Northern California Beach Reading 500 CPM on 12/20/2013 - Fukushima Radiation Is Here!
23 December, 2013
The above video was taken today with an Inspector Plus Geiger counter by 'Dave', giving readings on a Northern California beach due West of San Mateo. The beach is south of Princeton Harbor which in turn is just south of Pillar Point where 'Mavericks' big surf comes in. The best description is the San Mateo Coast. Just south again from Princeton Harbor begins the City of Half Moon Bay.
As you will see, the normal background radiation above the small bluff at this beach is about 30 CPM (Counts Per Minute). The video is self-explanatory and we are greatly indebted to Dave for making it and sending it in. Today's readings on the beach were taken standing up…with the Inspector about 5 feet off the ground.
Last Friday, three days ago on 12-20, Dave went to the same beach but with a plastic bag for his Inspector. He placed it down about 2 inches above the sand and got radioactive readings up to 17 TIMES OVER BACKGROUND… about 500 CPM. Source: http://rense.com/general96/radiationoncabch.html
This is not the first report of radiation hitting the coast of California.. Enviroreporter filed a report that showed radiation possibly hitting the coast as early as 2012.
The Turner Radio Network also revealed that the Canadian government knew Fukushima radiation was reaching the west coast, but did not tell anyone.
"December 23, 2013 -- (TRN http://www.TurnerRadioNetwork.com ) -- An official government report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada proves that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, is hitting the U.S. and Canadian coasts RIGHT NOW. It began striking southwest Alaska in 2012 and arrived at Vancouver Island, BC, six months ago but Fisheries and Oceans Canada did NOT reveal this despite knowing the radiation gets worse by the day. They continued to keep silent even after their own official report proved these facts in October, 2013. We have the official report; now you do too."
We will update our AGR report here with the latest on this radiation reading and any confirmations, when they come in. More expensive equipment can test to see what this radiation is coming from, whether it is 'natural' or not, and break it down into specific radioactive elements. It is too early to panic, but certainly this is something that needs to be investigated.
We don't know about you, but this amount of radiation is worrying, and we are not going to the beach without a radiation detector anymore. With this kind of radiation reading, it pays NOT take your family (especially kids) to the beach, and to decontaminate if you do decide to go to the beach. Anything over 100 CPM is worrying and something you do not want to spend more time in than absolutely necessary.
400 CPM is a level achieved in jet flights at high altitudes, but that is from cosmic rays that go right through you and leave no trace. You also cannot ingest this radiation and get it 'stuck' inside of you, where it can mutate cells and initiate cancer.
500 CPM from a manmade radioactive element that is either inhaled as a hot particle or held next to your body is an entirely different thing, especially if it is plutonium, uranium or other toxic heavy metal. This is a level that people should stay far away from, and wear protective gear if they do go there to test it; mask, gloves, rubber boots, Tyvek suit, etc... For more information, click on the following links;
Low Dose Radiation Dangers/Symptoms For Children And Adults
Uranium Mining and Enrichment - Nuclear Bomb -Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing
Low Level Nuclear Radiation In Food And Water, Geiger Counters
Effects Of Internal Low Level Nuclear Radiation
In other words, do not get this sand on your body, or on your clothing. Take off your shoes outside the car and put them in a plastic bag before putting them in the car. Try not to get any sand in or on you or in or on your vehicle.
Wash your clothing that you used to go to the beach separately from everything else, and rinse the machine in between it and the next load. Take a shower and wash the hair several times to wash off any hot particles, as much as possible.
Until we know more, treat the sand at the very least at this beach as a radioactively contaminated 'hot spot' area, until you know for sure that it is not, just to be safe. This may be just one small local area that is radioactively 'hot', or it may be the whole coastline from Alaska to Mexico.. No one knows at this point, because no one has tested anywhere else on the beach yet, to our knowledge.
We encourage people to test the beach for radiation on the west coast, everywhere from Alaska to Mexic. Take a video of your test, and post videos of your testing result on Youtube, with creative commons license, so they can go viral quickly.
Until you know more, keep the dogs at home and off the beach.. Critters are radiation sponges with their fur.. Keep it safe out there.. :)
If you do go to a beach that tests 'hot' like this, test your shoes, clothing and hair before entering your house or you may radioactively contaminate your car, your home and your whole family just from going to the beach. To be safe, just act as if you just got contaminated with radiation and dispose of everything after coming out of a 'hot' zone like this.
The reason we are saying all of this is that there was no rain in this area for the week before this test, so the odds are way against this being a radon washout. Plus, the road and bluffs did not test hot either. Natural uranium/thorium sand is also way against the odds, but you never know.. maybe there is a hot pocket of natural uranium/thorium sand here that has never been discovered before. Maybe someone broke a radium dial watch there. Who knows?
The key to getting more information is to collect the sand in a sealed container, and then send it to someone who has more sophisticated equipment. We can help with this process, if you like. Contact us at agreenroad at gmail dot com
Northern California Beach Reading 500 CPM on 12/20/2013 - Fukushima Radiation Is Here!; via @AGreenRoad