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

bobcherry at satx.rr.com bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Fri Apr 6 09:52:18 CDT 2012

When I saw this article yesterday, I thought about posting a comment on his web site asking whether he had properly accounted for radon progeny. I decided not to because he obviously has already made up his mind.
---- Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> wrote: 
> 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 ,
>  .http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/04/radiation_rain_los_angeles_fukushima.php
> 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 web site 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
> protocols.
> 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.
> .http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/04/radiation_rain_los_angeles_fukushima.php
> http://nuclear-news.net/2012/04/06/los-angeles-gets-radioactive-rain/
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