Radiation Station Stats

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

We’ve conducted thousands of radiation readings of air, water, rain, food, drink and other media since Radiation Station went online March 15, 2011. 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 nearly 2,000 special tests and reports which are ongoing.

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.

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. Radiation Station Glendale California not only streams radiation readings live 24/7 but documents the results in a computer-generated graph for everyone to see.

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.

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^^^

July 17, 2014
6:00 pm 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.
5:30 pm INT BG: 45.3 CPM^^

June 16, 2014
1:00 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters and one Ionizer/HEPA filter: 69.3 CPM^^ which is 48.1% HIGHER than background over a 27 day period. This is the same as the previous period that ended May 19, 2014. Los Angeles RadNet beta station still not functioning.
12:30 pm INT BG: 46.8 CPM^^

May 19, 2014
3:11 pm 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

April 25, 2014
10:20 am 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.

April 25, 2014
4:40 pm 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^^

April 2, 2014
10:20 am 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.

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