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Your Radiation This Week No 14

June 26 to July 24, 2015

Mountain Storm

Mountain Storm

San Francisco) July 24, 2015 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this past 29 days around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it.

RADIATION CPM* CITY STATE

*Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument. High radiation counts are shown from June 24 to July 29, 2015.

Radiation counts are noted and and the types of radiation counted are listed. Uncounted radiation types make the actual Rad Count higher and more dangerous.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

  • 590 CPM, 29.5 to 118 Times Normal, South Valley, NM. Gamma only.
  • 500 CPM, 25 to 100 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma only.
  • 373 CPM, 18.6 to 74.6 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Gamma only.
  • 622 CPM, 31.1 to 124.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Gamma only.
  • 617 CPM, 30.8 to 123.4 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA. Gamma and Beta.
  • 340 CPM, 17 to 68 Times Normal, New York City, NY. Gamma only.
  • 394 CPM, 17.2 to 68.8 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Gamma only.
  • 591 CPM, 29.5 to 195.6 Times Normal, Concord, NH. Gamma and Beta Radiation.
  • 263 CPM, 13.1 to 52.6 Times Normal, Chicago, IL. Gamma only.
  • 427 CPM, 21.3 to 85.4 Times Normal, Kansas City, KA. Gamma only.
  • 334 CPM, 16.7 to 66.8 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK. Gamma only.
  • 645 CPM, 32.2 to 129 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Gamma and Beta.
  • 306 CPM, 15.3 to 61.2 Times Normal, Dallas, TX. Gamma and Beta.
  • 463 CPM, 23.1 to 92.6 Times Normal, San Angelo, TX. Gamma and Beta.
  • 275 CPM, 13.7 to 55 Times Normal, Lubbock, TX. Gamma only. Off line. Last known report.
  •  460 CPM, 23 to 92 Times Normal, Ft Wayne, IN. Gamma and Beta. Off line. Last known report.
  • 423 CPM, 21.1 to 84.6 Times Normal, Indianapolis, IN. Gamma only.
  • 383 CPM, 19.1 to 76.6 Times Normal, St Paul, MN. Gamma and Beta.
  • 704 CPM, 35.2 to 140.5 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE. Gamma and Beta.
  • 586 CPM, 29.3 to 117.2 Times Normal, Des Moines, IA. Gamma only.
  • 333 CPM, 16.6 to 66.6 Times Normal, Aberdeen, SD. Gamma only.
  • 573 CPM, 28.6 to 114.6 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Gamma only. Off line. Last known report.
  • 530 CPM, 26.6 to 106 Times Normal, Albuquerque, NM. Gamma and Beta. Off line. Last known report.
  • 377 CPM, 18.8 to 75.4 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Gamma only.
  • 869 CPM, 43.4 to 173.8 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Gamma only.
  • 465 CPM, 23.2 to 93 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Gamma and Beta.
  • 642 CPM, 32.1 to 128.4 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Gamma and Beta.
  • 225 CPM, 11.2 to 45 Times Normal, Las Vegas, NV. Gamma only.
  • 507 CPM, 25.3 to 101.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Gamma only.
  • 855 CPM, 42.7 to 171 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Gamma and Beta.
  • 306 CPM, 15.3 to 61.2 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Gamma only.
  • 243 CPM, 12.1 to 48.6 Times Normal, San Francisco, CA. Gamma only.
  • 588 CPM, 29.4 to 117.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma only.

Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America This month

Congrats to Billings, Montana. Billings is once again the Highest Recorded Radiation City in the United States this month with 869 CPM!

Bakersfield, California again trails Billings with 855 CPM. Bakersfield and Billings have quite a deadly competition going for the most active Rad Weather.

The difference between Billings’ and Bakersfield’s Rad numbers is only 14 CPM points out of a reported Rad count of 1,724 Rad CPMs. That is such a small amount of Rad difference, less than One Percent of the total reported Rad.

An Unscheduled interruption
A unexpected computer glitch torpedoed the YRTW column June 26, 2015.  The unscheduled downtime while the problem was addressed was welcome; but, it is good to be back at the job. Many Thanks to all the people who inquired about how I was doing. I appreciate it.

