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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:15 PM

Is there something odd going on in Colorado?

(The Colorado reading just north of Denver peaked at 85 as I posted this)(second edit, it just went to 90 for a few minutes then dropped down to 75 as I post this edit)

http://radiationnetwork.com/

Welcome to RadiationNetwork.com, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time.



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Reply Is there something odd going on in Colorado? (Original post)
chknltl Dec 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #1
chknltl Dec 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #6
chknltl Dec 2013 #7
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #2
chknltl Dec 2013 #5
DavidDvorkin Dec 2013 #3
Jackpine Radical Dec 2013 #8
RKP5637 Dec 2013 #10
RKP5637 Dec 2013 #9
DavidDvorkin Dec 2013 #15
chknltl Dec 2013 #16
RKP5637 Dec 2013 #21
Brother Buzz Dec 2013 #11
chknltl Dec 2013 #14
Brother Buzz Dec 2013 #18
chknltl Dec 2013 #20
panader0 Dec 2013 #12
kentuck Dec 2013 #13
winter is coming Dec 2013 #17
FarCenter Dec 2013 #19
valerief Dec 2013 #22
valerief Dec 2013 #23
chknltl Dec 2013 #24
valerief Dec 2013 #25
chknltl Dec 2013 #28
JaneyVee Dec 2013 #26
NutmegYankee Dec 2013 #27
chknltl Dec 2013 #29
NutmegYankee Dec 2013 #30
chknltl Dec 2013 #31
NutmegYankee Dec 2013 #32

Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:17 PM

1. Sorta looks like it.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:19 PM

4. I check into the link about once a week, never seen that before! nt

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Response to chknltl (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:23 PM

6. I've never visited that link before.

I live in upstate New York.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:25 PM

7. I got the link from Thom Hartmann shortly after the Fukishima catastrophy.

He talks about these guys periodically.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:19 PM

2. Rocky Flats plus the nation's only uranium production. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:22 PM

5. Over the past few months I've not noticed such readings.... anywhere

I only check this link maybe once or twice a week. I am acutely aware of my DU name right now btw

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:19 PM

3. There's always something odd going on in Colorado.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:28 PM

8. That's what legal pot will get you.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:33 PM

10. LOL, all that smoke bellowing up into the air, the new chemtrails! n/t

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:31 PM

9. That's because it borders Kansas! LOL!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:55 PM

15. Hmm. Also Utah.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:02 PM

16. Yeah, I noticed those reactors to the west too.

Which btw is why I posted this.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:48 PM

21. No hope for Colorado, wedged in ... n/t

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:36 PM

11. Elevation

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:42 PM

14. Possibly but....

I check this link about once or twice a week, NEVER have I seen a reading over 70 anywhere on the map. As I type this the current level at that Colorado station is now reading 90.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:26 PM

18. So, like, where is the monitoring device?

Perhaps it's in a hospital and nuclear medicine is cycling through a lot of patients - it's reading lower now. Point being the numbers are elevated, but not in the alert level (Alert Level = 3 consecutive minutes of lesser of 100 CPM or 2.5 times a Station's baseline).

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:45 PM

20. Don't know...

I've been watching that reading fluxuate between 68 and 90 for an hour now, I do not know how long the readings have been this high prior to my first post. When I google "High radiation levels Denver" I see that Denver does have higher radiation levels anyway both due to elevation and the uranium deposits. It appears that back in 2011 there was some concern about higher radiation levels in Denver too.

That said, a reading over 70 was apt to catch my attention, I do not recall ever seeing one anywhere on this map prior to this. The rest of the readings across that map seem fairly consistent from what I remember seeing the past 2 months: boring.

Yeah, I know the levels are not quite high enough for Radiation Network to sound an alarm, also I am acutely aware of my DU name, (It wouldn't be the first time I lived up to that name around here).

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:39 PM

12. That one near Phoenix is where the nuclear plant is located.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:40 PM

13. I don't know...

But I need to get this terrible cough (hack..hack) checked out...

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:03 PM

17. Sounds my brother-in-law overdid it with the starter fluid again.

Things have a tendency to go boom and get toxic in his presence.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

19. It's probably just the Russian first strike on the Minuteman missile fields in Wyoming...

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:50 PM

22. 86 now. nt

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:03 PM

23. self delete

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Response to valerief (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:20 PM

24. self delete too. nt

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Response to chknltl (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:26 PM

25. Yeah, I saw some other links that said the high readings were normal in Colorado

because of the high altitude. I'll delete the link.

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Response to valerief (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:47 PM

28. I saw those too

What gets me is that I visit this Radiation Network map periodically and I can not recall ever seeing a reading of 70 or higher anywhere on it. Granted, I am only there for a few minutes once or twice weekly and I would not be able to say what was normal for Denver or Colorado Springs but I believe these readings are abnormally high. Since posting this thread I saw a spike of 97 on that one monitor.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:29 PM

26. It's all the toxic BS coming from Colorado Springs.

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:32 PM

27. Read the footnote about not equalizing the readings.

The station in question uses the pancake design, which is usually about 3 times higher.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:05 PM

29. Same with Colorado Springs?

It has been for the most part the second highest on this map. I went back and saw that footnote you were referring to but I was unable to locate where one could see which stations were monitoring with the 'pancake' style monitors. If that monitor near Denver is indeed such a monitor then that could explain much.

Personally I am inclined not to be alarmed, that what we are seeing out of Colorado are slightly higher than normal readings for an area of the country which is already known for elevated readings. The fact that such high readings have not caught my eye before is a bit mysterious though, well mysterious for me at any rate.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:10 PM

30. In the screen shot you posted, both the 58 and 82 readings have the dark black outer ring

The key down below identifies that as a "pancake" style tube.

And elevation is working against that area. The Colorado plateau is at least a mile above sea level, and you usually get an extra milliREM of radiation for every addition 1000 feet in elevation per year due to cosmic rays.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:25 PM

31. MYSTERY SOLVED

I am looking at this map with bad eyes but on a 48inch flatscreen TV. Putting my glasses on and getting up close I could indeed see the heavier rings you were referring to. Well it appears the mystery has been solved and I have once again lived up to my DU name. Thanks NutmegYankee. I will leave the thread up for a bit for those checking back on it.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:33 PM

32. You're welcome!

Have good night!

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