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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