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Radiation Detected!

Explosion at French Nuclear Processing Facility, 9/12/2011
September 12th, 2011 6:20 AM

1 Dead, 1 Injured per reports.  It was not a reactor, it was a fuel processing facility.  More than likely a chemical explosion of some type.  May or may not have involvement with radioactive materials, see:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14883521

May involve MOX Fuel, however no reports of any environmental releases fortunately. 


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Posted by Chris Cavanaugh on September 12th, 2011 6:20 AMPost a Comment

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does anybody know what normal background levels are for oklahoma in uR/hr

Posted by amy on December 3rd, 2011 9:03 AM
Hello Amy, This is a very late post and I extend my apologies. I have found that with an LND 712 based geiger counter background levels can be anywhere between 8 and 14 cpm. That translates to 4 to 9 microRoentgens per hour. Oklahoma is either cursed or blessed with low background readings. Some parts of Oklahoma may have higher readings, I would suspect that the panhandle or more rocky areas may have a slightly higher background rate.... Chris

Posted by Chris Cavanaugh on February 9th, 2012 3:54 PM

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