posted on Aug, 7 2013 @ 05:09 PM
reply to post by alfa1
Well, thanks alfa, but it is still an odd method (to me.) I mean, it seems like if the readings go up for ANY reason then the 'avg background
radiation' will naturally go up by some amount, by this method.
That's ok in my book, if the sun is the cause. But IF Fukashima played into this in any way, then to me, it is a bit disingenuous to allow that to
affect (raise) the average 'background' number whatsoever. To do so, implies something 'natural' in my opinion. (Like the sun or cosmic rays?)
Fukashima is anything but!!!
What is the point really, to put that number out there and label it "average background radiation" when it seems anything, natural or nuclear
disaster, can make it go UP UP UP? Why don't they simply call it what it is-- last 3 month's average!
Also, just throwing this out there for the good of the group:
I found it strange that just now at www.netc.com Orlando and Miami both have the same symbol (Radon 2 Rising) yet Miami's current value for "CPM of
Gamma in energy range 600-800keV" is 401, while the same for Orlando is 139. Then I look and the average for Miami is 396, and the average for
Orlando is 130. I just think that average calculation (which spawns the alert if the level surpasses it) is not helpful.
P.S... I know I can't spell Fukashima. I'm sorry for that.