FORUM: Post Your Radiation Monitoring Data Here

Published: January 1st, 2016 at 11:00 am ET


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12,062 comments to FORUM: Post Your Radiation Monitoring Data Here

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    From earlier thread: Readings between 192 and 102,144 [over one hundred thousand] cpm (between 1.5590 uSv/h and 2.8258 uSv/h ) between 12:20 PM 29 April and 1:41 AM 30 April 2012, Longmont CO

    I think this is coming from Japan's melted reactors. No wind, no rain or snow, no unusual CME's, HAARP busy but not unusually so.

    We are still getting high readings.

    • Bobby1

      The plume from the exploded chemical plant with depleted uranium is also coming through.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Readings between 192 and 366 cpm (between 1.6078 uSv/h and 2.9719 uSv/h ) between 2:12 AM and 7:02 AM 30 April 2012, Longmont CO

      216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.8042 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      7:02 AM – 30 Apr 12

      276 CPM, 2.2411 uSv/h, 1.8545 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      6:52 AM – 30 Apr 12

      216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.4680 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      6:42 AM – 30 Apr 12

      204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.7385 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      5:32 AM – 30 Apr 12

      216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.8205 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      5:22 AM – 30 Apr 12

      288 CPM, 2.3386 uSv/h, 2.3127 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      5:02 AM – 30 Apr 12

      300 CPM, 2.4360 uSv/h, 2.2869 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      4:52 AM – 30 Apr 12

      354 CPM, 2.8745 uSv/h, 2.1377 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      4:42 AM – 30 Apr 12

      198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.4010 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      4:32 AM – 30 Apr 12

      234 CPM, 1.9001 uSv/h, 2.1947 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      4:02 AM – 30 Apr 12

      366 CPM, 2.9719 uSv/h, 2.4893 AVG uSv/h, 9 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:52 AM – 30 Apr 12

      228 CPM, 1.8514 uSv/h, 2.0066 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:42 AM – 30 Apr 12

      264 CPM, 2.1437 uSv/h, 2.1619 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:32 AM – 30 Apr 12

      330 CPM, 2.6796 uSv/h, 2.1800 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:22 AM – 30 Apr…

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        246 CPM, 1.9975 uSv/h, 1.8506 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
        3:02 AM – 30 Apr 12

        192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.7038 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
        2:52 AM – 30 Apr 12

        222 CPM, 1.8026 uSv/h, 1.8485 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
        2:42 AM – 30 Apr 12

        270 CPM, 2.1924 uSv/h, 1.8943 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
        2:32 AM – 30 Apr 12

        204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.5962 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
        2:22 AM – 30 Apr 12

        204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.5359 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
        2:12 AM – 30 Apr 12

      • What-About-The-Kids

        8 times over background? Never saw that from your reports to date, Anne. This is highly disturbing. 🙁

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    RT @barbarabillig RT @JapanMeltdown: 2012-04-30 @ 11:00am, Avg Background Radiation levels | CA 14.1 | NV 15.7 | UT 12.0 uR/hr #Fukushim…

  • arclight arclight

    yyuuuuukkkkkkkkk! cough!!! 0.12 mcSv/h to 0.37 mcSv/h yuk!

    from caternom!!

    london radiation reading 18.30 hrs gmt from catternom?? Part 1/2

    london radiation reading 18.30 hrs gmt from catternom?? Part 2/2

    starring vital 1 🙂 arcyedit….

    • arclight arclight

      update at 22.45 ten minute reading under cover .. just started raining

      its hot!

      0.13 mcSv/h to 0.21 mcSv/h slow rises no peaks

      will update later

      • arclight arclight

        well maybe its hot.. will do a test…

        • arclight arclight

          now the rain stopped and its dropped to 0.09 to 0.12 mcSv/h steady????


          • arclight arclight

            after the rain stopped the eange quickly recovered a bit

            0.09 to 0.16 mcSv/h

            fast moving upper atmosphere winds with different layers moving at different angles

            indoor readings happily going down to 0.08 mcSv/h

            winds generally from the west

            catternom stopped finaly??

            hope so!

            wasnt enough rain to collect by the time i got home but the reading in the dry sunny weather earlier in the day says airborne contamination…

            the rain washed it out but the leading edge of the rain was hot i believe if not the whole storm shower… as the dust dries overnight it will rise and become airborne again.. could have done with a bit more rain to clean the air properly.. even if it was radioactive i feel the particulates are more damaging to our health than just the "dose" 🙁

  • vital1 vital1

    If you are new to this forum.

    If you are thinking of purchasing a Geiger counter, or

    have just purchased one here, is a free resource to help you.

    This Basic Guide will provide you with information on how to protect your Geiger Counter from contamination, plus how get the best out of it.

    The Free Geiger Counter Use Guide has been given another update with lots more useful info. Download it from here. If you have any suggestions or additions to improve the guide, please let me know. It is provided free as a resource for this community.

  • richard richard

    Sydney 30 Apr 12

    Walk around the suburb, range from 0.10 uSv/h to 0.12 uSv/h

    Office 0.09 uSv/h to 0.11 uSv/h

    Home, indoors on the weekend, reached 0.19 uSv/h – that's been the highest reading yet. Often sits around 0.15 uSv/h.

    I suspected that the 0.19 was when i placed a glass of tap water next to the dosimeter unintentionally. Makes me wonder what's in the water and I am going to monitor that more closely.

    Sydney does have a desalination station that feeds off the Pacific Ocean.

  • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

    Hi guys, Thanks to arclight for directing me here.

    Just before 10:00pm EST, I took a ten minute average outside my house in New Jersey.

    50 CPM. Actual reading was 502 counts in 10 minutes.

    And as a side note….the first time I got my Geiger Counter, I checked it on a wool hat I wear a lot. I got 140 CPM off it. Made my heart jump for a while.

    I bring it up because many of us talk about radiation monitoring of the air and the ground, but sometimes we don't think to check our clothing, or locations where we spend a lot of time…like beds, cars, bathrooms, etc. Hope this helps.

    • vital1 vital1


      Checked mine, which was made in Australia, it checked out fine. Thanks for letting us know. A lots of us here have detected radioactive contaminated food and goods. My hat was one item I didn't think to check.

      Where was your the hat made?

      • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire


        I don't know where it was made, but I acquired it before Fuku went up in smoke…meaning, it most likely wasn't contaminated when I got it.

        See below for my updated geiger readings, they're high.

    • WildTurnip WildTurnip

      MoonlightEmpire wrote: "I bring it up because many of us talk about radiation monitoring of the air and the ground, but sometimes we don't think to check our clothing, or locations where we spend a lot of time…like beds, cars, bathrooms, etc. Hope this helps."

      When I first started to monitor food, I was going to put the food item in a bowl and then set my Inspector Alert over the top of the bowl. I decided I had better check the bowl first.

      The one I tested first was a PYREX (borosilicate glass) Milk White Glass Mixing Bowl (marked 'ovenware' made in USA) age: unknown, measured 46.7 CPM. My average indoor background is roughly 32 CPM.

      I then proceeded to check other dishes/bowls I use frequently and some I seldom use, and had some surprising results. These were all 10 minute counts.

      CorningWare Casserole dish – ca. 1970 Made in USA 33.1 CPM
      PYREX Milk White Glass Nesting Bowl ('oven safe/microwave safe' Corning NY USA) 1983 56.7 CPM
      Clear Glass Mixing Bowl (at least 45 yrs old – may be more like 56 yr old) measured 33.0 CPM
      Small Pink Drinking Glass (depression glass) age: unknown 45.1 CPM
      Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl, flat bottom (decades old) 34.5 CPM
      Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl (new 2011 made in China) 33.6 CPM
      Black Enameled Roaster Pan (decades old) 42.3 CPM
      GoodFood Cheese Grater (2011, made in China) 39.1 CPM
      EKCO Metal Measuring Cup (2007, made in China) 36.6 CPM
      Red-orange Stoneware Dinner Plate purchased abt 1975 (made in…

      • WildTurnip WildTurnip


        Red-orange Stoneware Dinner Plate purchased abt 1975 (made in Japan) – 77.4 CPM
        White Dinner Plate (ca 2006) – 65.5 CPM
        Paper Plate 32.7 CPM
        Brown and White Glazed Serving Bowl ca 1980 – 63.3 CPM
        Small, Orange Glazed Bowl age: unknown, made in China 82.5 CPM
        Coffee Mug Gray Glazed (1993, made in China) 56.8 CPM

        The two bowls listed below belonged to my grandmother, and though I have rarely used them, they have been in my cupboard for 20+ years. The Inspector went absolutely nuts when I turned it on in these bowls. Fukushima in my cupboard! Needless to say, I couldn't get them out of my house fast enough. I put them out in the tool shed awaiting trash day. I had a moment of guilt sending them to the dump, but no way was I going to wait until late summer when they hold the 'hazardous waste' day drop-off in my county.

