posted by The Vidiot @ 1:55 PM Permalink
So, I'm surfing around, and I find a youtube that shows that the rain this AM here in St. Louis was hotter than Hades, radioactively speaking.
ALERT!!! 178 X Background Radiation in Saint Louis Rain
STAY OUT OF THE RAIN!
This data may be indicative of a RECENT SIGNIFICANT radiological event in Fukushima.
The reading was taken at approximately 10:20am on 8/20/11 in Saint Louis Missouri from a vehicle that had driven approximately 4 miles through the trailing edges of a thunderstorm.
The sample returned a reading of 1.786 mR/hr, which equates to ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT times greater than normal background radiation. This reading is almost 3 times greater than are previous high reading of 62x background radiation.
And what does that mean? Well, I'm not entirely sure, but it does SOUND bad. Having worked in a lab that used a lot of radiation, whenever the geiger counter sounded like that, we panicked.
I found an explanation somewhere else that may or may not be correct. I'm hoping it's wrong.
so that would be about 4272 CPM (Counts Per minute)
anything over 100 CPM is considered Alert Level
Now, it could've been cumulative. Who knows. But jeebus. Why does the news totally not cover this? Don't they give a damn? They live here too! When I go to the EPA website, there are huge gaps in the data and the spikes are unexplained. There's no context. I don't know if I should be frightened or terrified.
Like, here's a scary data point for St. Louis:
2011-08-16 12:57:10 132.0000 CPM
Now, keep in mind, anything over 100 is bad. And wouldn't you know it, the data stops on the 17th which means there will probably be no reading for today. The thing always goes down near a storm.
When you listen to the news, there's nada. When you read the news, nada. Nada, nada, nada. The nada is deafening. Obviously, there's something more going on in Japan for this new wave of radiation to be hitting us. But I guess they want us to be concerned with who Perry slept with instead.
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