The horrific disaster impending in Japan with possibly four nuclear reactors near meltdown has people up and down the west coast very nervous. Although many experts and the American mass media are predicting no ill effects from radiation fall out, people in California and coastal states are worried. The fact that Los Angeles and San Francisco are experiencing panic buying of iodine tablets at pharmacies is proof that residents are worried.
Monitoring Radiation: RadiationNetwork.com
Although there is little that can be done outside of staying indoors during the purported period when possible fall out could be in the atmosphere over the Western U.S., there is one citizen run website that could help: Radiation Network.
According to RadiationNetwork.com the site is:
“Home of the National Radiation Map depicting environmental radiation levels across the United States updated in real time every minute. This is the first website where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the United States at any time.”
How’s It Work?
A growing number of Radiation Monitoring Stations across the the U.S., 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 RadiationNetwork.com.