        *** VERY OLD Mixing Bowl, lg – ca. 1930 cream colored/slight greenish tint glaze – 10 min count – 12.80 TOTAL x 1000 [12800] 1280 CPM ***4.377 uSv/hr ***

        ***VERY OLD Mixing Bowl, sm – ca. 1930 cream colored glaze – 10 min count – 11.23 TOTAL x 1000 [11230] 1123 CPM *** 4.112 uSv/hr ***

        A couple of days ago I bought 2 sage green soup cups (made in China) in my town's only grocery store. I checked them when I got home, and they measured 91.6 CPM. I'm taking them back.

        White Enamel Gas Stove (2010) 57.5 CPM
        Toilet Tank Lid – Age: unknown 123.7 CPM

        Looks like anything glazed is about 2 to 3 times my ave…

        • richard richard

          nice work WildTurnip.

          I too have been wondering about containers. I am noticing my dosimeter begins climbing when I have a cup of water next to it.

          At this stage I still haven't locked down the cause, but you've given me some suggestions of where to look.

          Now, the greenish tint glaze you mentioned aboce, I've seen something about how uranium was used in some ceramics for colouring.

          Ah, here's something .. uranium dioxide ..

          (uh, that's yellow and black.. hang on).

          Whoa.. watach out for the red stuff ..

          "The red color was achieved by adding uranium oxide in the glaze – measurements have indicated that by weight, up to 14 % of the glaze might be uranium. How much glaze was employed per plate is unclear but it has been estimated that a single plate contains 4.5 grams of uranium (Buckley et al). Piesch et al estimated the glaze thickness at 0.2 mm"

          There are mixes for green, but I'mm at work, will look further later..

          • WildTurnip WildTurnip

            Thankfully my water is good, at least for now. Only a couple of clicks above background when I measured it. Straight from the tap or out of my gravity filter.

            I have a small Fiesta ware plate — Cobalt blue. I haven't checked it yet, as it's at our farmhouse that's been closed up for winter. I know there are a few old ceramics there that I will be disposing. Also will be checking the water which is from a well.

            I was reading about radioactive ceramics a few days ago, and found this

            The use of uranium as a colorant in dinnerware and art glazes increased rapidly during the mid to late 1930s but stopped in the early 1940s due to wartime restrictions. The color most associated with these glazes was a bright orange-red but uranium was sometimes an ingredient in other colors including ivory, yellow, burgundy, green, brown, and black. Commercial production of dinnerware with uranium glazes resumed in the 1950s, reaching approximately 200,000 pieces per year between 1959 and 1969.[…]

            • WildTurnip WildTurnip


              […]Domestic production of uranium dinnerware ceased entirely by about 1980 due to environmental, regulatory, and production concerns but radioactive pieces are still relatively easy to find in flea markets, antique shops, Internet auctions, and on collector's shelves. Early uranium glazes also contained large amounts of lead which, like uranium, could leach out in acid foods and may have presented an equal, if not greater, health hazard. Although current regulations permit glazes containing up to 20% by weight of uranium, glazes used on ceramic food containers are now subject to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and no dinnerware containing uranium has been approved since the regulation took effect.[…]

              Why in the world are glazes containg ANY radioctive substance allowed at all? To ENENewsers with GCs, "What's in your cupboard?"

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                A Calif Public Health official tested my water containers (the ones on which you set the 5 gal. containers). Low readings, but he did detect some Cesium 137. He said it was "not harmful" and was "industrial cesium". WTH? Industrial cesium?

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Cobalt 60 was used in Cobalt Blue glass, too.

              I have a antique bottle sitting in my living room that's probably as hot as a pistol! I need to check it.

              Antique Bromo Seltzer bottle.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Readings between 192 and 366 cpm (between 1.5590 uSv/h and 2.9719 uSv/h ) between 8:02 AM and 7:34 PM 30 April 2012, Longmont CO

    300 CPM, 2.4360 uSv/h, 1.8875 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:34 PM – 30 Apr 12

    288 CPM, 2.3386 uSv/h, 1.7037 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:13 PM – 30 Apr 12

    210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.6992 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:53 PM – 30 Apr 12

    198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.6933 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:43 PM – 30 Apr 12

    234 CPM, 1.9001 uSv/h, 1.7788 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:33 PM – 30 Apr 12

    240 CPM, 1.9488 uSv/h, 1.6574 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:23 PM – 30 Apr 12

    234 CPM, 1.9001 uSv/h, 1.8336 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    5:33 PM – 30 Apr 12

    246 CPM, 1.9975 uSv/h, 1.7316 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    5:13 PM – 30 Apr 12

    294 CPM, 2.3873 uSv/h, 2.1517 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:53 PM – 30 Apr 12

    366 CPM, 2.9719 uSv/h, 1.9162 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:43 PM – 30 Apr 12

    252 CPM, 2.0462 uSv/h, 1.9139 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:03 PM – 30 Apr 12

    252 CPM, 2.0462 uSv/h, 1.7815 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    3:53 PM – 30 Apr 12

    204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.5167 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    3:43 PM – 30 Apr 12

    198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.3769 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    3:33 PM – 30 Apr…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.5613 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:13 PM – 30 Apr 12

      264 CPM, 2.1437 uSv/h, 1.8691 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      2:43 PM – 30 Apr 12

      210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.8248 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      2:23 PM – 30 Apr 12

      312 CPM, 2.5334 uSv/h, 1.9445 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      2:13 PM – 30 Apr 12

      210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.5905 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      1:53 PM – 30 Apr 12

      222 CPM, 1.8026 uSv/h, 1.5876 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      1:33 PM – 30 Apr 12

      216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.5759 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      1:13 PM – 30 Apr 12

      222 CPM, 1.8026 uSv/h, 1.5963 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      12:43 PM – 30 Apr 12

      222 CPM, 1.8026 uSv/h, 1.8569 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      12:13 PM – 30 Apr 12

      306 CPM, 2.4847 uSv/h, 1.9111 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      12:03 PM – 30 Apr 12

      198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.6031 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      11:43 AM – 30 Apr 12

      318 CPM, 2.5822 uSv/h, 2.2037 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      11:13 AM – 30 Apr 1

      204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.8252 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      11:03 AM – 30 Apr 12

      210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.9939 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      10:53 AM – 30 Apr 12

      354 CPM, 2.8745 uSv/h, 2.2827 AVG uSv/h, 8 time(s) over natural radiation
      10:43 AM – 30 Apr 12

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      264 CPM, 2.1437 uSv/h, 2.0176 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      10:23 AM – 30 Apr 12

      300 CPM, 2.4360 uSv/h, 1.8915 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      10:13 AM – 30 Apr 12

      192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.5392 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      9:42 AM – 30 Apr 12

      210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.5194 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      9:32 AM – 30 Apr 12

      192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.3336 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
      9:22 AM – 30 Apr 12

      216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.6072 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      8:52 AM – 30 Apr 12

      282 CPM, 2.2898 uSv/h, 1.8491 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      8:32 AM – 30 Apr 12

      294 CPM, 2.3873 uSv/h, 1.8331 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      8:02 AM – 30 Apr 12

  • ruth

    Radiation readings very high on East Coast today and spiking higher across the midlands per Follows daily wind pattern.

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Ruth, I saw that, and also just saw one of the highest readings I've seen for W. WA (Seattle area monitor): a 47. Normally we only see that high of a reading for Spokane in E. WA. Not raining today…

  • ruth

    Not raining in Northern CA either but saw online and with my own radiation detector it spike to 48CPM several times this morning. It was jumping from 18CPM to 40CPM every 5 minutes. Leveled out now at more typical reading. All across the country spikes in the readings. Wonder what is in the jet stream today? Maybe something from the chemical plant that burned last week.

