Radiation Station Statsspecial in-situ multi-media tests, many with video documentation, will continue to be posted here regularly as we report on our findings. We are also aided by our nine affiliated Radiation Stations which have undertaken over 1,808 special tests and reports as of December 4, 2013 which are ongoing. EnviroReporter.com‘s total testing to date is over 5,058 special radiation samples, tests and reports.
EnviroReporter.com‘s Radiation Station continues to operate uninterrupted 24/7 since it began operation on the Ides of March, four days after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors complex in Japan.
EnviroReporter.com also has in-depth databases of information from Spring 2011 to the present including Special Radiation Station Testing, hundreds of originally-test food tests in Eat Me Receipts along with food and drink radiation testing from over a dozen nations in Radiation Food Lab. Additionally, seven Radiation Stations across America and Australia are monitoring ionization levels and conducting individual testing.
This comprehensive database has helped inform our numerous Radiation Station investigations and posts. Use of EnviroReporter.com-sourced scientific tests and observations has helped us know what is, and isn’t, hot in our environment and foodstuffs here in California and across the country. No other media outfit in the United States has the equipment, knowledge and know-how to perform and gather comprehensive testing databases of the ongoing triple meltdowns in Japan.
For over half a year once the Fukushima multiple meltdowns disaster began, EnviroReporter.com tallied ionizing events over 10-minute periods then dividing the total by 10 to get a really accurate count per minute or CPM. We began this testing well before any fallout from the Fukushima meltdowns could have impacted Southern California.
SEE SPECIAL RADIATION STATION TESTING of food, drink, rain, and other media conducted by EnviroReporter.com across Los Angeles and the Southwest United States.
This helped us establish a baseline background range in order to see any possible spikes in radiation should the Jet Stream finally carry the radiation to this area. Having created that baseline, we now are concentrating on specific radiation testing of multiple media in various locations and posting the results. These tests, often videotaped, are now far more important than repeated averaging. Our radiation monitor remains in service 24-7 for immediate and accurate radiation readings in the western area of the Greater Los Angeles Basin.
Our RadAlert Inspector Nuclear Radiation Monitor is located in EnviroReporter.com‘s Santa Monica office on the West Los Angeles border. Elevation 140 feet. The unit is approximately one meter off of the ground in a wood-floored structure built over crawlspace with soil foundation.
The Inspector picks up ionizing radiation and, in the setting you are seeing, is measuring in Counts Per Minute or CPM. Many radiation readings are taken in millirems per hour, or mR/hr. The conversion for the Inspector is 1 mR/hr = 3500 CPM.
SEE RADIATION STATION GRAPHS by Dale Ramicone which show half a year’s worth of Radiation Station tests documenting west Los Angeles Basin and special tests radiation.
We have been measuring in CPM because it is easier for most people to see the difference in radiation levels. The baseline external radiation background we’ve established for this location is 42 to 46 CPM which equals 0.012 to 0.013 mR/hr.
Here are the 10 minute averages we have recorded from our Santa Monica/West LA location from March 15 to September 6, 2011. Following that are exclusive special tests which also rely on 10 minute averages. The normal range is between 42 CPM to 46 CPM (0.012 mR/hr to 0.013 mR/hr) for Exterior readings. On July 13, 2011, after reviewing the data generated since March 15, 2011, we determined that the normal range for Interior readings was/is 35 CPM to 40 CPM.
Watch west Los Angeles Basin radiation readings LIVE at upper right at “LIVE Radiation Station” or refresh this page often to see a screen shot of the current average.
Note that none of our readings at Radiation Station Santa Monica are impacted by radon progeny as we discuss in Beta Watch.
December 7, 2013
11:15am INT RAIN SAMPLE RSSM: 45.0 CPM^ = BACKGROUND/NORMAL but also illustrates that as we reported in Beta Watch, radon progeny/daughters do NOT impact Radiation Station Santa Monica rain/HEPA dust readings or they would have shown up in this sampling and detecting.
11:00am INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 44.9 CPM^
December 5, 2013
7:35pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 103.7 CPM^ which is 232% HIGHER than background over a 72 day period.
