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Your Radiation this Week No 28

Oct. 24 to Oct 31, 2015

(San Francisco) Oct 31 2015 – An unacknowledged nuclear event swept through the Upper Midwest in the United States in September 2015. No terrorist organization, nuclear capable corporation, government agency or organized military has taken credit for the event.

In a nutshell, here’s what happened: A powerful nuclear pulse was created somewhere in the upper Midwest and spread a radioactive wave front outward hundreds of miles across America’s Heartland. The pulse was recorded at the few active and published radiation stations with an unmistakable signature.

Bob Nichols


(San Francisco) Oct 31 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. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page here: 

It is also linked to my name at the top above on every article.




*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.

A winter storm in Colorado.

A winter storm in Colorado.

The highest radiation reporting city is listed first, the least radioactive city reporting is listed last. Still, all reporting cities are above normal. These are the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

I just could not overlook Washington, DC at 213 CPM subtotal Gamma and Beta for a low and 399 CPM subtotal Gamma and Beta for a High Rad reading. This is not even a low for the District. The Low Beta only reading for the week in DC was only 16 CPM.

Yes, Sixteen CPM Beta. The benefits of living in Washington, DC are never ending and far surpass those of Normal men and women in other cities – even New York.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

1613CPM,322.6 Times Normal,Little Rock, ARGamma, Beta.
1531CPM,306.2 Times Normal,Kansas City, KSGamma, Beta.
1483CPM,296.6 Times Normal,Colorado Springs, CO.Gamma, Beta.
1449CPM,289.8 Times Normal,SanDiegoRadMonKilledInactive Oct2015
1407CPM,281.4 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Gamma, Beta.
1355CPM,271 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Gamma, Beta.
1319CPM,263.8 Times Normal,Worcester, MA.Gamma, Beta.
1315CPM,263 Times Normal,Louisville, KYGamma, Beta
1309CPM,261.8 Times Normal,Navajo Lake, NMLastReading
1300CPM,260 Times Normal,Raleigh, NC.Gamma, Beta.
1294CPM,258.8 Times Normal,Fresno, CAGamma, Beta.
1267CPM,253.4 Times Normal,Memphis, TNGamma, Beta.
1265CPM,253 Times Normal,Champaign, ILGamma, Beta.
1258CPM,251.6 Times Normal,Idaho Falls, IDGamma, Beta.
1235CPM,247 Times Normal,Phoenix, AZGamma, Beta.
1208CPM,241.6 Times Normal,Amarillo, TX.Last Reading
1168CPM,233.6 Times Normal,Bakersfield, CAGamma, Beta.
1157CPM,231.4 Times Normal,Pierre, SDGamma, Beta.
1154CPM,230.8 Times Normal,Harrisburg, VA.Gamma, Beta.
1151CPM,230.2 Times Normal,Bismark, ND.Gamma, Beta.
1134CPM,226.8 Times Normal,Denver, CO.Gamma, Beta.
1124CPM,224.8 Times Normal,Portland, MELast Reading
1101CPM,220.2 Times Normal,Billings, MTGamma, Beta.
1098CPM,219.6 Times Normal,Tulsa, OKGamma, Beta.
1095CPM,219 Times Normal,Lexington, KYGamma, Beta
1080CPM,216 Times Normal,Riverside, CA.Gamma, Beta.
1078CPM,215.4 Times Normal,El Paso, TX.Gamma, Beta.
1068CPM,213.6 Times Normal,Charleston, WV.Gamma, Beta.
1062CPM,212.4 Times Normal,Tucson, AZGamma, Beta.
1045CPM,209 Times Normal,Rapid City, SD.Gamma, Beta.
1034CPM,206.8 Times Normal,Concord, NHGamma, Beta.
1029CPM,205.8 Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Gamma, Beta.
399CPM,79.8 Times Normal,Washington, DC. HighGamma, Beta.
213CPM,42.6 Times Normal,Washington, DC. LowGamma, Beta.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]


Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week


A definitely UN-familiar Leader in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America this week is Little Rock, Arkansas! Congrats to Little Rock, Arkansas as the most Radioactive City in America for this week.

Thirty-two (32) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another Nine (9) cities are clustered between 999 and 900 CPM, ready to Break Out at any time. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions.




In September 2015 some unacknowledged source or sources around Lake Michigan spread measurable radiation all over the country. Like a Devil Wind it could be tracked for several weeks. Thousands of people know about it and no one is talking publicly.

Nuke Central – It’s BAACK

Additionally, the Manhattan Project’s former nuclear laden garbage dump for radiologically contaminated material is in comeback mode in a big way in St Louis. The nuclear laced garbage is directly in the path of a underground fire in a modern city garbage dump.

As you well remember in High School Physics class Uranium is the Metal that Burns. Burning Uranium isotopes can get as hot as 10,832 D F. There is no argument against a 10,832 Degree F Degree chunk of Uranium. The only thing to do is leave St Louis. The prudent Missouri State Attorney General’s report advises St Louis’ residents a nuclear dump fire could start December 1, 2015. That is only a few weeks from now.

Alert and capable citizens should vacate St Louis by December 1, 2015. Stay at your own risk. That is just my opinion.

Where Did Billings, Montana Go?