Normal Radiation and reported radiation in American cities

As you know, so-called Normal Radiation refers to the time before man-made radiation. Radioactive particles that escape mines, transportation, manufacturing, Nuke Labs, Bombs and Reactors are “wild” in the environment we all share. We can’t see the Rad poisons, nonetheless, they maim and kill us by the hundreds of millions and can be counted by machines.

The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] of the US Government has chosen to use Counts per Minute [CPM] as the standard way to measure Radiation at their testing stations in the US. Many Rad monitors have a “Click” or “Count” you can hear that alerts you to the presence of radiation.

Regular people must purchase their own radiation monitors or use a service like this column.  We all can calculate how close a reporting Rad measuring station is from us and hope for the best. We are also quite free to buy our own private radiation monitor, if we have the money. They are not cheap.

With such a long history of rising radiation in the US, I added a few words to each city’s measurement line in this edition. I hope it is information you find useful.

Here’s the old line for Boston, MA from YRTW No 13:
344 CPM, Boston, MA. Gamma only.

The new line would read:
344 CPM, 17.2 to 68.8 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Gamma only. The Bold portion is the add, it will not be Bold in the regularly scheduled edition.

The addition tells how many Times greater the current measured Rad is than normal radiation. It is done by dividing the current cities’ Rad number by Five CPM and then separately by Twenty CPM.

For Boston, the new phrase tells you how many Times greater the current radiation is than the normal range of radiation. Should the Rads and the associated Lethality happen to decrease to a normal radiation range, that will be reported, also.

Previous editions of YRTW

Up to five previous editions of YRTW are listed at the end of each column. Each YRTW and all my previous VeteransToday columns are at http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/bobnichols/

Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!

Copyright by Bob Nichols @ 2015. Reproduce and distribute, give full attribution to Bob Nichols and Veterans Today.

Sources and Notes

1. The Radiation charts and graphs of the EPA at http://www2.epa.gov/radnet  Don’t skip the “2” in www2.

2. The EPA based reporting of NETC.com, an LLC.

3. * This station’s Radiation equals combined Beta and Gamma Radiation. Note: Not all locations have reporting Beta Radiation Monitors. Gamma Radiation Monitors are functioning at all these locations.

4. “…If you pollute when you DO KNOW there is NO safe dose with respect to causing extra cases of deadly cancers or heritable effects, you are committing premeditated random murder.” – John W. Gofman, Ph.D., M.D. (1918-2007), associate director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1963-1969) — Comments on a Petition for Rulemaking to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, May 21, 1994.

5. CPM. “Although we can’t see it, taste it, smell it or hear it we can measure radiation and observe its effects. One way to measure radiation which the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] has chosen to use on its radiation websites is in Counts Per Minute. Each Count is One Radioactive Decay.” Quote from the ‘Your Radiation, This Week.’” Apr 3, 2015.

6. Digilert 100 Promotional Flyer pdf, “Normal background is 5-20 CPM.” http://keison.co.uk/seinternational_digilert100.shtml  Copyright @ 2015 Keison International Ltd – All Rights Reserved.

 

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6 Responses to "Your Radiation This Week No 14"

  1. Cynthia Lee  July 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you so much for this service. It’s easy to understand and so appreciated.

  2. JPW  July 26, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Thank you for continuing with these important updates, which I have really missed the last few weeks. This information is very hard to get, but should be shown in the media worldwide; why isn’t it?
    Are worldwide readings also available for South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia?
    Please keep up the great work you are doing!

  3. Carnaptious  July 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Mr. Nichols, the new format of reporting providing some idea of how much above “normal” the readings are is a very welcome improvement.

    Maybe we could start a pool to bet on which US city will be the first to reach sustained readings of > 1,000 CPM…

    • Bob Nichols  July 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you Carnaptious.

      Just wondering, where would you put your bet on which reporting city will lead the pack?

      Any ideas why?

      Bob Nichols

    • Carnaptious  July 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      If the choices were limited to the current list of sites in your reports I’d put my money on Billings because it is on the path of prevailing wind from Hanford, WA, site of the first weapons grade plutonium processing center in the US. Hanford has been decommissioned, but all the waste produced there over the years is still stored on site in leaky containers and uncapped pools full of fuel rods.

      Mostly, I’m just guessing.

  4. karen00  July 25, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Wow…..thanks for information.

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