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.
Radiation readings in jets up to eight times normal and a jet stream-driven storm coming in at a sizzling 650% of background. Fukushima fallout in the American Heartland.
Santa Monica rain radiation reads 264% of normal. But is this sample, which decayed down to background within two days, reading hot because of so-called “radon progeny”?
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.
Los Angeles’ first impacted storm detected in Santa Monica was a troubling sign of what was to come later in the evening: suspected fallout from triple meltdowns at Fukushima Japan.
The Fukushima Express may have delivered a radioactive punch in the rain to Los Angeles thanks to the Jet Stream over the Pacific moving south as the weather cools.
While a HEPA filter from Grover Beach, California, registered no additional radiation, two HEPA filters from Radiation Station Santa Monica were ~227% and ~222% of normal higher.
EnviroReporter.com inaugurates Radiation Conversation with high levels of radiation in Japanese products in Southern California, including beer, sake and green tea.
On six month anniversary of the Fukushima meltdowns, hot rain coming in between 207% and 270% over normal, long after so called radon-daughters were washed out of the electric air.
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 falling on solemn tourists.
Japanese vegetable juice spot checks at a whopping 53% over background. Not surprising to find this level of radiation in this Japanese juice, it is surprising to find it for sale in Los Angeles.
Four Japanese beers are tested at Radiation Station and three have higher radiation than normal, including one beer that came in 26.6% higher in radiation than found in background.
Dale Ramicone buys two beers to tested by EnviroReporter.com and one beer’s twice-filtered liquid comes in at approximately 62% above the background level.
EnviroReporter.com detects 65.1% higher than normal radiation in Sencha green tea from Japan purchasef at a Japanese-run store in Southern California by Radiation Station’s Dale Ramicone.
Adlay tea from Japan tests over 39% higher in radiation compared to background at Radiation Station Santa Monica. Tea was bought at a local Japanese market in the Los Angeles area.
Japanese Dattan Soba Cha tea tests 32.9% higher than background radiation at Radiation Station. This popular tea is made from buckwheat seed that is harvested every three months.