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Originally posted by 1beerplease
any effect to the southern hemisphere?
Originally posted by eagledriver
It's quite simply that they do not want to start a panic. In the US, the slightiest amount of bad news mushrooms out of control, due to the Internet and mobile networks.
That's why everyone in the media, including Obama, downplays everything.edit on 28-3-2011 by eagledriver because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mutantgenius
Radiation network is showing high readings (above 130) over alabama rught now and since at least 830 am est (first time I checked today) Just thought everyone should know.
Here is the link
Update: 3/29/11, 6:15 A.M. Radiation Monitoring by Government vs. Private Citizen
So what can we take away from yesterday's incident of the false alert? It seems to me that we must conclude that there are tradeoffs in the ways that we monitor radiation. Government operation of monitoring stations is under tight and direct control, but at the same time leaves open the question of transparency when it comes to the Government's understandable position of walking a fine line between keeping the public informed while averting panic.
Private citizen radiation monitoring networks like ours, on the other hand, are partly dependent on the integrity of its individual Monitoring Stations, but on the other hand, the reporting of radiation levels is quite transparent. So if we as citizens are to do our own monitoring of radiation, which is a very sensitive subject matter, and then report that data to the public over a network, there are certain guidelines that wisdom dictates we must follow:
~ There still must be some degree of central control. That includes being discriminating in issuing licenses to Monitoring Stations in the first place, to minimize the chance of admission to the network of those bent on mischief.
~ It then follows that the network must retain the ability to remove any Monitoring Stations that abuse their privilege.
~ The network should provide for multiple means of communication between client Monitoring Stations and the Network Server, along with the ability for real time discourse among Monitoring Stations through Chat and the like.
In summary, this is a fledgling Radiation Network, and we are in uncharted territory, so we must continue to learn from experience, and refine the network over time. Dealing with the false alert from yesterday was a small test for us. Generally, I think that we passed the test and took appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the network, while keeping the public informed of the facts.
The other positive take away from the incident is that it demonstrated our Radiation Alert system. Whether you were a participating Monitoring Station or a passive viewer of the National Radiation Map online, from hundreds or even thousands of miles away, you knew within just 1 minute of an elevated radiation condition, along with the location of the alert, and then the actual level of radiation being detected. Think about it - that's pretty amazing!!
Originally posted by Ashyr
reply to post by elevenaugust
how to read this? the blue lines and blobs are readings of higher concentrations of radioactive particles in the air?
or the ground? is this from satellite is this from topographical, on site analysis?
sorry im not sure how to read this graph.