Friday, March 25, 2011

Radiation graphs from Sacto monitor (no worries, at least not here in CA)

Just ran across the Sacramento monitor's page from the EPA's RadNet Air Monitoring Data website; they say "To date, levels recorded at this monitor have been thousands of times below any conservative level of concern." (Mar. 22 press release here)

It's a bit curious, that before the Japan quake, the [beta gross count rate] readings were higher; perhaps spuriously & it wasn't fixed until the quake brought the monitor to attention. The "gamma gross count rate" graph below it shows no such pattern.


Anna Haynes said...

For future reference, the XKCD Radiation Dose Chart.

Anna Haynes said...

Howard Weaver asks why our attention to Japan is nuclear-focused, Why are we ignoring more than 20,000 deaths in Japan?