Your Radiation This Week No 46

Have a wonderful radioactive week.

February 27 to March 5, 2016

(San Francisco) March 5, 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]

1,803 CPM, 360.6 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,508 CPM, 301.6 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,385 CPM, 277 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,357 CPM, 271.4 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,356 CPM, 271.2 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,192 CPM, 238.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,148 CPM, 228.6 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,142 CPM, 228.4 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,141 CPM, 228.2 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,137 CPM, 227.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,102 CPM, 220.4 Times Normal, Memphis, TN. Beta, Gamma.
1,097 CPM, 219.4 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,088 CPM, 217.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,075 CPM, 215 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,061 CPM, 212.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,056 CPM, 211.2 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,052 CPM, 210.4 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,043 CPM, 208.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,026 CPM, 205.2 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,017 CPM, 203.4 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM. Beta, Gamma.
1,014 CPM, 202.8 Times Normal, Augusta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,002 CPM, 200.4 Times Normal, Fresno, CA. Beta, Gamma.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]


The Count

Twenty-four (24) cities exceed 1,000 CPM this week. There are Fifteen 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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