry.”

    Extracts:

    “In introducing a document of this kind, the first thing to note is that the text speaks for itself. This is not a work of analysis or opinion, but a straightforward chronology of accident, incompetence and disaster spanning seven decades.”

    “We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have documented the accidents and crimes committed within these pages, those who came before, took a hard look at the reality of the nuclear industry, and chose not to look away.”

    Comment:

    Thanks to Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia Fremantle, and his researchers for updating this large list of nuclear accidents. Also thanks to Kevin Blanch for pointing to this document, in one of his recent Youtube videos.

    I suggest everyone download, and save a copy.

    http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/sites/default/files/ltfs-full.pdf

  81. 9th February 2015 – State Finds Radioactive Material In Vermont Yankee Groundwater

    Extracts:

    The Vermont Health Department says for the first time it has found the radioactive isotope Strontium-90 in ground water at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon.

    “This is more or less not surprising for a nuclear plant that’s operated for 42 years, not surprising given the fact that there have been leaks and Strontium found in the soil,” he said.

    http://digital.vpr.net/post/state-finds-radioactive-material-vermont-yankee-groundwater

  82. On 2/1/2015 I detected hot rain in Glendale, CA, along with a similar detection by Michael Collins in Santa Monica, CA. Our two locations are separated by about 15 miles. My reading of 121 CPM rain was surprising since I had not seen anthing this active in our area for some time. I wondered if this was just a fluke, or was something different happening now. I commented how surprising the storm was since it moved in quickly, and was even accompanied by lightning. However, 3.3 times background was even more surprising once Michael and I had checked our samples.

    Unfortunately, we don’t see a lot of rain in the Los Angeles area during the ongoing California drought. However, I was traveling to the San Francisco area this past weekend and had an opportunity to check the rain in Union City, CA. Union City is located in the San Francisco Bay area about 350 miles NW of Los Angeles.

    There were two storms in the Bay area last weekend. I was a little late arriving to the Bay area on Saturday and I did not sample the first storm. Sunday morning at 9:00 AM, I sampled the second storm which was moving very rapidly and was accompanied by 45 mph winds. It was heavy rainfall at 7:00 AM, and at 9:00 AM it was easing quite a bit so I took two samples which were slightly active, measuring 43.3 CPM, and 42.9 CPM compared to background radiation at 29.3 CPM. Later in the day there was clearing followed by a light shower. I took another sample at 3:00 PM and found that it was right at background, 28.0 CPM.

    I’m thinking that the more vigorous the storm, the more vertical mixing there is in the atmosphere. Strong updrafts and downdrafts may be bringing radidoactive particles down from higher aloft where the can be washed out to the ground by the rain. It’s a just a theory, but what we really need to know is, where is it coming from and what, exactly, are the radioactive particles involved. I doubt they are radon daughters, since these storms sweep in from the Pacific. Santa Monica in particular is literally right on the coast, Union City, too, is right off San Francisco Bay, and the wind and rain had been moving in rapidly for hours before I took my samples.

  83. 09 February 2015 – No cause for concern over nuclear explosion in ‘closed city’, say officials

    http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0114-no-cause-for-concern-over-nuclear-explosion-in-closed-city-say-officials/

    Extract:

    ‘Liquidators and workers insist [it is] nothing serious but just to be on the safe side it is not recommended to open doors and windows and to stay outside for long.’

    Comment:

    That builds confidence doesn’t it!

  84. @Chase.

    The pre-Fukushima four year recorded average here was ~ 0.1 uSv/hour. The recorded low background levels have allowed the detection of any changes in background levels since Fukushima.

    The GammaScouter Geiger counter 2007 to 2011 data recording was once a week from 2007 to early 2011. It doesn’t show much seasonal variation. Statistically the 2007 to 2011 data is not as accurate as the GammaScout recorded 2012 to 2015 data, as it is now recording local background levels every 60 seconds.

    Pre-Fukushima 2007 to 2011 local background level chart.

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

    The peak in the pre-Fukushima background level chart around September 2008 was probably an experiment being carried out at the time.

    After Fukushima a seasonal variation showed up in the year average charts. Northerly winds tend to come from the equator in the warmer months. In the cooler months, it tends to come from the Southern Ocean. The station location is on a headland, so there can be significant changes in background levels as the wind changes from North to South.

    After you average out the season differences here, the yearly increase since Fukushima has averaged around 21%.

    The 2012 year average was 21% above the pre-Fukushima 4 year average.

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

    The 2013 year average was 22% above the pre-Fukushima 4 year average.

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

    The 2014 year average was 20% above the pre-Fukushima 4 year average.

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

    ———————

    This type of dynamic in 24 hour data charts where common in late 2011 and 2012.

    Example 1:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/24-hour-background-radiation-chart-27012012.jpg

    Example 2:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/24-hour-background-radiation-chart-20042012-1024×460.jpg

    It showed significant waves coming through. When it was from a Northerly direction, background went up. When wind direction was from the Southern Ocean, background tended to go down.

    Now the increases showing on the 24 hour charts are much more averaged, and no where near as dynamic. This suggests that what ever was in the air in 2011 and 2012 that crossed the equatorial barrier, has had time become more evenly distributed into the southern hemisphere air mass.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Caloundra-Australia-24-hour-local-radiation-background-chart-221114.jpg

    It would be nice if other locations had pre and post Fukushima long term publicly available background data. This would
    make a lot easier to see accurately what is happening worldwide.

    As radiation fallout does not fall evenly, there will be areas that have seen significant background increases, and other areas that only seen small increases.

  85. @vital1 @Anybody

    The sccc charts for the location in the Southern Hemisphere are saying that ‘basically’ you’ve been at 40% or greater from pre-fuku background for the fourth consecutive year.

    Common sense would suggest that the Northern Hemisphere must be much higher. And certain parts, like the west coast from Alaska to Mexico, should be even higher yet.

    Are there any data charts anywhere that would accurately and clearly show our [USA] average background increase?

    Known FACT: It has increased because of ongoing TRIPLE NUCLEAR PLANT MELTDOWNS.

    Unknown: By ‘how much’?

    Are we, or have we, been getting a consistent low dose or ‘uh oh’ doses of radioactive contamination? …or both?

    IMO – Both!
    __________

    Side note:
    A general observation, but perhaps worth noting for historical purposes. Over the last 2 weeks I have met 6 people who have within the last 4 years had THYROID nodules or issues. Only 1 was over 50. That seemed VERY odd to me. Many people do not speak of their medical issues. How many more are there hiding in a radioactive thyroid closet? Is it here and even though we see it in front of us we still all hang on to the notion that ‘this just can’t be true’?

    Dang! 😐

  86. Thanks Michael,

    ————————–

    Southern Hemisphere January 2015 Rain Water Test Report

    Summary:

    As you can see there was more Beryllium Be-7 detected than Lead Pb-210 this month. January rainfall was 149.2 mm.

    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. Both these isotopes can also be released from a Nuclear accident.

    My view is that because of the upper atmosphere damage caused by the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, 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.

    I have provided two test charts, one is the normal minus background. The other uses a new SuperDeconvoluzione feature in Theremino 6.7 that provides results that are very similar to those obtained with the expensive high purity Germanium detectors.

    Station location,

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

    Roof down pipe filter design for rain water testing.
    http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design

    Rain Filter Test Chart (The chart is minus background.)

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling. This is only a test chart of the polyester part of the rain water filter system design.

    Chart normal view minus Background
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Down-pipe-Caloundra-January-polyester-filter-test-030215-TV63-26c-84645-B-text.png

    Chart using the new SuperDeconvoluzione feature
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Down-pipe-Caloundra-January-polyester-filter-test-030215-TV63-26c-84645-B-DC.png

    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.

  87. @vital1: Excellent report showing how much hotter things have gotten in the Southern Hemisphere, in the most ancient land on Earth, Australia. Your reports and authoritative and essential Radiation Food Lab on EnviroReporter.com make us all richer in knowledge, knowledge that can protect lives. Thank you.

    @All: More number crunching but at least today’s rain in the western Los Angeles Basin seems cool for radiation, unlike the last storm:

    February 7, 2015
    5:00 pm Jan. 30 RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE #2: 41.1 CPM^^ over a ten minute average.
    4:30 pm INT WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 45.3 CPM^^ or 7.1% above background which is less than the Inspector’s +/-15% conservative margin of accuracy meaning this rain contained no additional radiation. It also demonstrates how, as always, radon progeny/daughters do not impact readings at Radiation Station Santa Monica CA.
    4:20 pm INT BG: 42.3 CPM^^
    1:30 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from January 10, 2015 to today, or 28 days total: 116.8 CPM^^ which is 2.8 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER.
    1:15 pm INT BG: 41.5 CPM^^

  88. Southern Hemisphere January 2015 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

    January 2015 Summary

    There as been a small decrease in January background. This is good news, and means that background levels are not increasing at present, and have stabilized. At least at this location in the Southern Hemisphere.

    January 2015 monthly average background radiation level was 40% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    January average for 2014 was 41% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    January average for 2013 was 52% above the pre-Fukushima average.
    January average for 2012 was 43% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    Technical details:

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

    On the 26th January 2015 it was 80% above pre-Fukushima average levels on the 26th January. This put the monitoring station into it’s second alert level. It was a hot, humid, fine day.

    What the coloured alert levels, in the bar charts indicate.

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

    Background radiation charts for January, from 2012 to 2015.

