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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.
You're at: https://57296.neocities.org/rad.htm
Last worked on: January 21st, 2022
* New, 24 hour averaged graphs and/or comments use to be posted here on the 16th day, the end of the month --or within 24 hours of an event.
* Now I'm beginning periodic "spot checks", using my reborn Medcom "Inspector" Geiger counter to tally 100 minute counts in my outside station (40 inches or about 1 meter above the ground). This will be done every day if something's going on in the world. I can no longer see or note minute long counts of 33 (and up) unless they occur at the start of a count. These counts should be done at about the same time of day, and during the warmer part of the day (in deference to the Geiger counter's electronics). Whether inside the house or inside my outdoor station, the GC remains inside a sealed ZipLoc baggy with desiccant.
and see: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Nuclear-Regulator-Gregory-Jaczko/dp/1476755760 --plus
Recent testimony from
nuclear industry insider Dirk Dunning.
~ 2021/12/26: A 100 minute count at 98% of average,
starting at 13:30 hours PST (UTC/GMT minus 8 hours). We're having
rainy cold days, but when I charted for temperature (and another time for rain), there was no correlation
(despite the flutters seen in Germany's system during rain storms).
~ 2022/01/02: A 100 minute count at 94% of average,
starting at 13:24 hours PST. Very little rain now. Solar cycle #25
is getting started plus there's a minor stream of solar wind hitting the Earth now (which repels cosmic
rays). Also: my (inside) baseline for the Medcom GC is rather dated (14.82cpm from an SBM-20 GM tube).
~ 2022/01/08: A 100 minute count at 99% of average, starting at 12:15 hours PST. No rain today.
~ 2022/01/21: A 100 minute count at 98% of average,
starting at 15:15 hours PST. No rain this afternoon.
~ 2nd: 33cpm peak at 18:26 hours (isolated).
~ 12th: The computer dedicated to tallying counts from my outside station suffered the Black Screen of Death, so I'm ending this series of graphs. I'll keep this and the older graphs page posted, should anyone wish to harvest data from them.
* I suggest:
--for the northern hemisphere and:
--for the southern --as replacements. At these web sites you can access current readings as well as station histories, although you'll have to determine station cpms as baseline percentages on your ownmanually. (I'm not sure what the GMC station averages represent. Find out.)
See Peter Daley's list of monitoring stations as well --at:
~ 12th: No new graph yet, but the daily average
dropped to 94.6% (below my arbitrary 95% threshold) this morning.
The Sun is active, but on the far side.
~ 14th: The daily average over the past (nominal) 24 hours was 94.9 this morning.
~ 17th: 33cpm peak at 21:38 hours (isolated).
~ 30th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks (or dips) as of this morning (PST/PDT).
~ 8/31: 33cpm peak at 18:04 hours (very brief build-up,
~ 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).
~ 30th: No other threshold (33cpm) crossing peaks as of this morning (PST/PDT).
Go to: Past monitoring & comments.