Your Radiation This Week No 42

Have a wonderful radioactive weekend

January 30 to February 6, 2016

(San Francisco) February 6, 2016 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States.

Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument.

Sonoran Desert

The highest radiation reporting city is listed first, the least radioactive city reporting is listed last. Still, all reporting cities are above normal. These are the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

1,652 CPM, 330.4 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,539 CPM, 307.8 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,477 CPM, 295.4 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1.448 CPM, 289.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,329 CPM, 265.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,292 CPM, 258.4 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,259 CPM, 251.8 Times Normal, Las Vegas, NV. Beta, Gamma.
1,212 CPM, 242.4 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,207 CPM, 241.4 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,170 CPM, 234 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,155 CPM, 231 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,153 CPM, 230.6 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,152 CPM, 230.4 Times Normal, SanBernardinoCounty Beta, Gamma.
1.139 CPM, 227.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,082 CPM, 216.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,081 CPM, 216.2 Times Normal, Alburqueque, NM. Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Wichita, KS. Beta, Gamma.
1,170 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,045 CPM, 209 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,042 CPM, 208.4 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,040 CPM, 208 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,007 CPM, 201.4 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,002 CPM, 200.4 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]


The Count.

Twenty-three (23) cities exceed 1,000 CPM. There are Thirteen (13) cities between 900 and 999 CPM.

Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there.

Copyright by Bob Nichols @ 2016. Reproduce and distribute, give full attribution to Bob Nichols.

Notes and Sources

1. The Radiation charts and graphs of the EPA at Individual queries can be built at the EPA RadNet Query Builder. Don’t skip the “2” in www2.

2. The EPA based reporting of an LLC.

3. * This station’s Radiation equals combined Beta and Gamma Radiation. Note: Not all locations report Beta Radiation. Gamma Radiation Monitors are reporting publicly at all these locations.

4. Reference: Digilert 100 Flyer pdf, “Normal background is 5-20 CPM.” @ 2015 Keison International Ltd – All Rights Reserved.

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Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award winner, a correspondent for the San Francisco Bay View newspaper and a frequent contributor to various online publications. He reports on war, politics and the two nuclear weapons labs in the Bay Area. Nichols is writing a book based on 20 years of nuclear war in Central Asia. He is a former employee of an Army Ammunition Plant. You are encouraged to write Nichols at