Please note that BG means background, CPM is counts per minute, INT is interior and EXT means exterior. Also note that none of our readings at Radiation Station Santa Monica California [RSSMC] are impacted by radon progeny as we discuss in Beta Watch.
July 22, 2015
8:20 am INT RSSMC Light Santa Monica RAIN: 39.4 CPM^^ or normal background
8:05 am INT RSSM BG: 40.7 CPM^^
July 21, 2015
8:25 am INT RSSMC BG: 44.8 CPM^^
8:15 am INT RSSMC RAIN SAMPLE: 40.0 CPM^^ which is less than subsequent background, most likely a function of water’s natural radiation-blocking properties.
July 20, 2015
5:00 pm INT RSSMC BG: 44.4 CPM^^
July 19, 2015
9:05 pm INT RSSMC RAIN SAMPLE: 38.2 CPM^^ = BACKGROUND
8:50 pm INT RSSMC BG: 36.2 CPM^^
July 18, 2015
3:20 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE: 42.1 CPM^^ which is background
3:05 pm INT RSSMC: 42.4 CPM^^
11:00 am INT RAIN SAMPLE: 49.1 CPM^^ or 25.3% ABOVE BACKGROUND
10:15 am INT RSSMC: 39.2 CPM^^
June 29, 2015
11:45 am INT WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA HOTEL: 31.9 CPM^^ [which is much lower than average background in Southern California perhaps due to extensive nuclear research and several partial experimental nuclear reactor meltdowns in region’s history.]
June 28, 2015
2:00 am RAIN SAMPLE collected one hour prior in Santa Clara after Grateful Dead concert at Levi’s Stadium June 28: 33.9 CPM^^ or BACKGROUND
1:45 am INT WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA HOTEL: ~31 CPM^^
June 12, 2015
8:45 am MORNING DEW FROM “JUNE GLOOM”: 45.8 CPM^^ or 20.2% ABOVE BACKGROUND
8:30 am INT RSSMC: 38.1 CPM^^
June 11, 2015
8:10 am RAIN SAMPLE: 41.4 CPM^^ or BACKGROUND
7:55 am INT RSSMC: 41.4 CPM^^
June 9, 2015
9:35 pm SAME RAIN SAMPLE IN PLASTIC BAG: 43.8 CPM^^ or 5.1 CPM alpha radiation. Alpha makes up 52.6% of overage.
Sample #4 – 9:20 pm RAIN: 48.9 CPM^^ or 24.7% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND
9:00 pm INT RSSMC: 39.2 CPM^^
8:00 pm SAME RAIN SAMPLE IN PLASTIC BAG: 63.3 CPM^^ or 5.7 CPM alpha radiation. Alpha makes up 21.9% of overage.
Sample #3 – 7:45 pm RAIN: 69.0 CPM^^ or 60.5% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND
7:30 pm INT RSSMC: 43.0 CPM^^
4:55 pm SAME RAIN SAMPLE IN PLASTIC BAG: 54.1 CPM^^ or 14.1 CPM alpha radiation ALPHA ALONE 34.8% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND. Alpha makes up 50.9% of overage and is not the product of radon daughters/progeny as proved in Beta Watch.
Sample #2 – 4:30 pm RAIN: 68.2 CPM^^ or 68.4% HIGHER THAN BACKGROUND
4:15 pm INT RSSMC BG: 40.5 CPM^^
Sample #1 – 8:15 am INT RAIN: 45.8 CPM^^ or background
8:00 am INT RSSMC BG: 43.6CPM^^
June 3, 2015
10:50 am INT RAIN SAMPLE: 56.7 CPM which is 35.6% OVER BACKGROUND
10:35 am INT RSSMC BG: 41.8 CPM^^
June 1, 2015
12:40 pm INT SAME HEPA DUST IN PLASTIC BAG – ALPHA TEST: 64.8 CPM^^ which suggests strong alpha radiation presence. A plastic bag will block alpha radiation meaning that of the background overage, beta was [64.8 – 41.5 =] 23.3 CPM^^. The total amount over background was [134.7 – 41.5=] 93.2 CPM^^. The amount of alpha radiation detected was this total minus the beta component of it [93.2 – 23.3 =] 69.9 CPM^^ The ALPHA RADIATION ALONE IS 168.4% OF BACKGROUND HIGHER which is astonishing.
