Recent Radiation Monitoring
SW Oregon Radiation Monitoring for the Coos Bay & North Bend area

See Space Weather for current solar/storm news.
We can follow the demise and poisonous death throws of the nuclear industry via Ring of Fire, Common Dreams, Truthdig, the Bradcast, and others.
9/16/2021: Sadly, Japan will soon start dumping a million tons of radioactive water (from the Fukushima disaster) --into the ocean.
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Contents
Last worked on: September 16th, 2021
* New graphs will be posted here at the 16th day, the end of the month --or within 24 hours of an event.
* Past monitoring & comments.
* Other radiation monitoring networks.


* Shades of Freddy Krueger, the nuclear power industry is staging a come-back, by way of "small modular reactors" ("SMRs"), which would be manufactured, shipped and assembled on site, rather than custom built. One design (backed by Bill Gates) uses (scary) high temperature molten sodium for the initial heat transfer/cooling/storage loop. Another SMR design, the NuScale project, was hatched right here in Oregon and has already gained a lot of federal approval/backing. Here's an article at Mother Jones:
https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/02/nuclear-energy-climate-change-nuscale-green-power-uranium/

and see: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Nuclear-Regulator-Gregory-Jaczko/dp/1476755760 --plus

Recent testimony from nuclear industry insider Dirk Dunning.

Radiation Monitoring

September - 2021

~ 8/31: 33cpm peak at 18:04 hours (very brief build-up, saved screen).
~  3rd: 33cpm peak at 01:16 hours (isolated).
~  6th: 33cpm peak at 23:30 hours (mini build-up, saved screen).
~  8th: 33cpm peak at 10:22 hours (isolated).
~  9th: 33cpm peak at 12:06 hours (isolated).
~ 15th: 34cpm peak at 11:15 hours (isolated).
~ 16th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).


August - 2021
~ 15th: 36cpm peak at 20:03 hours (isolated).
~ 28th: 33cpm peak at 02:19 hours (isolated).
~ 16th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

July - 2021
~ 16th: This graph is very calm due to solar activity and solar wind pushing primary cosmic rays away from the Earth. What remains might be the true "base line" at about 96% --which could be due to local activity in/from the soil or even contamination inside the G-M tube I'm using (an M4011). For what it's worth, nearly all stations in the network (Radiation Network) I once belonged to reported a very similar, minimum level of radioactivity. So does Germany's government network of $3000 G-M tubes. As you can read elsewhere on my radiation pages, I've tried and failed to run this "96%" to ground. It's been 10 years along and I don't know what I'm counting.
~ 21st: 35cpm peak at 02:22 hours (isolated).
~ 26th: 33cpm peak at 16:28 hours (isolated).
~ 31st: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

June - 2021
~  9th: 33cpm peak at 03:42 hours UTC (isolated).
~  9th: 33cpm peak at 21:10 hours (isolated).
~ 18th: Late posting. My graphics computer was being worked on.
~ 30th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

May - 2021
~  1st: 33cpm peak at 04:34 hours (isolated).
~ 10th: 33cpm peak at 22:09 hours (isolated).
~ 23rd: 36cpm peak at 04:48 hours (isolated).
~ 31st: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

April - 2021
~  3rd: 33cpm peak at 19:00 hours (isolated).
~  6th: 34cpm peak at 14:02 hours (isolated).
~ 25th: 33cpm peak at 03:54 hours (isolated).
~ 27th: 34cpm peak at 04:26 hours (isolated).
~ 30th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

March - 2021
~ 11th: Tenth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.
~ 31st: No threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks this month! (as of this morning, PST/PDT).

February - 2021
~ 14th: 34cpm peak at 22:32 hours (isolated) (all UTC).
~ 28th: 33cpm peaks at 07:54 and about 13:00 hours (both isolated).
~ 28th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

January - 2021
~  6th: 35cpm peak at 18:31 hours (isolated) (all UTC).
~ 10th: 33cpm peak at about 12:00 hours (isolated).
~ 31st: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

December - 2020
~  2nd: 37cpm peak at 07:13 hours (isolated) (all UTC).
~ 31st: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).

Go to: Past monitoring & comments.