    January 2015 (40% above month average)

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2015.jpg

    January 2014 (41% above month average)

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

    January 2013 (52% above month average)

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

    January 2012 (43% above month average)

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

  89. NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

    2015/02/02 at 12:01 am

    High radiation detected in L.A. rain

    The system that brought hot rain to Southern California January 30, covered in High radiation detected in L.A. rain, chugged east through the American southwest and southeastward over Mexico.

    Dale Ramicone of Radiation Station Glendale California had virtually the same amount of beta-emitting radiation in his rain sample, 3.2 times background coming in at 121.2 Counts Per Minute (CPM) that we did at Radiation Station Santa Monica California. Our results were 3.3 times background at 131.7 CPM.

    We noticed several interesting phenomena with the storm’s advance over Arizona. During the rains, beta radiation levels in Phoenix and Tuscon actually went down. This may be due to the fact that the storm system could have washed out the high airborne radiation while it was raining. The EPA RadNet stations are air sensors, after all, and seemed to pick up less beta during the precipitation.

    The object of our attention is beta radiation. Once again, several significant beta stations have gone offline while a couple of crucial ones are sputtering to life.

    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 November 23, 2014 (below in archives), Montgomery AL hit ~170 CPM December 16 but has settled down around 50 CPM in the last few days; Anchorage AK also hit a four month high reaching ~165 CPM December 13 which is the first time it has reached that dubious milestone since EnviroReporter.com began tracking its beta radiation totals in this increasingly active area; Fairbanks AK also hit a four-month high inching past the previous ~245 CPM October 31, topping ~255 CPM Christmas Day 2014; Phoenix AZ in the Grand Canyon State is getting hammered with beta rads and hit a four-month high November 27 with ~735 CPM; Tuscon AZ, which nearly topped 450 CPM October 31 also hit the beta jackpot November 27 with a solid 700 CPM in an area where folks move to breath the clean and dry desert air; Little Rock AR has been settling down and hovered just under 100 CPM February 1; Fort Smith AR hit 250 CPM December 1; Anaheim CA‘s beta graph started working August 7 then went dead completely August 15, and now has been back since November 25 showing three 300 CPM days in this latest period; Fresno CA smashed through previous highs hitting ~970 CPM November 11 and then the graph died December 2 leaving a huge hole in California airborne beta monitoring; Bakersfield CA has gone off the charts – in excess of 1,000 CPM – half a dozen times in early to mid-November, and then blazed though 1,000 CPM again in this latest period seven times; Los Angeles CA’s beta graph stopped in March 2014 but the gamma seemed quite jumpy in late December through mid-January 2015. A January 10 RSSMC triple HEPA filter debris test found hot dust coming in at 10.1 times background; Riverside CA‘s graph gave out September 15 after repeatedly slamming through the ‘Oh NO!’ threshold of 250 CPM and has stayed out leaving Southern California in the dark about a basic need-to-know environmental concern; San Bernardino County CA hit a four month high of ~345 CPM January 21; San Diego no longer has a working beta graph because it died January 15 after months of erratic fits and starts; Hartford CT is back to humming along at low numbers with ~22 CPM February 1; Washington DC was just ~35 CPM yesterday but hit 150 CPM twice December 17 and 26; still not one beta monitor out of five works in Florida which is why EnviroReporter.com editor Denise Anne Duffield and I don’t buy Sunshine State citrus; Augusta GA no longer has a working beta graph in a very active environment, unfortunately, giving out August 25, 2014 never to return; Ft. Wayne IN has exceeded 200 CPM twice for this reporting period which is actually an improvement; Baton Rouge LA‘s four-month high was hit November 10-11 with ~290 CPM but it has settled down registering ~35 CPM February 1; Orono ME is the farthest functioning beta station away from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Dai-ichi, Japan, and this lovely town has the lowest readings sometimes down into the single digits for days at a time; Baltimore MD’s beta and gamma graphs are now ‘on’ and functioning properly which is great news and shows that the New Year is getting busy with four days over 100 CPM; Worcester MA blew through ~320 CPM September 28 and has spiked three times in November over 200 CPM and then its beta station died December 9 and then briefly be reborn Christmas Day only to die, for good, the next day; Grand Rapids MI got up to ~315 CPM December 1; St. Paul MN was blowing through 300-350 CPM regularly before its beta station died October 16 not to return in a place where beta has soared since the triple meltdowns began according EnviroReporter.com’s extensive archive of beta readings for this important upper Midwest center; St. Louis tested ~310 CPM December 16, a four month high; Lincoln NE hit a four-month high January 3 soaring to ~460 CPM; Concord NH hit ~195 CPM December 17; Albuquerque NM also hit a four-month high December 17 with a whopping ~860 CPM; Buffalo NY tested at ~210 CPM November 18 and jumped around going over 100 CPM half a dozen times in the latest period; 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 which is one thing New Yorkers can brag about: they’re hotter than Los Angelenos; Syracuse NY showed ~160 CPM November 26 and then the beta graph died December 1; Charlotte NC topped 220 CPM Christmas Eve bringing with it the gift of a four month high though the graph died January 13 so who knows now; 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 was ~210 CPM December 17; Corvalis OR is trending higher in 2015 with ~205 CPM January 9Pittsburgh PA was ~215 CPM December 16; Puerto Rico‘s beta graph doesn’t work but the gamma remains low and steady; Amarillo TX hit 1,000 CPM January 7 and 15 at one of the hottest sites in the country for reasons not fully understood; Dallas TX goes Texas-big topping 350 CPM twice in the period before the monitor mysteriously began registering in the single digits January 20 until now; Ft. Worth hit a four month high with 360 CPM January 20; Salt Lake City UT’s beta station is still down since a huge beta increase over 200 CPM in early May 2014 and remains offline in a state that could use the now-available Mitt Romney’s guiding hand to get that beta station up and atom; and Madison WI hit a four-month high November 25 charting ~460 CPM and was only ~40 CPM February 1.

  90. @Chase: Excellent observations from someone who really knows what he’s talking about. Our hot Los Angeles rain was tested, videotaped and written about in a new post soon to go up later today. Don’t miss it, Chase and fellow raddies.

  91. Live Fukushima Webcam observation.

    When I see a significantly higher reading, like EnviroReporter.com #2 rain sample Jan 30, I usually go back about 5 days to see what was happening on the Fukushima webcam live recording.

    When I took a look to the morning videos for the 25th of January webcam archives on youtube, I find several recordings that have been ‘clipped’ short. (?) To me this is usually an indication that issues were happening that ‘they’ don’t want anyone to see. Sometimes people record there observations as they see it, knowing that the archive footage may disappear. Normally the archive recording is compressed at 20x speed to be 1 hour in 3 minutes.

    😐 – ONLY 7 seconds here, but it’s obvious things are not going well.

    Morning January 25th
    yt user – Fuku1live
    2015.01.25 09:00-10:00 jst
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGRssJhThLk

    Hmm…? 😉

  92. January 30, 2015
    4:00 pm: RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE #2: 131.7 CPM^^ which is 3.3 times BACKGROUND which is HAZARDOUS. As previously reported, California Highway Patrol considers anything over 3 times background to be a tripwire for a HazMat (hazardous materials) situation necessitating appropriate protective protocols. Keep children and pregnant women from directly being exposed to this rain shower. Wet clothes should be taken off once at home and washed normally. This is the first really hot rain in Los Angeles in a while. Act appropriately.
    3:40 pm: RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE: 107.7 CPM^^ which is 2.7 times BACKGROUND. Radiation Station Santa Monica California is not impacted by radon progeny/daughters as we have noted, shown and proved multiple times since March 15, 2011 when our Fukushima fallout-oriented multi-media radiation testing began.
    3:25 pm: RSSMC INT BG: 39.9 CPM^^

  93. @ Michael, “That is a remarkable repeating pattern”

    Here are some theories that have been put forward so far.

    1. At this time every year the earth is positioned to be irradiated by the a cosmic source from space.

    2. A weather related cyclical break through of the equatorial barrier, occurs around the same time every year.

    3. An annual release from the Lucas Heights Nuclear facility in Sydney.

    Wind direction at the time, tends to rule out two, and three.

  94. @vital1: That is a remarkable repeating pattern, too remarkable to seem random. Yet the only nuclear site we could find near the Sunshine Coast, Australia, is the Narangba food irradiation plant which seems unlikely as a source. This is a stumper.

    @All:

    January 26, 2015
    6:35 pm: RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE: 47.2 CPM^^ which is well within the Inspector’s conservative +/-15% margin meaning the rain is at BACKGROUND. This also shows, once again, that Radiation Station Santa Monica California is not impacted by radon progeny/daughters as we have noted, shown and proved multiple times since March 15, 2011 when our Fukushima fallout-oriented multi-media radiation testing began.
    6:15 pm: RSSMC INT BG: 43.5 CPM^^

  95. Note: This alert code system here, is not based on any official government alert system. It is one set up by the station operator to indicate significant local increases.

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

  96. Caloundra (Queensland Australia) 26th January 2015 – It was 80% above pre-Fukushima average levels on the 26th January. This put the monitoring station into it’s second alert level. It was a hot, humid, fine day.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-January-2015.jpg

    Almost to the day, background levels also went into the stations second alert level in,

    January 2012

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

    and

    January 2013,

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

    The spread sheet I use, also has a formula set up to calculate average background from 12 midnight to 8 am. The 12 midnight to 8am average on the 26th was greater than the whole day average.

    This is very unusual, for these elevated background events to be so precisely cyclical.

    The only thing I can think of at present, is a weather related cyclical break through of the equatorial barrier.

    I am open to suggestions.

