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Your Radiation This Week No 22

Sept 12 to Sept 19, 2015

(San Francisco) September 19, 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.


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

Western Plains

Western Plains

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]


2,252CPM,450.4 Times Normal,Billings, MTGamma, Beta.
1,644CPM,328.8 Times Normal,Portland, MEGamma, Beta.
1,397CPM,279.4 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Gamma, Beta.
1,326CPM,265.2 Times Normal,Champaign, ILGamma, Beta.
1,255CPM,251 Times Normal,Pierre, SDGamma, Beta.
1,223CPM,244.6 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Gamma, Beta.
1,208CPM,241.6 Times Normal,San Diego, CAGamma, Beta.
1,143CPM,228.6 Times Normal,Concord, NHGamma, Beta.
1,095CPM,219 Times Normal,Bakersfield, CAGamma, Beta.
991CPM,198.2 Times Normal,Boston, MAGamma, Beta.
945CPM,189 Times Normal,Los Angeles, CAGamma, Beta.
944CPM,188.8 Times Normal,Albuquerque, NMClosed-LastReport
929CPM,185.8 Times Normal,Kansas City, KA,Gamma, Beta.
888CPM,177.6 Times Normal,Oklahoma City, OKGamma, Beta.
862CPM,172.4 Times Normal,Atlanta, GA.Gamma, Beta.
832CPM,166.4 Times Normal,New York City, NYGamma, Beta.
803CPM,160.6 Times Normal,St. Paul, MN.Gamma, Beta.
779CPM,155.8 Times Normal,Tulsa, OKGamma, Beta.
765CPM,153 Times Normal,Des Moines, IA.Gamma, Beta.
762CPM,152.4 Times Normal,Chicago, ILGamma, Beta.
760CPM,152.4 Times Normal,Tucson, AZGamma, Beta.
722CPM,144.4 Times Normal,Indianapolis, IN.Gamma, Beta.
709CPM,141.8 Times Normal,Little Rock, ARGamma, Beta.
630CPM,126 Times Normal,Ft Wayne INGamma, Beta.
630CPM,126 Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Gamma, Beta.
596CPM,119.2 Times Normal,San Francisco, CA.Gamma, Beta.
577CPM,115.4 Times Normal,Ft. Worth, TXGamma, Beta.
575CPM,115 Times Normal,Montgomery, AL.Gamma, Beta.
562CPM,112.4 Times Normal,Lubbock, TXGamma, Beta.
515CPM,103Times Normal,Sacramento, CAGamma, Beta.
506CPM,101.2 Times Normal,Phoenix, AZGamma, Beta.
503CPM,100.6 Times Normal,Las Vegas, NV.Gamma, Beta.
472CPM,94.4 Times Normal,Rapid City, SD.Gamma ONLY
464CPM,92.8 Times Normal,South Valley, NMGamma ONLY
443CPM,88.6 Times Normal,Lincoln, NEGamma, Beta.
379CPM,75.8 Times Normal,San Angelo, TX.Gamma, Beta.
364CPM,72.8 Times Normal,Grand Junction, COClosed-LastReport
333CPM,66.6 Times Normal,Dallas, TX.Gamma, Beta.
317CPM,63.4 Times Normal,Washington, D.C.Gamma, Beta.


Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week

A familiar Leader this week in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America is Billings, Montana with 2,252 CPM. Congratulations to Billings, MT as the Most Radioactive City in America this week. Billings was down just a bit from last week in this deadly race but is still First.

Portland, Maine’s Radioactive Weather wasn’t even a close Second and they endured 1,644 CPM. Other competing cities for the title were not even close. Nine cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week in Your Rad Weather. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions.


Last week some unacknowledged source or sources spread measurable radiation all over the country. Like a Devil Wind it could be tracked for several days.


German Analysis of Certain Isotopes after Meltdown


Hold on to your hat. In 1992 Germany calculated that in reactor meltdowns like Fukushima Daiichi the radioactive isotope Strontium 90 would aggressively poison the environment for 109.2 years and then decline slowly over the next 273 years. Of course, we will ALL be long dead by then. Other deadly Rad isotopes put Strontium 90’s generous life span to shame.

The German study is here for those brave enough to tackle it. Source: The IAEA: Dispersion of radionuclides and radiation exposure after leaching by groundwater of a solidified core-concrete melt by Bayer, A.; Tromm, W.; Al-Omari, I. (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)) from 8. International congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA8)


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 and Cesium 134 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 on the planet. 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 more 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 decisions 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 since Hiroshima got Nuked by the United States; 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 hirelings, all legal like.


Previous editions of YRTW

Five previous columns are at the end of each article. 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  Individual queries can be built at the EPA RadNet Query Builder. 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,

8. Dispersion of radionuclides and radiation exposure after leaching by groundwater of a solidified core-concrete melt by Bayer, A.; Tromm, W.; Al-Omari, I. (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)) from 8. International congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA8)


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11 Responses to "Your Radiation This Week No 22"

  1. Altimometer  September 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    HI Bob, I take it the facts reach a conclusion that the radiological event causing the huge spikes was very close to home?

    • Bob Nichols  September 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Hmm, that fits the facts, Altimometer.


  2. Bruce Prentis  September 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Bob, I am just wondering here. Is there any reason why DC has a lower reading other than natural causes? It’s sad to say, but these days I suspect and question …EVERYTHING.

    • Bob Nichols  September 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Hi Bruce,

      Very well said, Bruce. Had that same thought myself.


    • Bob Nichols  September 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Bruce, I’ve been researching that very question for a while. I found this interesting anomaly.

      On Sept 10, 2015, Washington, DC suffered through a recorded reading of 1,194 CPM.

      hmm,… what happened with that?


  3. medicis  September 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Bob, I think you missed the “LOL” at the end of my comment.

    • Bob Nichols  September 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Chuckling … Understand… Cool.


  4. Bob Nichols  September 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Good thought, DGSE…. Yea, a disaster movie with no good ending.

    Bob Nichols

  5. Pink Rabbit  September 19, 2015 at 7:57 am

    These max counts for the week are higher than before. That’s the take home message.
    Of course Geiger Counters exposed to air CRV 700 might normally get 5-15 CPM and modern pancake probe up to 40 CPM like my Ludlum 3 used to read in Irvine Ca but last month went up to 60-80 CPM at times measured just sporadically but it was definitely increased from my 50 + prior readings in air.
    I think the EPA 4 units are Placed near to air filter. I’m not sure what type of probe they use. And of course scintillators are more sensitive. Scintillators I heard can normally read Much higher than 5-15 CPM normally depending on the type of probe and what they are designed to measure. Usually a very limited energy range for a single radiation type. Whereas Geiger counters like I have with pancake probe do alpha beta gamma but only pick up 5% or more I guess of what’s out there. There were sensitivity data on the website and it varied for different energy levels. I put plastic over the probe to eliminate alpha and metal to eliminate beta and it seems I have all 3 in Ca.

    The main point is how the counts are rising.

  6. medicis  September 19, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Becoming aware of this and related data more or less puts to rest most …. if not all of my ‘Before Fukushima’ -life- goals. There is nowhere to run (that i can afford) and nothing much to do about it. On a brighter note, maybe the ‘Andromedans’ or ‘Orians’ can help with this…. LOL.

    • Bob Nichols  September 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

      hmmm, … don’t think so, dude. Besides the Van Allen Radiation Belts surrounding the Earth are Lethal anyway. So that is pretty much a dead end.

      We’re pretty much stuck with each other here on this planet.

      Bob Nichols

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