Your Radiation This Week No. 9

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(San Francisco) May 29, 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.

Partial Counts are noted. Uncounted radiation would make the actual Count higher.

  • 398 CPM Concord, NH Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined.
  • 320 CPM Boston, MA Partial Radiation Data Only.
  • 220 CPM New York City Partial.
  • 458 CPM Raleigh, NC Partial.
  • 288 CPM Atlanta, GA Partial.
  • 470 CPM Miami, FL Partial.
  • 241 CPM Chicago, IL Partial.
  • 464 CPM Ft Wayne, IN Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 266 CPM Indianapolis, IN Partial


  • 356 CPM Lincoln, NE, Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 241 CPM Des Moines, IA Partial.
  • 363 CPM Aberdeen, SD Partial.
  • 550 CPM Rapid City, SD Partial.
  • 308 CPM Kansas City, KA Partial.
  • 260 CPM Tulsa, OK Partial.
  • 558 CPM Little Rock, AR Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 471 CPM Dallas, TX Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 453 CPM San Angelo, TX Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 343 CPM Lubbock, TX Partial.
  • 374 CPM South Valley, NM Partial.
  • 535 CPM Albuquerque, NM Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.</li
  • 355 CPM Grand Junction, CO Partial.
  • 496 CPM Denver, CO Partial.
  • 871 CPM Billings, MT Partial. HIGHEST
  • 493 CPM Phoenix, AZ Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 687 CPM Tucson, AZ Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 190 CPM Las Vegas, NV Partial.
  • 406 CPM San Diego, CA Partial.
  • 299 CPM Los Angeles, CA Partial.
  • 824 CPM Bakersfield, CA Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
  • 219 CPM San Francisco, CA Partial.
  • 466 CPM Spokane, WA Partial.

Across the United States from East to West and North to South, this is Your Radiation This Week.

City Leaders this Week

Billings, Montana emerges as the winner with just a Partial Rad Report and 871 CPM. They are followed very closely by Bakersfield, California at 824 CPM, and Bakersfield had a Combined Rad Report, too! As varied as the Rad numbers are it’s anybody’s guess as to what city or town will hit 1,000 CPM first. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you advised on Your Radiation This Week.

Nuclear Armageddon

I was just wondering whether or not to say something about Nuclear Armageddon; but, then the ever-popular chant “if we don’t do this, then horrible things will happen” is cut short. As if we can future-tense Extinction “If we don’t do this, then Nuclear Armageddon will happen in the future.” Well, that might be a motivating thought for some; but, it is not real.

This is what everybody says, they are wrong of course, Nuclear Armageddon has already happened, probably sometime in the 1980’s. Maybe these people did not have enough math and science in school; or learn to think for themselves. After all, this not rocket science.

In fact, people are making the faith-based assumption that Nuclear Armageddon might be somewhere in the future rather than accepting that it has already happened; because they aren’t dead already, I guess. People are just fooling themselves. The Nuclear Armageddon door has already opened and slammed shut behind us, 70 years of the nuclear age is all it took.

As for the future, this is as good as it gets. No matter how hard we try; no matter how much we promise to be good: this is it, it is over. It is all downhill from here for humanity, all the way to Extinction.

Summing it up

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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.

8. Thanks to Robert Kroller, Columnist, for his article “Nuclear Realism,” © 2015 Common Wonders


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Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award winner, a former correspondent for the San Francisco Bay View newspaper and a frequent contributor to various online publications. He reports on war, politics and the two nuclear weapons labs in the Bay Area. Nichols is writing a book based on 20 years of nuclear war in Central Asia. He is a former employee of an Army Ammunition Plant. Follow Bob on YouTube channel, Nichols on Nuclear, Twitter, and visit his web site You are encouraged to write Nichols at [email protected]

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  1. Not certain of accuracy but this past April between the 14th and 21st the San Leandro/Hayward station recorded a high of 63,054 CPM.

    • Awesome find, Dude or Dudette! Congrats! That is a real Zoomer.

      I had to go to the stations reported as Inactive to dig this up. It was worth it, thanks for the direction. Dec 8, 2014 at 6:00:30PM San Leandro Station reported 686,657.

      The reporting station I am reviewing is silent on your date April 14/21, 2015. We are on the trail.

      Bob Nichols
      Writer, VT

  2. Drill on, Pink Rabbit!

    I kept on looking through the records… Bakersfield, CA does have the record so far! I discovered a 1,729CPM of Gamma and Beta on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:32PM.

    Bakersfield is the CPM Champion so far with One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Nine CPMs!

    Bob Nichols

    • Mr. Nichols,

      At your stated source, the E.P.A. site, I found no page listing the C.P.M. numbers that you posted in your latest report. Please provide the exact page link(s) where I can find the numbers you posted for this latest week. Thanks.


  3. Mr Nichols I finally found the data you report each week and it is TRUE!
    I found Bakersfield did get to 1000 CPM on 18 Feb 2015 with beta only and was higher if gamma added. Not to mention alpha and neutrons too. I’m reading a lot every day on radiation and how to measure.
    So if I only knew how to convert CPM to microSeiverts per hour that would be alarming I am sure. The sensitive detectors will be 10 to 100 times less microSv/hr for each CPM than the conversion for the less sensitive ones. But I’m guessing that significant doses are involved. I’m guessing in Bakersfield many times more per year than 300 milliREM.
    I get 5-20 CPM on an old CRV 700 in Irvine Ca. My Ludlum 3 with 44-9 hasn’t arrived yet. Gross Beta and gross gamma I won’t really be able to measure accurately.
    I hope you keep writing articles. I went back and read your old ones. ELE you called it early on after Fuku and above you place it even prior. WIPP and then the list is very very long of the source of all the rads.

    • HooRay, Pink Rabbit, You are on the right trail!

      Keep going, though. Drill down to Band Five for Gamma and Band Four for Beta.

      Nope, GROSS calculations are not it, they include everything but the kitchen sink.

      As the West Texas Wildcatters say “Drill on without Fear or Caution!”

      Bob Nichols

  4. Totally driven to destroy the only home we have. Time relatively to the question of how long is the legacy of the destroyers of worlds. 70 years traded for eternity.

  5. Maybe the rodents (being much more radiation resistant than other families of mammals) that inherit the earth will evolve into something better next time.

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