[ RadSafe ] Blogger with radiation measurement device claims Los Angeles gets radioactive rain

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 03:33:15 CDT 2012

New post on nuclear-news

Los Angeles gets radioactive rain

by Christina MacPherson, Australian anti-nuclear activist who receives
donations under the charitable exemption of Front Line Film Foundation

(includes video) Radioactive Rain Detected in Los Angeles, LA Weekly ,
5 April 12,  Rain and mist that fell in Los Angeles last weekend was five
times as radioactive as normal, environmental journalist and LA
Weekly contributor Michael Collins reported on his website this week.

Collins tests samples with his own equipment and says that, on Saturday, he
measured the highest proportion of radioactivity in the local environment
since he began monitoring the local fallout from the Japanese Fukushima
nuclear power plant disaster in March of 2011:

One misty rain sample collected in downtown Santa Monica was over five times
normal background radiation, the highest level in Los Angeles Basin rain
since this reporter began sampling and testing different media March 15,
2011, four days after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns begin.

He called the findings "shocking" and said his readings would qualify that
sample as a hazardous material under the California Highway Patrol's

Even background radiation Saturday night, which had apparently diminished
significantly since his earlier sample, was 30 percent "hotter" than normal,
he says.  Time for a good umbrella? Read more here.



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