Highly radioactive snow with counts of up to 65 CPM was measured with Geiger Counter in January of 2013. This snow fell in an area that is 25 km away from Fukushima Daichi. Minamisōma is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Geiger counter (at Wiki page, not in video above) showing radiation at Minamisoma: 0.532 μSv/h. This equates to an annual radiation dose of 4.66 millisieverts, compared to the government's criteria for 'safe' return residents at 20 millisieverts per year.
The normal background radiation registered between 9-37 uR/Hr, as shown in first six graphed points below.
The next test was putting a thick newspaper between the pancake detector and the wet paper towel. This reduced the radiation readings by a considerable amount, to 53 uR/Hr, approximately twice background radiation.
The third test, was putting a thick book between the wet paper towel and the detector. All of the radiation was blocked by a paperback book and the detector went back to normal background radiation levels, in the 20-30's.
Then we took the same wet paper towel sample and put it back on the plastic bag on top of the detector and the reading went right back up to 260-290.
So what can we learn from this radiation test of the rain in California, done in 2013? (We recommend all you radiation testers out there do it this same way, to isolate the TYPE of radiation that you are detecting.)
First, this was not 'natural' radon in the rain, because that is blocked by a piece of paper or plastic. Radon would not have been detected at all with the setup we had.
Second, the radiation source had to be a beta radiation source such as iodine, xenon, cesium or something that emits beta radiation, because the reading went down to zero with a book. A thick book or a piece of metal is sufficient to block beta radiation.
Third, we also know the source is not gamma radiation, because that would have gone through a book with no problem.
We do not have a scintillation counter to detect what specific isotope it could have been, but the result is interesting, to say the least. Is this Fukushima radiation or something else?
Another interesting fact about this whole test is that despite showing the rain as being highly radioactive, the air tested normal, with no elevated readings. This detector did not show any increase in radiation when held outside. All of the radiation detection networks also tested 'normal' despite this rain. So the question is; how and why did this happen, and what is it that triggered this high radiation reading? It was NOT a false alarm. The detector has recently been calibrated and is brand new.
Testing other objects showed no increase in radiation. Testing a smoke detector caused the readings to spike. The detector is doing it's job. Now it is up to us to figure out what is going on here.
Has the US been hit by radiation enough to detect it, since Fukushima happened? The answer is yes, but it has been covered up by government, the nuclear industry and public health agencies, as well as nuclear experts in universities. Here is direct proof that the US was hit by high levels of radiation after 3/11, enough to cause health issues or deaths.
Need more proof? Here are links to more proof that this radiation went around the world, and affected people all over the globe, in our small global village.
How can airborne radiation amounts 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than the amount deposited by 2,400 nuclear weapons exploded above ground, (which caused a HUGE increase in cancer rates), NOT have any health impact, nor cause any deaths? This does not make any sense. And the radiation dropping into the ocean did not stop at the boundary where the Pacific ends and the land mass of California starts.
Radiation releasing accidents are not a local event; they are GLOBAL in nature. Want proof?
Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity April 7, 2011
Why were schools closed in Korea, but no one was warned about ANYTHING radioactive in the USA, and no schools were closed, despite high radiation readings, as shown above? The government and nuclear authorities KNEW about this high radiation, but refused to warn anyone or to hand out iodine pills.