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Your Radiation This Week No 43

February 6, 2016 to February 13, 2016

(San Francisco) February 13, 2016 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States.




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

The Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert

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. [4]

1,652CPM,330.4 Times Normal,Bakersfield, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,562CPM,312.4 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Beta, Gamma.
1,399CPM,279.8 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Beta, Gamma.
1,293 CPM,258.6 Times Normal,Grand Junction, CO.Beta, Gamma.
1,277CPM,255.4 Times Normal,Little Rock, AR.Beta, Gamma.
1,232CPM,246.4 Times Normal,Raleigh, NC.Beta, Gamma.
1,179CPM,235.8 Times Normal,Colorado Springs, CO.Beta, Gamma.
1,175CPM,235 Times Normal,El Paso, TX.Beta, Gamma.
1,163 CPM,232.6 Times Normal,Yuma, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,152CPM,230.4 Times Normal,San Diego, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,136CPM,227.2 Times Normal,Tucson, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,120CPM,224 Times Normal,Louisville, KY.Beta, Gamma.
1,089CPM,217.8 Times Normal,Portland, ME.Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM,210.6 Times Normal,St George, UT.Beta, Gamma.
1,050CPM,210 Times Normal,Phoenix, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,034CPM,206.8 Times Normal,Billings, MT.Beta, Gamma.
1,034CPM,206.8 Times Normal,Reno, NV.Beta, Gamma.
1,021CPM,204.2 Times Normal,Idaho Falls, ID.Beta, Gamma.
1,021CPM,204.2 Times Normal,Riverside, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,019CPM,203.8 Times Normal,Fresno, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,018CPM,203.6 Times Normal,Champaign, ILBeta, Gamma.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]


The Count

Twenty-one (21) cities exceed 1,000 CPM. There are Thirteen (13) cities between 900 and 999 CPM.

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 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 report Beta Radiation. Gamma Radiation Monitors are reporting publicly at all these locations.

4. Reference: Digilert 100 Flyer pdf, “Normal background is 5-20 CPM.” Copyright @ 2015 Keison International Ltd – All Rights Reserved.


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