Your Radiation This Week No 45

Badlands - South Dakota
Badlands - South Dakota

(San Francisco) February 27, 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.

Badlands - South Dakota
Badlands – South Dakota

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]

1,625CPM,325 Times Normal,Little Rock, AR.Beta, Gamma.
1.490CPM,298 Times Normal,Colorado Springs, CO.Beta, Gamma.
1,462CPM,292.4 Times Normal,Miami, FL.Beta, Gamma.
1,383CPM,276.6 Times Normal,Louisville, KY.Beta, Gamma.
1,351CPM,270.2 Times Normal,Raleigh, NC.Beta, Gamma.
1,185CPM,267 Times Normal,Bakersfield, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,233CPM,246.6 Times Normal,Spokane, WA.Beta, Gamma.
1,207CPM,241.4 Times Normal,San Diego, CA.Beta, Gamma.
1,160CPM,232 Times Normal,El Paso, TX.Beta, Gamma.
1,128CPM,225.6 Times Normal,Billings, MT.Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM,224.8 Times Normal,Yuma, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,106CPM,221.2 Times Normal,Phoenix, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,091CPM,218.2 Times Normal,Tucson, AZ.Beta, Gamma.
1,083CPM,216.6 Times Normal,Pittsburgh, PA,Beta, Gamma.
1,059CPM,211.8 Times Normal,Memphis, TN.Beta, Gamma.
1,044 CPM,208.8 Times Normal,Grand Junction, CO.Beta, Gamma.
1,035CPM,207 Times Normal,Navajo Lake, NM.Beta, Gamma.
1,032CPM,206.4 Times Normal,Portland, ME.Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM,205.8 Times Normal,Rochester, NY.Beta, Gamma.
1,001CPM,200.2 Times Normal,Worcester, MA.Beta, Gamma.
1,000CPM,200 Times Normal,Paducah, KY.Beta, Gamma.
1,000CPM,200 Times Normal,Riverside, CA.Beta, Gamma.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]


The Count


Twenty-two (22) cities exceed 1,000 CPM this week. There are Seventeen cities between 900 and 999 CPM.


No, It is not OK now


The reduction in the count of cities over 1000 CPM does not mean it is OK now; or, even that it is getting better. Often times when the Radiation goes down the associated Lethality of the Isotopes goes up. The two things are separate measures. It could mean that some of the Uranium 238 has gained a Neutron and changed to Plutonium 239, a more dangerous Isotope.

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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