12:25 pm INT RSSMC BG: 41.5 CPM^^
12:10 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from May 20 to today, or 43 days total: 134.7 CPM^^ which is 2.25 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER In just 61% of the time of the last period, the sample was 2.88 times higher over background than in the prior period.
May 20, 2015
4:45 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from March 11 to today, or 70 days total: 68.1 CPM^^ which is 78.8% ABOVE BACKGROUND which is just 20% of the radiation over background from the last period which was half as many days. This is a welcome reading and result.
4:30 pm INT RSSMC BG: 38.3 CPM^^
May 15, 2015
9:20 am INT RAIN sample: 47.3 CPM^^ or background
9:00 am INT RSSMC BG: 41.9 CPM^^
May 14, 2015
10:25 pm INT RAIN sample: 43.8 CPM^^
10:10 pm INT RSSMC BG: 41.7 CPM^^
3:00 pm INT RAIN sample: 37.5 CPM^^ or background
2:45 pm INT RSSMC BG: 41.3 CPM^^
1:30 pm INT RAIN sample: 43.8 CPM^^ or 21.3% ABOVE BACKGROUND but we consider normal per subsequent sample reading
1:15 pm INT RSSMC BG: 36.1 CPM^^
May 8, 2015
10:00 am INT RSSMC BACKGROUND: 37.5 CPM^^
9:30 am INT RSSMC RAIN remnants sample: 40.6 CPM^^ or background
April 18, 2015
7:00 pm EXT Pacific Ocean water sample taken with paper towel: 34.5 CPM^^ or background
6:45 pm EXT Background including paper sample towel at Pelican Cove, Palos Verdes CA: 39.0 CPM^^
April 7, 2015
9:15 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 4: 39.6 CPM^^
9:00 pm INT RSSMC: 37.2 CPM^^
6:20 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 3: 40.0 CPM^^
5:30 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 2: 45.4 CPM^^ which is 13.8% above background but within the Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor’s conservative +/-15% margin of error meaning the reading is BG. [Note that in all three rain samples, radon progeny/daughters do not impact the reading as there is none in this area.]
5:15 pm INT RAIN SAMPLE 1: 39.1 CPM^^
5:00 pm INT RSSMC: 39.9 CPM^^
March 24, 2015
Below are five different Pacific Ocean measurements that were taken between March 6 and March 21, 2015. From north to south, Carmel River State Beach to Topanga State Beach, is a distance of over 300 miles. Three samples from Topanga State Beach, Latigo Canyon beach and Sycamore Canyon Beach were tested wet from sampling towels dipped into the Pacific and then allowed to naturally dry over three days and retested. All six tests for these three sites came in at or below background. It is important to note that natural radiation in Pacific Ocean samples we tested did not register above background. This is crucial information as it will impact discussion of future Pacific Ocean tests at these sites that come in significantly over background. In other words, any future overages will not be able to be dismissed as the water’s “natural” radioactive content.
March 24, 2015
5:35 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Sycamore Canyon Beach at at 3:10 pm March 21: 43.8 CPM^^ (background)
5:20 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at beach at bottom of Latigo Canyon at 2:30 pm March 21: 39.1 CPM^^ (background)
5:05 pm INT RSSM *DRY TOWEL* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Topanga State Beach at 2:00 pm March 21: 37.2 CPM^^ (background)
4:50 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND (BG): 39.6 CPM^^
March 21, 2015
10:05 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Sycamore Canyon Beach at at 3:10 pm earlier in day: 43.2 CPM^^ (background)
9:50 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at beach at bottom of Latigo Canyon at 2:30 pm earlier in day: 39.7 CPM^^ (background)
9:35 pm INT RSSM *WET* PACIFIC OCEAN SAMPLE drawn at Topanga State Beach at 2:00 pm earlier in day: 42.3 CPM^^ (background)
9:20 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA BACKGROUND (BG): 38.9 CPM^^
March 18, 2015
9:45 pm INT RSSM BG: 40.5 CPM^^
9:30 pm INT West Los Angeles Basin RAIN SAMPLE: 89.4 CPM^^ which is 2.2 TIMES BACKGROUND. Aberrent storm system came in over Radiation Station Santa Monica from the northeast, which was unusual. So is the significantly higher than normal reading.
