Friday, October 5, 2012

9am Thunderstorms 31X Greater than Background Radiation

We took a sample swipe from a vehicle at approximately 9am; it had been storming heavy since 6:30am. The sample returned a reading of 31 times greater than background radiation. Our full time live outdoor air radiation monitor increased by 50% from 14cpm to 21cpm.

Given the nearly over head location of the Jetstream and the high reading value, this sample likely contains long half life Fukushima fallout. Given past data, the long half life component is estimated to measure at 2 cpm over background.

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