  97. Same scam, different country.

    India, US reach nuclear deal; Obama uses executive powers to waive intrusive checks
    Sachin Parashar,TNN
    Jan 26, 2015, 01.54 AM IST

    “The US has agreed to India’s proposal to build a risk-management insurance pool of Rs 1,500 crore to provide cover to suppliers who shunned the civil nuclear agreement because it made them liable to pay compensation in the event of a nuclear accident.”

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-US-reach-nuclear-deal-Obama-uses-executive-powers-to-waive-intrusive-checks/articleshow/46015682.cms

    Sound familiar? 😐

    There was no mention of Fukushima by the POTUS during the State of the Union Address, yet within a week he’s peddling Nuclear Power. Don’t these leaders realize that there are ongoing TRIPLE out of control NUCLEAR MELTDOWNS that are not even approachable by humans or robots.

    Sometimes I get the feeling that the Nuclear Proponents are themselves ‘out of control’. Where’s the point counter point public discussion on such issues. Oh… there is none.

  98. @Another Simi Mom: These chilling events, reported here by you so eloquently, belies the lethality of set in place nuclear bombs called reactors. Putin’s see-saw behavior makes this likely to go very wrong as his arrogance, along with stupid strategic moves, blind him to the consequences of destroying the plant. His ‘land bridge’ would be a very hot one indeed. Please keep these updates coming.

  99. On January 19, 2015 I commented about the fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces creating the risk of accident at the Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Europe with 5 reactors. The risk could come from armed attack or rocket bombardment.

    (Note that there are English spellings of Zaphorizia, phonetic spellings of the Ukrainian word for Zaphorizia, and phonetic spellings of the Russian word for Zaphorizia. I am using the shortest English spelling. It’s all the same nuclear plant and the same territory, no matter how you spell it.)

    In essence, it’s clear that the goal of the Russians, having invaded and held both Crimea and much of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast (a province), is that the Russians will want to control the land between Crimea and SW Russia. That land bridge is Ukraine’s Zaphorizia Oblast and Donetsk Oblast.

    Today (1/24/15) the New York Times reports that Russian military operatives have announced that they are moving to take Mariupol, a city of 400,000 ethnic Ukrainians swollen with even more refugees from Crimea and Donetsk. The Russians launched a Grad rocket attack, which killed 27 people and wounded 97 so far. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/world/europe/at-least-10-killed-in-rocket-attack-in-eastern-ukraine-port-city.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    Mariupol is 185 kilometers from the Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant.

    Grad rockets are notoriously hard to precisely target, which is an important point to be made as to the Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant, because the likely route the Russian military operatives choose to take, to seize a wide land bridge between SW Russia and Crimea, will put the nuclear plant even closer to the rocket fire.

    Vladimir Putin has bragged that if he wanted to, he could have his tanks and troops in Warsaw in 2 weeks. Instead, it appears the Russians’ current plan is to use ethnic Russian lunatics who have lived in Donetsk and Zaphorizia Oblasts as their mouth pieces, and the Russian equivalent of navy seals and green berets leading regular Russian forces, to slowly move towards Crimea and take the land bridge territory they desire, with the Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant in the way.

    Today, in another context, someone quoted Winston Churchill’s 1938 book “While England Slept”. I see no sign that any European country has any interest in protecting the Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant from Grad rockets fired by lunatics or faux separatists. Will one of us be the one to write the nuclear version of “While NATO Slept”?

  100. Every now and then I come across tidbits of information that might be important to file in ones back brain.

    Such as…
    The time factor when taking KI Pills after a Nuclear Accident. The warning TIME FRAME, which we had, was never officially issued. 😐

    I did not realize how critical the KI TIME FACTOR was!

    The KI Pill – TIME FACTOR –

    Time (Hours) of KI prophylaxis —– Effectiveness
    96 h before radioiodine exposure — 5%
    72 h before radioiodine exposure — 32%
    48 h before radioiodine exposure — 75%
    24 h before radioiodine exposure — 93%
    At time of radioiodine exposure —- 99%
    1–2 h after radioiodine exposure — 85% – 90%
    3–4 h after radioiodine exposure — 50%
    8 h after radioiodine exposure —– 40%
    24 h after radioiodine exposure —- 7%

    Source: modified from Sternthal et al;
    WHO – World Health Organization

    The NRC mentions ‘time’, but leaves out the important part.

    “When potassium iodide is ingested, it is taken up by the thyroid gland. In the proper dosage, and taken at THE APPROPRIATE TIME, it will effectively saturate the thyroid gland in such a way that inhaled or ingested radioactive iodines will not be accumulated in the thyroid gland. The RISK of thyroid effects is REDUCED.”
    – NRC

    http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/about-emerg-preparedness/potassium-iodide/ki-faq.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_iodide#Thyroid_protection_due_to_nuclear_accidents_and_emergencies
    __________

    A look back in history: Here’s an excerpt from a comment I left here on May 13th 2011. (radiation-station/#comment-42478)

    The comment: May 2011

    “What will be the first affects or signs of illness in people and/or “other” life forms that will be noticeable as a result of Fukushima? I understand the long term affects such as cancers, but what are we going to see first and how long if not already will it be? What are doctors currently seeing from those who have entered the no go zone?

    I asked this because over the last week I have had 3 people, who know little to nothing about what’s going on make a statement that seemed down right odd to me. It really seemed strange because a couple of days prior to the first person’s statement I felt the same thing, but I “sluffed” it off as allergies or psychological. (or both)

    Each of these people, independently, and at separate times said “Wow, it feels like my thyroid is vibrating!”. They were almost word for word. I did not say anything because I am not a Medical Professional and I would not want anyone to panic or give someone false information. My reply was, it’s probably just allergies. But, I have to admit it, I was silently thinking, this is VERY weird. Especially since I’ve never heard anyone say that before in my life and then, 3 times in one week. hmmm… I thought? So I came here to ask.

    I know this sounds a bit silly, but I would like to know.”
    – Chase
    ___________

    >> I am certain now (Jan 2015) that my thyroid and many others got dosed in the days and weeks following the meltdowns at Fukushima.

    Coming up on 4 years later and some of these questions have been answered.

  101. Amazing what one can learn in just a minute.

    Two Ways Ionizing Radiation Damages DNA
    – One Minute Medical School
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyOnCu3l7uA

    😉

  102. Here are some of the radiation monitoring networks closest to the conflict area in the Ukraine. If the situation does deteriorate, these may help keep track of any major radiation releases.

    Global Radiation Monitoring Network Drag and zoom World map to see Romanian, and other European monitoring stations stations (P)

    http://www.uradmonitor.com/

    Black Cat systems Drag world map to see European stations (P)

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

    Radiation Monitor Click geographical location buttons, or drag world map to see European stations (P)

    http://radmon.org/

    Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants Place mouse cursor over NPP location to see its background level, and mouse click onto the NPP location see more monitoring stations. (G)

    http://www.energoatom.kiev.ua/en/map_aes/

    Russian Atom Russian monitoring stations (G)

    http://www.russianatom.ru/

    EURDEP European Radiological Data Exchange Platform (G)

    http://eurdep.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Basic/Pages/Public/Home/Default.aspx

  103. 1/19/15 6:30PM Pacific Time: We just got home from dinner, where my son’s twitter was blowing up with news about very intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops in South Eastern Ukraine.

    BBC America is running a tag line at the bottom of their TV screen saying there is heavy fighting in South Eastern Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk. They’ve now put up a story online as well. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30878406

    We are digging for more information about security at the Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant and its 5 reactors.

    Right now kyivpost.com has a story saying that 382 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine in the past 3 days.

    kyivpost.com also has a story saying the fighting between the Russians and Ukrainians is intense.

    kyivpost.com also re-reports CNN story from 10AMish Ukraine time 1/20 that Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk admitted that more Russian troops and supplies came into Ukraine from Russia yesterday (1/19).

    I am concerned that in closing the gap between Russia’s old SW border and Crimea, that the Russians will take all of the Oblasts along the Sea of Azov including the Zaporizhia and its Zaphorizia Nuclear Power Plant which is on the Dnieper River. Zaporizhia Oblast is NE of Crimea and on the coast route from SE Russia to Crimea. See map at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaporizhia_Oblast#mediaviewer/File:Zaporizhia_in_Ukraine_%28claims_hatched%29.svg

    The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant is on the south side of the big lake shown on the map at the northern border of Zaporizhia.

    (Link to a photo of the 5 reactors by typing “Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant” into Wikipedia English, and when the article comes up on the left click on the word Русский and the Russian version of the article will come up with the good photo of the nuclear plant.)

    FYI In Anglicized Russian word for Zaporizhia is spelled “Zaporozhye” and you may see it written that way in some news stories or on some maps.

    (Link to a photo of the 5 reactors by typing “Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant” into Wikipedia English, and when the article comes up on the left click on the word Русский and the Russian version of the article will come up with the good photo of the nuclear plant.)

    The population of Zaporizhia Oblast is approximately 75% Ukrainian and 20% Russian, so it certainly looks like there would be a significant fight right near the Nuclear power plant.

    It will not be wonderful for the world if fighting, rocketing and sabotage occurs around the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.

  104. This shows the human side of a Nuclear Catastrophe.

    CBS TV 60 Minutes
    Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time.
    ( August 24, 2014, 7:23 PM – 14 minute segment)
    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/fukushima-three-years-later-2/

    Some items of note:

    > Inside some buildings workers can only stay for 2 1/2 hours at a time in FULL protective outfits.

    > One former resident is allowed back to the site of his home 10 times a years for ONLY 5 hours. That’s with wearing protective gear.