  • May 1st, around 12:30 pm local Vancouver time. Still averaging 0.11 mcSv/hr. using a Soeks 01M over a 20 minute walk. Got .13 to .15 first 5 min then a stretch of steady .08 before getting basic .10 .11. So really not much has changed since last December. Got a .41 spike in my apartment today. As reported earlier I get more spikes inside then outside although over all average inside is .08 .
    Inside spikes I believe are due to manmade wireless devices although this is just my theory based on observation of less spikes outside then in. Building is 60 yr old wood structure and I am close to sea level.
    Wonder of my low readings are because no nps in area, low radon area, Vancouver island is west and may act as a buffer ( look on a map you'll see Vancouver is not on the coast. My machine doesn't read alpha could be another reason. Still as I have said before I don't believe my results conclusively prove anything
    Soeks is a good unit for what it is but better to spend A few $100 more and measure alpha, have option to hook up to computer to have 24/7 monitoring capabilities etc

    • richard richard

      @Mark, your experience there sounds almost parallel to mine here in Sydney, across all issues.

      Although, I have now seen a 0.19 indoors, my highest yet. And rarely do I see below 0.10 anymore.

      I use a Russian Ekotect hand held $400 job from ebay. It's yellow and screen printed in Russian 🙂

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    @arclight, you're a star for helping rooks & family to come home.
    There's a soft heart under that scrubby fur of yours, right?



    PA is having high CPM's today, currently at 71!!! I am guessing this is due to the nuke plant having problems in Salem, NJ?

    Relieved to see the CPM readings drop for Southern Cal, probably due to the temporary closure of San Onofre??

    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire


      I'm in Central New Jersey. Yesterday I took a ten minute average and got about 50CPM.

      Today, (May 2, 2012) it is raining and I took another ten minute count in the same place. 62 CPM.

      The rain is hot. I don't know if this is from Fuku or the Salem plant.

      The Salem Plant is Southwest of me…Don't know which way the wind is blowing, but I don't really think it's from there. Since I got this Geiger Counter (Inspector +), I've been getting readings between 40 and 60 CPM.

      71 CPM is high. Are there any officials that we can send our readings to, or are we on our own?


  • Bobby1

    Washington, DC suburbs up to .17 uSv/hr, it has been averaging .14-.15 for the past year.

  • arclight arclight

    london radiation pollution today 2 may 2012! Catternom unleashed????

    but could be a problem in krakow too 0.7 mcSv/h for 2 hours yesterday lunchtime..

    heres Dalcross (Inverness Airport)

    notice the breaks in march

    and this article also about dounray

    not many monitors around that part of the coastline?? funny that

    dounray has been destroying NaK liquid.. wonder how? any emmissions with it. got a highpeak in the northwest around christmas time

  • arclight arclight

    love greenpeace

    frances air quality is an issue too! and greenpeace landed an activist too! nuclear security! not really!

    "…The French nuclear industry boasts of its security installations. Particularly against airborne hazards. The websites are theoretically the most sensitive banned from flying. But OWNI launches a new video produced by a craft flying the Greenpeace La Hague site, the most dangerous of all. The NGO today published a report on the failure to take account of these risks by French officials. Welcome aboard, on a small music of Vivaldi…."

    "..Thus the nuclear expert consultant, John Large – who Greenpeace commissioned the analysis – explains that the problems may be in the range of those of Fukushima, several factors that would cause the plant to suffer an accident that not directly affect the reactor:.."

    "…It is quite possible that much of the staff feel overwhelmed and unable to react if a plane were to crash into the site. The plant would then be left to itself, in the absence of any control…"

    more here..

  • Au Au

    ALERT 627cpm in Colorado Radiationnetwork. What's going on? Anyone know?

      • bincbom

        Very high levels in Colorado also reported on radiationnetwork:

        Any idea what's going on???

        • Bobby1

          Apparently, there is an "On The Beach" plume moving across Colorado. Hopefully it won't last long.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          I'm waiting for Joey at the pachube link above to reply to my email asking if he is also the person who runs the Colorado monitor that spiked on

          As Bobby1 pointed out, Joey's monitor spiked at the same time as the Tim at RadiationNetwork posted this reason for the 600+ CPM temporary spike on the Colorado monitor:

          " Update: 5/3/12, 1:25 P.M. – False Alert out of Colorado

          "A quick note to convey that the reading of 500 CPM +/- out of Colorado a couple of hours ago was a false alert. The Station Operator had undergone a recent medical diagnostics test where a radioactive isotope had been administered into his body, and when he approached his Geiger counter back home, he unwittingly set off the alert. Sorry"

          • Bobby1

            It's a pretty big coincidence if it's not the same person.

            • What-About-The-Kids

              Yes, Bobby1, it would appear to be one pretty big coincidence.

              I heard back from Joey who runs the Pachube monitor you linked to above. He is NOT part of RadiationNetwork and says he was able to correlate the spike on his monitor to a solar flare.

              I had read yesterday I think that there had been a pretty big flare released from the sun. Could be that it finally hit at the same time of both monitors' spikes, which the RadiationNetwork person ALSO coincidentally picked up after having just returned from having a medical diagnostic test using radioactive materials?

              But, here's where my mind still can't quite put two and two together: If the spike was from a solar flare, why were the only station monitors being affected by it both in Colorado? Wouldn't a solar flare affect much more than one singularly pinpointed area like Colorado? (maybe due to Colorado's high altitude?)

              And if so, why did none of the other monitors on RadiationNetwork pick it up too?

              Unless Joey's Pachube monitor is the only one designed to register spikes specifically from solar flares, whereas the monitor set ups on RadiationNetwork are just not designed to pick up solar flares?

              If so, it definitely is a pretty big coincidence that both monitors, on two different network systems, picked up a spike at the exact same time, but for totally different reasons.

              The mystery of it all… LOL 😀

              • Bobby1

                There have been many solar flares the past year, and I haven't seen them do something like this.

                • What-About-The-Kids

                  Even on Joey's Pachube monitor in Colorado?

                  Check our University of Washington's Radar from earlier this afternoon and tell me if you think the huge radar "splash" out of somewhere south Idaho was just your normal radar reading or could it have been from a solar flare or something else?


                  Set it to eight hours and one frame per second. Watch it through the entire 8 hour period (goes quickly). Let me know what you (or anyone else here who watches the weather and radar) think.

                  • What-About-The-Kids

                    Lots of activity on the radar much of the day, actually.

                    Interesting…since I've been viewing it just now on my smartphone, now their website is suddenly doing strange things…

                    Maybe my phone is out of memory? Weird.

                    • What-About-The-Kids

                      Now its working again. 🙂

                      I forgot to mention: click on the "satellite" tab at the top right of the image, as it turns to a darker blue background image of the map, which makes the radar easier to see.

                    • What-About-The-Kids

                      The huge radar readout starts at 13:00 and lasts all the way until 13:15.

                      Looks like it is emanating from near the Twin Falls area?

                      Quite a dramatic read out…complete with hot red, yellows, greens and blues. Wow!

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      The radar today looked to me like weather modification.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      5/2/2012 – Scalar / Sawtooth / Circle Sweep outbreak = PA OH WV IN KY IL WI MN IA NE

                    • What-About-The-Kids

                      But are these due to our country's HAARP or another countries? Why would we (or they) use such devices? Are they trying to control the weather? Are they directing them at clouds of radiation to get rid of them?

                      That one huge readout at 13.00 lasted for 15 minutes! Was this being beams upwards at the clouds (I hope) and not downwards towards the land and living things on the land?

                      (Can't be healthy for living things to be zapped by such electric frequencies, in addition to all the other cell tower, high tension wires, Wi-Fi, satellite signals, etc, etc., no?) 🙁

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      They beam up to the ionosphere and then it is reflected down to the ground. There are different applications for different purposes.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            I've never seen a correlation between his readings and radiationnetwork before

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              radiationnetwork always seems to take down one of the monitors whenever there is a high reading.\ on it.

              • What-About-The-Kids

                Interesting, Anne. Not sure how accurate the network is, anyway, as they are just regular citizens participating with home made monitoring systems.

                But, given the lack of performance by the EPA, it is all we really have to go on. I'm sure the PTB are not worried, accordingly, as the R.Net data obviously isn't truly robust.

                If it were a truly robust system, they most likely would not be allowed to operate so freely…ya think? (Wouldn't want the people really knowing what kinds of radiation they were being bombarded with…)

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Also, this epa network was taken down and then probably recalibrated to show nothing high.

