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Your Radiation This Week No 39

January 9 to January 16, 2016

(San Francisco) January 16, 2016 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States.

 

RADIATION CPM* COMPARISON CITY STATE

 

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

Aliso Canyon near Los Angeles in the States

Aliso Canyon near Los Angeles in the States. LA Smog is below.

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 American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

 

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

1,696CPM,339.2 Times Normal,Little Rock, ARBeta, Gamma.
1,591CPM,318.2 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Beta, Gamma.
1,584CPM,316.8 Times Normal,Colorado Springs, CO.Beta, Gamma.
1,480CPM,296 Times Normal,Pierre, SDBeta, Gamma.
1,478CPM,295.6 Times Normal,Billings, MTBeta, Gamma.
1,382CPM,276.4 Times Normal,Memphis, TNBeta, Gamma.
1,380 CPM,276 Times Normal,Grand Junction, COBeta, Gamma.
1,352 CPM,270.4 Times Normal,Yuma, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,316CPM,263.2 Times Normal,Louisville, KYBeta, Gamma.
1,303CPM,260.6 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Beta, Gamma.
1,278 CPM,255.6 Times Normal,Lubbock TX.MIA, 5 Yr High
1,223CPM,244.6 Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Beta, Gamma.
1,193CPM,238.6 Times Normal,Raleigh, NC.Beta, Gamma.
1,193 CPM,238.6 Times Normal,Rapid City, SD.Beta, Gamma.
1,191CPM,238.2 Times Normal,Portland, MEBeta, Gamma.
1,159CPM,231.8 Times Normal,Navajo Lake, NMBeta, Gamma.
1,141CPM,228.2 Times Normal,Laredo, TX.Beta, Gamma.
1,119 CPM,223.8 Times Normal,Omaha, NE.Beta, Gamma.
1,091CPM,218.2 Times Normal,Tulsa, OKBeta, Gamma.
1,085CPM,217 Times Normal,Kearney, NE.Beta, Gamma.
1,084CPM,216.8 Times Normal,Oklahoma City, OK.Beta, Gamma.
1,078CPM,215.6 Times Normal,Worcester, MA.Beta, Gamma.
1,068 CPM,213.6 Times Normal,Boise, ID.Beta, Gamma.
1,059CPM,211.8 Times Normal,Idaho Falls, IDBeta, Gamma.
1,051CPM,210.2 Times Normal,Lexington, KYBeta, Gamma.
1,049CPM,209.8 Times Normal,Bismark, ND.Beta, Gamma.
1,040CPM,208 Times Normal,Hartford, CTBeta, Gamma.
1,025 CPM,205 Times Normal,St George, UT.Beta, Gamma.
1,019CPM,203.8 Times Normal,Riverside, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,008CPM,201.6 Times Normal,El Paso, TX.Beta, Gamma.
383CPM,76.6 Times Normal,Washington, DC. HighTampered with.
73CPM,14.6 Times Normal,Washington, DC. LowTampered with.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

 

Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week

 

Little Rock, Arkansas wins and is the most radioactive City in the nation this week. There is no prize.

Thirty (30) American cities topped 1,000 CPM this week. There were Thirty-five (35) Cities last week. There are Fifteen (15) American cities between 900 and 999 CPM. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions. The most prevalent isotope, Cesium 137, takes a daunting 600 years to decay to infinitesimal levels and it is not even particularly long-lived radiation. The Cesium will remain for 600 years.

That’s not as good as it sounds, though. The Lethality goes up as the Radiation drops slightly after a nuclear disaster.

Fresno, California stopped reporting for the time being or permanently in December 2015; it is not clear which. We’ll see what happens. In the meantime as a reminder, Fresno’s Five year Radioactive High is 2,504 CPM.

I just could not overlook Washington, DC, at 383 CPM, subtotal Gamma and Beta, for a High Rad reading. This is not even a low for the District. The low Gamma only reading was only 73 CPM. Maybe they have some kind of fix for the Rad in DC?

The benefits of living in Washington, DC are never ending and far surpass those of Normal men and women living in other cities and towns – even New York. NY City recorded a 774 CPM Radioactive High this week.

 

Changes

Categories added to YRTW are:

Abandoned. The Rad Unit results were removed from public viewing by the governing authority.

Tampered-with. The Rad Unit was altered by the governing authority.

MIA, 5 Year High. The Rad Unit data has gone missing, the recorded 5 year High Rad Number is posted, if available.

KIA, 5 Year High. The Rad Unit was obliterated by the governing authority. The 5 year High Rad Number is posted.

 

LA, or Los Angeles, California

 

Los Angeles Chemical and Nuclear Disaster

All the lib-er-al, conservative or otherwise inclined network jihadists reporters are going ape trying to convince you and everyone else that it is a chemical problem spewing in the LA environment. In LA-speak that means the air.

