originally posted by: Emerys
I occasionally like to look at the US radiation maps and see what's going on. According to the map is shows Kearney NB at Radcon 4 levels?? Anyone
know wth is going on to cause those levels?
I dont see Kerney NB at radcon 4 levels. When I check the map it shows radcon 1 levels..background.
This map is not serious is it??
I know of a nuclear power plant across the river in Surrey, Virginia..which has a large spent fuel storage pool.
Wonder what the counts are up close???
There are at least 10 nuclear reactors in Newport News, Virginia which have been operational and many more across the river at the Norfolk Navy
base...not mentioned at all in this map.
You can find several up at Bremerton, Washington, Everet, Washington. La Jolla, California, Portsmouth, New Hampshire ...also look at
the shipyard in Roysth, Scotland..where the new English aircraft carrier can be seen on Google Earth. Look down at the river where you can see some 7
nuclear submarines tied up at the pierside...they are decomissioned submarines awaiting being scrapped. You mean these reactors do not have a level in
them whether the fuel rods have been removed or not???
There is talk of bringing these submarines here to the United States to be scrapped. What do you think is going to happen to the levels iin the areas
where they are being scrapped??
Not everything is on that radcon map.
But it is a starting point.
Some of you who can afford it ..get a small counter...capable of reading in Rems or Sieverts...at the push of a button and take levels around your
neighborhood...and put them on a map. This is what radiation trained people do at a facility. These are called survey maps. Make your own..dont
totally depend on a map like that one. Know what is going on in your neighborhood.
I have this counter here.
I keep it in my daily BOB and also spare batteries for it. It uses two AA type batteries.
I have mapped my property and also the routes..or certain places along the routes to and from the businesses I frequent and drawn survey maps of such.
I will occasionally check them again to see if the background has significantly changed.
There are often survey points in cities and towns for which most of the public has no idea they are there but readings are being taken and logged in
to someone. Not all of them are on that map.
Just some additional informations...no cover charge.