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Your Radiation This Week No 30

Nov 7 to Nov 14, 2015

(San Francisco) Nov 14, 2015Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected some people this week around the United States. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with the Rad numbers in with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page and below.

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.

Winter Weather New Mexico

Fog begins to lift from the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque,

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 reporting is listed last. Still, all reporting cities are above normal. These are the Top Five highest of the 30 American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

I just could not overlook Washington, DC at 92 CPM subtotal Gamma and Beta for a low and 369 CPM subtotal Gamma and Beta for a High Rad reading. This is not even a low for the District.

The benefits of living in Washington, DC are never ending and far surpass those of Normal men and women living in other cities, towns and metropolitan areas – even New York at 633 CPM High this week.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

2,704CPM,540.8 Times Normal,Denver, CO.Gamma, Beta.
1,659 CPM,331.8 Times Normal,Omaha, NE.Gamma, Beta.
1,619CPM,323.8 Times Normal,Colorado Springs, CO.Gamma, Beta.
1,496CPM,299.2 Times Normal,Bismark, ND.Gamma, Beta.
1,451CPM,290.2 Times Normal,Billings, MTGamma, Beta.
372CPM,41.6 Times Normal,Washington, DC. HighGamma, Beta.
92CPM,18.4 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 again in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America this week is Denver, Colorado! Congrats to Denver as the most Radioactive City in America for this week.

Thirty (30) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another ten (10) cities are clustered between 999 and 900 CPM. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions. The most prevalent isotope, Cesium 137, takes a daunting 600 years to decay to infinitesimal levels. It is not even particularly long-lived radiation. The Cesium will remain, though; we won’t.



Only the top five (5) cities are listed and Washington, DC.

Nuclear Pulse Redo – Target Denver, Colorado. Another nuclear pulse struck in Denver, Colorado November 13, 2015. The rapid increase in measurable radiation had the same Rad signature as the September 30 – October 30 Rad Pulse in Champaign, Illinois reported in YRTW No 23. The governments involved know about it, of course, and have not said a word. Make of that what you will. (See article Index below.)

On September 30 thru October 30, 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.

US Abandons St. Louis, Missouri – 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. The US will throw its own residents under the bus rather than jeopardize any part of the nuclear weapons program.

The fire is just another example of bad consequences that happen to good people as a result of the US Nuclear Weapons Program. The source of the Uranium was a very rich deposit in Africa. The US killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people with nuclear weapons made from it. Soon we can add St. Louis, Missouri to the nuclear kill. There are about 2,795,794 people in the St. Louis Metro area. This is nasty stuff indeed.

As you will remember from High School Physics class, Uranium is the Metal that Burns. Burning Uranium isotopes can get as hot as 10,832 Degrees Fahrenheit. There is no way for individuals on their own to argue with a burning 10,832 Degree F chunk of Uranium. The only thing to do is get out of the way; leave St. Louis! The prudent Missouri State Attorney General’s report advises St. Louis’ residents a nuclear dump fire could start December 1, 2015.

Nothing has been done to stop the progress of the fire and nothing will be done; because nothing can be done. Like it always does, the US will study, not treat, a few unwitting victims and watch them die. Those people who are able to leave the St. Louis metro area should do so before December 1, 2015, 18 days from November 14, 2015 the day this article was published.

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


Where Did Billings, Montana’s Rad CPM Go?

Billings, Montana on September 16, 2015 was reading 1,227 Beta and 703 Gamma for a Combined reading of 1,930 CPM. The Rad unit stopped publicly reporting, then four (4) days later on September 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 September 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.

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 columnst

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.

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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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6 Responses to "Your Radiation This Week No 30"

  1. Wondering in USA  November 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Bob,
    You keep referring to “Pulse” events like the September Midwest event and now this week in Denver. Are we under attack? Where is this coming from and who do you think is responsible? Please don’t be shy Bob, thousands of people trust and follow your column, and I get the feeling that you know a lot more than you are telling us.

    Thanks for what you do Bob,

  2. Altimometer  November 15, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Yes I should have counted on that huge air assault was not a positive operation. and you are correct, new hospitals with cancer units are springing up like wild flowers around here. Oncology units treating radiation sickness with radiation and toxic chemo therapy is just bazaar. Thank you for your responsible insight Bob

  3. Altimometer  November 14, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    HI Bob this might stray of subject or not ,I’m not sure. What do you make of all the junk sprayed behind all those jets that go on for miles and linger long after they were laid down spreading out for hours . Is this mitigation for rads or just more pollution?

    • Bob Nichols  November 14, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Altimometer, … Good to see you again… Chuckling, … C’mon, wishful thinking again there? Let’s think and straighten this snake out. Nope, good hopeful try; but, ya don’t fight the pollution of the world, nuclear biological and chemical with more pollution that dims the Sun. That dog won’t hunt. … Nope, no matter what they say. Their lies are their principal weapon against us. So, to use a concrete example: ya don’t fight uranium pollution by placing even more finely divided (very small size) pieces of uranium dust into the air. All that does is kill more of us faster.

      Of course, there is an Economic “benefit” to that, I guess, from a certain point of view. It takes more medical personnel, buildings, meds, surgeries and machines to take care of than a more or less normal population. Being sick costs money. That’s a twisted and wrong set of priorities, though.

      Bob Nichols

  4. vetstodayfan  November 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I miss the longer list of cities. The EPA site is too difficult too understand so I can’t really figure out from it what our counts in Minnesota are. Please think about include the longer list of cities and even including ore cities.

    • Bob Nichols  November 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Vetstodayfan,

      The list will be back … just taking a break… this stuff is hard to do!


      Bob Nichols

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