“In a short time a dose of 1 Sv causes acute radiation sickness, and a dose of 10 Sv is fatal.” Short and to the point, the Sievert measurement informs all residents of imminent danger. Very democratic, that.
Notice: It is necessary for public health and because the many nuclear reactors are venting radioactive gases and steam at nights and on weekends that all residents must stay inside at nights and on weekends. Especially hard hit are the cities listed in YRTW SOL. See the latest Your Radiation This Week for the most recent list of contaminated cities. – Bob Nichols
YRTW SOL is published every two weeks on Saturday. The next publication dates are March 11, 2017 and March 25, 2017.
RadNet, a Directorate of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) added a radiation measurement capability to the list recently. Twenty-four (24) cities are now reporting radiation levels in Sieverts and CPM. Same Radiation, different measurements. The Sievert is widely used in other countries.
Mar 23, 2011 – Sievert(Sv), unit of radiation absorption in the International System of Units (SI). The sievert takes into account the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of ionizing radiation, since each form of such radiation—e.g., X-rays, gamma rays, neutrons—has a slightly different effect on living tissue.”
” … In a short time a dose of 1 Sv causes acute radiation sickness, and a dose of 10 Sv is fatal.” Short and to the point, the Sievert measurement is meant to inform all residents of eminent danger.
YRTW SOL will always report Sieverts when available in the future in the States. In addition, Japan and the European Union report radiation measurements in Sieverts.
You are encouraged to compare Sievert measurements with the rest of the world. The United States is a very radioactive country. Rad sources are always nuclear reactors and nuke weapons. The Counts per Minute (CPM) reporting continues.
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…ALERT: The Readings below are in CPM, NOT Sieverts
They are Very Different. It’s a matter of maiming, life and death; the usual stuff in the world of Rad; the only question is “What’s the magic cumulative number that kills or disables you.”
Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is one Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument. CPM is also used by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency,) to measure ionizing, deadly radiation.
Still, all reporting cities are above normal. The reporting Radioactive Cities are a few of the radioactive cities in the States. For 2017 YRTW SOL will list some America’s cities Total Gamma Radiation. Take all necessary precautions.
Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award winner, a Veterans Today columnist, a former correspondent for the San Francisco Bay View newspaper and a frequent contributor to various online publications.
He reports on war, politics and the two nuclear weapons labs in the Bay Area. Nichols is writing a book based on 20 years of nuclear war in Central Asia. He is a former employee of an Army Ammunition Plant.
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