          • ShineTheLight

            I have seen that disclaimer used at least one other time(wanted to say 2 prior) for another incident. Really??? It seems to be too convenient of an explanation. Are that many people on that network that have people in their homes being treated with radiation. If so, that is another thread….

            • What-About-The-Kids

              LOL! I hear ya.

              Let me guess: Was it the DOE after they did that flyover in their radiation monitoring helicopters in King and Pierce counties in WA state? They said they found low harmless levels of radiation fallout from Fuku, except for one area which I was assured was not near me, but which they couldn't reveal due to "homeland security"reasons.

              But they did show one image in the report of an aerial view of a home which showed a "hot spot." They said it "was likely" due to picking up the reading of someone who had just had radiation therapy.

              That, to me, sounded suspect. How did they know that to be true? The wording they used didn't state unequivocally that it WAS certain that was the cause of the high reading. No one said they actually went to that home to verify that theory with that person. So how did they know for sure?

              And SURELY there were FAR MORE people in King and Pierce counties who had also been undergoing radiation treatment during the flyovers, yes? If so, then why didn't the flyover pick up more homes with such "hotspots"?

              It sounded to me like they just threw that one in there for good measure to placate people who might wonder why they weren't picking up other sources of radiation than Fuku fallout.

              If so, they surely could have spent a little more time making up a few more such stories? ;-D LOL

              • What-About-The-Kids


                …Still, it all could have been just as they said it was. But isn't it sad that due to the consistent lies told over the years by the nuclear industry, we now don't feel we can trust anyone who tries to reassure us the levels of radiation they are finding in our environment are "harmless," or too low to have any "immediate" health effects?


          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            WATKids, Did you provide a link for your quotation somewhere that I missed?

            " Update: 5/3/12, 1:25 P.M. – False Alert out of Colorado

            "A quick note to convey that the reading of 500 CPM +/- out of Colorado a couple of hours ago was a false alert. The Station Operator had undergone a recent medical diagnostics test where a radioactive isotope had been administered into his body, and when he approached his Geiger counter back home, he unwittingly set off the alert. Sorry"

            Please provide a link. TY

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Longmont, CO

    4102 CPM, 0.8282 uSv/h, 0.8578 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
    12:42 PM – 3 May 12

    Induction Magnetometer, Gakona, AK

    HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Thanks, Anne. Not sure what I'm looking at here at these links. Are you saying you can see a spike during the time Joey saw the spike due to a solar flare on his monitor on Pachube?

      Do these graphs pick up solar flares, as well as other EMF?

      I noticed if you click on the "bz" and "by" boxes as well as the box it is defaulted to, the graphs show additional activity:

      Still, not sure what we are looking at…?

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        What Joey records are just the readings of radiation in Longmont, CO. He is not posting his DIDs readings.

        Here is what one blogger says about the induction magnetometer in Gakona:

        "Please remember, those induction magnetometers READ what is being detected – they don't 'put' it there, which is what many assume.

        "Squiggles on the induction magnetometer charts could mean you are seeing a geomagnetic storm, or it could mean that ANY facility with a transmitter is active.

        "HAARP is but one of dozens of facilities that are capable of transmitting…."

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          Here is wikipedia:

          "The most prominent instrument at the HAARP Station is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high-power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. Other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde, and an induction magnetometer, are used to study the physical processes that occur in the excited region…."

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Ok, thanks for clarifying that for me. So even though they have the ability to send these kinds of frequencies into the ionosphere, their monitors also pick up others' activities, as well as geomagnetic storms caused by solar flares.

            So when you do see activity on their monitors, you have no way of knowing if their own HAARP instruments are causing it, or if its caused by something else…or do you have a way of knowing? (e.g. Do they have a red monitor light somewhere letting you know which says something like: "Warning. HAARP is now on. No one may enter the area.") 😉

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              It is really doubtful that a geomagnetic storm would have a a sustained Hertz reading at the same frequency for hours or days. HAARP actually is used to enhance geomagnetic storms. And I don't know who that particular blogger is or what that person's bias might be.

              Anyway, I have no first hand knowledge, except that I have seen flashes of light at nighttime that may be HAARP induced. Anyway, there are any number of articles published in scientific journals by scientists who describe the weather modification being done by HAARP. And there are patents for HAARP's weather modification technology, and a Senate bill that deals with HAARP's weather modification.

              • What-About-The-Kids

                Well, it seems pretty obvious to me that these things should be banned. Who do they think they are, playing God with our weather? Can't they think about the possible negative consequences of their actions in the future, if things keep going the way they are going? Don't they have families too and worry about their future?

                Seems to me to be just more of the same hubris, and frankly, insane thinking that gave us this nuclear nightmare.

                Who is calling the shots here?

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                  The real problem is that global warming is already so advanced that without weather modification, most of us would be fried without the moisture directed by HAARP. Nuclear power plants are heating up the earth and destroying our air and water and land to grow food.

                  And HAARP is being used to mitigate all the ionizing radiation caused by nuclear power plants, and especially by the fuel created by weapons grade plutonium, MOX. Obviously, this is not successful with regard to Fukushima and other reactors in Japan.

                  And it is being used to locate new oil fields, when we should be planning to live without new oil exploration.

                  • What-About-The-Kids

                    Anne, your knowledge on this subject is quite remarkable, to say the least.

                    So you are saying we now are reliant on these weather modification techniques or we are toast?
                    Well, THAT's a cheery thought. (not)

                    Is this verified fact or just what some are speculating? …Not that anyone knows this info for sure, as no one at the top seems to be talking openly about this. Which I am sure the whole chemtrail issue ties into nicely as well, yes?

                    • HoTaters HoTaters

                      I'm going to chime in here. Have heard/read reports HAARP is being used in concert with the ionization of the atmosphere by adding metallic particles. The DoE's website has or had info. on this, and they are calling it, "Global Warming Study." Others call it use of chemtrails.

                      Supposedly HAARP can be focused on areas of the ionosphere, and the charged metallic ions work somehow to focus the "beam" or whatever they're using.

                      Ionization of the atmosphere also enables some very sophisticated 3D imaging, satellite imaging, remote sensing from space and high altitude. it is supposed to enhance surveillance capabilities of objects on the earth. There are many "defense" and "national security" applications. This is a big area for research right now.

                      Your tax dollars at work.

                      See "Owning the Weather in 2025" .

                  • Spectrometising

                    I prefer this explanation.
                    "HAARP (ology 101) and Animal die off. Dutchsinse Parody"

                    • What-About-The-Kids

                      Hi Spectro. Yes, it can be fun to try and make light of what otherwise seems to be a pretty serious subject.

                      What information can you share about these theories of weather modification and using EMF frequencies to create weather or as some believe, earthquakes?

                      Do you know anything about the HAARP patents and Congress' approval of weather modification? Or the UN Resolution banning the use of EMF as weapons?

                      How about the HAARP magnometer picking up a steady 2.5 mhz frequency a couple of days before 3/11 that lasted until just after 3/11? Do you know why it picked this up and where it was emanating from? Man made or natural?

                      Do you have any information you can share about these things that might be helpful, other than making light of people who have been investigating these things?

                      Just curious to know your take on this. When I first heard people talking about HAARP, it truly sounded a bit "out there." It was hard to believe something like it even existed…but then I read up on it and realized EMF is indeed being used by several nations. There are patents and lots of documentation existing about it.

                      Aren't you in the least bit curious to know what effects, good and bad, the use of this technology can have on our planet and living things?

                      Like Anne obviously seems to be, I am forever in search of the truth and like to know all the facts before I can say one way or another that a theory or an assertion is indeed true or false.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Dutchsinse has or had some pretty good video explanations of how to read HAARP signatures on radar and satellite images. He claims YouTube pulled some of them, which wouldn't be surprising.

              I have learned to read HAARP signatures in cloud patterns.

              Any time you see a configuration in the sky that looks like a wheel with spokes in it (cloud, shadow, or otherwise) you can be sure HAARP is at work in your area.

              I've begun to think they are using the earth to transmit some of the energy, too. I lived for years near the Mendocino Triple Junction (northern California), where the Gorda, Pacific, and North American tectonic plate boundaries lie. There was a great deal of HAARP activity there (cloud patterns). Lots of chemtrails, too, for such a poorly populated area.

              I have unusual hearing and could also hear strange things coming from the earth (high or low Hz frequencies, above and below the normal range of human hearing). When HAARP was really active, I'd hear all kinds of strange things. There were often earthquakes within 24 hours of my hearing a particular Hz sound (frequency). There was a horrific high-pitched shriek in my left ear that lasted 2 minutes, the day before the great Sumatra EQ.

