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posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by RoyalBlue
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But there is a difference between radiation, and radioactive contamination, right?


Right....

Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through some material or through space. Light, heat and sound are types of radiation. The kind of radiation discussed in this presentation is called ionizing radiation because it can produce charged particles (ions) in matter.

Ionizing radiation is produced by unstable atoms. Unstable atoms differ from stable atoms because they have an excess of energy or mass or both.

Unstable atoms are said to be radioactive. In order to reach stability, these atoms give off, or emit, the excess energy or mass. These emissions are called radiation. The kinds of radiation are electromagnetic (like light) and particulate (i.e., mass given off with the energy of motion). Gamma radiation and X-rays are examples of electromagnetic radiation. Beta and alpha radiation are examples of particulate radiation. Ionizing radiation can also be produced by devices such as X-ray machines.

Radioactive Contamination

Contamination occurs when material that contains radioactive atoms is deposited on skin, clothing, or any place where is it not desired. If is important to remember that radiation does not spread or get "on" or "in" people; rather it is radioactive contamination that can spread. A person contaminated with radioactive materials will be irradiated until the source of radiation (the radioactive material) is removed.

A person is externally contaminated if radioactive material is on skin or clothing.
A person is internally contaminated if radioactive material is breathed in, swallowed, or absorbed through wounds.
The environment is contaminated if radioactive material is spread about or uncontained.


In simple terms unless you are within a 100 to 150 miles radius from where the contaminated site was your going to be fine. They have been firing off nukes since before we were kids ie..Hiroshima + 1000 or so more...and they use DU (depleted Uranium) weapons now so...what can you really do, cancer rates will go up but they have been ever since I was alive, so yea it sucks but there is no immediate cause for panic.




posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Your getting more radiation sitting in front of your computer and talking on your phone


can you tell me what is my thyroid dose of iodine-131 from sitting in front of my computer?



posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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In case this hasn't been posted yet:

www.radiationnetwork.com...


Update: 3/31/11, 4:50 A.M. Questions continue to pour in about the relatively high readings in Colorado. Up to this point, we have noted that some of the Monitoring Stations in Colorado are at high altitude where the lesser atmospheric shielding of cosmic radiation leads to a higher background count. But something else happened on the evening of March 29th which caused an elevated reading at a station in Evergreen, Colorado. For context, this station is at 7,500 feet, and running the Inspector Geiger counter built around the nominal 2" diameter pancake tube that yields a higher count rate than a standard tube. I believe this detector was set up indoors at the time. You can observe in the graph at right that readings began rising early evening, peaking at around 9:00 or so, and even surpassing the 100 CPM Alert level from time to time. We don't know what caused this. Absent further analysis, possibilities include the passage of a radiation laden "cloud"?, at just that location and altitude, because two other nearby Colorado stations did not register the same elevated readings. Other explanations include a malfunctioning detector? (although readings subsided to normal levels by morning), or electromagnetic interference? from ham radio operation. But we don't know.
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posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Sounds like our theories when it was happening were pretty spot-on!

And now they are finding evidence of radioactivity in Illinois. If it were a cloud, that is about the right path after Colorado.

Watching to see what happens tonight!



posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Scrrenshot from last night's Colorado 125 monitor alert at 11:02 PM 3/31/11
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posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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Holy crap! A 125! I missed that!

That is REALLY high!



posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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What about these spikes over 450?! Can someone please explain what we see here?

www.epa.gov...

This one goes over 500

www.epa.gov...

@PopRock

What about stopping panic and change your avatar (PLEASE!)?
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posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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There's a post somewhere in here that explains that even though that's the alert level this amount is not dangerous, its just an alert to let you know it's more than just background going on. Stop panicking



posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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This doesn't strike you as particularily high though? Especially considering that it happened at night when there is no background solar radiation?

(And no, to the previous poster... I will NOT change my avatar! The huge radiation spike happened on FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!!!)



posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by YourPopRock
This doesn't strike you as particularily high though? Especially considering that it happened at night when there is no background solar radiation?

(And no, to the previous poster... I will NOT change my avatar! The huge radiation spike happened on FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!!!)


Friday, was yesterday - I know
(notfunny.com)



posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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Really?

I didn't know my monitor emitted radiation(really!).

I have an LCD monitor, how bad is it?

My desktop computer is down next to me on the ground.
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posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by cushycrux

Originally posted by YourPopRock
This doesn't strike you as particularily high though? Especially considering that it happened at night when there is no background solar radiation?

(And no, to the previous poster... I will NOT change my avatar! The huge radiation spike happened on FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!!!)


Friday, was yesterday - I know
(notfunny.com)


And today is Saturday (Sunday comes after-waaards)

Ok, enough Rebecca Black!

So, any theories on why the radiation only spikes like this at night?!?!?



posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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Just a guessing theory only, but I wonder if the nuclear industry releases anything into the atmosphere, they do it at night so as to expose the least amount of people, since the majority of the public is inside at this time, just one thought...it does seemed controlled and scheduled as it seems to happening at the same time every night...
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posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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No it's high, but high is a relative term. It's high in relative to background radiation....but like the post said it could be like twice that amount and still not cause for panic. Who knows why it's happening. It wouldn't make sense that if it was some sort of nuclear cloud why it wouldn't go that high in the day too though would it lol unless radioactive fall out prefers night time to travel



posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by cushycrux
What about these spikes over 450?! Can someone please explain what we see here?

www.epa.gov...

This one goes over 500

www.epa.gov...

@PopRock

What about stopping panic and change your avatar (PLEASE!)?
edit on 2-4-2011 by cushycrux because: (no reason given)


You just posted PROOF radiation levels in the United States were extremely high LONG before the Japanese Tsunami.

The question is....what's the source? Did North Korea set off a nuclear weapons test over the ocean?

Did America have a nuclear accident being hushed up?

Something's fishy. Northrup Grumman just ditched their US shipbuilding operation:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-31/northrop-s-6-7-billion-dramatic-ship-spinoff-may-set-trend.html

Ummm....did something happen to warrant that? Nuclear accident maybe?



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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That is a little strange...

Wonder what that is all about!



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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Wow thats crazy and yet nothing on the news. Big shock there



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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So far tonight, radiation levels aren't that high in Denver... although, it is only 6:20 there.

Network shows 55 CPM currently. Radiation Network

Will keep watching.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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I live in south Denver and i been feeling nauseous to the point where i'd wake in the morning and want to puke. . . now i know why!



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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I seen it hit 72 today, But mostly constant 50's





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