Your Radiation This Week No 26

Winter plain, clouds and sunset
Winter plain, clouds and sunset

(San Francisco) Oct 17 2015 – An unacknowledged nuclear event swept through the Upper Midwest in the United States in September 2015. No terrorist organization, nuclear capable corporation, government agency or organized military has taken credit for the event.

In a nutshell, here’s what happened: A powerful nuclear pulse was created somewhere in the upper Midwest and spread a radioactive wave front outward hundreds of miles across America’s Heartland. The pulse was recorded at the few active and published radiation stations with an unmistakable signature.

Bob Nichols


(San Francisco) Oct 17 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. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with YRTW No 24,  the VT address is below. Let’s get right to it.




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

Winter plain, clouds and sunset
Winter plain, clouds and sunset

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 during the week Oct 10 to Oct 17, 2015 and their CPM Count.

I just could not overlook Washington DC at 372 CPM, not even a low for the District.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

1962CPM,392.4 Times Normal,Billings, MTGamma, Beta.
1853CPM,370.6 Times Normal,Louisville, KYGamma, Beta
1645CPM,329 Times Normal,Pierre, SDGamma, Beta.
1545CPM,309 Times Normal,San Diego, CAInactive 10 -15
1496CPM,299.2 Times Normal,Lexington, KYGamma, Beta
1425CPM,285 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Gamma, Beta.
1422CPM,284.4 Times Normal,Portland, MELast Reading
1393CPM,278.6 Times Normal,Navajo Lake, NMGamma, Beta.
1355CPM,271 Times Normal,Mason City, IAGamma, Beta.
1347CPM,269.4 Times Normal,Denver, CO.Gamma, Beta.
1311CPM,262.2 Times Normal,Rapid City, SD.Gamma, Beta.
1311CPM,262.2 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Gamma, Beta.
1261CPM,252.2 Times Normal,Little Rock, ARGamma, Beta.
1234CPM,246.8 Times Normal,Kansas City, KA,Gamma, Beta.
1228CPM,245.6 Times Normal,Fresno, CAGamma, Beta.
1221CPM,244.2 Times Normal,Idaho Falls, IDGamma, Beta.
1214CPM,242.8 Times Normal,Fresno, CA.Gamma, Beta.
1214CPM,242.8 Times Normal,Kearney. NE DeadInactive Oct2015
1213CPM,242.6 Times Normal,Harrisburg, VA.Gamma, Beta.
1205CPM,241 Times Normal,New York City, NYGamma, Beta.
1203CPM,240.6 Times Normal,Charleston, WV.Gamma, Beta.
1171CPM,234.2 Times Normal,Bakersfield, CAGamma, Beta.
1166CPM,233.2 Times Normal,Tulsa, OKGamma, Beta.
1159CPM,231.8 Times Normal,Concord, NHGamma, Beta.
1145CPM,229 Times Normal,Bismark, ND.Gamma, Beta.
1130CPM,226 Times Normal,Worcester, MA.Gamma, Beta.
1121CPM,224.2 Times Normal,El Paso, TX.Gamma, Beta.
1121CPM,224.2 Times Normal,Tucson, AZGamma, Beta.
1116CPM,223.2 Times Normal,Memphis, TNGamma, Beta.
1115CPM,223 Times Normal,Tallahassee, FL.Gamma, Beta.
1095CPM,219 Times Normal,Jefferson City, MOGamma, Beta.
1088CPM,217.6 Times Normal,Champaign, ILGamma, Beta.
1083CPM,216.6 Times Normal,Richmond, VAGamma, Beta.
1081CPM,216.2 Times Normal,Atlanta, GA.Gamma, Beta.
1071CPM,214.2 Times Normal,Laredo, TX.Gamma, Beta.
1056CPM,211.2 Times Normal,Hartford, CTGamma, Beta.
1030CPM,206 Times Normal,Wichita, KA.Gamma, Beta.
1029CPM,205.8 Times Normal,Riverside, CA.Gamma, Beta.
1028CPM,205.6 Times Normal,Phoenix, AZGamma, Beta.
1010CPM,202 Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Gamma, Beta.
1009CPM,201.8 Times Normal,Oklahoma City, OK.Gamma, Beta.
372CPM,74.4 Times Normal,Washington, DC.Gamma, Beta.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]


Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week

A familiar Leader in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America in September is Billings, Montana with 1,962 CPM down from 2,217 CPM last week. Congratulations to Billings, MT, again, as the Most Radioactive City in America for  this week.