              Not big on "conspiracy theory" – I have witnessed some very unusual things. I have no doubt there is weather warfare taking place. I'll even go so far as to say the 2008 California fires were a weather-engineered event, based on what I witnessed that day.

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Have you watched the videos on strange, freakish sounds coming from the earth and sky? Makes me wonder if it's HAARP run amock. Something very strange is happening. I think they have gone too far.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          Thanks, Anne. Couldn't get the pearltrees video to work on my smartphone but I'll try again later.

          But I did read the page you linked to at Now THAT is interesting. They were able to pick up a 2.5 mhz frequency two days prior to 3/11 that remained constant until just after 3/11.

          And were able to detect the same 2.5 mhz frequency prior to or during other earthquakes.

          So they are not sure if the earth is somehow giving off this frequency (vibrating naturally) at this rate which either causes or is an indication that an earthquake may occur?

          Too bad they aren't able to detect exactly where the frequency is being generated from, or what is causing the signals they are picking up on the HAARP magnometer.

          Or can they?

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          I've had high pitched screaming in my ears and unusual fatigue for several days. It generally correlates to an uptick in HAARP activities.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        HAARP Exposed
        Check out this CBC (the Canadian state-funded broadcasting network) coverage of HAARP –

        • What-About-The-Kids

          Wow, thanks, Anne. You certainly are a wealth of information on this subject! 🙂

          Ok, this website you linked to here makes some pretty bold accusations, saying that HAARP actually caused the 2.5 mhz frequency its' magnometer was picking up prior to and during the Japanese earthquake on 3/11.

          But do they have proof it was actually turned on and generating this frequency or was it just the monitor picking up the frequency that was either naturally occurring from the Earth, or was being generated by something else?

          In any case, I think its pretty obvious the use of these EMF "tools" should be banned throughout the world , given the evidence that they are shown to cause destructive weather. Who do these people think they are, playing God and manipulating our weather anyway? I certainly didn't vote to allow them to do so, did you?

          Perhaps they have fooled themselves into believing they are doing "good," if they are using them to manipulate the weather to try and minimize the human population's exposure to radiation fallout?
          (Of course, that would be the ultimate irony if the Japan earthquake on 3/11 was indeed caused by man-made EMF, so then they had to turn around and use the same "tools" to mitigate radiation exposure to people through weather modification.)

          But as for the other allegations, that they also use these to cause "weather wars," I would say that would be unethical and if true, needs to stop. Don't you?

  • Vancouver, BC, 8pm local time, have had light showers all day. Still normal readings averaging .11 mcS/hr using Soeks

  • arclight arclight

    london uk 15.30 gmt

    range 0.09 to 0.15 mcSv/h with surges to 0.21 mcSv/h and a peak to 0.50 mcSv/h this morning at 08.00 hrs gmt this morning for about ten minutes..

    there something in the air over here and it could be a fresh amount..

    maybe the tale end of a sizewell night release.. had lots of peaks and the east of london was 0.02 mcSv/h at least higher last night .. there was a noteable difference to east and west london last night!! winds from sizewell but slow moving!! i reckon that it was n iodine 131 cloud! heavy hitting on the geieger for ten minutes!!

  • Arclight, .50µSv/hr for ten minutes sounds like radiation pollution. The few times I've gotten a .4 something and Soeks sez high level radiation it lasts seconds. Which could be a natural anomaly or my unproven unscientific theory or hunch that my 1 second spikes are the product of wireless technology. Today I did a measure under umbrella in rain and still I am getting normal readings, averaging .11 µSv/hr. Still I remember your words of encouragement from long ago, Arclight and I try to monitor the situation on a somewhat daily basis. If values increase I will at least be aware. (but not happy) I'm fascinated by your high readings and also some reports from the states. Seems clear to me local "safe" Nuclear Power Plants must have issues that go unreported or unannounced. Sad.

    • arclight arclight

      sorry mark i meant peaking to 0.50 mcSv/h .. the lower readings were peaking and rising above 0.20 mcSv/h during the ten minute period.. thanks for highlighting my bad use of the english language! 😉

      take care over there!

      think its from sizewell after the latest wind shift.. catterom was not registered in the netherlands so its nearer to london… sizewell

      and the winds are coming from the polar regions now and not from europe and im getting high peaks to 0.46 mcSv/h over the past couple of days..

      readings were higher in the east of london than the west of london for the second night running…

      take care!

  • Sorry, for those who don't know, I'm located in Vancouver, BC Canada

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Hi all,

    Just received my Inspector Extreme. Haven't fired it up yet but hope to share some number with you all over the weekend.
    I'm in the south-west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois near the

    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

      I'm in the south-west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois near the birth place of the atomic age, Argonne Laboratory.

    • enoughalready45,
      Wonderful, First defence is knowing !
      We are getting so many areas covered !
      Hope you check your foods also ! Where 'from' will make a difference, not just were they are processed or packaged !

      • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

        Hi xdrfox,

        Will do with the food although I try to buy most from South America. Found some apples from Chile today!

        I just wanted to mention that one of the reasons why I purchased a geiger counter now is that I believe Fukushima will get worse and when it does many people will want geiger counters and I didn't want to kick myself for not getting one before then.

        • enoughalready45,
          Thats good, Beware some foods from Southern hemisphere have been found to be contaminated ! 'melons'
          Fallout can be random as we know, now you can see before you buy, this is a good thing ! Just try not to be too obvious in public and get some looks and maybe questions !
          I am sure they will outlaw the detectors in food stores soon enough as more people are seem using them, If you let my meaning !

    • arclight arclight

      cool EA

      glad to have yer aboard! 🙂

      bet the nukies are quaking!! lol!

      soon, the nukes wont be able to fart without us knowing about it.. radioactivity is so traceable!! 😉

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Readings between 186 and 366 cpm (between 1.5103 uSv/h uSv/h and 1.9001 uSv/h ) between 1:52 PM 3 May and 7:50 PM 4 May 2012, Longmont CO

    192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.0759 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:50 PM – 4 May 12

    186 CPM, 1.5103 uSv/h, 1.4380 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    1:49 PM – 4 May 12

    198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.3657 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    1:39 PM – 4 May 12

    210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.3145 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    12:49 PM – 4 May 12

    216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.4979 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    11:49 AM – 4 May 12

    204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.2420 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    11:39 AM – 4 May 12

    234 CPM, 1.9001 uSv/h, 1.6048 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    10:19 AM – 4 May 12

    192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.3096 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    10:09 AM – 4 May 12

    204 CPM, 1.6565 uSv/h, 1.1735 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    9:29 AM – 4 May 12

    198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.3541 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    8:38 AM – 4 May 12

    228 CPM, 1.8514 uSv/h, 1.3237 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:08 AM – 4 May 12

    192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.0093 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
    1:08 AM – 4 May 12

    192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.1566 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    10:58 PM – 3 May 12

    192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.1619 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
    10:17 PM – 3…

  • dunkelmann

    Anybody here from Germany ?

    I am monitoring the radiation with a SBM20 Geiger counter logger that I built myself.

    I had elevated Radiation levels here during the last 10 Hours, about twice the normal background , about 50 cpm instead of 26 cpm.

    <a href="">Click for Image of logged data</a>

    What could have caused this ?
    It was practically not raining, only a few drops. I never observed a raise of that size.

    Could this be solar Activity ?
    Anybody else from Germany (south) experiencing this ?

    • dunkelmann

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    • arclight arclight

      hi dunkelman

      where are you from in germany? im from the uk and have been getting some heavy peaks up to 0.42 mcSv/h

      i think it is largely beta

      have you checked EURDEP to verify if a local reactor upwind is having a release.. odd that it continued through the day? also, check for upwind medical reactors.. they seem to be playing up around europe probaly as they need to make more isotopes as other sources are being closed down… my theory … the reactors are all getting old and the iaea will not close any down as they are waiting for the new generation reactors to come on line… the iaea are protecting the dodgy reactors to support oncology profits imo..

      let us know where your from and it might be worth a search 🙂

      also, find out where the prevailing lower level winds are coming from.. you will probaly find an answer.. poland, krakow had a very high spike recently but you have catternom with problems too

      italy has a problem in the north east that spills in to france, switzerland and southwest germany.. 2 reactors in czech and hungary are problematic and dependant on winds can effect south east germany…

      and dont get me started on the scary armeninan reactor!! arghhh! no containment!!

      oh and welcome to enenews!! 🙂

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi Dunkelman, also Germany here (Trier, to be exact).
      Willkommen!! 🙂

    • HamburgGeiger

      Hi Dunkelmann,

      Hamburg here (north Germany). I measured nothing unusual over here in the last days. Will keep you informed if something changes. I measure indoors mostly in a wooden house. 22-23cpm beta+gamma all the day. And my new gamma scouts even show only 12-13 cpm. (It is always this difference, and nobody was able to explain it to me.)

