The last two days of tests have been uneventful. However uneventful is good, also uneventful is boring. However, I will take the opportunity to talk about some other amateurs that have helped me out. There are many others who buy, collect, restore, rebuild and modify geiger counters, and some even make their own from scratch. There are also others that are monitoring background radiation rates, and helping to analyze the data. These are the men and women of the CDV700Club and GeigerCounterEnthusiasts in the Yahoo Groups. If you have any interest in Geiger Counters, Scintillators or Radiation Detection Check them out! There are even some professionals in the groups.
As I mentioned some of the others have been monitoring and processing some of the data. One gentlemen in NE Mississippi has been doing a graph on his website and overlaying my data with his. What it shows is there appears to be some correlation between Central Oklahoma and NE Mississippi, his records indicate that background rates may be traveling with either the winds or changes in barometric pressure. I do not think this is due to radioactive Cesium 137 or Iodine 131, it may be from Radon that leaches from the ground due to changes in barometric pressure. His graph may be seen at http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/2011%20mar.htm , his site also is pretty interesting, since he has a rather eclectic interest in science. Check out Robert's site http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/index.htm .
This leaves me to a brief update on Fukushima. In an effort to make the spell of water more manageable a resin, similar to what is found in diapers is being used to sop up the radioactive water. As a result it is blocking the concrete they have been trying to fill the crack, and they have been unable to seal the leaks. Not a good situation, and one way to look at it would be akin to putting butter on a burn. Not a good idea, and it makes it harder to treat a wound, and can cause infection. If you go to the hospital, the butter needs to be cleaned off the burn before it can be treated.
This leaves me to my numbers:
What I found interesting, today all three 5 minute averages where the same! I wonder what the odds of that are!
Still counting! No radiation. All is normal.
PM1703m 6 microRoentgens per hour; PM1208 .09 microSieverts per hour