Forty-one (41) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week, up from Thirty-three (33) cities in Your Rad Weather two weeks ago. That is a new record High for this column. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions.


In September 2015 some unacknowledged source or sources around Lake Michigan spread measurable radiation all over the country. Like a Devil Wind it could be tracked for several weeks. Thousands of people know about it and no one is talking publicly.

German Analysis of Certain Isotopes after Meltdown in 1992

Hold on to your hat. In 1992 Germany calculated that in reactor meltdowns like Fukushima Daiichi the radioactive isotope Strontium 90 would aggressively poison the environment for 109.2 years and then decline slowly over the next 273 years. Of course, we will all be long dead by then. Other deadly Rad isotopes put Strontium 90’s generous life span to shame.

The German study is here for those brave enough to tackle it. Source: The IAEA: 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)

Isotope Count reporting

These CPM numbers do not represent the real radiation counts in your radiation weather for the week. The Rad 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 to get an approximation of the Total Rad. 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. In addition, the amount of deadly Plutonium 239 is steadily increasing, even out of the reactor or exploded bomb. 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 they all 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 decisions 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.

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.

Previous editions of YRTW

Five previous columns are at the end of each article. Each YRTW and all my previous Veterans Today 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,

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


“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 …”

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  1. OhNo! While we have been chatting so amicably, I have been running the reports. Much to my real Surprise I found Three More Cities that went over 1,000 CPM last week.

    Raleigh NC 1,353CPM, Augusta GA 1,050CPM, and Amarillo TX 1,506CPM to date. Incredible! I’ll list them here and I’ve already added them to next next Saturday’s October 24th 2015 report article! The new amended account is now officially 44 American Cities over 1,000 CPM last week.

    Bob Nichols

  2. @Bob Nichols, This is not a game. What I know about cesium is immaterial.

    You have assiduously taken radiation readings for 26 weeks and have shown that 41 cities have over 1000 cpm, which equates to over 20,000% above normal counts BUT the cohorts of 8,000 attorney generals in the counties all over America and the AMA have ignored your work.

    Isn’t it time for you to get your act together and send the data to the right places so that people can do something about it? To expect American residents to continue to live in such a high radiation environment is patently unfair.

    • “FAIR!?” … ya gotta be kidding me!

      Still haven’t polished up your act, have you? Too much time in the Rads? Well, if you think emails will get the job done, why don’t YOU send it to Helen and crowd, and go ahead and copy some of the Committees of Concerned peeps….hell, copy the President. Let us know what sort of response you get. Who knows, they might get funding for yet another study committee and you might get a promotion. Take that back to your boss, Matty.

      Meanwhile, lost souls in St Louis, Missouri have 47 days left before the Fire touches off the Rad from Atom Bomb making in WWII in downtown St Louis. Get out, folks, while you still can!

      Bob Nichols

  3. I live in Laredo and was taking CPM readings all week on my Geiger Counter. Bob Nichols was reporting 1071 CPM. Well, this is totally incorrect when compared to my Geiger Counters.

    My Geiger counter is an SE Inspector and is calibrated. I recorded counts of 24 to 50 CPM, mostly averaging around the low 30’s on CPM.

    So, something is amiss here. I have 5 geiger counters, so I have backups to backups. If Laredo and all these other cities were hitting over 1000 CPM, it would be on national news daily. 1000 CPM is life threatening regardless of the source ion.

    So, what exactly is the problem? A CPM is a CPM. Everyone else can judge for yourself. I have been recording CPM for almost a decade. Laredo is not over a thousand CPM. Unless you are holding the detector over a chunk of Cobalt, there is no reason for this report of over a thousand CPM. The worksheet is incorrect!