      • arclight arclight

        hi hamburg

        why dont you ask antiprotons about it .. he might have some easy test to verify accuracy.. let us know your findings!! really interesting!

        • HamburgGeiger

          Hi Arclight,

          who is antiprotons?

          The manufacturer offered me to test and calibrate the older "defective" geiger, but I refused because I don`t want them to make it read (maybe) as wrong/low as all the newer ones. So I don`t know what to do, just keep it and note two rows of measurements now.

          • arclight arclight

            @ hamburg


            this guy had a headline asking for a childrens playground in jaoan to be decontaminted after he tested the soil that was sent..

            he is a really nice down to earth guy.. bet he has a solution for you!! leave a message on his you tube.. hes usually quite polite .. hhis you tube page is VERY interesting!!

            think you can use salt to calibrate if you dont have an isotope!


  • NoNukes NoNukes

    47 projects in 47 prefectures Stations – Civil –

    Hopefully this site was already posted, saw it on Fukushima Diary forum, some of the highest I saw were 1.530 uSv/h and 1.400 uSv/h.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    21 uSv/h on this map, lots of 3, 4, and 5 uSv/h.


    More links at Fukushima Diary Forum

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    West Coast alert! Radiation Network showing high CPM readings in mid-latitudes, U.S. San Francisco coming in at 59 just now. 11:00AM PDT.

    Pennsylvania very high CPM's again.

    Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and some southern and midwestern states coming in with high CPM's today. Am going to break out the Inspector Extreme and will try getting some readings. I'm about 45 miles northeast of San Francisco, near the Suisun Bay.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      BTW, that's by far the highest reading I have ever seen for San Francisco. I've never seen it go over 46, and that was when #2 lost cooling, around January 2012. It was raining at that time here.

      Pennsylvania has a 67 reading right now, 11:04 AM PDT.

      Los Angeles at 48. I wonder what Enviro Reporter is getting? I can't get his live stream to launch.

      Parts of Washington state also in the 40's right now.

      I need to get an average CPM reading.

  • Dogleg Dogleg

    In Sept 2011 I was in Portland Oregon and there was a patch of grass with alot of clover growing in it. It was an area about the size of an average lawn and I would saw 40% clover. Almost all of the clovers were 4 leaf. Credits to 311 watchdogs on facebook for this video.

  • Margot Margot


    one more european reading here 🙂
    french switzerland, the winds coming from S and SW (since at least 3 days),

    very large range outdoors, 0.09mcSv/h – 0.17mcSv/h, (SOEKS-01M, beta & gamma)
    no peaks, but 0.17mcSv/h is definitely not what should be expected here..

    • arclight arclight

      hi margo that tallies with what im getting generally though i can get rises to 0.20 mcSv/h and some peaks! the higher readings generally are at night.. did you see the new german posters graph.. something has been going on i think.. as usual 🙁

      heres my latest rant on you tube about the guardian 1000 contaminated sites and a report that claims "no contaminated sites" duhhhh?????
      money money money follow the money!

      sunday thoughts 3– 6/5/12 air water and land radiation coverup!

      all the links are on the video description on you tube!

  • richard richard

    Sydney – monday morning, I was woken by my dosimeter alarm.

    I'd been noticing for the last week that the bedroom was getting up to 0.19 uSv/h from time to time. Regularly sitting at 0.15 uSv/h.

    The alarm threshold on the dosimeter is 0.30 uSv/h.

    So there was some kind of spike just before 7am this morning.

    When I got up to check the unit it was receeding down in the readings, I saw 0.21 uSv/h, a first for me.

    But by the time I left for work it was back to the general 0.15 uSv/h for the bedroom. Outdoors was 0.10 uSv/h.

    Not sure what to put it down to. It bugs me that indoors is higher than outdoors.. and then to get a spike like that. Weird.

    • Richard, I live in a low radon area and in a wooden framed apartment building on the third floor. If I keep the windows closed and outside background is .11 I will get lower readings inside averaging .08 µSv/hr. If I keep windows closed and hepa filter on in bedroom and keep bedroom door closed I will get .06µSv/hr in that room. However I always get .21 and .16 spikes meaning a second of that reading occasionally outside but more frequently inside even in hepa room. I attribute these spikes to wireless technology as they happen more inside then out and I can detect many wifi systems with my laptop as well as bluetooth systems and most people have remotes for their tv's and nobody has a land line anymore.
      If your readings are higher inside it could be from the brickwork or from radon. If it was raining when you got the higher reading I would suspect radon as it is heavier then air and resides in the ground, being displaced by rainwater in ground and leaking into your house. You need to figure out a ventilation system, move or live with it. Of course you will look like a nutter bringing your geiger counter to a prospective new house.

      • richard richard

        Thanks Mark.. I probably already do look like a nutter, I take my GC with me to work and in the car and into client sites etc. 🙂

        I've also taken it on flights and when going for an xray – the only previous occasions where the alarm has gone off.

        The building is brick. There is neighbourhood wifi to consider, but I would have figured it would be similar outside as to inside. But wifi has been at the top of my alternate suspect list.

        But to be honest, if wifi is peaking like that, then woah – we are all in trouble.

        Also, here at the office, I am surrounded by wifi devices – we have a lot of hi-powered radio transmitters that are used for gigs – the guys test them regularly downstairs and they do not set off my GC alarm. In fact, looking at the GC now, I have 0.09 uSv/h.

        I also had the thought that I should check inside some neighbours homes as well.. must do that soon.

        By the way, thank you for your readings as well.. this is great to be able to compare. Your outdoor environment is looking 'mostly normal'.

        • I use a SOEKS 01M. It uses a small Geiger Mueller tube so its not as sensitive as others. It uses software such that there is a yellow bar that turns red if the readings "spike" above a certain range. There is no averaging software so the readings fluctuate so all averages I report are guestimated through observation. The highest spike I got was .41 µSv/hr. So when that happens the yellow bar turns red and then creeps back to yellow as readings normalize. I don't know the technical details of why I just trust the Russians who designed it that there is a good reason for making it that way. Therefore if I got a .41 and the bar stayed yellow with 30 something and forty something readings I would have background values of that amount. But I will get a 21 usually bar turns red then the readings go down .16 .12 .09 .08 as bar turns yellow then by the time bar is completely yellow the readings will be back to normal. This process takes less then ten seconds sometimes less then 5 seconds. Since I live in an apartment there might be a wifi system directly above below across the hallway etc. Certainly more exposure then living in a house. Since I have a laptop I can use it to detect wifi systems and bluetooth systems. There are at least 2 detectable bluetooth signals and ten or more wifi systems. Way more then what you would find in a house. So since I get more of these spikes indoors and even in hepa room then I do outside I am attributing this to wireless technology

          • Continued, finally some of my most stable readings come from bars or pubs not sure what you call them in Oz, drinking establishments which contain many flat screen TVs for watching sports, plus gambling and flatscreen cash registers. My theory on this is that all this electrical equipment is negatively ground and attracts positively ground radio active particles. I tested a flatscreen tv placed counter right on screen and got a very steady .08µSv/hr lower then background at that location I dont use TV as it is a complete waste of time. Thats all for now I have other projects to work on. Take care Richard

            • richard richard

              meatracks 🙂 .. nah we call them pubs and clubs too 🙂

              yes, full of screens and things that go bling.

              and I had wondered about the effects of screens, and things like headphones .. I wondered if they create a field similar to what you've mentioned.

              But really, I don't have the inclination to investigate. I'm just speculating.

              I'll continue to measure though.. and one day, the meter will go too far, and I will quit the day job and just go and hang out. Like xdrfox is suggesting – the carnival is over.

