“Only Just Beginning…” – Arnie Gundersen & Paul Gunter on Fukushima’s Nuclear Crisis.

These two YouTube videos give a basic overview of the severity of the current situation in the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.   Recommended:

  • Arnie Gunderson, July 2015:

See also:

http://www.fairewinds.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Gundersen

(Note:  For a viewpoint that makes Mr. Gunderson almost sound like “a gatekeeper”, see PLUME GATE – Internal NRC Communications Released under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proof deliberate Cover-Up of Severity of global Fukushima Fallout in 2011. Recent SFP4 News May Have Been Part of Cover-Up.  Food for thought?)

  • Paul Gunter of Beyond Nuclear on RT, June 2015:

See also:

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

Mutant daisies found growing in Nasushiobara City, 70 miles from the 2011 Fukushima disaster site.

Mutant daisies found growing in Nasushiobara City, 70 miles from the 2011 Fukushima disaster site.

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Sometimes All Seems Normal… (Today’s 1.5 µSv/hr rain event seems “within normal variability range”: No EPA data gaps) + some links (Nuclear Cultists, Sr-90 at new record high, etc.)

Crestone, Colorado – July 18, 2015

66.3 CPM*

This past week this location has seen trace amounts of rain every day and some nice downpours sometimes in a local thunderstorm.  I’ve put my Geiger Counter on some windshield swipes just for the hell of it.  It’s been what I’d call “boring”:  all well below 1 µSv/hr.  (Except this afternoon…)

Rain over over 10 µSv/hr surely got my attention.  So much I sent a sample to a lab, thinking I could blow some high pitch whistle… but I think I (at least partially) misinterpreted the listed radioisotopes for ‘detected’.  Not as simple as that, I’m learning.  Same with the energy peaks flagged as unknown.  Most might stay that way (‘unknown’), and my attempts to identify them may have been merely a good waste of time on my part… ;-/     Well…, not a waste for me: I still learned a lot while searching.  And there may actually been some ‘detections’ in there that tell a story that needs to be heard.

Hence I invited folks more knowledgeable about radiochemistry to scrutinize the raw data and leave comments @:

Anyways, read my DICLAIMERI seek the truth.  But I don’t claim it.  I’m still looking at the data and wondering what means what precisely and why.  Some comments have been helpful under https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/gamma-spectroscopy-colorado-radioactive-rain-june-14-2015-fukushima

Anyways… The natural background radiation here at 8,000 to 8,500 feet is between 0.2 and 0.3 µSv/hr most of the time (roughly 60 to 80 CPM).   Mostly from cosmic rays, with rocky soils (relatively rich in Uranium-235/238 and Thorium-232) contributing as well.

Most rain swipes this past week were in the 0.4 to 0.7 µSv/hr range on beta-window-contact with the rainwater-wet paper towel.   I call that, ‘Normal’.    At least for a mountainous region like this one.   I’m on the western slopes of the northern Sangre de Cristo range, a part of the Southern Rockies; right near the Great Sand Dunes National Park.    This is actually why I check when I don’t expect spikes at all: I want to know how high the natural fluctuation range might go in this mineral-rich region.  

When I detect highly radioactive rain, the graphs of the EPA Radnet tends to have major data gaps, and sometimes spikes.  When I don’t… they don’t.  Checking the nearest EPA Radnet radiation monitor, in Colorado Springs, some 100 miles to the northeast, and there’s practically no spikes nor data gaps this week, either.    Fitting with previous observations:

ColoradoSprings_Radnet_1week_preJuly18_2015DATA !–> For how to check these yourself, see my July 4, 2015 post,  How to scatter plot the EPA’s Radnet data.  They’ve fixed the lack of mentioning the location name on the graph, as obvious above.  Nice.

See various previous posts for data gap examples, including in Alaska… ;-/

Anyways…   The rain at 5:45 pm (Denver time, known as “Mountain Standard Time”, which is UTC-7) this late afternoon tested 1.5 µSv/hr.  Nothing like the whopping 10.2 µSv/hr seen on June 14th, but definitely elevated.   A CPM test after swiping was 427 CPM in the first 10 minutes,  423 CPM in the first 20 minutes.

The Nullschool jet stream wind data shows that wind is coming from the south. With a bit of an eastward movement in lower layers, it could come from the southwest.  And out on the other side of the Pacific, the jet stream is NOT blowing straight over Fukushima.  The southern end of the jet stream wouldn’t make it here either.  Just noting things:

http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/07/18/2100Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-164.67,38.59,512

Screenshot with my scribbles on it:

Nullscholl_July18_2015_2100 UTC_250hPa_SoColoIf Fukushima-Daiichi is continuing to spew radioisotopes into the air, I would expect these not to be detected right near the catastrophe site, but to rise to higher elevations quickly.

At present time, the only places I would “expect” fallout spikes, if there was a ground monitor there, would be over some parts of the Northern Pacific.   Wind Patterns are such that I don’t expect to see much on monitors over land today.

I find it mention-worthy that I’m not finding data gaps on monitors right now when I would not expect Fukushima-related spikes.    That’s all.

