Your Radiation This Week No 53

The number of Cities over 1,000 CPM DOUBLED in this edition of YRTW

April 16 to April 23, 2016

(San Francisco) April 23, 2016 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the Top Recorded Radiation Highs that affected people for the last week around the United States.


Coyotes and Cactus in American Eagletail Desert

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

The Top Reporting Radioactive Cities are listed. 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 top portion of the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]

1,540 CPM, 308 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,473 CPM, 294.6 Times Normal, Wichita, KS. MIA 18MthHigh
1,392 CPM, 278.4 Times Normal, Tallahassee, FL. MIA 18MthHigh
1,304 CPM, 260.8 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. MIA 18MthHigh
1,264 CPM, 252.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,235 CPM, 247 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,209 CPM, 241.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,209 CPM, 241.8 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,202 CPM, 240.4 Times Normal, Pierre, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,187 CPM, 237.4 Times Normal, Charleston, WV. MIA 18MthHigh
1,158 CPM, 231.6 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Beta, Gamma.
1,155 CPM, 231 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM. Beta, Gamma.
1,142 CPM, 228.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,126 CPM, 225.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,074 CPM, 214.8 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,074 CPM, 214.8 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,073 CPM, 214.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,058 CPM, 211.6 Times Normal, Harrisonburg, VA. Beta, Gamma.
1,056 CPM, 211.2 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,043 CPM, 210.4 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,043 CPM, 208.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,039 CPM, 207.9 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,038 CPM, 207.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,026 CPM, 205.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,025 CPM, 205 Times Normal, Lexington, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,024 CPM, 204.8 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,011 CPM, 202.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS. Beta, Gamma.
1,001 CPM, 200.2 Times Normal, Richland, WA. Beta, Gamma.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]


The Count

Colorado Springs, Colorado is in First place in the countdown to the end of time. Other cities have the radioactive “contagion,” just not as severe,  even though the listed cities all exceed 1000 CPM.



Some 24/7 Rad measuring units are flaking out or are removed from service for various reasons, including political reasons. I encourage the EPA to return them to service. Hundreds have now suffered this fate of oblivion. “MIA 18MthHigh” is a new category under the column labeled Type of Rad. It means “Missing in Action – 18 Month High.” I salute the brave scientists, physicists, techs and support personnel who continue to bring us the latest radiation numbers. Your work is valued and appreciated.


Rad Contagion in the States

Miami, Florida joins Los Angeles, California, St. Louis, Missouri and Billings, Montana as the recent victims of truly spectacular Radiation Counts per Minute (CPM) on EPA Geiger counters and radiation measurement systems. The nation destroying strength of Big Time Rads cannot be denied; but, the Rads can be ignored till it is too late. You can run; but you cannot hide, the Rads always win.

The number of Cities over 1,000 CPM DOUBLED in this edition of YRTW: from 15 Cities to 30 Cities. There is no way to recover from these kinds of exposures. There is no medicine and there is no cure. Millions now possess a shortened life span due to their radiation exposures. What city or country will be next?

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