I just want to put this data on the internet in a public place. I am making no assumptions about the data, nor suggesting it is anything of concern.
DO NOT FREAK OUT. I have emailed the EPA about this particular data, gotten no reply so far (will update if I do), and now the website has been
overhauled so that the links for the Query page
no longer work---they redirect you to their generic Japan page. The new map
has the most scrubbed and dumbed-down data I have ever seen, and there is no query function, even for past data.
Of particular concern to me is the Raleigh, NC data. It has insanely high numbers, which made me think it was some sort of research detector with a
huge sample size, detecting even the tiniest and least harmful particles (NOTE: I could use some help with that part---anyone shed some light on such
a detector?). As I said, I emailed about this and have gotten no reply so far, but on the new map the data for Raleigh looks bare-----because their
graph only goes up to 1,000, well below ANY of the data for that site (there was no data before March 18th or so, for at least 3 months). There are
no Beta Gross Count numbers listed. This set off my tin-foil-hat alarms, so I want to get the previous data public in case my computer just up and
dies or something. The query results include the sample size, if that helps anyone with the weirdness of this data.
Here are my screenshots of the graph with the Raleigh results, and the screenshots of all the raw data on the query result page. I'm even including
the query page just for verification of the graphed numbers and proof I was able to get on and query.
ETA: these pictures have tiny print, but if you want to read the numbers you can go to my ATS media page or profile or whatever, and they're all
Note that the blacked-out areas on the shots are the quick links for my bank, my husband's college, and the email address I use for personal email,
none of which I want y'all knowing. Nothing else has been changed.
edit on 23-3-2011 by 00nunya00 because: (no reason given)