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Monitoring Station:

Food Lab


2014/07/05 at 5:36 pm
Sunshine Coast,
June 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report

Station location

This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.


Roof down pipe filter design for rainwater testing, http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design


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.


June 2013, 7% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average


June 2012, 3% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average


2014/06/21 at 6:43 pm
Australian Station location

This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.


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.


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.


This one was a soil area, where a tin roof drained onto it.


2014/06/16 at 3:35 pm
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.



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


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



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.

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