Billings, Montana on Oct 16, 2015 was reading a Beta Rad of 1,227 Beta and 703 Gamma for a Combined reading of 1,930 CPM. The Gamma Rad unit stopped publicly reporting, then four (4) days later on Oct 20, 2015 at 12:37:25 the unit came to life again. It’s … ahh, … personality had changed, though. The new Beta and Gamma reading was 926 Beta and 401 Gamma. The new Combined radiation number on Oct 20 was 1,327 CPM Combined.

The Combined reading was 603 CPM less than it was 4 days before. There was no Note or Comment on the missing four days. It was a 4 Day Rad Gap and an unexplained disappearance of 603 CPM. The disappearing CPM was comprised of 302 CPM Gamma and 301 CPM Beta from the re-set. In the next Four Hours the Combined CPM eroded another 550 CPM for a total CPM Loss of 1,153 CPM.

Billings, Montana today is barely in the List of cities above 1000 CPM. Billings is now 23rd on the list and reads 1,101 CPM.

The missing Radiation remains “Unaccounted For.” Presumably it [the radiation] did not go to the Moon; therefore, it is on Earth somewhere.


Analysis of Certain Isotopes after Meltdown in 1992


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 for the week. The Rad 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 to get an approximation of the Total Rad. 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. In addition, the amount of deadly Plutonium 239 is steadily increasing, even out of the reactor or exploded bomb. 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 they all 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.

Public Domain Master-Sergeant Woods readies the Gallows at Nuremberg in 1946

Public Domain Master-Sergeant Woods readies the Gallows at Nuremberg in 1946

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 Veterans Today 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)

9. Resuspension and redistribution of radionuclides during grassland and forest fires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone: part I. Fire experiments., Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 86 (2006) 143e163


“Controlled burning of experimental plots of forest or grassland in the Chernobyl exclusion zone has been carried out in order to estimate the parameters of radionuclide resuspension, transport and deposition during forest and grassland fires and to evaluate the working conditions of firemen. An increase of several orders of magnitude of the airborne radionuclide concentration was observed in the territory near the fire area. The resuspension factor for 137Cs and 90Sr was determined to range from 106 to 105 m1 the plutonium radionuclides from 107 to 106 m1 (related to the nuclides in the combustible biomass). These values are 2 orders of magnitude lower if they are calculated relatively to the total contamination density (including the nuclides in the soil). The radionuclide fallout along the plume axis is negligible in comparison to the existing contamination. However, the additional inhalation dose for firemen exposed in, and for …”

10. St. Louis landfill fire could reach radioactive waste in months, September 18, 2015, 

11. DEPLETED URANIUM RADIOACTIVE WASTE – DISPOSAL. By: Evgenia Misenzhnikova, Legislative Intern. (uranium can spontaneously ignite and then burn at temperatures of above 10,832 degrees Fahrenheit) …



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7 Responses to "Your Radiation this Week No 28"

  1. Bob Nichols  November 4, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Hi Sacred Peaks, … Palisades Nuclear Power Plant sits almost in between Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan cutting NE across Lake Michigan.

    Seems unlikely to me since it is against the prevailing winds; and, then Champaign, Illinois is even further South in Illinois. Billings, Montana got Nailed by the Rad. To be sure, plenty of cities east of Palisades got hit hard, too.The timing of any release at Palisades is out of sequence, also.

    But, there is still plausible deniability that it was Palisades Nuker Plant.

    Good point, Sacred Peaks.

    Bob Nichols

  2. Sacredpeaks  November 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm


    You mention “In September 2015 some unacknowledged source or sources around Lake Michigan spread measurable radiation all over the country. Like a Devil Wind it could be tracked for several weeks. Thousands of people know about it and no one is talking publicly.”

    Is it possible the source of the radiation came from the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant? The plant inexplicably shut down in mid-September although the owners Entergy stated it was normal. The plant has been plagued with problems for years and should have been shut down long ago. What are your thoughts?

  3. Bob Nichols  November 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    hmm, … good perspective, DGSE.
    I mean,… weaponized pollen ???

    Bob Nichols

  4. Laurie Steele  November 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    bob, i just emailed the epa rad net for san diego, ca, requesting they send me the most current gamma and beta reading to date. i am not holding my breath, but will let you know if i hear anything current.

    • Bob Nichols  November 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Hi Laurie, …. Oh, that’s easy, I was just looking up San Diego’s numbers. The latest today are 664 B + 335 G = 999 CPM Combined. Your Rad High for the past week was 708 B + 358 B = 1,066 CPM Combined. Pretty close range, eh?

      Does anybody else think think the Rad ratios for Beta/Gamma are inverted or reversed from what they used to be, back in the day? Seems like they are to me.

      Bob Nichols

  5. Altimometer  October 31, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Bob, did you catch the video compilation of the satellite photos from the Mid Western crops starting with the green growing period ending with the harvest? It was like the onset of winter, interesting to see yet disturbing when one ponders how radioactive our food source has become.

    • Bob Nichols  October 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Altimometer, … Not the one you are referencing, I am familiar with the concept. The snow pack run off is responsible for a lot of water in the grain growing regions and the major rivers. Snow is the most effective scavenger scavenger of the Rad in the atmosphere, too. Corn, wheat and soy are staples world wide. It doesn’t add up to a good picture. Even the Pollen is radioactive. We may as well think of it as “Weaponized”.

      The Positively Charged Rad ‘locks” onto the Negatively Charged tips of the snowflakes. Even the “dew” is radioactive, though not as much as the snow flakes.

      Bob Nichols

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