Abridged and updated version of Beta Watch, with new data, information and interviews showing the uncontrolled release of radiation into the Pacific in Japan has hit home in California.
Rad News Digest which goes back to Day 1 of the Fukushima triple meltdowns and keeps us current going into Year 3 of this unprecedented disaster.
March 6 test of combined dust came in at a sizzling 6.68 times normal. Since last testing period, radiation detected has risen another 130% indicating continued upward trend.
An 11-month investigation with over 1,500 Fukushima radiation tests, a new UC Davis report on uranium-filled “buckeyballs” and proof that sea mist carries radiation inland for hundreds of miles.
Dust and debris of both the Honeywell and Kenmore Plasmawave HEPA filter air cleaners was shocking – 5.38 times normal. Natural radon progeny is not a factor affecting this high reading.
According to a Nevada accident report obtained by EnviroReporter.com, a hazardous material incident’s tripwire is three times background for any subject media, or 300% of normal.
Radiation readings in jets up to eight times normal and a jet stream-driven storm coming in at a sizzling 650% of background. Fukushima fallout in the American Heartland.
Our second rain sampling on the second to last day of 2011 yielded highest radiation readings EnviroReporter.com has taken in precipitation since Japan’s triple meltdowns began.
Storm in Southwest Michigan where first storm sample comes in a whopping 561% of previous background radiation test. Jet stream’s front began over Pacific near Japan.
Los Angeles rain comes in at a sizzling 415% of normal, far higher than what triggers a radiation hazmat incident for the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Monica rain radiation reads 264% of normal. But is this sample, which decayed down to background within two days, reading hot because of so-called “radon progeny”?
EnviroReporter.com tests three months worth of HEPA filter-cleaned air in an historic downtown L.A. building with central air. Dust tests 364% of normal, hotter than expected.
Disturbing readings from one of Radiation Station Central’s HEPA filters after just 30 days of use: 308% of normal background higher. Alpha and beta radiation captured by the filter.
Los Angeles’ first impacted storm detected in Santa Monica was a troubling sign of what was to come later in the evening: suspected fallout from triple meltdowns at Fukushima Japan.
After just 53 days of air cleaning at Radiation Station in Santa Monica, California, two HEPA filters’ dust aggregate comes in at a worrisome 216.0% of background higher than normal.
While a HEPA filter from Grover Beach, California, registered no additional radiation, two HEPA filters from Radiation Station Santa Monica were ~227% and ~222% of normal higher.