6:43pmpm INT BG: 44.7 CPM^
November 30, 2013
1:40pm INT RAIN SAMPLE RSSM: 42.6 CPM^ = BACKGROUND/NORMAL
1:25pm INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 46.7 CPM^
November 29, 2013
11:00am INT RAIN SAMPLE RSSM: 47.3 CPM^ = BACKGROUND/NORMAL
10:40am INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 45.3 CPM^
November 23, 2013
3:35pm INT SUV CAB RAIN SAMPLE at Furnace Creek Visitors Center parking lot, Death Valley National Park, CA: 1,087 CPM^ WHICH IS 31.5 TIMES BG HIGHER
3:20pm INT SUV CAB BACKGROUND at Furnace Creek Visitors Center parking lot, Death Valley National Park, CA: 34.5 CPM^
11:00am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM STOVEPIPE WELLS DEATH VALLEY RAIN SAMPLE #2: 14,580 CPM^ WHICH IS 29.7 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
10:45am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 49.1 CPM^
November 22, 2013
2:25pm INT SUV CAB RAIN SAMPLE at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA: 1,232 CPM^ WHICH IS 26.7 TIMES BG HIGHER
2:10pm INT SUV CAB BACKGROUND at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CA: 46.2 CPM^
9:53am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #1, Death Valley CA after 22 hours: 61.1 CPM^ WHICH IS 18.2% HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS BACKGROUND
9:38am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #2, Death Valley CA: 238.4 CPM^ WHICH IS 4.6 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
9:10am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 51.7 CPM^
November 21, 2013
11:45am INT BACKGROUND WINTER STORM BOREAS RAIN SAMPLE Stovepipe Wells #1, Death Valley CA: 313.4 CPM^ WHICH IS 7.07 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER
11:30am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 44.3 CPM^
November 20, 2013
7:30pm INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 43.9 CPM^
November 19, 2013
10:30am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 49.5 CPM^
November 18, 2013
9:30pm INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 40.1 CPM^
November 16, 2013
9:45am INT BACKGROUND Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley CA: 42.9 CPM^
November 15, 2013
11:30am EXT BACKGROUND Toda Moda, Yucca Valley CA: 55.0 CPM^
October 28, 2013
9:00am INT BG RAIN SAMPLE: 51.5 CPM^ which is NORMAL BACKGROUND
8:45am INT BG: 49.9 CPM^
October 9, 2013
9:40pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter FROM 8/31/13 to 9/09/13: 66.9 CPM^ which is 51.4% HIGHER than background over a 41 day period.
9:25pm INT BG: 44.2 CPM^
October 9, 2013
10:25am INT BG SM Comfort Inn Room 709 RAIN SAMPLE: 70.6 CPM^ which is 53% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND from storm directly from dipping jet stream.
10:20am INT BG SM Comfort Inn Room 709: 46.1 CPM^
September 13, 2013
Testing of multiple fish/sea creature samples caught in and around Santa Barbara, California and the Channel Islands
3:20pm – 3:40pm INT FISH SAMPLES including yellowtail, bluefin tuna, rockfish, bluefin tuna “collar,” mussels, squid, albacore tuna, yellowtail collar: All measured at background
3:15pm (Santa Barbara) INT BG: 51.7 CPM*
August 30, 2013
5:30pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer FROM 7/13/13 to 8/30/13: 78.1 CPM^ which is 65.1% HIGHER than background over a 48 day period. This is a per day DECREASE OF 70% OVER LAST PERIOD.
5:00pm INT BG: 47.3 CPM^
July 22, 2013
10:30am INT RAIN SAMPLE taken 12 hours after its precipitation in Santa Monica garden: 48.1 CPM^ 16.8% HIGHER than BACKGROUND LEVEL w/ no radon progeny. Result over Inspector’s +/- 15% margin of error.
10:15am INT BG: 41.2 CPM^
9:00pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer FROM 5/31/13 to 7/12/13: 100.0 CPM^ which is 114% HIGHER than background over a 43 day period. This is a per day INCREASE OF 132.7% OVER LAST PERIOD.
9:00pm INT BG: 46.7 CPM^
July 10, 2013
10:15pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 68.1 CPM^ 126.6% of BACKGROUND LEVEL HIGHER w/ no radon progeny
10:00pm INT BG: 53.4 CPM^
June 11, 2013
The third ingredient in this powdered gelatin made in South Africa is carrageenan, a product of seaweed. We have previously reported “Japanese Seaweed Radiation Doubles” April 12, 2012 where we wrote “Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia and the Philippines, make up 90% of the world’s supply.” The manufacturer of the gelatin may have used carrageenan from abroad or South Africa which has dozens of kinds of seaweed in the rich marine bioregions the South African Exclusive Economic Zone.
5:05pm INT SAME TWO UNOPENED BOXES SIMPLY DELISH PEACH GELATIN: 59.8 CPM^ which is 25.90% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND. Reading exceeds Inspector Alert’s (+/-) 15% margin of error.
4:50pm INT BG: 47.5 CPM^
1:25pm INT TWO UNOPENED BOXES SIMPLY DELISH PEACH GELATIN bought at Whole Foods on Wilshire in Santa Monica on this date: 56.3 CPM^ which is 19.79% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND. Reading exceeds Inspector Alert’s (+/-) 15% margin of error.
1:10pm INT BG: 47.0 CPM^
7:40pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer FROM 4/11/13 to 5/30/13: 92.4 CPM^ which is 83.0% HIGHER than background over a 50 day period. This is a per day DECREASE OF 193% OVER LAST PERIOD.
6:35pm INT BG: 50.5 CPM^
2:40pm EXT LOS ANGELES RIVER SAMPLE: TESTED AT BACKGROUND LEVEL^
1:25pm EXT PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE RAIN SAMPLE: TESTED AT BACKGROUND LEVEL^
11:15pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 49.9 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL w/ no radon progeny
11:00pm INT BG: 46.1 CPM^
10:00am INT RAIN SAMPLE: 51.3 CPM^ BACKGROUND LEVEL w/ no radon progeny
9:45am INT BG: 50.5 CPM^
10:17pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer FROM 3/16/13 to 4/11/13: 91.6 CPM^ which is 90.4% HIGHER than background over a 27 day period. This is a per day INCREASE OF 419% OVER LAST PERIOD.
10:00pm INT BG: 48.1 CPM^