Live radiation map of continental US

Posted on March 17th, 2011 Dan

It’s important to note, this is background radiation and not air filter mass spectrometer analysis.  Small, highly radioactive particles of Pu and U will not cause much increase in detected background radiation, but when inhaled will cause small localized areas of lung tissue to be exposed to intense radiation.   One can hold a geiger counter 2 feet away from a microscopic piece of radioactive dust and not be able to tell it from background radiation.

Nuclear Site                 Alert Level = 130 CPM

How the Map Works:

A growing number of Radiation Monitoring Stations across the country, using various models of Digital GeigerCounters, upload their Radiation Count data in real time to their computer using a Data Cable, and then over the Internet to this web site, all of this accomplished through GeigerGraph for Networks software.

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