06-07-2012, 11:30 AM #1
Radiation spike near Indiana\Michigan border
Dangerously high radiation levels reported in Indiana, Michigan
According to RadNet, the United States' radiation monitoring network, South Bend, Indiana is experiencing extremely high levels of radiation -- up to 100 times higher than safe levels.
Live records for a radiation monitoring station near the border of Indiana and Michigan have shown radiation levels as high as 7,139 counts per minute (CPM). At 1:55 a.m., Eastern time, the radiation level was at 2,558 CPM. The level has varied between 2,000 CPM and 7,000 CPM for several hours.
Normal radiation levels are between 5 and 60 CPM, and any readings above 100 CPM should be considered unusual and trigger an alert, according to information listed on the RadNet website. RadNet has not yet issued an alert regarding this issue.
The online geiger counter monitoring network operated by Black Cat Systems is also reporting unusually high radiation levels in the same region, which may rule out the possibility that the elevated readings were simply caused by a monitor malfunction.
All other radiation monitors across America appear to be reporting normal levels at this time, which could indicate that this radiation spike is due to a localized event.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: As of 2:45 a.m. Eastern Time, the radiation level for the station in Northern Indiana had risen to 3,989 CPM. RadNet has yet to issue a statement in response.
UPDATE: RadNet has issued the following alert:
Very high reading in South Bend, IN station this evening. Reason unknown. Station unresponsive to contact at this late hour. Since this same station has triggered the Alert system before, which Alerts may have been false, and because his current readings do not appear to be corroborated by nearby stations, we have disabled his station for the time being. Will report back when we know more.
Visual metric of impact: http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMa...tx.html?id=151
Top level map:
06-07-2012, 12:18 PM #2
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We've been encountering some high readings at the labs here.
06-14-2012, 06:57 AM #3
June 13 (Reuters) - Entergy Corp shut its
793-megawatt Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan on
Tuesday due to leakage from a refueling water tank, the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said in a report.
The company is in the midst of cooling down the reactor in
order to make repairs to the refueling water tank, company
spokesman Mark Savage told Reuters.
He said that the plant would return to service once repairs
were completed, although he did not provide a length of time for
The tank was believed to be leaking from several locations,
the company told the NRC.
The event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the
public, the report said.
COUNTY: Van Buren
TOWN: South Haven, about 120 miles (193 km) west of
Lansing, the state capital
OPERATOR: Entergy Nuclear
OWNER(S): Entergy Corp
CAPACITY: 793 MW
UNIT(S): Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactor
and a Westinghouse Electric turbine generator
COST: $149 million
1971 - Plant enters commercial service
2005 - Company applies with the NRC to renew the original
40-year operating license for an additional 20
2006- CMS agrees to sell reactor to Entergy
2007 - Entergy completes purchase of the reactor for $380
2007 - NRC grants license renewal
2031 - Reactor license to expire
06-14-2012, 09:08 AM #4
Do you even know the unit of measurement of radiation... CPM is relative to the floor radiation....
What is "radiation".....Really, you sound like my nit-wit drool'in students...
I did not bother reading tha' article...
Just don't have time...
cause of B.S. threads like this...
The figures indicate per my calc's an appx. 3dB increase.... thats peanuts son...
Jezzzzz.... Understand the units, before you cut and paste you fool....
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