March 11, 2015
5:00 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from February 7, 2015 to today, or 33 days total: 176.9 CPM^^ which is 3.9 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER.
4:30 pm INT BG: 45.5 CPM^^
March 8, 2015
2:25 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach Pacific Ocean water: 55.3 CPM^
2:10 pm EXT Carmel River State Beach background: 64.7 CPM^^
March 6, 2015
4:20 pm EXT Spooner’s Cove at Montana Del Oro California State Park PACIFIC OCEAN WATER: Background
February 22, 2015
12:05 pm INT RSSMC: 41.0 CPM^^
11:40 am INT RSSMC RAIN SAMPLE: 50.4 CPM^^ or 22.9% above subsequent background
February 7, 2015
5:00 pm Jan. 30 INT RSSMC RAIN SAMPLE #2: 41.1 CPM^^ over a ten minute average.
4:30 pm INT WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 45.3 CPM^^ or 7.1% above background which is less than the Inspector’s +/-15% conservative margin of accuracy meaning this rain contained no additional radiation. It also demonstrates how, as always, radon progeny/daughters do not impact readings at Radiation Station Santa Monica CA.
4:20 pm INT BG: 42.3 CPM^^
1:30 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from January 10, 2015 to today, or 28 days total: 116.8 CPM^^ which is 2.8 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER.
1:15 pm INT BG: 41.5 CPM^^
January 30, 2015
4:00 pm: RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE #2: 131.7 CPM^^ which is 3.3 times BACKGROUND which is HAZARDOUS. As previously reported, California Highway Patrol considers anything over 3 times background to be a tripwire for a HazMat (hazardous materials) situation necessitating appropriate protective protocols. Keep children and pregnant women from directly being exposed to this rain shower. Wet clothes should be taken off once at home and washed normally. This is the first really hot rain in Los Angeles in a while. Act appropriately.
3:40 pm: RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE: 107.7 CPM^^ which is 2.7 times BACKGROUND. Radiation Station Santa Monica California is not impacted by radon progeny/daughters as we have noted, shown and proved multiple times since March 15, 2011 when our Fukushima fallout-oriented multi-media radiation testing began.
3:25 pm: RSSMC INT BG: 39.9 CPM^^
January 26, 2015
6:35 pm: RSSMC INT RAIN SAMPLE: 47.2 CPM^^ which is well within the Inspector’s conservative +/-15% margin meaning the rain is at BACKGROUND. This also shows, once again, that Radiation Station Santa Monica California is not impacted by radon progeny/daughters as we have noted, shown and proved multiple times since March 15, 2011 when our Fukushima fallout-oriented multi-media radiation testing began.
6:15 pm: RSSMC INT BG: 43.5 CPM^^
January 10, 2015
1:25 pm INT HEPA DUST from two HEPA filters, one Ionizer/HEPA filter from November 18, 2014 minus 10 days on rad investigation across country and in Southwest Michigan, or 42 days total: 399.9 CPM which is 10.1 TIMES BACKGROUND HIGHER than background. The EPA’s Los Angeles beta station has been down though other California stations show high beta radiation, especially Bakersfield and Fresno (whose RadNet monitor is now not functioning).
1:00 pm INT WEST LOS ANGELES BASIN RAIN SAMPLE: 45.8 CPM^^ or 15.4% above background which is negligible.
12:45 pm INT BG: 39.7 CPM^^
January 1, 2015
10:15 pm INT RSSMC TEST OF DENISE ANNE’S MASK: 39.6 CPM^^ or background
10:00 pm INT RSSMC TEST OF MICHAEL’S MASK: 39.6 CPM^^ or background
9:45 pm INT RADIATION STATION SANTA MONICA CA: 41.9 CPM^^
4:30 pm INT JET AIRLINER @ ~36,000 over ~Iowa/Nebraska: 960.4 CPM^^ which is ~32 TIMES PRIOR ORD BACKGROUND HIGHER
3:00 pm EST INT CHICAGO’S O’HARE TERMINAL: ~30 CPM^^