Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to use a Geiger Counter – 101

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Current Radiation Count 3/18/11

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As you can see from the video, no real change. Being in the wind causes a greater count.

Daily Monitoring

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The radiation from Japan will most likely not make it t the US in any great amount, but to be sure, I am going to start daily monitoring. Each day I will post my reported doses. I am traveling around my area with a Geiger Counter and documenting my readings.

I will use the same places each day.

My areas will be my parking lot, my drive home on the interstate. These are my two official counts.

Please stay tuned.

Meltdown in Japan!!!

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Well, it looks like reactor one has indeed melted down.

500 uSv!!!

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The website http://world-nuclear-news.org/RS_Battle_to_stabilise_earthquake_reactors_1203111.html has posted that the radiation leaving the plant has been monitored at 500 uSv (/hr, I assume).

This is a good amount of radiation and not something to take lightly… I hope the containment vessel holds!