Sunday, November 27, 2011

55 Times Greater Than Background Radiation In 11:30pm 11/26/11 Saint Louis Fallout

It has been raining in Saint Louis since about 2pm; at 11:30pm the rain had let off enough for us to take a sample swipe off of the hood of our truck. That sample returned a reading of 55 times greater than background radiation.

Prior to August 2011 this would have qualified as one of the highest readings we ever had; but after the corium hit ground water in August, we have had readings over 276 times greater than background. The fallout has reduced over the last month and typically have had a floor of 20x background readings.

The increased reading from this sample MAY represent the leading edge of what was released from Fukushima as a result of the recent back to back magnitude 6 earthquakes. If that is the case, we suspect higher levels will follow in a few days.

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