    • Hi Aerocaptain,

      Not a problem, Aerocaptain, all answers are probably correct for the given machine, the time, place and the sensitivity of the instrument. I looked up the records for Laredo for the EPA and NETc. Your “Spike” was in the space of a few hours on Oct 14, 2015. You were affected by all the Rad that week, this was the recorded High Reading.


      Bob Nichols

  4. The question in my mind Is whether there is any empirical correlation between the high cpm and cases of cancer in the 41 cities with over 1000 cpm, which equates to over 20,000% above normal counts? If there is, then obviously no one is dong anything about it, especially among the cohorts of 8,000 attorney generals in the counties all over America and the AMA.

    • Bravo, Matt2! You Really Nailed it! Very well said and in only one short paragraph, too … Well almost! Dig down a lil deeper and surprisingly the biggest killer Disease from Radiation is Heart Disease, or the Cardiovascular Diseases. Cancers are distinctly Second. Why? Because Cesium 137 and Cesium 134 make up about one third of all Rad Fallout from Reactors and Bombs by Weight and their characteristic mode of travel is to make a bee line to your Heart. … Then people just “drop dead suddenly,” as the common saying goes, from a Heart Attack or Stroke. Cancer patients are way behind.

      It is so important I did an article on it. Go to YRTW No 6 at jeeeez, that is only 164 days ago and Not One city on the list was above 1,000 CPM and Billings, Montana hit 2,710 CPM last week in YRTW No 25.

      Bob Nichols

    • @Bob Nichols, Thank you. What you wrote in #6 is absolutely correct that “the biggest killer Disease from Radiation is Heart Disease”. This is because cesium mimics potassium, which is critically needed by the heart muscles to function normally. Cancer, on the other hand, can take from five to fifty years to develop after a harmful dose of radiation.

      Since no one in officialdom seems to be interested in the indisputable data that you publish every week, much to your credit, perhaps an email to the Helen Caldicott Foundation should elicit a swift response.

      Suggest please send the link of YRTW No26 to Mali Lightfoot, Director of Development, Helen Caldicott Foundation, [email protected], Tel 617.650.5048.

      I also notice that in #6 the cpm in San Diego was 462. In #26 it has risen to 1545, a rise of 234%. What is the likely cause of this alarming spike in SD, I wonder?

    • Hmm, Matt2, if you already knew the answer to the question, what is your game here?

      Rest assured, Helen already knows about Cesium 137/134. Anybody who works for her certainly should and likely does.

      So, No, I won’t send Helen an email. Polish up your act, Matt2, and take it somewhere else. You are trying to function at a high level Matt2 and not doing well. As you should already know the Government doesn’t respond on things nuclear because that is Policy, not because the gov officials haven’t gotten enough Emails. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous.


      Bob Nichols

    • Sure, Sacredpeaks,

      The pulse was very broad, stretching across much of the MidWest. It seemed to appear over the poles from Europe and from Asia. As it moved down and across MidAmerica in the general directions East, West and South, the Rad Pulse moved slowly and formidably. This occurred from Aug 30, 2015 to Sept 15, 2015.

      Bob Nichols

  5. Oh, yea, BTW, I just noticed that Fresno, CA is listed twice with Two different Rad counts on two different days. I’ll just leave them in to show how close these Rad counts are much of the time. One is 1,228 CPM; the other is 1,214 CPM. Can you find them? It is still 41 Cities over 1,000 CPM though, I looked at the original worksheet.

    • hmm, Amazing, isn’t it? There are about 8,000 Counties in the United States; just about everyone of them has a District Attorney. So far, not one out of a Eight Thousand is interested in getting the job done. That is what is wrong with America, I guess.

      Bob Nichols

  6. 41 cities over 1000 cpm , absolutely insane Bob. While the criminals go unacknowledged all the way to the bank with their blood money with ease of conscience.

    • I totally agree, Altimometer.

      It’s really sick. But, it is also Criminal. Think there is a Prosecuting District Attorney anywhere with the cojones to get these monsters’…..

      Bob Nichols

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