===============There are some fake maps out on the net... but this one is legit... it's from the Austrian (AT) government.
Shows a Cesium 137 plume riding the projected jet stream from 3/12 to 3/18 in a computer model...
I have asked some "official" people I know about US maps with Rad levels, but no one seems to know anything. (I was a FEMA trained radiological monitor for civil defense years ago.)
Tomorrow it will rain 1/4 inch up here in Maine, I'm collecting it in a clean 30" diameter wash tub and filtering it with a laboratory filter and will run 2 of my most sensitive Geiger counters over the filter. I'm curious if any fallout has come over here yet.
I doubt that there is any radioactive fallout yet, but I doubt my government's ability to mobilize in the direction of regional monitoring in time to do something.
How many people here with Geiger counters that can do the same thing? (CDV-700 or more sensitive) - I have a recently calibrated Ludlum "frisker" w/pancake probe.
1. Collect rain in a clean bucket or tub. If you have a rain gage, use it to see how much precipitation came down, or get the values from the local weather agency (airport, etc.)
2. Empty it in a graduated container to measure the volume, -make sure all sediment from bottom comes with it.
3. If you don't have a lab filter, take a coffee filter and pour the water through it instead.
4. Run the probe over the surface of the filter and note any increase in counts (clicks) and readings of the Geiger counter.
5. Report it here in this thread. Try to repeat this with every rainfall for the next month or so.
...lets hope and pray it doesn't get any worse.
So, I collected the rain from last night and filtered it...
Passed the Geiger counter probe over the fliter, and found NO raised background count YET.
I will continue this for a couple of months. Every rainfall.
Any other Radiological monitoring personnel out there?