Your Radiation This Week #6

NEW entry on the list with 449CPM!

(San Francisco) May 8, 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. Where noted Partial Counts are listed.

329 CPM Boston, MA, – Partial Count.
195 CPM New York City, – Partial Count.
447 CPM Raleigh, NC, – Partial Count.
251 CPM Atlanta, GA, – Partial Count.
450 CPM Miami, FL, – Partial Count
244 CPM Chicago, IL, – Partial Count.
460 CPM Ft Wayne, IN – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.

449 CPM Indianapolis, IN -Partial Count. NEW listing with high Gamma radiation.

OFF  St Paul, MN, – Switched OFF. Last High 189 CPM.
489 CPM Lincoln, NE, – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
265 CPM Des Moines, IA, – Partial Count.
425 CPM Aberdeen, SD, – Partial Count.
554 CPM Rapid City, SD, – Partial Count.
297 CPM Kansas City, KA, – Partial Count.
362 CPM Tulsa, OK, – Partial Count.
570 CPM Little Rock, AR – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
173 CPM Dallas, TX, – Partial Count.
826 CPM San Angelo, TX – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
314 CPM Lubbock, TX, – Partial Count.
385 CPM South Valley, NM, – Partial Count.
572 CPM Albuquerque, NM – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
354 CPM Grand Junction, CO, – Partial Count.
744 CPM Billings, MT, – Partial Count.
685 CPM Phoenix, AZ  – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
762 CPM Tucson, AZ – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
162 CPM Las Vegas, NV, – Partial Count.
462 CPM San Diego, CA, – Partial Count.
647 CPM Bakersfield, CA  – Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count.
340 CPM Los Angeles, CA, – Partial Count.
235 CPM San Francisco, CA, – Partial Count.
445 CPM Spokane, WA,  – Partial Count.
Across the United States from East to West and North to South, this is Your Radiation This Week.

Partial Counts Noted

There is a change in the Radiation Count labeling this week.  The radiation labels now designate a site as: Partial Count only, or Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined Count. The Combined Count Total is a Higher radiation count than a Partial Count.

This arose because a Partial Reporting site was mistaken as a “Low CPM Site.” That is not necessarily the case. In this case it was not, the site was only reporting a Partial CPM Count. The relabeling is to correct the misunderstanding. The actual sources have not changed, just the labeling. Any fluctuation is a result of changing radioactive counts at the site.

Apparent High Counts

An apparently high radiation count may also be Partial Counts. In those cases, the missing Beta radiation counts would make the Combined Radiation counts higher. This becomes vitally important if you are considering moving to an area of even higher Combined Radiation than where you currently reside. In all cases, if you are using a Realtor® ask them what the Combined Beta and Gamma Radiation is AT the house or apartment, inside and outside.

If the Agent doesn’t know what you are talking about, they should. Consider firing them for poor preparation and move your business to another Agent. Perhaps someday, since all property is contaminated, this simple disclosure will be just another of the standard disclosures. It should be.

If you are not using a real estate broker with a radiation monitor, consider purchasing a good radiation monitor prior to your move. If that is not in the cards for you and you are “just hoping” for a better radiation outcome than in your current location, best wishes to you. There is nothing that beats actually knowing what amount of Combined Gamma and Beta Radiation at the house or apartment you are moving into.

Of course, there is always “Hope for the best;” sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

New Listing

On a different note, “Your Radiation This Week” welcomes Indianapolis, IN, to the list coming in with a smashing 449 CPM for a spot. Welcome Indianapolis, I hope you have better luck than the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35.) The cruiser was torpedoed July 30, 1945 by the I-58, a submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The ship sank in 12 minutes in shark infested waters. [See Source #8 and story] The USS Indianapolis had just transported the first operational Atomic Bomb to Tinian from San Francisco in WWII.

Shorts and Longs

In the radiation biz, there are Rad Isotopes that decay in a short time and those that decay over a long time, many for truly majestic time periods – Billions of years, in fact. It all kind of depends on the numbers. There is no way to speed the radioactive decay up, or slow it down. As they say “It is what it is.”

So much for radiation. People are like that, too. Many people have died before their time because of radiation, they are the “Shorts.” Others have avoided some radiation and are the “Longs.” It’s just a quick handy shorthand to give you some idea of who is going to drop dead tomorrow of an unexpected heart attack. Be prepared, you can never predict this stuff.

