Florida had highest single day Iodine-131 concentration of any US monitoring station after Fukushima

Published: June 7th, 2012 at 8:59 am ET


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US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident

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Published: June 7th, 2012 at 8:59 am ET


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26 comments to Florida had highest single day Iodine-131 concentration of any US monitoring station after Fukushima

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation travels thousands of miles, hits the west coast, and definitely doesn't stop there. It keeps going.

    • Bobby1

      Charlottesville, Virginia had the highest reading on the graph for 6 days. It's not all about the west coast, the east coast gets it too. Especially the radioactive gases, there isn't much difference between the east and west coasts.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi TheBigPicture

      You are so right, it travels, it doesn't stop at the west coast. It's contaminating our food supply and water. It keeps going wherever the jet stream takes it. Monster is getting bigger, once it hits, it stays.

      It is the unwanted guest, that stays.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Between 1.0E-2 and 1.0E-1….that's 0,05 Bq/m3 air.
    1 radioactive decay in 20m3 air.

    Is this correct?

    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      Looks like you are trying to pick off the Melbourne peak (?)

      1.0E-2 is .01
      1.0e-1 is .1

      .05 is sort of in the middle, yet if the data is on a log scale
      (which the posted chart is) then the graphical mid point will be a little less than your .05
      Your .05 is a reasonable approximation.
      (I don't want to get bogged down in a math session here).

      So yes, your conversion looks correct to me….
      .05 Bq/m^3 is the same as 1 Bq/20m^3

      One has to be careful on the log scales.
      They are far more compressed on the high side than the low side.

  • exnavynuc exnavynuc

    What is the purpose of these government departments that monitor radionuclides? Why tell us, show us or leak the results of your findings over a year later? Good use of tax dollars!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The ones to believe are the citizen run networks. And only them, imo.

  • patman

    Keep our eyes open.

    We are not looking at the past, we are looking at the future. If one of the fifteen troubled containment vessels go crazy, or Fk-1 spf-4 tips, being knowledgeable of distribution patterns may be helpful.

    Fifteen damaged reactors we know of; is there not Iodine 131 still being detected in incinerator ash? Does an incinerator have extreme conditions to form iodine 131 radionuclides? Thought the Iodines were a flag for big trouble.

  • thuddds

    There are no monitoring stations in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico area. Arkansas and Florida are close to the same latitude. Did these areas get the bulk of the fallout, being the closest to Japan? Cesium, according to CEREA was highest, it could be deduced that it is true of I131 and other noble gasses.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi thudds, next Wednesday I'll attend the next meeting of our "citizens against nukes" group who run 4 private monitoring stations to observe the nasty NPP in our region since 1986. Like I promised many moons a long while ago, I'll get the information how to get such a system started and running.
      They provide sheets like this for the actual week:

      I'll post in the rad monitoring forum what I find out.

  • Bobby1

    New Jersey had significant levels of iodine-131 detected. The amount that was gas (charcoal filter) was 2-5 times more than aerosols, or particles (air filter).


  • shiverca shiverca

    THey're f***ing killing us and the reactors still aren't covered or under control after all this time!!!

    Yeah just wait until one collapses or something worse when it's too late.


  • sonnen.blum.239 sonnen.blum.239

    I suppose we can look at the massive MSM discount of the radioactive nature of the debris at WTC demolitions. And the resulting cancers of the First responders. Much more than simply respiratory illnesses, we have a variety of cancers and new cancers never before found. The crater of debris (crater???) burned in an inextinguishable fire for months until it was excavated and carted away. How can 3 billion tons of steel most of it four inches thick be reduced in an instant to tine foil thickness, 1700 + humans simply vaporized in an instant, and the ruble reduced to less than 2 billion tons of ash smouldering away in a crater if there were no deliberate bombs set off. That was a new design of nuclear horror, just like DU in ammunition. Many of my clients are vets returning from Irac and Afghanistan and suffering from radiation poisoning which the medical community here simply says, oh that's cardiac or respiratory problems.

    it is just not the Nuclear reactor that is the problem. If Japan shuts down all its NPP how many more scientific research or medical reactors are there on the island? How many more these new type smart bombs are everywhere around us?

    Florida cirtus is still edible, California is not. Tested both myself in an isolated amateur comparison with my Inspector Alert. I can't tell if it is cesium or iodine and I don't care. I don't want it in my food.

  • patb2009

    The mean is a 1000 fold increase, but some spikes went to 100,000 fold increase.

    Seems we should have had the US on a lockdown for a week while the cloud dispersed.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Radioactive Xenon Gas; Dangerous And Lung Cancer Causing Isotope; via A Green Road