EnviroReporter.com‘s “Radiation Station” will go online tomorrow as noted by LA Weekly’s Dennis Romero in a Monday March 14, 2011 post on The Informer.
Romero writes, in part:
Award-winning environmental reporter Michael Collins, an LA Weekly contributor, tells us he’s setting up a radiation monitoring station in Santa Monica tomorrow. Feedback from a Geiger counter will be viewable on his website in real time via web cam.
About two times the “background” radiation base (what comes from the ground and atmosphere normally) or more will be cause for concern, he says.
The station should be able to tell us how much radiation has come over from Japan. He hopes the station will become a cornerstone of a national network of private radiation monitors who will take advantage of the web. Already, he says, several environmentalists have vowed to tie in with their own Geiger counters.
In our upcoming feature tomorrow, “Melt Down Wind,” we will be explaining exactly what the latest thinking is on whether nuclear radiation can reach America’s West Coast and how it can be detected.
Currently, there are no free and openly available radiation monitors available in Southern California for the public to see just how “hot” the radiation readings in the region are. The government’s emergency disaster network does not include such a system.
We will be able to show, in live time, just what the radiation readings are in Santa Monica which will give some indication of what the Los Angeles Basin is going to be exposed to since Santa Monica is upwind of most of the basin.
Certainly, we are hoping that no radiation from the Fukushima meltdowns is detected by us.
EnviroReporter.com‘s “Radiation Station” will be utilizing a Radalert Inspector Nuclear Radiation Monitor, the same monitor that can be seen in a KNBC-Channel 4 News clip on the biomedical nuclear and chemical dump we exposed on this website and LA Weekly that lays buried on Veterans Administration land in Brentwood. [Check out the clip, third from the bottom, here.]
“Radiation Station” will go online Tuesday in the afternoon. Other folks with nuclear radiation monitors and Geiger Counters, who stream their readings like we plan to, will be invited to be linked to from our website. These people can reach us on our contact page.