reply to post by Phage
i would like for you to comment on the effects os radio active dust particles
the equipment in civilian hands is not the best for tracking this type of dispersal cloud
if the "cloud" or dust is dispursed and not concentrated then it would be very hard to detect with civilian
devices. you mentioned the EPA had air drawn sampling counters.
if the particles are not "in" the drawn air there is no problem ?
do these particles cause "spikes" in civilian counters
are these particles traceable without "direct" contact with the sensor?
most readers "count" the emitions from the particles not the particles themselves,
so unless the particle interacts with the reader, the only noticable effect is spiking from each particle as its proximity to the sensor is
how do the EPA track the particles or know the amount of the particles if they are difficult to track?
to say readings are low and spikes are normal
completely mis directs the population from the fact that unless the particles are "detected" in the sensor
then readings will always just show the backround radiation.
so by what mecanism can the authorities say there is no risk and low levels of radiation?
these small particles have a small local radiation emmiting from them
they are not a "large radiation source" so locallity to source canot be used to determine saftey
this is not a huge lump of radiation that can be detected in concentric "rings" around the source
this is small fine particulates that have a very small diameter and a small "local" area of radiation
how can they detect the fine dust when the equipment is designed to sample the radiation emitted
NOT THE PARTICLE?
thank you for explaining tho me how this works