    > Children can no longer visit their ancestors graves. It’s too radioactive. :(

    IMO – Nuclear Power is NOT SAFE. The RISK to everything is not calculable or insurable.

  105. rain in socal… hemet, ca, wet paper towel test. int bg: 45.1 wet towel 50.9

  106. @All: Check out Peter Daley’s new report:

    Ukraine Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant Accident Cover Up?
    by Peter Daley
    11 January 2015

    The Ukrainian civil war greatly increases the chances of a major nuclear event occurring in Europe! Ukraine has four nuclear power plants operating, and Zaporizhzhya is Ukraine’s and Europe’s largest. A number of independent Internet news sources, provide evidence that a serious nuclear accident occurred at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant, in the Ukraine in late November 2014.

    Here is a summary of circumstantial evidence gathered from separate reports.

    1. An alleged hacked conversation between two Ukrainian Officials, discussing a very serious and deteriorating situation at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant.

    2. Leaked official report of the incident, indicating significant radioactive releases. At present, there is no confirmation that this document is genuine.

    3. Romanian report of a Radioactive cloud being present in Romania after a recent nuclear accident in Ukraine.

    4. Large Romanian background radiation detections from different Romanian private radiation monitoring stations, occurring around the same time the news reports of problems at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant surfaced.

    Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant close upAll this circumstantial evidence above is weighted against news reports stating that everything is fine.

    Example:

    Ukraine denies radioactive leak on Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant 30th December 2014

    Extract:

    Life News newswire published documents which it said came from Ukraine’s emergencies ministry, and showed that a leak at the power plant had led to a spike in radiation over the past two days, exceeding permitted norms by 16 times.

    Three officials from Ukraine’s emergencies ministry, energy ministry and the plant itself told Reuters there had been no leak.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-ukraine-crisis-nuclear-idUSKBN0K81GO20141230

    The circumstantial evidence in detail.

    The Alleged Conversation Hack

    This recent OpEdnews article refers a hacked conversation, that is alleged to have taken place between two Ukrainian officials.

    General News 1/2/2015 – Zaporozhye Nuclear Problem may be even Scarier

    Conversation Extract from page 3, 4 and 5

    [caption id="attachment_16332" align="alignleft" width="300"]Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant in Ukraine Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant in Ukraine[/caption]Zaporozhye Leaked Accident Conversation-

    The following leaked conversation took place during the Zaporozhye incident is between Tyshenko (General Director of Nuclear Power Plant) and Torbayevsky ( Head of Emergency Readiness). The questions this should raise because the information coming to light reflect a possible situation like this are enormous.

    November 28th

    Tyshenko 8:12 PM- Vasili what the hell is going on over there?

    8:24 – Tyshenko – Why aren’t you answering?

    8:58 – Torbayevsky – Vacheslav Alexaivich, forgive me for not answering. We have an emergency. The Third Unit shut down. I am already there. Ignatchencho is with me. Krasnogorov is coming.

    Tyshenko – fuck! Why the hell didn’t you tell me immediately? Do you understand the danger this will mean for us? We will be thrown in prison, you as well. Leaving now, will be there in hour.

    Torbayevsky – Need to contact Chech specialists from Skoda. Its their equipment.

    November 29th

    Tyshenko and Krasnogorov, head engineer at plant ZGD

    20:34 Tyshenko – Fiador, how are things?

    Krasnagorov – Things are not good. The casket on the upper unit cannot take the pressure. Seems we screwed around with this improper material long enough.

    Tyshenko – Don’t whine. You need to understand that no one asked me about any of it.

    Krasnagorov – Even back then I was saying that this is not going to end well. We needed to do testing first. Its not just the caskets that are the problem. Its with the fuel as well.

    Tyshenko – I said don’t whine! These are the orders the ministry gave. They warmed their hands on it already (they made their money) and let this fuck them now (let them deal with the fallout).

    Krasnagorov – Understood.

    December 2nd

    7:48 Tyshenko and Stefansky (Assistant Plant manager)

    Stefansky – Vacheslav Alexaivich as soon as you left, journalists flooded us. They are hanging out at the security checkpoint. What do I say to them?

    Tyshenko 8:01 am – Listen, I am fucking barely able to stay on my feet (tired). Can’t you come up with something? Say that it is an electrical short circuit or some other shit like that, but about the reactor not a word! Blab, and I will turn you inside out (skin you)! Thats it, out, I’m getting a few hours sleep and will be back.

    December 2nd

    8:53 Tyshenko and Torbayevsky

    Torbayevsky – Vacheslav Alexaivich, we have a leak.

    Tyshenko – fuck! Where are you?

    Torbayevsky – I’m at the station with the personnel, trying to fix it, but its a dead number (no use).

    9:31 am Tyshenko – Ok, I called to the top. We need to be quiet now or we’ll be sent to Donbass as volunteers. Do You understand?

    Torbayevsky – Understood.

    12:17 Tyshenko – Vasili, I’ve been called to Kiev immediately. Figure this out without me.

    Torbayevsky – What do we do with the personnel? We need to evacuate people, radiation is off the charts! And locals need to be warned. We already started dumping into the water supply from the cooling system. Very soon we will have a second Chernobyl.

    Tyshenko – Don’t panic! We were told to be quiet. We’ll be quiet!

    Torbayevsky – Vacheslav Alexaivich! Do you understand we can no longer keep silent? This is a catastrophe! Here in a 100 kilometer radius, nothing will be left alive! fucking sky is already glowing! (inside joke about radiation)

    Tyshenko – Listen! I am flying to Kiev. Wait for a call. For now don’t answer any questions and don’t talk to anyone.

    Article:

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Zaporozhye-Nuclear-Problem-by-George-Eliason-Chernobyl_Nuclear-Containment_Nuclear-Cover-up_Nuclear-Meltdown-150102-762.html

    Leaked official report

    Zero Hedge – Is Ukraine Hiding A Huge Radiation Leak At The Largest Nuclear Power Plant In Europe?

    Extract:

    Today, we get information of a leaked report sourced from three different place unconfirmed for now (but RT is trying to verify) that Ukrainian nuclear scientists misled the public and a radioactive leak has been detected citing the country€™s emergency services claiming that levels of radiation are 16.3 times the legally permitted norm.

    Report:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2014/12-overflow/Ukraine%20NPP%20Image.jpg

    Article:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-30/ukraine-hiding-huge-radiation-leak-largest-nuclear-power-plant-europe

    Romanian report of a Radioactive cloud

    Romania borders the Ukraine. This article if translated correctly, presents the possibility of radiation from a Ukrainian nuclear accident being detected around the northern border area of Romania. The northern border area of Romania is where the private Romanian monitoring stations detected large spikes in radiation in late November and December 2014.

    Extract: (I used the Google translate service.)

    Translate

    06/12/2014 EVENT INFORMATION USEFUL No comments radioactive

    Translation Extract:

    From the first data announced by the National Meteorological administration, pollutant cloud will remain in the next 24 hours and northern border of Romania. In the first analysis, before all environmental factors values were within the natural limits. This might change, however, in the following days.

    Article:

    http://flamanzi.ro/nor-radioactiv-in-romania-dupa-accidentul-nuclear-din-ucraina/

    High Romanian background radiation detections

    These large spikes in background radiation were recorded in late November, and December 2014, on two different private Romanian monitoring stations, located in northern Romania. They are listed here in chronological order. The first Romanian detection occurred a couple of days before news reports of operational problems at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant surfaced.

    First detection

    Alert level for Timisoara Romania 26th November 2014 peak 4.48 uSv/hr.

    No stations near by to confirm if it is a genuine detection, still could be equipment malfunction or a very localized event. If it is genuine, this is a very large detection.

    Here is a screen shot of the chart detection.
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Timisoara-Romania-261114.jpg

    Global Radiation Monitoring Network
    http://www.uradmonitor.com/

    Second detection

    Alert level Carei Northern Romania 27th November 2014.

    The alert detection in Timisoara Romania on the 26th and now Carei on the 27th, would appear to be confirmation of a major radioactive release somewhere in Europe in the last couple days. Carei is north of Timisoara in Romania.

    More investigation would be needed to try and pinpoint the source, and it may not be from Romania.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Carei-Northern-Romania-271114.jpg

    Third detection

    Another Alert level for Timisoara Romania 1st December 2014, peak 2.41 uSv/hr.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Timisoara-Romania-011214.jpg

    These detections suggest there have been recent major releases, from a nuclear facility in Europe.

    Forth detection

    Another significant detection at Timisoara Romania on the 7th December 2014, peak 0.38 uSv/hr.

    It is not nearly as large as the other recent detections of 4.8 uSv/hr, 1.81 uSv/hr, 1.17uSv/hr and 2.41 uSv/hr. These were very large free air Gamma detections from two different private Romanian monitoring stations.

    Screen Shot:
    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Timisoara-Romania-071214.jpg

    Conclusion

    Yes, there is the possibility that these high detections have nothing to do with the Ukraine Zaporozhye NPP. These detections could also be equipment malfunctions, or be from local sources. I have considered these possibilities. All monitoring systems are subject to malfunctions at times. Two or more monitoring stations in proximity to each other, indicating a significant increase in background levels, are more statistically likely to be an indication of a genuine event.

    All this circumstantial evidence points to a serious nuclear accident having occurred at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant in the Ukraine in late November 2014. Nuclear and government officials are renowned for denying any nuclear accident has occurred for as long as they can. They then play down the seriousness of the accident, once they have to admit there has been a nuclear accident. Three Mile Island, Fukushima and Chernobyl Nuclear disasters, are just a few of numerous examples. In my opinion, at this point, it would be wise to keep a close eye on the situation. Civil war and Nuclear power plants are not a good mix!

