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The WC-135 aircraft is a modified C-135B. The Constant Phoenix's modifications are primarily related to its on-board atmospheric collection suite, which allows the mission crew to detect radioactive "clouds" in real time.
The aircraft is equipped with external flow-through devices to collect particulates on filter paper and a compressor system for whole air samples collected in holding spheres.
CONSTANT PHOENIX WC-135W
Originally posted by RocksFromSpace
Looking for a Nuclear Hot Spot look no further then the Israeli Embassy
ISRAELI EMBASSY IN NYC A RADIATION HOT SPOT
by x Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 1:05 PM
Feds surveyed NYC for radiation, found tainted park, Embassy
WASHINGTON -- Anti-terrorism officials conducted a helicopter survey of
New York City's radiation sources in preparation for a so-called "dirty
bomb" attack - and discovered a Staten Island park with dangerously high
levels of radium, a new report found.
Federal authorities found 80 unexpected "hot spots" around New York
City, according to the Government Accountability Office, the
investigative arm of Congress.
One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side has the
potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike
from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why
they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak
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Originally posted by YarlanZey
reply to post by Senduko
Yes I was thinking aout Fuku too. Would they not already have a baseline or idea about what the noemal background levels are for this area?
Re Fuku there was talk about them moving the rods from one of the pools. Maybe they have started this already.
Perhaps they want to establish a new baseline so if/when something goes wrong at Fuku they have the new figures to assure everyone that there is nothing to worry about.
Is there any indication this measuring is going on anywhere else?
Googling for "alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side" gives only one other result, which is an October 10 article at p4.forumforfree.com... which on casual inspection seems to be a verbatim source for the CIMC article. This page includes a (dead) source link to www.halturnershow.com... This in turn seems to be a reference to Hal Turner, who has an interesting and very up-to-date wikipedia entry. Apparently he's a white supremacist. An amusing (alleged) quote from his website is listed here:
RUMOR: CARDINALS MAY SELECT AN AFRICAN OR LATIN AS NEXT PONTIFF TO REACH OUT TO THE THIRD WORLD
If they do, it will rightly mean the total destruction of the Catholic Church. Non-Whites can never be Pope because they are not of God's Chosen; Jews have been trying to steal the title of "God's Chosen" for centuries, but those of us who understand the Bible know that only whites constitute God's Chosen. It says so in the Bible, Book of Genesis
I wonder if he might have an axe to grind in regards to Israel? :-)