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Radiation Detected!

Testing For the Plume, Yukon Oklahoma 3/24/2011
March 24th, 2011 10:50 PM

 

According to the map I posted a few days ago the plume from the stricken Japanese reactors and fuel ponds should be arriving in a few days.  It has already passed through Seattle, Washington. This was yesterday, the results?  EPA Claims .1 disintegrations per secondover background!  That is an infinitesimally small amount. 

The reactor and or pools have stopped smoking, good news.  However, two workers standing in water were exposed to radiation, water seeped through their suits, and the radiation burned their legs.  Definitely not a good thing, however they are alive and more than likely will recover.  If you are reading this blog you may be up to date with all this news, however if you are looking for up to date summaries by the pros, and not the general media, check out this link: http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/index.php .  Looks as though more drama could unfold, but all indications seem they will be able to get coolant flowing again.  At Three Mile Island in Hershey, PA the full extent of the damage to the reactor was not known until 5 years after the incident.

As for the results for Oklahoma, here is my updated spreadsheet:

 


03/17/11 03/18/11 03/19/11 03/20/11 03/21/11 03/22/11 03/23/11 03/24/11









Driveway 15.6 12.6 13.6 13.2 9.6 13.6 9.8 11.4









Indoor Count 15.8 14.4 14.2 14.2 11.2 17.4 14 15.6









Swipe 14.2 11.6 13.2 13.6 10.8 14 9.8 11









Note: All Counts are in Counts Per Minute Using an SE International Digilert, Gross alpha beta and gamma

Currently on my PM1703m = 7 uR/hr; PM1208 Dosimeter Watch .17 uSv/hr  

Situation Normal, I will be performing the next test tomorrow around 5:30 PM CST.


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Posted by Chris Cavanaugh on March 24th, 2011 10:50 PMPost a Comment

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