    This is a free resource, listing International radiation monitoring stations. It could provide helpful information in an emergency.
    http://sccc.org.au/international-radiation-monitoring-station

    EnergoAtom Ukrainian Nuclear power plant monitoring web site.
    http://www.energoatom.kiev.ua/en/map_aes/

  107. @george: The rainstorm hitting Los Angeles may have been at background but the L.A. air beta readings were really high. So it’s better to compare air to air it seems, in this case. That said, the closest nuclear reactor to Bakersfield and Fresno is Diablo Canyon on the California south-central coast. We are looking closely at this controversial facility with our findings coming soon.

  108. What might cause the beta readings around Bakersfield and Fresno to rise so dramatically? Rain samples around Los Angeles and environs apparently do not show such a dramatic escalation.

  109. @Peter Daley, Chase, Dale Ramicone and our vigilant crew that keeps our numbers coming accurately, thank you!

    January 10, 2015: EnviroReporter.com reaches more than 7,084 special tests and original reports including 2,733 measurements and analyses from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 4,351 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,852,525 readers and 1,570,979 viewers along with the 20,747 people that have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s continuous online streaming. Over 185,822 folks have watched 90 original videos on our YouTube channel and we’ve received tens of thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ for our site, investigations and Facebook channel. Thank you for your support.

  110. January 1, 2015
    10:15 pm INT RSSMC TEST OF DENISE ANNE’S MASK: 39.6 CPM^^ or background
    10:00 pm INT RSSMC TEST OF MICHAEL’S MASK: 39.6 CPM^^ or background
    9:45 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA CA: 41.9 CPM^^
    4:30 pm INT JET AIRLINER @ ~36,000 over ~Iowa/Nebraska: 960.4 CPM^^ which is ~32 TIMES PRIOR ORD BACKGROUND HIGHER
    3:00 pm EST INT CHICAGO’S O’HARE TERMINAL: ~30 CPM^^

    December 28, 2014
    12:40 pm EST SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN ROOM PACKED SNOW SAMPLE: 41.7 CPM^^ which is background
    12:25 pm EST INT SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN ROOM: 42.9 CPM^^

    December 27, 2014
    5:00 pm EST EST INT SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN ROOM: 48.7 CPM^^
    4:40 pm EST INT SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN ROOM RAIN SAMPLE: 70.5 CPM^^ which is 44.8% OVER BACKGROUND and could have been radon progeny.

    December 23, 2014
    8:45 pm EST Michael’s airline MASK: 35.4 CPM^^ or background
    8:30 pm EST Denise Anne’s airline MASK: 39.6 CPM^^ or background
    8:15 pm EST INT SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN ROOM: 39.6 CPM^^
    9:18-9:28 am PST INT JET AIRLINER @ 36,995 feet @ 541 MPH with -52 degrees F outside jet over Missouri River from Nebraska to Missouri north of St. Joseph: 837.5 CPM^^ which is 25.5 TIMES PRIOR LAX INT BACKGROUND HIGHER
    7:10 am PST INT JET AIRLINER @ 34,993 feet altitude at beginning of 10-minute test and 36,047 feet at end – east of Barstow CA heading over Mojave Desert: 778.0 CPM^^ or 23.7 TIMES PRIOR LAX INT BACKGROUND HIGHER which is why Denise Anne and Michael always wear effective masks in flight
    5:40 am PST INT LAX AIRPORT TERMINAL: 32.9 CPM^^

    December 22, 2014
    10:45 pm INT RSSMC BG: 43.2 CPM^^
    10:30 pm INT HEAVY MIST SAMPLE which could be a clue, as in prior tests, to beta radiation presence in Santa Monica Bay/Pacific Ocean: 37.6 CPM^^ – below subsequent background

  111. @Michael,

    “You could write this up as an article for us and I will edit it.”

    Thank you Michael.

  112. @vital1: I admit to using the leading “if true” to get even more amazing, sourced information from you. You’ve pieced together this potential catastrophe unlike anywhere else I’ve seen (unless there’s some missing sourcing, which I doubt). You could write this up as an article for us and I’ll edit it. That’s if you’d like to. And when you’re ready, or the story is ready. Our plate is full now but you’ve got a real important story here that should first live on EnviroReporter.com.

  113. @Michael,

    “if true, shocking information”

    Here is a summary of the present circumstantial evidence, that points to a serious event having occurred at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant.

    1. An official report of the incident indicating significant radioactive releases. At present, there is no confirmation that this document is genuine.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2014/12-overflow/Ukraine%20NPP%20Image.jpg

    2. An alleged hacked conversation between two Ukrainian Officials, discussing a very serious and deteriorating situation at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant.

    3. High detections reports on 3 different private live monitoring stations, on two different European monitoring networks. These detections occurred around the same time the reports of problems at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant came in.

    Here is a new report of a very large European detection.

    Information and screen shot provided by poster bo on enenews.com, “12/29 monitor station says APR but it looks like – Sicily, Italy on map”

    December 28th and 30th 2014, on the netc.com private monitoring system ~45,000cpm, and 65,474 cpm.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gcex5hx53j9m1tm/Screenshot_2015-01-03-22-34-40.png?dl=0

    4. Extract: (I used the google translate service.)

    Translate
    Radioactive cloud in Romania, after the nuclear accident in Ukraine
    06/12/2014 EVENT INFORMATION USEFUL No comments
    radioactive

    Translation Extract:

    From the first data announced by the National Meteorological administration, pollutant cloud will remain in the next 24 hours and northern border of Romania. In the first analysis, before all environmental factors values were within the natural limits. This might change, however, in the following days.

    Article:

    http://flamanzi.ro/nor-radioactiv-in-romania-dupa-accidentul-nuclear-din-ucraina/

    This article if translated correctly, presents the possibility of radiation from a Ukrainian nuclear accident being detected in on the northern border of Romania. The northern border area of Romania is where the private Romanian monitoring stations detected large spikes in radiation in late November and December.

    The evidence above is weighted against reports stating everything is fine.

    Ukraine denies radioactive leak on Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant – 30th December 2014

    Extract:

    Life News newswire published documents which it said came from Ukraine’s emergencies ministry and showed that a leak at the power plant had led to a spike in radiation over the past two days exceeding permitted norms by 16 times.

    Three officials from Ukraine’s emergencies ministry, energy ministry and the plant itself told Reuters there had been no leak.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-ukraine-crisis-nuclear-idUSKBN0K81GO20141230

    ————————————————

    “Timisoara Romania is no where near Zaporozhye, Ukraine so there may be 2 different things going on.”

    Yes, there is the possibility that these high detections have nothing to do with the Ukraine Zaporozhye NPP. These detections could also be equipment malfunctions, or be from local sources. I have considered these possibilities.

    All monitoring systems are subject to malfunctions at times. Two or more monitoring stations in proximity to each other, indicating a significant increase in background levels, are more statistically likely to be an indication of a genuine event.

    In my opinion at this point, it would be wise to keep a close eye on the situation. Civil war and Nuclear power plants are not a good mix! If there is a serious deteriorating situation at the Ukraine Zaporozhye NPP, it may eventually be impossible to hide it.

  114. @vital1: This is superb and, if true, shocking information. The descriptions of the “coffins” with some kind of fracked up fuel is horrifying. One interesting point to an ER reader who wrote to me is that “Timisoara Romania is no where near Zaporozhye, Ukraine so there may be 2 different things going on. If there is no plant near Timisoara perhaps a spill of fuel rods off a truck, spent or not? As to the Zap Plant the key question is what number on the International Scale and how much Ukrainian Blarney is being peddled.”

    If it wasn’t for vital1, our very own Peter Daley (who operates Radiation Food Lab, Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia and his awesome website, we wouldn’t even know about this emerging crisis. Thank you, Peter.

  115. More large detections 2.21 uSv/hr and 0.46 uSv/hr at Timisoara Romania, on the 3rd January 2015, on the http://www.uradmonitor.com/ private monitoring network.

    Romania is next to the Ukraine.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Timisoara-Romania-030115.jpg

    A number of independent Internet news sources are suggesting that a serious nuclear accident occurred in the Ukraine in late November 2014.

    Note: There is now a lot of circumstantial evidence, but no official confirmation.

    To get more background on the unfolding Ukrainian situation read my previous December 30th 2014 EnviroReporter.com post on this subject.

    This recent article refers a hacked conversation, that is alleged to have taken place between two Ukrainian nuclear officials.

    General News 1/2/2015 at 08:27:33
    Zaporozhye Nuclear Problem may be even Scarier

    Conversation Extract from page 3,4 and 5

    Zaporozhye Leaked Accident Conversation-

    The following leaked conversation took place during the Zaporozhye incident is between Tyshenko (General Director of Nuclear Power Plant) and Torbayevsky ( Head of Emergency Readiness). The questions this should raise because the information coming to light reflect a possible situation like this are enormous.

    November 28th

    Tyshenko 8:12 PM- Vasili what the hell is going on over there?

    8:24- Tyshenko- Why aren’t you answering?

    8:58- Torbayevsky- Vacheslav Alexaivich, forgive me for not answering. We have an emergency. The Third Unit shut down. I am already there. Ignatchencho is with me. Krasnogorov is coming.

    Tyshenko- f*ck! Why the hell didn’t you tell me immediately? Do you understand the danger this will mean for us? We will be thrown in prison, you as well. Leaving now, will be there in hour.

    Torbayevsky- Need to contact Chech specialists from Skoda. Its their equipment.

