Off the Scale: Geiger counter goes wild 60-70 km WEST of Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: March 17th, 2011 at 9:14 am ET


Radioactive Japan, CNN iReport, March 16, 2011:

I am roughly sixty to seventy kilometers due west  from the nuclear plants that the Japanese authorities are struggling so hard to control. I witnessed two military helicopters fly over. Now, I am watching those same helicopters dropping water and attempting to cool those plants on the in-dash television of my car. This is as close as I am able to get to the plant. The video shows the needle of my Bicron PGM slamming the right side of the meter.

Read the report here.

Published: March 17th, 2011 at 9:14 am ET


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7 comments to Off the Scale: Geiger counter goes wild 60-70 km WEST of Fukushima (VIDEO)

  • xdrfox

    What tells me this may be fake is that he is not running while this thing is sounding off ! No background of where !

  • Jean

    Can’t tell if he has on any protective gear, but he’s not wearing gloves. Some people will take any risk just to get on CNN.

  • xdrfox

    Does not show their face so it not like being recognized ! Not Narcissistic

  • Chelsea

    I for one don’t think it’s fake. I mean, they used to give tours through still-irradiated Pripyat just to show citizens the Geiger counter.

  • Davin

    It isn’t fake so much as he just is an idiot. Rather than adjusting the sensitivity knob he has it on the lowest setting. Judging by the ticks it sounds like a slightly higher than normal count.

  • xdrfox

    Yjank you for pointing out the sensitivity knob. I do not have one but the stuff that is Most dangerous and kills the fastest that we should be concerned with will not make a Geiger counter tick. Alfa !

  • Isaac

    It’s actually set on the battery testing selection……not too bright.