Originally posted by silent thunder
I have heard the radiation in the East is slightly worse than that in the central and western part of the city. But this is the first thing I have
seen anywhere outside of Fukushima itself with those kinds of numbers. No other readings in that area are anything close to that. This, to me suggests
he is either faking it, or he his machine is broken, or perhaps he has stumbled upon an anomalous cloud or "hot spot" of radiation. If the latter,
we need to know about it and to determine how many such places there are.
I haven't seen anyone else mention this and loam said something
about going to another street corner to measure it so I think you folks are missing something here.
The location he selected was not a random street corner on the ground.
When rain falls, it can cleanse radioactive particles out of the air, which then hit the ground, and the water then of course moves toward drains,
carrying some fine silt with it. There can be small depressions in the street that can catch some of this fine silt, and it looks like he found such a
depression, as it looked to me like that silt was deposited there either by wind or rain, probably rain.
Now this means he could probably walk to all the other street corners in the area, which didn't have this silt, and not find anything like these
levels. What he is measuring is a "hotspot". So if you want to look for more hotspots like that, the way you might find them is, the next time it
rains, and the streets start to dry up, look for little pools of standing water, where the water accumulates and takes longer to evaporate, and leaves
little deposits of fine silt. That's where I'd expect you'd most likely find higher concentration levels of radioactivity, there, and in the water
that goes into the sewer system, and the sewer sludge.
Unwanted radioactive sewage sludge piling up
Officials believe that radioactive materials from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant flowed into sewage pipes with rainwater and were
condensed during sewage treatment....
At a sewage treatment facility in Tachikawa, western Tokyo, bags of incineration ash occupy half of an underground warehouse.
A cement company has refused to accept it since radioactive cesium and iodine were found from sludge and ash.
This also means I have no reason to
doubt that you aren't finding anything and I also have no reason to doubt that the guy in the OP video found something, it really doesn't suggest
any kind of hoax or conflict to me at all. That's just the way this stuff works. I'm a former radiation worker who was licensed by the NRC to handle
radioactive material, so I had to take lots of training courses about this radioactivity to get my license. I also had to wear one of those dosimeter
badges constantly so my exposure could be monitored. So obviously I have no deathly fear of radiation to purposely expose myself to it, but I do have
a rational understanding of it, and what it can do.
Originally posted by TheUniverse
Do you know how many hot particles we would be inhaling per day in the Great lakes Region? In North America.! Specifically the Eastern Lakes.
Because i am wondering how much less(most-likely) or more it is than the west coast.
No, I don't. Arnie Gunderson only quoted 10 per person
per day in Tokyo, and 5 per person per day in Seattle, he didn't quote any other figures. I found this a little surprising, but not too surprising.
Tokyo is substantially closer, but, it's also usually upwind. So while we might have expected Seattle to have a much lower exposure than Tokyo,
it's only half which is not as much lower as some might have expected.
Being further east of Seattle, you certainly wouldn't expect your exposure to be any greater than in Seattle, in fact it's probably less. If you
want me to guess, my guess is it's probably at least one and no more than four particles per day.Look at the jet stream maps from accuweather here:
As you can see, the jet stream is currently blowing air from the west coast
into the great lakes area, though sometimes you folks get your air from Canada in which case it's usually colder and probably less radioactive.