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Your Radiation This Week No 20

Aug 29 to Sept 5, 2015

(San Francisco) September 5, 2015 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it.


Colorado Dust Storm

Colorado Dust Storm

*Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument.

All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron and X-Ray radiation.  Uncounted radiation, if added, makes the actual Count higher and more dangerous.

The highest radiation reporting city is listed first, the least radioactive city is listed last. Still, all reporting cities are above normal.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]


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1306CPM,265.2Times Normal,Ft Wayne INGamma, Beta.
1004CPM,201Times Normal,Concord, NH
Gamma, Beta.
1001CPM,200.2Times Normal,Champaign, ILGamma Only
944CPM,188.8Times Normal,Albuquerque, NMG&B, Highest Rpt.
893CPM,178.6Times Normal,Billings, MTGamma Only.
855CPM,171Times Normal,Bakersfield, CAG&B, Last report
854CPM,170.8Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Gamma, Beta.
798CPM,159.6Times Normal,Montgomery, AL.Gamma, Beta.
792CPM,158.4Times Normal,Little Rock, ARGamma, Beta.
652CPM,130.4Times Normal,Tucson, AZGamma, Beta.
641CPM,128.2Times Normal,San Angelo, TX.Gamma, Beta.
634CPM,126.8Times Normal,Lincoln, NEGamma, Beta.
607CPM,121.4Times Normal,Aberdeen, SD.Gamma Only.
575CPM,115Times Normal,Dallas, TX.Gamma, Beta.
558CPM,111.8Times Normal,San Diego, CAGamma Only
543CPM,108.6Times Normal,Washington, D.C.Gamma, Beta.
531CPM,106.2Times Normal,Portland, MEGamma Only.
501CPM,100.2Times Normal,St. Paul, MN.G&B, Last report
499CPM,99.8Times Normal,Miami, FL.Gamma Only.
476CPM,95.2Times Normal,Phoenix, AZGamma, Beta.
476CPM,95.2Times Normal,Tulsa, OKGamma Only.
451CPM,90.2Times Normal,Rapid City, SD.Gamma Only.
451CPM,90.2Times Normal,Kansas City, KA,Gamma Only.
432CPM,86.4Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Gamma Only.
428CPM,85.2Times Normal,South Valley, NMGamma Only.
420CPM,84Times Normal,Ft. Worth, TXGamma, Beta.
390CPM,78Times Normal,Atlanta, GA.Gamma Only.
371CPM,74.2Times Normal,Indianapolis, IN.Gamma Only
370CPM,74Times Normal,Boston, MSGamma Only.
364CPM,72.8Times Normal,Grand Junction, CO.Gamma Only
323CPM,64.6Times Normal,New York CityGamma Only.
317CPM,63.4Times Normal,Chicago, IL
Gamma Only.
304CPM,60.8Times Normal,Los Angeles, CAGamma Only.
286CPM,57.2Times Normal,Lubbock, TXGamma Only.
281CPM,56.5Times Normal,Des Moines, IA.Gamma Only.
212CPM,42.4Times Normal,San Francisco, CA.Gamma Only.
159CPM,31.8Times Normal,Las Vegas, NV.Gamma Only.

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Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week

A new and unfamiliar Leader this week in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America is Ft Wayne, Indiana with 1,306 CPM. Congratulations to Ft Wayne, IN as the Most Radioactive City in America this week. Other competing cities for the title were not even close. Three cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week in Your Rad Weather. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions.

Changes – Five New Cities Added


These cities are added to the Rad List in Your Radiation This Week. The cities are: Portland, Maine; Washington, D.C.; Montgomery, Alabama; Ft. Worth, Texas and Champaign, IL.

Isotope Count reporting


These CPM numbers do not represent the real radiation counts in your radiation weather this week. It is actually much higher [worse] than these government certified partial reports say. Use these report numbers as your Starting Point in adding up your daily, monthly and annual exposure from your Rad Weather.

Most radiation monitors report on the radioactive presence of Cesium 137 at the detector. YRTW will report on the secrets the Pros use in estimating the actual Total radiation counts. It is not a pretty picture.

The Lethality from a specific release goes up for 35 years; then the Lethality declines slightly and hangs steady for thousands of years. Regrettably for all Normal Humans that is many generations. The end result, of course, is extinction of our species and all others. Everybody is included; no one is left out. I know of no variety of Humans immune to radiation.

Day One out of the reactor use a Cesium 137/134 CPM multiplier of 150 Times. After 15 days outside the reactor the multiplier is still about 100 times the two similarly named Cesium Isotopes – Cesium 137 and Cesium 134. After 10 years have passed from that release, the Multiplier is Five Times the common published Cesium 137 report.

