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Topping EnviroReporter.com‘s last radiation readings of HEPA filter dust in the western Los Angeles Basin, a 40-day accumulation of dust and debris by three HEPA filter machines at Radiation Station Santa Monica yields the highest air rad readings we’ve taken yet: 7.46 times normal. The California Highway Patrol considers anything 3 times normal radiologically to be a hazmat situation making this detection doubly dangerous.
EnviroReporter.com journeys back to the same Japanese store in Los Angeles to purchase the same brand and make of Nori seaweed it had bought last August. The green sheets of seaweed, prized for its nutty, crispy flavor by hipsters and locals alike, comes in at double background radiation, with a substantial part of that ionization coming from alpha radiation which is 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta and gamma radiation because of its lethality if ingested or inhaled. The eight-month old Nori seaweed bought last year still radiates far above background but loses some of its punch strongly suggesting the presence of medium and long-lived radionuclides like cesium-137 and the lethal brew captured in uranium-60 “buckyballs.” Worse still is the fact that the gelling substances in seaweed, 90% of which is grown in the Far East, are used in toothpaste, milk shakes, beer, desserts and all manner of food and drink products that are made with alginate and carrageenan. Hot seaweed sold in 49 Japanese and Japanese-American stores in Southern California as well as over 900 stores.
Questionable new EPA soil survey detects radiation thousands of times over cleanup triggers
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – March 22, 2012
More than half a century since several partial meltdowns at the former Rocketdyne complex in eastern Ventura County, astronomical amounts of radiation are still being unearthed at the site, according to a new U.S. Environmental [...]
EnviroReporter.com finds that isotopic identifiers not only cost tens of thousands of dollars, they are thousands of times less sensitive than the Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitors that we’ve been using since 2000. Now we don’t have to raise money to buy one and will offer to return a dozen donations made to us for that purpose.
An imperfect storm swept into Southern California on, perhaps appropriately enough, April Fools weekend creating the conditions that tested EnviroReporter.com‘s scientific hypothesis that radioactive “buckyballs” and other fission radionuclides from the triple Fukushima Japan meltdowns are already impacting the region. Sure enough, a rain composed primarily of sea mist formed over a choppy ocean with high winds tested higher than any other Los Angeles Basin rain since Radiation Station Santa Monica began fallout radiation tests March 15, 2011, four days after the unabated meltdowns began. The rain, not impacted by so-called “natural” radon progeny, came in at a whopping 506% above normal, more than high enough to qualify as a hazardous material situation for the California Highway Patrol. This is the hottest L.A. rain detected with our Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor in the over 1,500 radiation tests we’ve taken since last year’s Ides of March.
The U.S. EPA has spent millions on assessing the radiation and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, the old Rocketdyne site in the hills between Chatsworth and Simi Valley, California. In this Ventura County Reporter news feature, we find out that not only is Rocketdyne far more polluted than previously thought, even in places twice cleaned by lab owner Boeing and nuclear area responsible party, the Department of Energy, we learn that U.S. EPA has deliberately skewed the cleanup numbers. The result could be radionuclides like cesium-137, strontium-90 and plutonium-239/240 being left in place at high levels in violation of agreements between the State and DOE.
Sunny Southern California has been the bulls eye for Fukushima meltdowns fallout and radiation contamination with more Cesium-137 impacting L.A. more than anywhere else in the U.S. after the disaster began March 11, 2011. Now with levels of radiation hammering the West Coast with levels that dwarf Chernobyl’s 1986 meltdown, the danger of Uranium-filled “buckyballs” threatens to irradiate the West Coast turning the seashore a silent unseen cesspool of radioactive goo. This abridged and updated version of Beta Watch, with new data, information and interviews was so shocking that even EnviroReporter‘s favorite print editors were dumbstruck by The Endless Bummer. An EnviroReporter.com exclusive.
Rad News Digest which goes back to Day 1 of the Fukushima triple meltdowns and keeps us current going into Year 3 of this unprecedented disaster.
Now 43 days later, we tested the same HEPA filters in the same environment and setup. This time, as you can see in the video, the dust was a lot hotter. A spot test was ~377% of the previous background. Then we vacuumed out the filters with a HEPA filter Eureka vacuum cleaner and tested the aggregate. The March 6 test of the combined dust came in at a sizzling 668% of background or 6.68 times normal. Since the last testing period, the radiation detected has risen another 130% indicating a continued upward trend.
Shocking new radiation readings from the old Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory show cesium-137 at nearly 9,300 times normal background levels along with a witches’ brew of deadly radionuclides on “The Hill.” Worse yet, the U.S. EPA has bait and switched the radiation background numbers threatening an agreement to clean the radioactive site back to its normal condition. Sly maneuver fools legislator and nuclear watchdogs.
An 11-month EnviroReporter.com investigation with over 1,500 Fukushima fallout tests, a new UC Davis report about uranium-filled “buckeyballs” and proof that sea mist carries radiation inland for hundreds of miles all add up to one thing: it’s going to be a long hot Endless Bummer at the beach this year. Bay Watch has just turned into Beta Watch.
