Radiation in Russia.

The graphic is a representation of the increase in beta radiation in the Russian Federation in December 2011, over the amount in December 2010. The optimal quadratic discriminant function was determined using MultiODA, which is now freely downloadable at optimalprediction.com.

The radiation level in Russia should be decreasing slightly from year to year, due to radioactive decay of isotopes released from the Chernobyl disaster. Fukushima is hypothesized to increase the radiation level, so we have a situation where we are comparing radiation decrease to radiation increase. MultiODA determined the quadratic separating surface that had the highest accuracy, that is, most of the increases on one side of it, and most of the decreases on the other side. It was a good fit, with a highly significant P-value. The increase in radiation covers most of the interior of the country. The southwest corner of the country, near Chernobyl, experienced a decrease in radiation, as expected. One might think that the southeast sections of Russia would have had an increase, but this was in winter, and the prevailing winds are stronger in a west-to-east direction in that time of year, at those latitudes.

The results are consistent with a belt of higher radiation which completely encircles the northern hemisphere. I am hoping to do a more in-depth analysis, for all months post-Fuku, if I get the time to do it.

11 thoughts on “Radiation in Russia.

  1. Radioactive Blueberries Found in Moscow Region

    Health inspectors have discovered radioactive blueberries on sale in a Moscow region market, local officials have said.

    Inspectors from the local animal disease control center found blueberries giving off more than nine times the recommended limit of radiation at the Bazaar food market in Solnechnogorsk, northwest of Moscow, Interfax reported Thursday…

    It was not clear where the berries came from or how they were contaminated, but the veterinary department said the owners of the the berries claimed to have purchased them from a company called “Vegetta,” based in the town of Dolgoprudny in the Khlebnikov district.

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/radioactive-blueberries-found-in-moscow-region/462361.html

    Dolgoprudny is just north of Moscow.

  2. Slightly OT -I have seen organic frozen blueberries in our market over the last year from the Ukraine. Pre-Fuk I would not have made the connection to Chernobyl. I wasn’t aware of their tendency to absorb cesium,etc. I miss berries in general these days.

    • I have stopped eating berries too, mostly. There were Florida strawberries available a few months ago, but now it’s back to Michigan and west coast strawberries again.

      The irradiated Russian blueberries may have been contaminated by Fuku, rather than Chernobyl.

      • Michigan has received heavy Fukushima fallout and seeing lots of genetic mutations in dandelions (early indication)

        • entire west coast received heavy Fuku fallout… esp canada, washington, oregon and north california, so. calif – listed highest to lowest

  3. just surfin around and ran into this. more of the sad truth. writer is apparently an expert on the spent uranium in the gulf war… my daughter was conceived directly after the gulf war, her father having served there for 9 months. She was born with all of her parts. He was not on the front lines tho, but he did spend time in Iraq on the ground. He mostly flew in a helicopter, but still….
    http://www.vegsource.com/talk/flame/messages/1004833.html

    • Vgirl, Gulf War Syndrome is suspiciously similar to the autoimmune disease spectrum I have… caused by US nuclear blasts. Thank God your daughters don’t have it, because children of gulf war vets are susceptible to it too.

      • enriched uranium in weapons is the cause
        search youtube, busby, enriched uranium, Russia Today interview. govt uses weapons that deform the civilians and their own troops and their children… worse for Iraqi civilians because it is in their environment permanently and their food. those that do not abort after getting back bad results from screenings… or who did not do the screenings are having horribly deformed infants. many of most harmed do not survive. should be outlawed as a Crime Against Humanity… all nukes, nuclear plants, nuclear weapons are a Crime Against all life… forever damages dna

      • I do know this. I cannot believe that there is nothing notably wrong with Morgan or Paje, or me for that matter. When Rick came home from Saudi, we put his gear in a closet for a bit. It was covered with the sand that was like powdered sugar. I think I washed everything right away because I am OCD. It took him 3 weeks of showering a couple of times daily just to get the stench off of him. I don’t know how ppl live over there in that heat. So maybe it helped me out more than I will ever know… Holding my breath for lil unborn Duniah.

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