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Saturday, March 17, 2012

17X Background Radiation in 3/17/12 Saint Louis Storms

We took a paper towel swipe from our truck at approximately 5:30pm; that sample read 17 times greater than background level. Post Fukushima, and given that the Jetstream is far north of Saint Louis, the sample is unusually hot by a factor of two.

The sample was taken during a downpour and was preceded by approximately 4 hours of nearly continuous heavy rain and strong lightening. Given the unusual nature of the sample, we once again strongly suspect a recent increase in radioactive releases at Fukushima.

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  1. POTRBLOG: we got nearly 200 CPM in Durham / Chapel Hill, NC on a rain sample last night with an analog Detector (calibrated in July 2011). we are the folks that recorded 200 CPM in dry air in Taos in January - we're in NC now. we were hooked up to the Radiation Network last night, which was a mistake, as Tim (Mineralab) does not want us measuring rain while beaming real time on the Radiation Network -- so the graph should be there since we were mistakenly recording on the Network. We can send you the Geiger Graph if you look us up somehow. Facebook names: Nan Bhajani Tierra and Nokaoi Traverse.

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    1. Thanks for the info and taking readings.
      The easiest way we have found to share data is to upload it to
      www.filedropper.com and then post a link.

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