The Lethality is still increasing though. Yes, the Radiation is going down and the Lethality is going up at the same time for 35 years after a big release. That is a really hard to understand point about Your Rad Weather This Week. Each new major Rad release starts the Cesium countdown clock all over again, too. It gets … complicated; with all the overlapping and the daily releases.

Here’s how you can calculate an estimate of your Total Rad today: Use a reported account of your Cesium 137 CPM and Multiply Times 5. Another way to say it is Cs137CPM X 5.0 = Your Total Radiation Estimate. That’s it. No magic. Just the facts as close as you can calculate it. Good Luck.

However, provided Cesium 134 is present you are experiencing a recent radioactive release and all bets are off. Why is that? Because the two Rad Isotopes decay at greatly different rates. The relatively long lived Cs 137 is half gone in 30.1 years. The shorter lived Cesium 134 is half gone in only 2.06 years. As a result the Multiplier changes very rapidly.

Radiation types commonly measured by radiation monitors include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron and X-Ray radiation. Only Beta and Gamma are reported by the EPA and here on YRTW. The only thing they have in common is that all will kill you. There are also 1,944  known individual Rad elements, only a few are ever mentioned in articles.

In short, the newer disaster’s Cesium 137/134 immediate radiation readings so conveniently echoed by official news outlets tell you right away by simple Multiplication how big the disaster really is. Think of it as the insider’s secret code. Multiply away!

How often do radioactive releases occur? The answer is: Radioactive releases occur daily in most reactors. This almost daily reactor Venting does complicate your health and your estimated Rad readings. May you always have better Rad Weather; but, that’s not likely.


Isotope detectors


If you have a lot of money you can buy an Isotope detector that will tell you the name of isotopes it is tuned to detect. They are excellent tools for determining specific Rad elements. More power to you if you can afford one, or a group of you can pony up the Bucks to buy one. In this case knowledge is power. That kind of power can only be bought.

Without it, you have what the Pro-Nukers laughingly refer to in our lives as “A shortened life span.” That means the Pro-nukers are joyfully killing people these 70 years now and have no intention of stopping. I mean, after all, they get rich slaughtering us.

Jeeeez, where is Master Sergeant Woods, 3rd Army Hangman in WWII? We need him to hang these Stainless Steel Psychopaths and their political henchmen, all legal like.


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

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.


Notes and Sources

1. The Radiation charts and graphs of the EPA at  Don’t skip the “2” in www2.

2. The EPA based reporting of 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 reporting publicly 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.” Copyright @ 2015 Keison International Ltd – All Rights Reserved.

7. Many baby seals dying of leukemia-linked disorder along California coast — Blamed for over 1/3 of recent deaths at San Francisco Bay rescue center (CHART), ENENEWS, Energy News Aggregator,



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4 Responses to "Your Radiation This Week No 20"

  1. OliverStone  September 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I don’t understand where you get your cpm numbers. Take Phoenix, for example. You list a “radiation level” of 476 cpm. How did you arrive at that number? Did you get it from the NETC website? From EPA RadNet? I can’t find “476 cpm” on either of them. The NETC site doesn’t show a monitor in Phoenix, so I assume it came from EPA RadNet. But I can’t find anything. Thanks!

    • Bob Nichols  September 11, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Hi Oliver Stone, … It is a simple case. The Rad Measuring unit got killed dead; taken off line on Sept 4, 2015. It has been sitting in the “Inactive column” since Sept 4.

      The 476 CPM is simply the Gamma and Beta CPM added together. That is two of the five common Rad measurements. I wonder how much the other three are??

      Bob Nichols

  2. JPW  September 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Hello Bob,
    As a reader, I really appreciate these weekly updates that you give us.
    This week was a bit surprising, and I wondered what happened around Washington DC this past week to change this city’s rating? I had seen before that levels in DC appeared related to levels in West Virginia, but there doesn’t seem to have been any dramatic increase in West Virginia this past week, according to the EPA data. Can you explain this and also what you think happened around Washington DC to be added to the list? I was wondering if you know what happened in Ft Wayne, IN to have gone so high suddenly? Thanks!

    • Bob Nichols  September 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks, JPW, I appreciate your comment.

      Believe me, I was just as surprised as you were. Then, to find all three cities over 1,000 CPMs was mind boggling.

      Remember the Jet Stream, though. It scoots around the world in 40 days and drops the Rad as it will. It takes many years, too.

      Google: nullschool jetstream
      … to see the Jet Streams. Just look at the Google Images if you have an older computer.

      Well, the Rad only comes from two places after manufacturing. That’s nuke bombs and nuke reactors. Take your pick and see what makes sense to you.

      Bob Nichols

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