    November 29th

    Tyshenko and Krasnogorov, head engineer at plant ZGD

    20:34 Tyshenko- Fiador, how are things?

    Krasnagorov- Things are not good. The casket on the upper unit cannot take the pressure. Seems we screwed around with this improper material long enough.

    Tyshenko- Don’t whine. You need to understand that no one asked me about any of it.

    Krasnagorov- Even back then I was saying that this is not going to end well. We needed to do testing first. Its not just the caskets that are the problem. Its with the fuel as well.

    Tyshenko- I said don’t whine! These are the orders the ministry gave. They warmed their hands on it already (they made their money) and let this f*ck them now (let them deal with the fallout).

    Krasnagorov- Understood.

    December 2nd

    7:48 Tyshenko and Stefansky (Assistant Plant manager)

    Stefansky- Vacheslav Alexaivich as soon as you left, journalists flooded us. They are hanging out at the security checkpoint. What do I say to them?

    Tyshenko 8:01 am- Listen, I am f*cking barely able to stay on my feet (tired). Can’t you come up with something? Say that it is an electrical short circuit or some other sh*t like that, but about the reactor not a word! Blab, and I will turn you inside out (skin you)! Thats it, out, I’m getting a few hours sleep and will be back.

    December 2nd

    8:53 Tyshenko and Torbayevsky

    Torbayevsky- Vacheslav Alexaivich, we have a leak.

    Tyshenko- f*ck! Where are you?

    Torbayevsky- I’m at the station with the personnel, trying to fix it, but its a dead number (no use).

    9:31 am Tyshenko- Ok, I called to the top. We need to be quiet now or we’ll be sent to Donbass as volunteers. Do You understand?

    Torbayevsky- Understood.

    12:17 Tyshenko- Vasili, I’ve been called to Kiev immediately. Figure this out without me.

    Torbayevsky- What do we do with the personnel? We need to evacuate people, radiation is off the charts! And locals need to be warned. We already started dumping into the water supply from the cooling system. Very soon we will have a second Chernobyl.

    Tyshenko- Don’t panic! We were told to be quiet. We’ll be quiet!

    Torbayevsky- Vacheslav Alexaivich! Do you understand we can no longer keep silent? This is a catastrophe! Here in a 100 kilometer radius, nothing will be left alive! f*cking sky is already glowing! (inside joke about radiation)

    Tyshenko- Listen! I am flying to Kiev. Wait for a call. For now don’t answer any questions and don’t talk to anyone. ”

    Article:

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Zaporozhye-Nuclear-Problem-by-George-Eliason-Chernobyl_Nuclear-Containment_Nuclear-Cover-up_Nuclear-Meltdown-150102-762.html

  116. 😐 It’s now the year 2015. We are coming up on 4 years of FALLOUT from the ongoing TRIPLE MELTDOWNS on the coast of Japan.

    I clearly remember ‘the moment’ that I first realized that the earthquake in Japan was going to have global implications, when I understood that Nuclear Plants had most likely been damaged.

    I was watching KTTV Los Angeles 10 pm News with anchors Carlos Amezcua and Christine Devine. Fox news decided to run ‘live’ video coverage direct from Japan.

    I could see the cars and vans, with people in them, being swept away in real time. The tsunami waves were moving quickly across the fields and one could see the ‘concern’ in the faces of the newscasters. Carlos is a profesional anchor, but it was easy to see that he had a ‘pit’ in his stomach from what he knew he was witnessing that night.

    In the days to follow, I started researching the possible different scenarios should one of the Nuclear Plants along Japan’s coast fail. As most of us now know, it wasn’t long until the Nuclear Facility exploded multiple times.

    That’s when I stumbled upon an Inspector Detector showing readings from Santa Monica, CA via UStream. That led me to EnviroReporter.com. :)

    I can remember watching President Obama say,

    “Let me repeat… We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast…”

    “That is the judgement of our Nuclear Regulatory Commission and
    many other EXPERTS.”

    President Obama 3 17 11 Fukushima
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=095dqQn_3H8

    The things I have learned, in partial thanks to EnviroReporter.com, over these last 4 years have astounded me in many ways. For better or for worse, I feel I know more than the average guy about radiation mitigation and for that I am sincerely grateful.

    I now have a better understanding of the history and the lies behind Nuclear Power. (That’s important.)

    I can also clearly see the media ‘blackout’ regarding anything NUCLEAR MELTDOWN releated and the lack of thorough testing while getting a constant barage of misinformation about bananas and cosmic rays from the industry ‘paid’ experts.

    On a positive note: It’s been almost 4 years and Japan has not restarted their 50+ reactors. 😉 That says a lot to me. Let’s hope it stays that way.

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  118. Is Ukraine Hiding A Huge Radiation Leak At The Largest Nuclear Power Plant In Europe?

    Extract:

    Today, we get information of a leaked report sourced from three different place – unconfirmed for now (but RT is trying to verify) – that Ukrainian nuclear scientists misled the public and a radioactive leak has been detected – citing the country’s emergency services claiming that levels of radiation are 16.3 times the legally permitted norm.

    report:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2014/12-overflow/Ukraine%20NPP%20Image.jpg

    Article:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-30/ukraine-hiding-huge-radiation-leak-largest-nuclear-power-plant-europe

    —————-

    Romania is next to the Ukraine.

    Here are re-posts of reports by me, of very high detections from private Romania radiation monitoring stations. These detections occurred in late November, and early December 2014.

    The Zero Hedge article, and these detections, suggest there has been a recent serious radiation incident in the Ukraine, that is being covered up.

    —————-

    Another significant detection at Timisoara Romania, on the 7th December 2014, peak 0.38 uSv/hr.

    It is not nearly as large as the other recent detections of 4.8 uSv/hr, 1.81 uSv/hr, 1.17uSv/hr and 2.41 uSv/hr. These were very large free air Gamma detections from two different private Romanian monitoring stations.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Timisoara-Romania-071214.jpg

    This Romanian news article when translated indicates if a nuclear release did occur at the Ukrainian Zaporozhye NPP, it would stay no longer than a day over Northern Romania.

    Extract: (I used the google translate service.)

    Translate
    Radioactive cloud in Romania, after the nuclear accident in Ukraine
    06/12/2014 EVENT INFORMATION USEFUL No comments
    radioactive

    From the first data announced by the National Meteorological administration, pollutant cloud will remain in the next 24 hours and northern border of Romania. In the first analysis, before all environmental factors values were within the natural limits. This might change, however, in the following days.

    Article:

    http://flamanzi.ro/nor-radioactiv-in-romania-dupa-accidentul-nuclear-din-ucraina/

    Comment:

    Still a lot of unanswered questions remain with these high detections occurring in Romania on two of the privately run Global Radiation Monitoring Network stations at the time.

    ————

    Alert level Carei Northern Romania – 27th November 2014.

    The alert detection in Timisoara Romania on the 26th and now Carei on the 27th, would appear to be confirmation of a major adioactive release somewhere in Europe in the last couple days. Carei is north of Timisoara in Romania.

    More investigation would be needed to try and pinpoint the source, and it may not be from Romania.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Carei-Northern-Romania-271114.jpg

    These detections where on the private Global Radiation Monitoring Network, Drag and zoom World map to see Australia stations.

    http://www.uradmonitor.com/

    ————

    Alert level for Timisoara Romania 26th November 2014 peak 4.48 uSv/hr.

    Another Alert level for Timisoara Romania 1st December 2014, peak 2.41 uSv/hr.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Timisoara-Romania-011214.jpg

    These detections suggest there have been recent major releases, from a nuclear facility in Europe.

  119. The gem of the week:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/1229/Fukushima-radiation-US-West-Coast-will-likely-see-peak-by-end-of-2015

    I find the unsupported commentary in this article very interesting, given the Japanese government’s total clamp-down on current data or current news about Fukushima.

    As to this report, then there’s a bridge near my home I’d like to sell you.

  120. Saw this on the news tonight.

    KABC News Los Angeles

    “Thyroid cancer on the rise among children”
    (1:48 seconds)
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/thyroid-cancer-rise-among-children-022846088.html

    😐 EXPERTS aren’t sure why there has been an increase in thyroid cancer amongst children.

    No direct mention of Fukushima fallout, of course. However, I was amazed, they did actually say…

    “[Experts] say exposure to radiation is a RISK factor”.
    – Newscaster

    I had to shake my head and say “wow!” on that one. 😉

    They said 5 children per million is normal in the USA. I have recently read that of approximately 340,000 children tested in Fukushima over 100 have thyroid cancer. That’s a BIG difference in comparison. We may see kids numbers rising even more soon.

    Think of ‘how many’ have been affected and how much suffering could have been prevented if proper mitigation warnings had been issued early on. (March through June of 2011 at least) Thanks to Nuclear Proponents decisions to downplay this catastrophic global event KIDS have become regrettable collateral damage.
    :(

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  122. Wishing everyone in this community a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Thanks for all that you do.