          • Oh yeah one more thing, I used to think these spikes were hot particles from Fukushima but if that was the case I would get more spikes outside and less inside and even less in Hepa room. But that is not the case. And I did one test of hepa filter, the actual filtering material and readings were not higher then background

      • richard richard

        @mark – you are in a 'low radon area' as well as WildTurnip. I've asked WT, just curious how you define or are nominated as a 'low radon area'?

        Back to the subject of GC alerts – I wanted to repeat that my Ekotect has never given an alarm at home or anywhere else other then in a plane and in an xray.

        The reason I say that is that i believe no wifi would have caused the alert.

        Lastly – a work mate reminded me it's a super moon kind of time.. maybe there was some kind of tidal/reflected sun radiation from the close moon. But again, this was almost dawn, the moon had set, and when I went outside 'normal' levels were recorded.

        Ah, I don't know. I will obviously report back on any future 'issues' related to all this.

        (ps, i like asking questions, in case others haven't, so that we can all get informed)

  • Today,May 6th around 4pm today. Usual walk I take during testing. Today sunny all day long and I am getting below average outdoor readings. .06 to minor highs of .11µSv/hr. calling it average of .08 µSv/hr during my sunny 15 minute walk. What about what we heard that you had to account for extra radiation from the sun? My usual experience is average background of .11µSv/hr rain or shine. Using Soeks 01M, like Margot's. Location, Vancouver, BC Canada. I'm wondering if Vancouver Island mountains shelter this location as if you look at a map I'm not on the coast of open Pacific like Frisco or LA but on coast of inland ocean system blocked in by Vancouver Island

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    The rise in radiation readings in Longmont, CO correspond to much increased activity at HAARP.
    Induction Magnetometer, Gakona, AK

    Readings between 192 and 348 cpm (between 1.5590 uSv/h and 2.8258 uSv/h ) between 11:55 AM and 6:46 PM 6 May 2012, Longmont CO

    258 CPM, 2.0950 uSv/h, 1.8992 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:46 PM – 6 May 12

    222 CPM, 1.8026 uSv/h, 1.7034 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:36 PM – 6 May 12
    198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.6042 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:26 PM – 6 May 12

    210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.6006 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    6:16 PM – 6 May 12

    312 CPM, 2.5334 uSv/h, 1.9690 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    5:56 PM – 6 May 12

    198 CPM, 1.6078 uSv/h, 1.5912 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    5:36 PM – 6 May 12
    210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.5746 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    5:26 PM – 6 May 12

    192 CPM, 1.5590 uSv/h, 1.5725 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    5:06 PM – 6 May 12

    240 CPM, 1.9488 uSv/h, 1.7588 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:46 PM – 6 May 12

    210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.5689 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:36 PM – 6 May 12

    240 CPM, 1.9488 uSv/h, 1.8907 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:16 PM – 6 May 12

    228 CPM, 1.8514 uSv/h, 1.8327 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    4:06 PM – 6 May 12

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      300 CPM, 2.4360 uSv/h, 1.8140 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:56 PM – 6 May 12

      270 CPM, 2.1924 uSv/h, 1.6533 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:36 PM – 6 May 12

      240 CPM, 1.9488 uSv/h, 1.4976 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      3:16 PM – 6 May 12

      276 CPM, 2.2411 uSv/h, 1.5019 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      2:36 PM – 6 May 12

      348 CPM, 2.8258 uSv/h, 2.0678 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
      1:45 PM – 6 May 12

      210 CPM, 1.7052 uSv/h, 1.6830 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      1:15 PM – 6 May 12

      252 CPM, 2.0462 uSv/h, 1.6608 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      1:05 PM – 6 May 1

      222 CPM, 1.8026 uSv/h, 1.5278 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
      12:45 PM – 6 May 12

      264 CPM, 2.1437 uSv/h, 1.8259 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
      11:55 AM – 6 May 12

  • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

    Hi Guys, Just stopping by to drop off a reading from NJ, USA.

    52 Counts Per Minute (Averaged over a ten minute span) outside, 1 meter off ground, night time, a little windy.

    This is about the tenth time I have taken a ten minute reading in this location, and I'm getting between 50 and 62 CPM.

    I'm getting between .140 and .175 MicroSV/hr in my bedroom right now (9:02 EST).

    My shoes are bouncing between .190 and .215 MicroSV/hr. Time to get a new pair…

    On a side note, I'm not happy about any of this. In my opinion, the people on EneNews are some of the most informed people in the world pertaining to Fukushima and the current, ongoing crisis. We need to really get together to make a difference here.

    You are all currently helping a lot by posting your readings, and I thank you very much for that, but isn't there something we can do beyond just posting? Can't we hold the owners of these plants responsible for high readings?! What is the threshold where I can contact a local representative to do something about this? Who do I contact?

    Any responsed would be helpful, and please think of this yourselves. We MUST take action with our readings. We are the only ones…

    Thank you all, and best wishes.

    • richard richard


      Good point on checking shoes. I've just checked my trainers, happily northing seems to be out of the ordinary there. I will check more shoes later.

      As for holding someone responsible, well, I guess that what a many of us are after here, besides stopping the nukes as well.

      For one thing, I think the usa citizens should ask for their money back fo 'services' such as the EPA and any other government office that withholds information should be held liable.

      Then, in general, I think there needs to be a new law that protects the rights of future generations. Anyone who creates pollution that lasts longer than their lifetime should face severe criminal penalties. It's beyond my sense of fairness that people expect future gens to pay the price for this indulgence. It's gotta be a crime.

      As for blaming a nuke plant, as I understand it, it is possible to identify the signature of the radiation from an event/location. But I am going to guess it needs a spectrum analyiser to get that down, not something the average layperson has hold of.

      And trying to get labs to cooperate at this time seems almost impossible, they appear to all have a gag around their mouth (and a lassoo around their neck). The benefits of the good ole usa.mob.corp.guv

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Hi MoonlightEmpire. So glad to see your continued participation here!

      I agree, the ultimate empowerment would be for those concerned to take action in addition to our postings here.

      For a bit of inspiration (and perhaps a source of assistance and ideas…), check out Andrew Kishner's amazing story, a self-described "nuclear armchair warrior turned activist) at his website:

      He and his fellow Utah activists were able to stop a testing of a nuclear weapon in Utah in 2006! He also has an incredibly comprehensive ebook on his website filled with e everything you never knew you needed to know about the "N" word. 😉

      Check it out and let me know what you think!

      Signing off for the night here (Pacific time).

      G'nite all!

  • Moonlight Empire, you can get as pro-active as you want politically but that takes time and takes even more time to actually see results. Getting politically involved is good especially in the states and especially where you live with other fukushima type reactors reletively close to where you live. Here in BC the closest Canadian reactor is thousands of miles away. Also there is a moritorium on uranium mining in this province.

    I prefer to deal with it in terms of having filtered water, buying produce not from California, doing my own monitoring( as best I can) and supplementing my diet with certain vitamins etc. for immediate affects. Interesting your results are higher then mine and you are on the east coast. What kind of equipment do you use? How far away are you from any active nuclear power plants in your area? Your results still fall within "normal" values although since the cumulative effect of bomb testing and venting of nuclear power plants going back half a decade I don't even know what normal natural background should be as who had personal radiation monitoring equipment in 1935?

  • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

    @ Mark and Richard,

    Thanks for responding. I have an Inspector Alert+ GC, recently calibrated last month. I'm not sure of exact distances from NPPs, but there are two in NJ that are probably within 50 to 75 miles of me, and quite a few more within 100 miles. If we were to talk 200 miles, the number just gets larger. The East Coast of the US is crammed with NPPs. In my opinion, geiger counters should be picking up almost nothing, but as a result of the testing and NPPs that just isn't the case.

    Richard, I believe you're right about the spectrograph (or whatever it's called) which can tell you exactly which isotopes are being detected, thus giving you a better idea as to where it came from. That device, however, is not something a civilian like myself will be able to get a hold of, so I will keep on with my Inspector Alert.

    @Anyone. I know that the standard pre-fuku for civilians was 1 milliSV/year max, right? Does anyone have solid information on what it has been raised to in the USA? Further, what about CPM? Anyone have any good information on where the standard is/was on CPM pre/post Fukushima?