How's your ticker today? Cesium 137 is a relentless enemy of your heart. Remorseless, the Rad just bides its time.

How’s your ticker today? Cesium 137 is a relentless enemy of your heart. Remorseless, the Rad just bides its time.

After all, heart attacks are the leading cause of death from radiation. Creepy ‘cos it kinda sneaks up on a person and Zaps them with a Cesium 137 induced heart attack. In Your Radiation Weather today Cesium is the most abundant isotope by weight and Cesium is not all gone till 600 years pass, or 20 Half Lives, years from the time it was first created in a nuclear weapon or atomic reactor. This current Rad mess we find ourselves stuck with is not something we can wait out. The time for action is Now.

The radioactive particles in the air you will breathe today are too small for a filter to trap; however, the Rad particles usually attach to a piece of dust or pollen in the air and you can trap the dust or pollen. So, keep your HEPA filters running 24/7/365.  HEPA is an exacting engineering standard; not a particular brand.

If a filter meets the HEPA standard it will say so on the packaging and on the filter itself. They are very popular and come in freestanding models with replaceable HEPA Filters. The units are available from many manufacturers. This is something you can do to help clean your air today.

Do you already have a replaceable HEPA air filter?

  • No (70%, 158 Votes)
  • Yes (30%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 227

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1. The Radiation charts and graphs of the EPA at

….  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 functioning 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. Realtor® is a registered trade mark. The National Association of Realtors  is a trade organization for real estate agents, includes overview, code of ethics, activities, and membership information. Not all real estate agents or real estate brokers are members.

7. Google returned 903,000 results when I searched for: HEPA filters

8. USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Still At Sea, The Story, Torpedoed Ship.



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7 Responses to "Your Radiation This Week #6"

  1. Bob Nichols  May 11, 2015 at 6:53 am


    Hi Matt2,

    Don’t you just love the enforced restraint of these guys have who write this stuff!

    The politically correct NRC term “damages” really means the Cesium Rad brothers 137-134 KILL heart cells faster than they can be replaced.

    Kill means the patient is croaking from the inside out, dying, done for, there is no cure; but, the medical crews can do many thousands of dollars worth of the wrong tests to guarantee not finding the culprit. Yup, it’s Cesium 137/134.

    Have a good day,

    Bob Nichols

    • Matt2  May 11, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Hi Bob,

      Yup, it seems that the NRC uses words that are ‘unrestrained’. How about this more sedate news-style from Japan Times :

      “Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that radiation in the primary containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 power station gets as high as 9.7 sieverts per hour — enough to kill a human within an hour” ?

    • Bob Nichols  May 11, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Chuckling …. Nope, Matt2, you got “unrestrained” backwards with “restrained.”

      Good find, though, Matt. 9.7 FULL Sieverts, eh? A person would be out cold within a minute or two, stone cold dead very soon thereafter, their insides liquifying. My opinion.

      Bob Nichols

  2. Altimometer  May 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Will do and thanks.

  3. Altimometer  May 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Cesium causing heart attacks while we’re told to watch our cholesterol ,screwy. Mr. Nichols does this radiation just circumnavigate the planet on the winds and is it even worse for folks in the aviation sector?

    • Bob Nichols  May 9, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Good question, Altimometer, and one that lots of people have a personal stake in; it is no small or minor matter.

      Do you have a tool from the Google Corporation called Google Earth?

      If you don’t, you should get it. Here’s a current wind map of the Earth from

      Take it for a spin, you’ll like it. Research those questions that are bugging you; creating the dissonance in your mind. Start with the science.

      Bob Nichols

    • Matt2  May 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Bob Nichols is right that “heart attacks are the leading cause of death from radiation.”

      This is because “Once in the environment, it (cesium137) mimics potassium as it accumulates in the food chain; when it enters the human body, about 75 percent lodges in muscle tissue, including the heart.” Please see link:

      The heart muscles, like all muscles, need potassium to function properly. Once potassium is displaced by cesium137 in the heart muscles then the heart is compromised.

      See another story in the above link with this title “Study: Cesium-137 immediately damages the heart muscle — Not slow-acting July 11, 2012”.

      This is the reason why the upper limit of cesium137 in foods sold in the United States must be closely monitored.

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