  123. Greetings from East Los Angeles,CA
    External gamma dose at 2:55pm
    13uR/h-normal range for this area

    Hector
    WB Johnson DSM 500
    Calibrated 6/14

  124. This new status report/news story popped up concerning the current state of affairs at Fukushima. Since I’m not familiar with this news service, read it for what it’s worth. If you think this news service is not TEPCO/Japanese government manipulated, let all of us know:

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/18/national/six-tons-of-tainted-water-leak-at-fukushima-no-1-during-korean-safety-tour/#.VJgmD14D54

  125. CANADA

    8th December 2014 – 地衣-カナダBC州ビクトリア  Lichen – Victoria, BC

    Test Results:

    Victoria B.C. Canada Cs-137 51.7 Bq/kg, Cs-134 0.332 Bq/kg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6y8I4Dt2loc/VIaJD2Y-b6I/AAAAAAAABbo/0BNIqeJ5eU4/s1600/vic%2Blichen%2Bresult.jpg

    JAPAN

    Lichen Test Results for Hachioji Tokyo Japan November 14th 2014,

    Cs-137 280 Bq/kg, Cs-134 107 Bq/kg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u-H2cyWuV6I/VJJUV9bc8MI/AAAAAAAABfA/mcsu5SMkJQs/s1600/koke.jpg

  126. Big swings in day average background levels here this month. Already in first level alert for a few days.

    Station Location

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

    December 2014 day average chart,

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-December-2014.jpg

    Day averages have reached our first alert level here in early December 2014. The alert code system here, is not based on any official government alert system. It is one set up by the station operator, to indicate significant local background increases.

    What the monitoring station alert codes mean.

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

  127. December 18, 2014
    10:15 am INT RAIN WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN : 62.4 CPM^^ WHICH IS 54.5% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND
    10:00 am INT BG: 40.4 CPM^^

    December 16, 2014
    12:10 am 17 DEC INT BG: 41.7 CPM^^
    11:55 pm INT WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE (SECOND STORM): 50.0 CPM^^ WHICH IS 19.9% ABOVE SUBSEQUENT BACKGROUND
    10:45 pm INT WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE (SECOND STORM): 56.0 CPM^^ WHICH IS 30.1% ABOVE BACKGROUND
    10:30 pm INT BG: 43.2 CPM ^^
    12:15 pm INT BG: 42.9 CPM^^
    Noon INT WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE (FIRST STORM): 41.3 CPM^^ (BACKGROUND WITH NO RADON PROGENY)

    December 13, 2014
    8:00 pm INT FOURTH FLOOR The Oviatt Building HEPA FILTER DEBRIS FROM ONE AIR CLEANER + ONE AIR CLEANER/IONIZER: 63.2 CPM^^ WHICH IS 67.6% ABOVE BACKGROUND FROM BETA EMITTERS
    7:45 pm INT FOURTH FLOOR The Oviatt Building: 37.7 CPM^^
    4:45 pm INT THIRD FLOOR Los Angeles Athletic Club: 41.5 CPM^^

  128. @Chase: It looks like a rainbow, alright, shooting straight up out of the complex where The Glowed at the End of the Rainbow may be (give or take a containment vessel or three).

    @Los Angelenos:
    December 16, 2014
    12:10 am 17 DEC INT BG: 41.7 CPM^^
    11:55 pm INT WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE (SECOND STORM): 50.0 CPM^^ WHICH IS 19.9% ABOVE SUBSEQUENT BACKGROUND
    10:45 pm INT WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE (SECOND STORM): 56.0 CPM^^ WHICH IS 30.1% ABOVE BACKGROUND
    10:30 pm INT BG: 43.2 CPM ^^
    12:15 pm INT BG: 42.9 CPM^^
    Noon INT WESTERN LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE (FIRST STORM): 41.3 CPM^^ (BACKGROUND WITH NO RADON PROGENY)

  129. I do not know what this anomaly is.

    I know I’ve never seen a phenomenon like it before. 😯

    An almost volcanic looking rainbow-spout spewing emissions over Fukushima.
    Screenshot taken by me on 12/11/2015 16:15 jst via the Futuba web cam located at an intersection several miles away from the facility.

    >> 12/11/2015
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2099954/20141211%20Fuku%20futuba%20cam%20%20001.jpg

    IMO – We may be witnessing what a China Syndrome looks like.

    Maybe somebody could leave their theories as to what we may actually be seeing here. 😉

    Is this a moment?

    “It’s not the days in life we remember, rather the moments.”
    – Walt Disney

  130. @george: This is the nicest comment, George. It makes us so happy that we could be of service to you today (and all days). Denise Anne and I were marveling at the scarcity of such rain testing this morning when I asked “Are we the only ones testing the rain on the West Coast today?” We very well may be.

    To extrapolate these readings perhaps farther than we should, it would seem to us that finding nothing in our rains of late means that the Pineapple Express delivered a nice clean drenching to the Glowdon State free of (hot) charge! It means for folks like you, who are smart and work outside (lucky fella), there is nothing but nice clean H2O dropping from the heavens. Great news for the snow pack too.

    We failed to answer your Nov. 24 question about where such a surge of the recent radiation we reported on in Sky high radiation readings across the U.S. is coming from. It could be from be from renewed, sharp catastrophe at the Fukushima nuke plant or, if we can extrapolate from the incensed and misleading comments sent in by anonymous pro-nukers who work in the nuclear industrial complex, it could be from plants here domestically as well. Forget getting an answer out of our government.

    Thank you again for the kind words. It really makes our day, George! We know now that when we test rain here in lovely So Cal and it contains zip/zilch/nada, our raddie friend George is safe and sound.

  131. Michael thank you for the report on rain water in the LA basin. I have to work outside and I was very concerned about it. Appreciate all that you do.

  132. Rain in western Los Angeles Basin is NOT HOT and coming it at background levels with no radon progeny influence.

    December 12, 2014
    8:50 am INT MAJOR STORM RAINS SAMPLE: 49.3 CPM^^ (13.6% above background = background because Inspector’s conservative margin of error is a careful +/- 15%)
    8:30 am INT BG: 43.4 CPM^^

    December 11, 2014
    11:50 pm INT MAJOR STORM RAINS SAMPLE: 44.5 CPM^^ (background)
    11:35 pm INT BG: 44.8 CPM^^

  133. @Jolly Farmer: The site you asked this question of is run by a former TV weatherman who appears to be a climate change denier and anti-United Nations crusader.

    [Only after we replied to your question did we see that you got your response from yet another anonymous commenter on this site, not the site operator.]

    Shooting the breeze about the high beta readings that the U.S. EPA detected by saying “it is probably due to the sun” and the result of radon ignores several important facts.

    One, for example, is that if the Sun were responsible, why doesn’t it affect all the graphs generally in the same manner? If it did, then we’d see similar upticks across the spectrum of sites. The Sun doesn’t, that’s why.

    Another fact is a map of radon distribution in the United States that we included in Beta Watch which shows that many of the places where the beta is going sky high (San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield, Amarillo, etc.) don’t have much, if any, radon at all. Radon variations are not the primary reason for these readings as our archive of EPA RadNet readings shows, and as we noted in this piece comparing 2013 to 2014 readings for several sites.

    This doesn’t mean that beta radiation caused by the Sun is not measured and discounted. It is part of the background hence why EnviroReporter.com, and its associates, have conducted over 7,000 radiation tests since Fukushima began March 11, 2011, the vast majority of which have come in at background. Extensive experience doing this helps us know what’s hot and what’s not. That experience and knowledge, easily explored on this website, has been invaluable interpreting and reporting these EPA RadNet readings.

    The reply ended with these falsehoods: “I know for a fact that the cited measuring stations analyze for the nuclides. The article made no attempt to include this information. Deception by omission.”

    The EPA RadNet beta stations test for beta radiation and do not run gamma spectrometry at these stations to determine isotope concentrations in this online streaming testing. If they did, you can darn well bet EnviroReporter.com would include this information. But EPA doesn’t so the author of this reply who knows “for a fact” that they supposedly do means the oracle who responded to you is straight up lying and/or doesn’t know squat.

    This isn’t a ‘he said, she said’ issue open for opinions. We report facts based on facts. Pro-nuclear apologists, some of which appear to have taken a sharp blow to the head, toss facts out the window because the facts don’t fit their implausible agendas.

    You were right to ask us what our reaction to this nonsense is. Stick to the facts, Jolly Farmer, and the answers lay themselves out clearly.

  134. I left this comment on wattsupwiththat.com :

    “Are these readings from “natural radiation”?

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2014/12/sky-high-radiation-readings-across-the-u-s/

    I received this reply :

    “Jolly Farmer: Re “skyrocketing” beta measurements. Beta emitters are created in our atmosphere as the result of cosmic radiation and high energy particles interacting with the earth’s atmospheric molecules. The predominant beta emitter is carbon-14 and other beta emitting nuclides include H-3 and Be-10. A nice blast from the sun will increase the number of beta emitters in the atmosphere. Just saying that there is an uptick in atmospheric beta measurements doesn’t mean squat without an analysis of the nuclide(s) causing the uptick. If an analysis shows an uptick in these natural radionuclides, it is probably due to the sun. Other natural air borne beta emitters includes Radon daughter products which are and can be released via a number of mechanisms including man stirring up the earth, a volcano or a forest fire. The article you cite is just another alarmist, Chicken Little article. I know for a fact that the cited measuring stations analyze for the nuclides. The article made no attempt to include this information. Deception by omission.”

    Would you like to respond to this?

  135. Southern Hemisphere November 2014 rain water test results.

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

    This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation,

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

    Summary:

    Traces of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 were detected in the rain water. The rain fall for the month was very low at 5.2 mm.

    This is only a test of the polyester part of the rain water filter system design. Tested both the charcoal and polyester components and there was not much difference in the isotope signatures captured. There was a slight difference in amounts detected in each filter type.

    Roof down pipe filter design for rainwater testing.

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

    Test Chart (The chart is minus background.)

    In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling. It is on a scale at less than one decay detection every 1000+ seconds, near the bottom of the chart.