Inspector Alert detecting in Counts Per Minute (CPM)
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2012/11/27 at 1:29 pm
RADIATION STATION HARRISBURG NC 11/27/12
Alive and well here! Been no rain for many weeks…Finally today
Gray/overcast all day
54.3…CPM outside @ 10:40 am
32.4…CPM inside @ 11:00 am
1..rain sample…300.7 CPM @ 3:55 pm [9.61 TIMES BACKGROUND]
2…………….31.3 CPM background @ [...]
Dale Ramicone aka Dr Solar
Inspector Alert detecting in Counts Per Minute (CPM)
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SEE RADIATION STATION GLENDALE CALIFORNIA LIVE AT RIGHT COLUMN
2012/10/11 at 2:44 pm
Glendale CA, Radiation Station: Rain, Thunderstorm
10 minute background: 36.6 CPM
10 minute rain sample: 44.8 CPM
22% over background. Not bad.
2012/04/26 at 2:56 pm
Glendale, CA rain sample 4/26/2011 2:50 [...]
Home for the holidays in Michigan meant radiation readings in jets up to eight times normal and a jet stream-driven storm that was imbued with Fukushima meltdowns fallout coming in at a sizzling 650% of background. Fukushima fallout in the American Heartland also served up other radiological surprises, some of which were unexpectedly positive.
FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWNS & FALLOUT IN AMERICA
Michael Collins Radiation Update May 13, 2013: Hard charging special hour show with breaking news that NRC must hold full public judicial-like hearing on SONGS restart; top DTSC honcho’s head roles for her regulating companies she has stock in; Boeing Meltdown Makeover continues with former Times reporter Gary [...]
Los Angeles rain comes in at a sizzling 415% of normal, far higher than what triggers a radiation hazmat incident for the California Highway Patrol.
The day the two-month old Occupy Los Angeles camp is evicted from City Hall, EnviroReporter.com tests three months worth of HEPA filter-cleaned air in an historic downtown Los Angeles building with central air. Much to our surprise, the HEPA filter dust tests 364% of normal, hotter than expected.
Disturbing readings from one of Radiation Station Central’s HEPA filters after just 30 days of use: 308% of normal background higher. Alpha and beta radiation captured by the filter can be attributed to the triple Fukushima Japan meltdowns, melt-throughs and melt-outs and the decision to begin burning 550,000 tons of radioactive debris in Tokyo from October to March, sending a double dose of radioactive fallout on the Jet Stream over the Pacific to land on America, Canada and beyond. Finding this high a level of radiation is considered dangerous by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Ingested alpha particles can be up to 1,000 times more dangerous than their beta and gamma counterparts.
Over 2,773 Fukushima-specific radiation tests from March 15, 2011 to May 11, 2013 and counting.
Note that none of our readings at Radiation Station Santa Monica are impacted by radon progeny as we discuss in Beta Watch.
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 [...]
After thousands of radiation tests and comments, seen by nearly two million viewers, EnviroReporter.com inaugurates Radiation Conversation starting with startling revelations of high levels of radiation in Japanese products in Southern California, including beer, sake and green tea. Also, new evidence of the spread of Fukushima fallout is found at alarming levels at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion indicating airborne radiation’s slow spread across the entire Northern Hemisphere.
EnviroReporter.com travels to Bryce Canyon National Park where it detects high radiation from a storm that didn’t originate from the Jet Stream which has been responsible for transporting radioactive fallout from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan. Rain clocks in at 258% of previous background with the most dangerous radiation, alpha, dominating the reading. Alpha radiation is 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta or gamma radiation.
On a mournful night of thunder and lightning outside of Zion on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 yields radioactive rain 204% times normal. The sixth month anniversary of the triple meltdown and spent fuel tanks destruction finds fallout in a freak week of storms south of the Jet Stream which usually is the conduit for the radiation. This alarming spread of radiation throughout the Northern Hemisphere is even more frightening with apparent alpha radiation in the samples EnviroReporter.com collected. Alpha radiation is 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous than either beta or gamma radiation.
Radiation Station Posts (dozens of posts)
Dozens of original EnviroReporter.com news posts including sampling, testing and analysis from a news source that has covered radiation issues since 1998. Multiple databases from March 15, 2011 to present with thousands of tests of food, drink, air, rain, mist, airline cabins and more which inform dozens of articles and [...]
EnviroReporter.com detects 65.1% higher than normal radiation in Sencha green tea from Japan purchased at a Japanese-run store in Southern California by Radiation Station’s graph artist Dale Ramicone. Japanese green tea can be purchased all over Southern California and the rest of the United States.
Japanese seaweed bought in Southern California in a bag tests 54.2% higher in radiation than background levels at Radiation Station. Tested out of the bag, the seaweed tests 67.2% higher, or 22.6% higher than in the bag which suggests the presence of deadly alpha radiation, which is 20 to 1,000 more lethal that beta and gamma radiation.