Your Radiation This Week No 21

Storm in the Plains
Storm in the Plains

(San Francisco) September 12, 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.


Storm in the Plains
Storm in the Plains

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

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 is listed last. Still, all reporting cities are above normal.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]


2,323CPM,464.6 Times Normal,Billings, MTGamma, Beta.
1,913CPM,382.6 Times Normal,Ft Wayne INGamma, Beta.
1,508CPM,301.6 Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Gamma, Beta.
1,435CPM,287 Times Normal,San Diego, CAGamma, Beta.
1,431CPM,286.2 Times Normal,Portland, MEGamma, Beta.
1,365CPM,273 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Gamma, Beta.
1,359CPM,271.8 Times Normal,Champaign, ILGamma, Beta.
1,359CPM,271.8 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Gamma, Beta.
1,300CPM,260 Times Normal,Kansas City, KA,Gamma, Beta.
1,199CPM,239.8 Times Normal,Aberdeen, SD.Gamma, Beta.
1,143CPM,228.6 Times Normal,Concord, NHGamma, Beta.
1,038CPM,207.6 Times Normal,Rapid City, SD.Gamma, Beta.
1,028CPM,205.6 Times Normal,Atlanta, GA.Gamma, Beta.
997CPM,199.4 Times Normal,Boston, MSGamma, Beta.
944CPM,188.8 Times Normal,Albuquerque, NMLast Report
905CPM,181 Times Normal,Los Angeles, CAGamma, Beta.
902CPM,180.4 Times Normal,Ft. Worth, TXGamma, Beta.
886CPM,177.2 Times Normal,New York City, NYGamma, Beta.
883CPM,176.6 Times Normal,Tulsa, OKGamma, Beta.
879CPM,175.8 Times Normal,Indianapolis, IN.Gamma, Beta.
870CPM,175.8 Times Normal,Bakersfield, CAGamma, Beta.
869CPM,173.8 Times Normal,Lubbock, TXGamma, Beta.
815CPM,163 Times Normal,Chicago, ILGamma, Beta.
798CPM,159.6 Times Normal,Montgomery, AL.Gamma, Beta.
792CPM,158.4 Times Normal,Little Rock, ARGamma, Beta.
765CPM,153 Times Normal,Des Moines, IA.Gamma, Beta.
652CPM,130.4 Times Normal,Tucson, AZGamma, Beta.
651CPM,130.2Times Normal,Sacramento, CAGamma, Beta.
641CPM,128.2 Times Normal,San Angelo, TX.Gamma, Beta.
640CPM,128 Times Normal,St. Paul, MN.Gamma, Beta.
634CPM,126.8 Times Normal,Lincoln, NEGamma, Beta.
619CPM,123.8 Times Normal,San Francisco, CA.Gamma, Beta.
575CPM,115 Times Normal,Dallas, TX.Gamma, Beta.
543CPM,108.6 Times Normal,Washington, D.C.Gamma, Beta.
480CPM,96 Times Normal,Las Vegas, NV.Gamma, Beta.
476CPM,95.2 Times Normal,Phoenix, AZGamma, Beta.
428CPM,85.6 Times Normal,South Valley, NMGamma Only.
364CPM,72.8 Times Normal,Grand Junction, COGamma Only


Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week

A new and familiar Leader this week in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America is Billings, Montana with 2,323 CPM. Congratulations to Billings, MT as the Most Radioactive City in America this week. Other competing cities for the title were not even close. Thirteen (13) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week in Your Rad Weather. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions.

Changes – Six New Cities Added


These cities are added to the Rad List in Your Radiation This Week. The cities are: Portland, Maine; Washington, D.C.; Montgomery, Alabama; Ft. Worth, Texas, Champaign, IL; and Atlanta, Georgia. The report period covers last week also to include the unnamed and unacknowledged, apparent nuclear event at Champaign, IL. Something spread radiation all over the country.


Isotope Count reporting


These CPM numbers do not represent the real radiation counts in your radiation weather this week; it 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. 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. 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 all will 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 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.

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

Up to five previous editions of YRTW are listed at the end of each column. Each YRTW and all my previous VeteransToday columns are at

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.

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,

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  1. Bob, I believe your CPM #s are way off. I was getting readings in Los Angeles that spooked me. I called SEI, maker of my new Inspector, and asked why the 10-min. count I was getting was 46 CPM yet the momentary CPM was reading between 250 and 500 CPM. The technical customer service person didn’t know the answer so they had me mail my Inspector back to them to check out. Robin of SEI contacted me and explained that I should have left it on the default setting rather than selecting the isotope I was interested to measure (Cesium 137). Setting the device to a particular isotope is only done for certain industrial uses. Tell your Rad monitors to reset their devices to their default settings and do a 10-minute count and average it, and republish the data.

    • Hi Dragonfly, good of you to write in. Good thought, dude, however, these are run by the EPA and NETc is used to check the EPA. The detectors are not mine; after all, this is a huge operation. At one time there were thousands of these stations. Most are shuttered now, Albuquerque is but the last to be closed that I know of.

      if you have the juice politically to get it back on line; that would be good.

      Sorry dude, bummer I know. The measurements are Gamma AND Beta in most cases. They are what they are. Be careful out there.

      Bob Nichols

  2. Bob is there any chance you could get someone like Gordon to loan us an airship??? Then we could toodle about the states and take readings live…, perhaps even link up to a live web feed. Might need a Sukhoi T-50 to keep it in the air though. Gear is being assembled… for ground readings anyway, stay tuned !!! Moving forward…

    • Hi jayadeva,

      Whoa there, jayadeva!

      You escalated from an airship to a 1,500 mph Russkie 5th generation fighter/bomber in one sentence. That ain’t gonna happen.

      Bob Nichols

  3. Hi there, Carnaptious, good to see you again. … Chuckling, you know that would be speculation. I really don’t do that here. But, you are right about the recent problem at Fuku, It’s too soon. So, what do you think? There are only two things that make Rads like this – nuker bombs and reactors. Plus, Miami could be a separate release from somewhere.

    I do wonder, though… where on Earth did this much radiation come from.

    Bob Nichols

  4. I am amazed that it only took a week to jump another 1000 up in Montana… Living close to Albquerque is such a relief that it remains unchanged from last weeks 188.8 times overload. What did Kenndy and Sternglass know that seems to have been forgotten??? … perhaps the culprits !!!

    • Hmm, look again, jayadeva, it says “Last Report.” I don’t really how know high Albuquerque has Zoomed up. Here it is officially from EPA’s website:
      NM: ALBUQUERQUE. Total Number of Records: 0

      You got the juice to take care of it, jayadeva?

      Bob Nichols

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