Nay, Nay not so. They are merely doing the job assigned to them … to mislead people with all the skill they can muster. They are very good, too, make no mistake about it.

Actually, the chemical problem is the lesser problem, though it will definitely kill you. The LA Nuclear Disaster is a Nuclear problem of the 1st order, though.

The “methane” is usually called Natural Gas. It normally contains “natural radioactive materials” that are made in the inside of exploding stars. They are things like Uranium 238 and have been here since the planet was formed. They are in the very dirt of the Earth and thus are in natural gas, naturally. You can’t have one without the other.

The rogue well is spewing huge amounts of Natural Gas and about 1.91 Curie an hour maximum of natural radioactive material in the natural gas. Not much, you think? That is about 45.95 Curies per day. It is a really, really Big leak of natural gas and the radiation it always carries. A Curie is a unit of measure used in the United States to describe very large radioactive releases easily and this is a very big radioactive release.

The French Becquerel is a much more human sized unit of measure. One Becquerel is one Radioactive Count per Second. One Curie equals 37 Billion Becquerels or Radioactive Counts per Second. One point Seven Trillion Becquerels per day spew from the Natural Gas well. That’s a number with a bunch of Zeros – a real Fukushima Disaster Class number right here in the USA.

From Europe, AIPRI finds:

“In 80 days of viscous and gaseous fumes at a breakneck pace of 1.7 million m 3 per day (1115 tons per day at a rate of 46 tons per hour escape from the underground storage), 136 million m 3 Natural gas dispersed in the air could carry with them having TBq 301.24 (3,01E14 Bq) is 8.14 KCI natural radioactivity for respirable emanation of 12,060,000 Sievert is equivalent 2 41 million of potential lethal dose by inhalation to direx same dose coefficients from ICRP.” AIPRI [15] Translation by Google. ICRP is the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

This is just awful, folks. What it all means is it is time for people in LA and the San Fernando Valley to get out of town.

That’s the US for you, it just ain’t real unless the perps do something that will kill a lot of people. Anybody in LA up for Evacuating, Right Now, Porter Ranch style; or just ready to go for a walk-about?

Don’t worry, you’ve got company, all those nuclear refugees from St Louis, Missouri are out there somewhere. By the way, do not go where it typically snows. See below.

 

Snowflakes and Radiation

 

Well, it is winter time again and parts of the Northern Hemisphere are scheduled to get varying amounts of snow. This is of supreme importance when we are talking about the Rads that are everywhere now. 

Any kind of precipitation “scavenges” the Rad from the air as the precipitation passes through the air. Snow is far and away the best Rad scavenger or collector there is. Snow grabs about 95% of the Rad in the air at the time it passes through it. The wind, of course, blows in more Rad or a reactor vents more Rad to your city directly.

Still want to play in the radioactive snow this year? I wouldn’t if I were you. Yea… that is one more thing we cannot do because of an odorless, tasteless, invisible, ittsy-bittsy piece of Rad metal that is in the air we breathe; and, adults breathe about 17 times a minute. See also Notes & Sources Item #14 below.

Good luck on keeping your friends or kids out of the Rad snow. Have them check out #RadSnow and #DodgeRadsNow – it might help.

Help Fight the FaceBook Thought Police

 

Just Google and Share Your Radiation This Week to help fight the FaceBook Thought Police. Some concept, eh? Well, they are here, active and Gross as anyone you’ve ever met. Help Fight the FaceBook Thought police today and everyday. Seems they have orders to restrict and  Ban the word Radiation and YRTW.

How? Simple, just Google: Your Radiation This Week. Then Share it with anybody. That’s all! Thanks, I appreciate it.

Fight Censorship, Fight Back! Google and Share.

 

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.

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

Copyright by Bob Nichols @ 2016. 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 http://www2.epa.gov/radnet  Individual queries can be built at the EPA RadNet Query Builder. Don’t skip the “2” in www2.

2. The EPA based reporting of www.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 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.” http://keison.co.uk/seinternational_digilert100.shtml 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, http://enenews.com/many-seals-dying-leukemia-linked-disorder-along-california-coast-13-recent-deaths-san-francisco-bay-animal-research-hospital-caused-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-chart

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 www.elsevier.com/locate/jenvrad

Abstract

“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, http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/18/missouri-st-louis-landfill-fire-could-reach-radioactive-waste-in-months.html 

11. DEPLETED URANIUM RADIOACTIVE WASTE – DISPOSAL. By: Evgenia Misenzhnikova, Legislative Intern. https://www.cga.ct.gov/2006/rpt/2006-R-0049.htm (uranium can spontaneously ignite and then burn at temperatures above 10, 832 Degrees F…

