Your Radiation This Week No 45

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February 20 to February 27, 2016

(San Francisco) February 27, 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.

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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]

1,625 CPM, 325 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1.490 CPM, 298 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,462 CPM, 292.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,383 CPM, 276.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,351 CPM, 270.2 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,185 CPM, 267 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,233 CPM, 246.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,207 CPM, 241.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,160 CPM, 232 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,128 CPM, 225.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,106 CPM, 221.2 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,091 CPM, 218.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,083 CPM, 216.6 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,059 CPM, 211.8 Times Normal, Memphis, TN. Beta, Gamma.
1,044 CPM, 208.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,035 CPM, 207 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM. Beta, Gamma.
1,032 CPM, 206.4 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Rochester, NY. Beta, Gamma.
1,001 CPM, 200.2 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,000 CPM, 200 Times Normal, Paducah, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,000 CPM, 200 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]


The Count

Twenty-two (22) cities exceed 1,000 CPM this week. There are Seventeen cities between 900 and 999 CPM.


No, It is not OK now

The reduction in the count of cities over 1000 CPM does not mean it is OK now; or, even that it is getting better. Often times when the Radiation goes down the associated Lethality of the Isotopes goes up. The two things are separate measures. It could mean that some of the Uranium 238 has gained a Neutron and changed to Plutonium 239, a more dangerous Isotope.

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.” Copyright @ 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