Radiation in American air and rain continues to rise.

It’s getting worse all the time, folks.

First, a new record of all-beta radiation was measured on Nov. 25 at Fukushima:

The 26th, TEPCO announced from observation wells located on the sea side of the 1-4 Unit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, radioactive materials that emit beta radiation, such as strontium-90 has been 910 000 becquerels detected per liter. Was taken in the 25th, I went up from 750,000 becquerels of collecting the 21st. In the well of the primary sea side, in excess of the 900,000 becquerels, which is detected in early July in another well, it was a record high.

Very high readings were also measured in a trench on the sea side of Unit 2.

In The US, very high readings from rain were measured in Arkansas on Nov. 22. This is near the record high for this observer. This looks to be at least 18 times background. (Radiation in rain typically never exceeds 2-3 times background in high radon areas.)

Michael Collins from EnviroReporter.com measured 31.5x background in rain at Death Valley, California on Nov. 23:

Furnace Creek Death Valley RADIATION RAINS – 31.5 x background 11-23-13

Milwaukee, Wisconsin had radiation in rain at 30x background on Nov. 17:

Radiation in Rain Milwaukee 11 17 13, 310cpm or 30 TIMES normal!!

This report from Sierraville, California, is hard to make out as to the units used, but it appears to be 120x background… and it is from AIR, not rain:

Fukushima Air Radiation Spike?

Here we see the black substance on mutated apples in Michigan, which apparently came from rain:


And iodine-131 in Chiba prefecture, Japan has started to rise again, after it peaked in late August and September. The last reading is actually from Nov. 6:

19 thoughts on “Radiation in American air and rain continues to rise.

  1. Can you make sense of what is causing these levels to rise so dramatically?

    Is it purely from venting?

    There must be criticalities for those iodine-131 levels to be going up so!


    Webcam events suggest fuel removal has produced considerable emissions.

    • Yes, I think fuel removal is causing emissions too, though probably not intact fuel rod removal.

      There is something going on in the Unit 2 vicinity. Surely the CSFP is involved also. NoNukes has been complaining of thyroid, me too (in tap water), so there has been yet another criticality somewhere.

      • Yes, something going on around Reactor 1 and 2. First of all we see smoke and flashes, and now the crane over the two reactors is flashing RED warning lights. All rad testing was turned off Nov 26th at the plant (Nuclear Security!) so we will only tell when radiation HITS the west coast usa monitors. Well..when there are monitors there..NETC has them, EPA has turned off selected one. Of course, only if the rads are UP does EPA turn off the collections(or posting them) it seems. Called due to budget cuts I bet..they need to cut some EPA admin and exec salaries!

        • There’s a tremendous amount of beta radiation in the groundwater near there… it’s probably strontium-90. Going into the air too.

  2. My thyroid was so bad last night, it woke me up.

    Kassandra’s screenshots:

    November 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm Log in to Reply
    All I can say is WOW! http://tinyurl.com/q6rs9wk

    Reno and Richland have been at Radcon 5 since yesterday, but it is all across the United States:

    List of RADCON-5 sites:
    5:910 near Reno, NV, US 444 2013-11-26 19:04:00 A
    5:949 near Richland, WA, US 497 2013-11-27 07:54:00 A

    List of RADCON-4 sites:
    5:304 near Virginia Beach, VA, US 268 2013-11-27 14:29:00 G
    5:412 near Orlando, FL, US 164 2013-11-27 13:59:00 G
    5:429 near Augusta, GA, US 345 2013-11-27 11:22:00 G
    5:610 near Albuquerque, NM, US 499 2013-11-27 14:32:00 G
    5:912 near Spokane, WA, US 675 2013-11-27 12:30:00 U
    5:914 near San Francisco, CA, US 289 2013-11-27 14:05:00 G
    5:916 near San Jose, CA, US 287 2013-11-27 14:10:00 U
    4:920 near Fresno, CA, US 610 2013-11-26 13:02:00 I
    5:920 near Fresno, CA, US 574 2013-11-26 13:02:00 I

    • The current US federal occupational limit of exposure per year for an adult (the limit for a worker using radiation) is “as low as reasonably achievable; however, not to exceed 5,000 millirems” above the 300+ millirems of natural sources of radiation and any medical radiation. Radiation workers wear badges made of photographic film which indicate the exposure to radiation. Readings typically are taken monthly. A federal advisory committee recommends that the lifetime exposure be limited to a person’s age multiplied by 1,000 millirems (example: for a 65-year-old person, 65,000 millirems).

      If you would be continually exposed to 40 cpm for one year you would almost reach your maximun allowd whole life allowed exposal level. Any addition radiation exposal could cause health concerns. http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM/converting_CPM_mRhr.html

  3. I believe the cooler/colder weather is allowing it to be lower to the ground as hot weather would allow it to rise, ..dose that make sense ?
    Open the door and the cold rushes in from the bottom as the hot are rushes out the top. I think the fallout is settling with the cold air !

    • Yes,…I also sense that cloud cover and/or rain traps it down here with us longer! The rain started here 48 hours ago,…and I feel it!

  4. The highest reading of all β nuclides detected in seaside of reactor2 / 1,100,000,000 Bq/m3

    Even after Tepco built the impervious wall on the coastal line, the radiation level of the groundwater is still high in the seaside of reactor2.

    The highest reading of all β nuclides (Including Strontium-90) was detected on 11/28/2013. The reading was 1,100,000,000 Bq/m3.

    On 11/25/2013, 910,000,000 Bq/m3 of all β nuclides was detected at the same boring, which was the former highest reading.

    It rose up by 120 % within 3 days.


  5. Well…I just want to confirm that I’m noticing “something” in the atmosphere. The humidity is not that high or anything, but it’s just kind of icky out there…in a bad, radiation kind of way.
    I also noticed that my area is buried under a big swath of Fuku/Jet Stream right now!!.. Yes, there’s something going down, more than usual…
    This is about the first time I’ve “noticed” anything since last Wintertime… So by that comparison, I guess that’s pretty encouraging…

    hmmmm… Any observations from the East Coast? I think we’ve got some junk in our air, too, lately.

    Thanks for the updates & Happy Holidays (as much as we can muster, anyway)!~

    • To add, I’m noticing the junk in the air on Friday 12/20/13…It leaves me with impressions that it is getting worse, in terms of degree of radioactivity, mismanagement, and risk factors.

    • Happy Holidays to you too toots!

      Yes,…something EVIL this way comes,…..and it has track shoes on now! I feel like the sea lions!

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