12. “Silence radio(actif) pour l’accident nucléaire à la centrale Leningrad,” Mediapart Journal, Dec 21, 2015. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fblogs.mediapart.fr%2Fle-nouvel-os%2Fblog%2F211215%2Fsilence-radioactif-pour-laccident-nucleaire-la-centrale-leningrad&anno=2&sandbox=1

13. “Russians flee Chernobyl-style plant over fears of radioactive leak,” Express, UK, http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/628592/Chaos-Russians-flee-Chernobyl-style-plant-radioactive-leak

14. Google: snowflake radiation scavenger . Read Iraq: Silent Death, edited by Christian P Scherrer for his comments on Snow as a radiation scavenger. ttps://www.google.com/search?q=+Iraq%3A+Silent+Death&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8Snow is the most efficient scavenger because snowflakes have a highly charged points, tips and edges, and they attract and remove 95% of the particles from the atmosphere.”

15. “Alison Canyon, California or the radon Valley,”AIPRI, January 16, 2016, http://aipri.blogspot.com/2016/01/alison-canyon-californie-ou-la-vallee.html “In 80 days of viscous and gaseous fumes at a breakneck pace of 1.7 million m 3 per day (1115 tons per day at a rate of 46 tons per hour escape from the basement), 136 million m 3 Natural gas dispersed in the air could carry with them having TBq 301.24 (3,01E14 Bq) is 8.14 KCI natural radioactivity for respirable emanation of 12,060,000 Sievert is equivalent 2 41 million of potential lethal dose by inhalation to direx same dose coefficients from ICRP.

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8 Responses to "Your Radiation This Week No 39"

  1. strandra  January 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks Mr. Nichols. Hanford is a HUGE danger. Mostly to the tri-cities. I know that Spokane is very high in the number of Parkinson’s cases. Just cant figure out the source of the radiation you’re picking up on. We do have Fairchild AFB. DK if that might have something to do with it. RS

    • Bob Nichols  January 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Hi strandra,… All I can tell is if it Beta or Gamma and there are almost 2,000 different kinds of those. The Nuke Weapons Lab in Idaho probably knows already. Is there a Geology Dept and a University or college there. One with a Mass Spec with a Geology attachment to find out the exact Isotopes that are bedeviling your city? Once you know WHAT Uranium Isotope it is, it’s a whole lot easier to find out where it came from. The Rad High was on Jan 21, 2016… 790 Beta + 475 Gamma for a Combined High of 1,265 CPM. … It was not always this way, there used to be 27 more Rad stations within “range” of Hanford’s poison, strandra. All closed now. Politics, y’know…

      Give’em Hell, strandra!! Go for it!

      Bob Nichols
      Writer

  2. strandra  January 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Mr. Nichols:
    I have been very upset at the radiation readings you are reporting from various sites, particularly Spokane. I finally dug my Inspector out and decided to see what kind of readings I was getting. I live in Spokane, approximate elevation of 2400 ft. Even outdoors, I’m getting high 40’s. I know that the Inspector does not detect all types of radiation, but it does get Beta and Gamma if I am correct, which is what you cite in your report. How do you explain this? Spokane has been in your top ten for a long time, why are my readings so much lower?
    Sincerely, Randall S.

    • Bob Nichols  January 21, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Hi Strandra, … thanks for writing in. … Strandra, all the readings are probably correct for that instrument, that location, time of day and how far off the ground at the instrument. All we have learned in the past 70 years says that readings vary from place to place. … The chart of High Readings make the Rad look smoothly uniform from city to city.

      The Rad is not uniformly distributed. It is high in spots, low in others. It is the same thing as it does not rain at the same time across the country. … You do have a big Rad peaker just to the South of you at Hanford Nuke Reservation. Big unannounced Rad peaks can come from Hanford and then spread to Billings and to Colorado Springs and the Great Plains easily and often. Keep checking your Inspector, fer sure.

      Bob Nichols
      Writer

  3. Worker Bee  January 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Looks like counts dropped off in the Upper Midwest – periodic venting at nuclear power plants done with for a while?

    • Bob Nichols  January 17, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Hi Worker Bee,… good to see you.

      Well,… yeaa, kinda! … You are on the right track. The really Big End-of-Year reactor reloading and Ventings are done for a few months. That leaves just the daily venting to poison us. The reactors would blow up without it.

      See it for yourself in a time lapse movie looking at the Nuke Ventings and “other” nuclear events in the past 12 Hours on the First Page of NETc.com for free. Page Down and Click On the bright blue “Animate” Button at the bottom of the map. http://www.netc.com

      Bob Nichols

  4. Altimometer  January 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Bob looks as though the Rams are leaving the fire only to cook with gas. Take care of yourself and thank you for all the information you bring us.

    • Bob Nichols  January 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Altimometer,

      Chuckling … Well said, dude…

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