    Best to you all, and keep up the good work.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Longmont, CO 7:06 PM to 8:46 PM 6 May 2012
    216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.5652 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    8:46 PM – 6 May 12

    300 CPM, 2.4360 uSv/h, 2.0471 AVG uSv/h, 7 time(s) over natural radiation
    8:16 PM – 6 May 12

    240 CPM, 1.9488 uSv/h, 1.6582 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    8:06 PM – 6 May 12

    234 CPM, 1.9001 uSv/h, 1.3676 AVG uSv/h, 5 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:56 PM – 6 May 12

    216 CPM, 1.7539 uSv/h, 1.7813 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:26 PM – 6 May 12
    234 CPM, 1.9001 uSv/h, 1.8086 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:16 PM – 6 May 12

    264 CPM, 2.1437 uSv/h, 1.7172 AVG uSv/h, 6 time(s) over natural radiation
    7:06 PM – 6 May 12!/LongmontRadMon

  • dunkelmann

    Thanks for the replies above!

    I am located in Ingolstadt / Bavaria / Germany. Measurements are taken indoors.
    Yesterday and Today I also have measured elevated radiation levels.

    Data for today so far:

    Also see

    This is what I recorded about a week ago.

    I am only logging for a few weeks now, so I dont know if this is really significant, time will tell…

    Greetings from Germany!

  • WildTurnip WildTurnip

    West Central Michigan Elev. 1073 ft Time Zone: EDT Low radon area

    06 May 2012 – 10 min count taken indoors with Inspector Alert @ 2.5 ft

    27.2 cpm

    Lowest cpm I've had since I starting counting on 28 Feb 2012.

    • richard richard

      @WildTurnip – do you have a seivert level .. it's about all I understand. Also, how do you find out if you are a 'low radon area'?

      • Clicks are detected by Geigers.

        In order to convert to mSv you need to know what isotopes are present, and that cost $30k, so clicks are a fair and unbiased way to understand radiation. Use this guide based on cesium for conversion, my own creation for when I donated a Geiger to a Japanese family, and created the table and had it translated, so they could make practical use of the instrument. Others have copied my table, which is kind of OK, but it would have been cool for them to give credit where it is due, took about 3.5 hours to make the table, after extension background in nuclear.

      • WildTurnip WildTurnip

        In mR/hr the unit displays counts per minute. While the Inspector Alert can measure in uSv/hr, when in that setting it will record counts per second (CPS). The guide states for measuring mixed alpha, beta and gamma radiation, use the CPM mode. This will give a relative reading of all radiation combined.

        I saved a radon map from the EPA…

        Also this:

        I'm in a yellow (zone 3) county.

        *Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones) Low Potential

      • richard richard

        @stock and turnip ..

        thanks for those answers. checking it out now.

        i'll have to find out if australia publishes such a radon map as well.

        stock, i think those pink levels on your chart are what a flight may give you, i forget my exacts measurements, but i'll check again on the next flight.

      • richard richard

        "Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

        You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home.

        Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels (4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher), your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

        Radon can be found all over the U.S."

        (r: – i'm impressed, your epa has done a good job of describing the issue, kudos).

  • richard richard

    Australia Background Radiation

    A map of radon flux at the Australian land surface

    "A time-dependent map of radon-222 flux density at the Australian land surface has been constructed with a spatial resolution of 0.05° and temporal resolution of one month"

    too much for me.. i'll stick with the pic above… but if anyone cares, here's the pdf

  • richard richard

    Sydney Australia. Second morning in row, first look at the GC and it's 0.20 uSv/h.

    This is new. Ever so incrementally, the threshold of 0.20 has been crossed. Will it be a trend ? Will it retreat ?

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      Hey Richard. Either Fufu or your very own Lucas Heights. Both will never go away, though they will offer ups and downs. With time your ups and downs will become regularly higher thanks to Fuku.

    • Bobby1

      Richard, if it does not retreat by July, you can consider the radiation to be a permanent feature of the southern hemisphere, rather than a leak coming down from the northern hemisphere. By then, the wind streams should be lifted much farther north.

      • eatliesndie eatliesndie

        wind stream for at least the last few days, in Sydney, has been from way south. Could there be another source?

        • richard richard

          i've been very puzzled as to what is the source.

          this morning it was back down to 0.16/0.17 uSv/h.

          i'm looking at and wondering about everything in my environment that maybe causing this, but it's somewhat beyond me. I'll keep klutzing along to see what I can find.

          I guess I'm hoping it will not stay at 0.20 and possibly receed. Time will tell.

          • eatliesndie eatliesndie

            Richard – I've been watching the background here in the Nimbin valley for about four years, and in that time I've seen only a few little spikes like that before Fuku blew, but now…. Its very upsetting when the 0.2+ peak becomes a 0.3+ This has happened about 6 times since January.
            I live in rainforest where average background is usually between 0.079 and 0.081uSv/h. "Normal" range throughout the day on my Gamma Scout is 0.03 – 0.17.
            When I go to town, up to 0.25 is not uncommon, though usually brief. The Gamma Scout really follows the peeks around quickly compared to my Radex which, when measuring background, is sluggish to respond and has only gone above 0.19uSv/h when I'm in granite country. Background in the Granite belt, on the range into Queensland, is about the same as at your place, though peaks above 0.2 are not uncommon, and in some places there I've visited, 0.2 seems "normal". Freaked me out a little but there you go. Also, don't forget you live in the same city as a nuclear reactor, Lucas Heights, and it is constantly burping and farting and polluting air and water just as a matter of course. God knows what else goes on there because they don't really let anyone know. What type of GC do you have?

            • richard richard

              Nice work there eats. I use a Russian ekotect, it was $400 on the bay. Nothing flash, that's for sure.

              But I know it works mostly ok, it's been used on flights and in an xray 🙂

  • arclight arclight

    sorry that this email address has taken so long… but as you are probaly aware that i have been having some datamining problems.. mainly associated with the vodaphone mobile i have

    last words from the nice vodaphone guy in india ".. i see that the investigation is ongoing…" (later denied by vodaphone uk who said that it had just stopped, when i know it was supposed to have stopped back in january!????)

    anyway, must be doing something right 😉

    so to all you wonderful people who asked for direct contact i can give you this.. not hushmail because i dont want to be seen to be doing anything shifty (for possible later litigation purposes ;/)

    i know that the domestic database likely have the plug in the server so if you want you dont have to give your real names, though if you do thats cool too! i suspect we are all tagged anyway!!! 🙁

  • Today, Vancouver Canada, 8pm local time. Normal average levels .11 mcSv/hr average using SOEKS 01M was sunny most of day, lows of .08 with aminutes worth of .13 .15 pretty average results such that I have observed nearly every day since last December.

  • arclight arclight

    gammascout gieger reliability!
    @ hamburg gieger

    here is a part of a personal message that i thought you might be interested with

    "…Had good experience with a Radex RD1503 now sold
    Have a more sensitive machine now (Inspector +) as reference to the Gamma Scout.
    Both give roughly the same readings. I had another Gamma Scout but that was consistently twice as high as the other meters, so I sent it back to the factory…."

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      heeey arclight, my Gammascout was doing that too. Turned out to be a dodgy clip on the GM tube annode. Must have been an issue for GammaScout

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Illinois, USA, 30-35 miles South-West of Chicago
    May 5, 2012

    32.4 CPM at 4:10 pm, taken from a 10 minute timed count.
    Inside house at Kitchen table with windows open

    39.8 CPM at 4:25 pm, taken from a 10 minute timed count.
    Outside at Picnic table

    Inspector Extreme Geiger counter

    This is the first time I used my new Geiger counter. I have no idea what the "normal" numbers are for this area. Although this is Illinois–home of the most nuclear reactors and stored spent fuel in the USA.

    • WildTurnip WildTurnip

      enoughalready, I offer this for sake of comparison. I am due NE of you in west central Michigan. Using Inspector Alert, my average (indoor) over the last 2+ months is 33.3 cpm.

  • vital1 vital1

    10th April 2012

    Here are the month averages from January 2012. As you can see they have been dropping since the highs in January, even though I may occasionally get a larger daily detection. This is good. Will it last? At present most of the air flow has been coming from the south.

    January 2012 ( Month average .143 uSv/hr )

    February 2012 ( Month average .137 uSv/hr )

    March 2012 ( Month average .124 uSv/hr )

    April 2012 ( Month average .112 uSv/hr )

    Full local details including charts can be found here.


    Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf (or create your own), hand it out, mailbox it, or email it.

    Put it everywhere, libraries, notice boards, web pages, forums, Facebook,
    and tweet! Think outside the box.

  • mungo mungo

    we have to assume that the readings are false, i dont understand it 🙁

  • mungo mungo

    however, quite a few 27C temps off honshu….

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