Radiation Station Stats

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Interior Graph by Dale Ramicone from 7-31-11 to 10-03-11

We’ve conducted more than 3,528 radiation readings of air, water, rain, food, drink and other media since Radiation Station went online until the time of this writing, March 1, 2014. We have tested numerous items, substances and sites to determine if Fukushima fallout has impacted them. Those special 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 1,908 special tests and reports as of March 1, 2014 which are ongoing. EnviroReporter.com‘s total testing to date is over 5,430 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.

This database has informed numerous articles including Beta Watch, L.A. Rain Radiation Over Five Times Normal, Japanese Seaweed Radiation Doubles, A Radioactive Nightmare and No Place to Hide.

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.

Radiation Station exterior ionization graph by Dale Ramicone

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.

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^^

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^^

March 26, 2014
10:15am RAIN SAMPLE: 45.1 CPM^^ meaning background. Again see that there is no evidence, per usual, of any radon progeny impacting our readings.
10:00am INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND: 44.9 CPM^^

March 12, 2013
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.
8:40pm INT BG: 43.9 CPM^^

March 1, 2014
7:15pm: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 42.5 CPM^^ which is background. No indication of radon progeny. Radiation Station Glendale California reported 23% above background at 1:30pm in cloudburst rain. Commenter Alan from Altadena California, about 20 miles northwest of Glendale, wrote this to us illustrating the variability of radiation readings within Southern California in this storm: “I measured a 10 min average of 106 CPM from rain that dripped off my roof on 2-28-14. The 10 min average from background was 41 CPM. Later in the day I measured a 10 min avg. of 91 CPM from a puddle. I wish my readings were as low as the ones in Glendale the same day. I took these measurements in the foothills of Altadena, CA at 2000 feet above sea level.”
7:00pm INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 44.1 CPM^^

February 28, 2014
12:30pm: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 47.1 CPM^^ which is background. No indication of radon progeny/daughters, per usual.
12:15pm: INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 42.6 CPM^^

February 27, 2014
10:45am: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 46.6 CPM^^ which is background. No indication of radon progeny/daughters, again.
10:30am: INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 43.8 CPM^^

February 26, 2014
9:40PM: INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 42.5 CPM^^ which is background. Note that, as always here at RSSM, there is no indication of radon progeny/daughters. Note that when we do have overages here that radon progeny is not a factor as we have reported and discussed repeatedly.
9:30pm: INT BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 40.5 CPM^^

February 6, 2014
6:10pm INT WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 44.8 CPM which is within the Inspector Alert’s +/- margin of error therefore meaning NORMAL BACKGROUND. But as we noted in our February 2 entry – no radon progeny. IF there had been so-called ‘radon daughters’ or decay products of radon, it would have registered in this rain, the beginning of a rare night of precipitation in the Los Angeles Basin.
5:55pm INTERIOR BACKGROUND RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA: 40.5 CPM^^

February 2, 2014
7:00pm INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 54.8 CPM^^ which is 19.4% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND. This is a valid reading because it exceeds the Inspector Alert’s conservative +/-15% margin of error. However, this near background rain reading, like many before it that thankfully came in flatlining, illustrate a scientific point lost on Fukushima deniers: no radon progeny (daughters) is being detected or the samples from tonight and January 30, for example, or they would have had higher readings. The rain in Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Basin are not impacted by radon at all past an inconsequential amount. This radon potential map shows why, a fact we wrote about in the February 20, 2012 of the expose Beta Watch. So what’s the point in noting, once again, nothing over background? It’s to show the value of naught, zero, nothing. Radon progeny doesn’t generally impact the Golden State as this California radon map shows. With over 3,400 radiation tests at Radiation Station Santa Monica alone, we’ve measure ‘naught’ over background many times. What this all means it crucial to understanding the importance of our measurements: when we do hit something, like we did in Death Valley big time, we are hitting radiation coming from a source other than radon or natural background. Odds are that source is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan with three ongoing and out of control nuclear meltdowns in progress. When our next Fukushima expose hits the virtual newsstands any day now, you’ll see why we are dealing with this radon daughter nonsense right now. Our exclusive discoveries are considerably hotter and more troubling than anything you’ve read anywhere that has been detected in the U.S. this year.
6:45pm INT BG: 45.9 CPM^^