    Chart link:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Down-pipe-Caloundra-November-polyester-filter-test-031214-TV63-22c-85096-B.jpg

  136. No room by 2015 in USA for Spent Fuel. 😯

    “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission estimates that many of the nuclear power plants in the United States will be out of room in their spent fuel pools by 2015, most likely requiring the use of temporary storage of some kind.”
    – wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spent_fuel_pool

    NRC Graph:
    http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/nuc-fuel-pool.html

    😐 Storage…? Of some Kind…???

    Proper planning can be critical. Thank you Nuclear Industry for thinking of our future safety.
    [sarc]

    Why would ‘anybody’ continue to use a power source who’s temporary waste storage solution has surpassed limits with no long term solution? I would call that crazy or criminal. (Also, I wonder what their definition of ‘temporary’ is?)

    “The future relies on the citizen scientist… instead of relying on the national establishment to protect public health. The citizens have got to get involved.”
    – Dr. Keith Baverstock former WHO Radiation Expert
    (He’s now a whistle-blower of sorts on the politics of science.)

  137. @Vital1: I too have read about the accident at the Zaporizhye/Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is the largest one in Europe, with 6 reactors. Supposedly, there was a short circuit in the power outlet system, not causing any risk to the public.

    The interesting point to note is that the plant is about 100 miles west of Donetsk, where the fighting has been going on between the Ukrainian Military and the Russian/Ukrainian “Separatists”. In August 2014 a European Greenpeace member Tobias Munchmeyer expressed to German publications his concern that the Soviet-era design of the reactors, covered by approximately 4′ thick reinforced concrete shells, could be pierced by armor-piercing weapons. Munchmeyer claimed that even a small aircraft crashing into one of the concrete shells could break them open.

    Having lived through the severe public health crisis created by the Chernobyl accident, the ordinary people of Ukraine, Belarus and southwest Russia, including those living in the areas where the fighting is going on, are well aware of the catastrophic effects of airborne releases of radiation from the Chernobyl plant.

    So lets all hope that common sense will prevail and that both sides of the fight will take care to protect the “Zap Reactors” and the people who live in Europe, since the effects of Chernobyl’s radiation are still being found in Sweden and Germany, for example.

  138. http://www.enviroreporter.com/2014/12/sky-high-radiation-readings-across-the-u-s/

    Sky high radiation readings across the U.S.Government and private radiation stations pick up coast to coast climb surpassing summer surge

    News and Analysis

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RadNet radiation monitors have detected renewed surges in atmospheric readings of dangerous beta radiation across the country. Over a dozen metropolitan test sites have registered four-month highs inEnviroReporter.com’s most recent comprehensive assessment.

  139. 3rd December 2014 – Ukraine nuclear accident ‘no threat': Minister

    Extract:

    “I know that an accident has occurred at the Zaporizhye NPP,” Yatseniuk said, asking Demchyshyn to make clear when the problem would be resolved and what steps would be taken to restore normal power supply across Ukraine.”

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102234807

  140. Hemet, CA rainstorm.
    Interior background, 10 min average: 44.6 cpm
    Wet, rain-soaked paper towel, 10 min test indoors: 49.7

  141. Another Alert level for Timisoara Romania 1st December 2014, peak 2.41 uSv/hr.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Timisoara-Romania-011214.jpg

    These detections suggest there have been recent major releases, from a nuclear facility in Europe.

    Read my previous post below on the alert level detections in Romania, at Timisoara on the 26th and Carei on the 27th.

  142. Southern Hemisphere November 2014, 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

    November 2014 monthly average background radiation level was 29% above the pre-Fukushima average. The November average for 2012 was 31% above and 2013 was 30% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    Technical details:

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

    Day average chart for November 2014 (29% above average)

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

    2012 Day Average chart (31% above average)

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

    2013 Day Average chart (30% above average)

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

    2014 Month Average chart

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

    UV radiation reached extreme levels here for most of November 2014.

    Why you should now also monitor local UV levels in spring and Summer in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

    http://www.sccc.org.au/extreme-uv-levels-in-summer

    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.

  143. No time to do an average in this moment, but a quick cpm check shows our rain in HEMET, CA just a little above background. Could be radon. Is not reading super hot preliminarily. Will recheck and report soon.

  144. Here’s one of the mainstream media’s current takes on the situation at Fukushima.

    Tour the Fukushima disaster zone.

    CNN | Added on December 1, 2014
    “Almost four years after the Fukushima meltdown, tour guides are now taking people through the abandoned neighborhoods.”

    “The deadliest place on earth…”
    – CNN’s Will Ripley reporting
    To CNN video: http://tinyurl.com/ppop82p

    IMO – The reporter is incorrect, the piano will never be played again. 😐

    Observation of tour participants… no masks… ? :(

  145. @Michael, Yes, I was also shocked by the “Tritium in Tucson” report, just posted into the Enviroreporter’s “Radiation Food Lab”. It was the first I had heard about this event.

    Large numbers of American children would have been potentially affected by this, plus no one responsible for the large amount of radioactive contamination seems to have gone to jail.

    We know that children are very sensitive to the effects of radioactive isotope ingestion.

  146. Alert level Carei Northern Romania – 27th November 2014.

    The alert detection in Timisoara Romania on the 26th and now Carei on the 27th, would appear to be confirmation of a major radioactive release somewhere in Europe in the last couple days. Carei is north of Timisoara in Romania.

    More investigation would be needed to try and pinpoint the source, and it may not be from Romania.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Carei-Northern-Romania-271114.jpg

    Alert level for Timisoara Romania 26th November 2014 peak 4.48 uSv/hr.

    Screen Shot:

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Timisoara-Romania-261114.jpg

    These detections where on the private Global Radiation Monitoring Network, Drag and zoom World map to see European stations.

    http://www.uradmonitor.com/

    International monitoring station list

    http://sccc.org.au/international-radiation-monitoring-stations

  147. @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.

  148. 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. 😐

  149. @ 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.

  150. 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.

  151. @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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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. 😉

  154. 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

  155. 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

  156. @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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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^^

  159. 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.

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

  161. @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. 😯

    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.

  162. 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/

  163. 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

  164. 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

  165. 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

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

  167. 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

  168. @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.

  169. 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. :(

  170. 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

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  173. 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.

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  177. 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. 😥

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  180. @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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  183. 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.

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  185. @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.

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  187. @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.

  188. 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

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  194. 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/

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  202. 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/

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  204. 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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  210. 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. 😥

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  212. 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

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  215. @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^^

  216. 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.

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  218. 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

  219. 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

  220. 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

  221. 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

  222. 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

  223. 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

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

  225. 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.

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

  227. 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.

  228. 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.

  229. 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

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

  231. 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

  232. 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^^

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

  234. 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]

  235. 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]

  236. 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]

  237. 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/

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

  239. Timothy A. Mousseau: Tokyo press conference August 2014,

    “Fukushima Catastrophe and its Effects on Wildlife”

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

  240. 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]

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

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

  243. 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.]

  244. 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]

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

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

  247. 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

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

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

  250. 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]

  251. @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.

  252. 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

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

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

  255. 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]

  256. 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]

  257. 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]

  258. 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

  259. Hemet, CA 10 min ext: 41.8

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

  261. Ventura, CA 10 min exterior: 50.3

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

  263. Re: NATIONWIDE RADIATION REPORT

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

    😯 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.

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

  265. 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.

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

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

  268. 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.

  269. 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.

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

  271. @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^^^

  272. Michael, any update on the beach?

  273. RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

    Heres the NANOBOTS/VACCINES I just mentioned below article

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  274. RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

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

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

  276. 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

  277. 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

  278. Update: rain sample tested 53.7 after approx 90 minutes.

  279. Has anyone been testing at/near the beach lately?

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

  280. 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]

  281. 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.

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

  283. @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.

  284. 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

  285. Hemet, CA, 10 minute exterior: 42.8

  286. 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

  287. 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

  288. 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!

  289. 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.

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

  291. @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.

  292. 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?

    😯 This is so important. Thank you. :)

  293. 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.

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

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

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

  297. 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

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

  299. 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

  300. 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

  301. @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.

  302. 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. (?)

  303. 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.]

  304. 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.

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

  306. 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.

  307. 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.

  308. 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

  309. @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^^

  310. 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

  311. 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?

  312. 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.

  313. 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

  314. 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.

  315. 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

  316. 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.

  317. 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

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

  319. 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!

  320. 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

  321. 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. 😉

  322. 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.

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

  324. 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

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

    Hector
    Wb Johnson DSM-500 + energy compensated gm probe

  326. 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

  327. 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

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

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

  330. 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.

  331. 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

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

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

  334. 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.

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

  336. 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

  337. 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.

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

  339. 2014/06/14
    Simi Valley, CA – 10 MIN AVG clear sky
    6:50a INT 52.9 CPM
    7:00a EXT 52.7 CPM

  340. 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]

  341. @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

  342. 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

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

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

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

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

  347. 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]

  348. 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]

  349. 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]

  350. 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

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

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

  353. 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

  354. @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.

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

  356. 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).

  357. Michael Collins

    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!

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

  359. I got it on your RadNet section. Thank YOU!

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

  361. 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

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

  363. 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

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

    RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC

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

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

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

  368. 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.

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

  370. 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

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

  372. 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

  373. 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

  374. 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/

  375. 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?]

  376. 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.

  377. 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

  378. 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

  379. 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

  380. 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/

  381. 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.

  382. 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

  383. 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

  384. 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^^

  385. 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^^

  386. 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.

  387. Hemet, CA 10 min exterior: 41.9 cpm

  388. 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.

  389. 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^^

  390. 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^^

  391. 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.

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

  393. 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

  394. 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^^

  395. 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

  396. 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

  397. 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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