January 30, 2014
5:50pm INT SANTA MONICA/WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 57.6 CPM^^ which is 39.8% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND
5:30pm INT BG: 41.2 CPM^^

January 14, 2013
6:20pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 81.9 CPM^^ which is 81.6% HIGHER than background over a 40 day period.
5:50pm INT BG: 45.1 CPM^^

January 9, 2014
10:05am INT RSSM Santa Monica mist sample: 42.6 CPM^^
9:50am INT RSSM BG: 44. CPM^^

January 5, 2014
10:30am CST INT JET north of Four Corners, Navajo Nation @ 30,000′ crusing altitude: ~625 CPM^^ [~20.8 x INT ORD BG HIGHER]
8:45am CST INT JET ~ 36,000′ cruising altitude: 990.1 [33 x INT ORD BG HIGHER]
6:00am CST INT O’Hare Int. Airport ~BG: 30 CPM^^

January 4, 2014
10:30pm CST INT O’Hare Hilton, 9th Floor w/ 20-oz paper cup packed with fresh snow from exterior O’Hare Int. Airport: 57.7 CPM^^ [43.0% HIGHER THAN BG]
9:25pm CST INT O’Hare Hilton, 9th Floor: 32.2 CPM^^
12:55pm CST INT O’Hare Hilton, 9th Floor: 30.0 CPM^^

January 3, 2014
12:10pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 41.8 CPM^^

January 2, 2014
5:50pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 45.7 CPM^^
3:00pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN AIRPORT TERMINAL, 2ND FLOOR: 41.8 CPM^^

December 31, 2013
11:15am EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER FILTERED THROUGH PAPER TOWEL: 52.7 CPM^^ [15.3% HIGHER THAN BG]
11:00am EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 45.7 CPM^^

December 30, 2013
8:10pm-8:35pm 50+ food & drink items in kitchen/refrigerator of SW Michigan home including dairy, eggs, bread, milk, cheese, meats, produce, fruit, etc. all registered at BG

December 29, 2013
5:54pm EST EXT SW MICHIGAN: 39.2 CPM^^
5:30pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 35.6 CPM^^

December 28, 2013
6:35pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 36.1 CPM^^

December 27, 2013
8:50pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 39.0 CPM^^

December 26, 2013
10:00pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 36.3 CPM^^ [19.6% HIGHER THAN BG]
9:05pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER FILTERED THROUGH PAPER TOWEL: 43.4 CPM^^
8:05pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER: 46.6 CPM^^ [16.2% HIGHER THAN BG]
7:35pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 40.1 CPM^^ [Note - Room was aired out lowering likely radon accumulation is probable reason for BG drop]

December 24, 2013
4:10pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN FRESH SNOW POWDER PACKED IN 6 OZ PLASTIC CONTAINER: 74.9 CPM^^
3:45pm EST INT SW MICHIGAN: 73.0 CPM^^

December 23, 2013
4:05pm CST INT OHARE AIRPORT CHICAGO: 33.9 CPM^^
11:15am Over Rockies INT JET: 768.1 CPM^^ [19.8 x LAX BG HIGHER]
10:10am @~Cruising altitude 37,000 INT JET: 922.1 CPM^^ [23.7 x INT LAX BG HIGHER]
8:35am INT LAX GATE 48A BG: 38.9 CPM^^

December 19, 2013
6:25pm INT BG RSSM SAME CALABASAS RAIN SAMPLE: 48.0 CPM which means rain sample decayed to background after six hours (or maybe less time)
6:15pm INT BG Radiation Station Santa Monica: 50.3 CPM
11:30am INT BG EnviroReporter.com vehicle RAIN in Calabasas CA: 56.3 CPM^^ WHICH IS 30.1% ABOVE BG
11:15am INT BG EnviroReporter.com vehicle in Calabasas CA: 42.9 CPM^^

12-18-13 South Oregon Pears

December 18, 2013
8:45pm INT GIFT CRATE OF S. OREGON PEARS: 46.0 CPM^^
8:30pm INT BG: 44.8 CPM^^

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^

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