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Note: In he coming months (“3 months till winter…” aka WINTER IS COMING‘), I’m busy during the week, so I have to limit my online time to the nights and weekends.   I’ll post more about my sample data when I can ánd when I have a better understanding of what I’m looking at.

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  • Japan in the Grips of Nuclear Cultists…?

Something about members of a dangerous cult having found their way into Japan’s nuclear establishment and pro-war government…

!-> http://alltheemperorsmen.com/madmen.html

This is a vein of investigation that ought to be explored further.  SOme of his writing can be found at:

“Mad Men, Fukushima and More Mad Men… Read More >>> April, 2015.

Fukushima! The Final Battlefield…you asked for the truth…but can you handle it?… Read More >>>  Jan 28, 2014.

Fukushima and the Minister of Human Extinction: Should we worry that the Minister responsible for decommissioning the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant is a senior member of a Japanese doomsday cult?… Read More >>>   Dec 11, 2013.

The Cult Of Nuclear Fascism Has Arrived!… Read More >>>   Dec 6, 2013.”

Interesting (to me) that Garry’s writing on the topic took off right when I returned from Japan…  (See Nov 2013, A Visit to Fukushima, Cut Short. With PHOTOS and Reflections, etc.)

Screenshot of Gary Greenwood’s front page on the matter:

Some of what’s touched upon there corresponds well with archetypal dynamics descrived in my post (Sept 2013) “The Darkest Dance’ – Archetypal Dynamics of the Nuclear Era’.

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  • Sr-90 on the rise…

Passing along this reported news:  Strontium-90 concentration in Pacific Ocean shore water reached new record AGAIN… 

!-> See Fukushima Diary, July 18, 2015, “Highest Strontium-90 density detected in seawater off Fukushima plant port / 1,500,000 Bq/m3

!-> For context, see also my (Sept 2014) post, Strontium-90 skyrocketing in Fukushima’s On-Site Groundwater. German meltdown model that predicted this suggests worst is yet to come.

* With Medcom Inspector Alert:  half hour average, @ 8,200 ft, in car front with front doors open, horizontal, beta-window downward, one-half of beta window exposed to air (sticking out over book).

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‘Knocking on the Devil’s Door: Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy’ – Documentary movie directed by Gary Null

Featuring Harvey Wasserman, Vandana Shiva, Christopher Busby, Greg Palast, Helen Caldicott, and many more experts, this is a must-watch documentary on the insanity and high corruption of nuclear energy politics.  It starts with a couple minutes of impressions and quotes of pro-nuclear propagandists and then delves deeper into the topic.

Published on Youtube on Nov 11, 2013 and described there as,

“The nuclear reactor catastrophes at Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and now at Fukushima, Japan, remind us that a heinous specter continues to hover over the health and security of millions of people worldwide. The film, by award winning documentary director Gary Null, deconstructs the corporate and political rhetoric feeding the media misinformation agenda to seduce us into believing that low level radiation emitted from nuclear plants is safe and that our future energy needs depend upon nuclear reactors.

Pulling away the blinds of this deception, the documentary reveals an industry thoroughly corrupted by money and greed, intentional falsification of safety records and reliance on pseudo-science that has become a gross violation of human rights.

[Hat tipped to ENEnews commentator Warren]

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Couple More Nature Photos (SLV – mid-July 2015)

Crestone, Colorado — July 15, 2015

Often it dissipates around the 4th of July.  Very much not the case yet this year.  All the recent rains and near-daily thunderstorms is keeping our local swarms of “free acupuncturists”* on duty.  *That’s the most positive perspective I’ve been able to come up with for getting generous “treatments.”  ;-)   Hard to photograph (an attempt in June 13, 2015, Mosquito Season had begun…), but here’s indirect evidence on my front bumper of a strong mosquito season:

MosquitoSeason_intoJuly DSCN4659The San Luis Valley (SLV) has turned beautifully green.  Here seen from the 16th Karmapa Stupa between Crestone and the Sand Dunes N.P.:

DSCN4635I was trying to catch the frequent lightning, but kept missing:DSCN4642 DSCN4661

Grateful to be here.

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Some Nature Photos (SLV – First half July 2015) + Couple nuclear ponderings)

Crestone, San Luis Valley (SLV), Southern Colorado – July 12, 2015

Photos taken in the past 10 days:

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After electricity was connected to my camping / building site. ;-)

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Complex skies near the Great San Dunes National Park seen from T Road (between Crestone and Moffat, CO)

DSCN4550 DSCN4581Approaching thunderstorm…

DSCN4574Awesomeness…

And some more rain…  If this keeps going like this, it is bound to become one of the wettest summers on record, too.

DSCN4572

+ Some nuclear Ponderings:

Wind Patterns and Radiation Monitor Gaps  — Since June 14, 2015, when a jet stream slow-down was in place for this location delivering air that had “passed over Japan some 3 days earlier…” and rain radioactivity mysteriously surged to 10.2 µSv/hr…, since then no rain has measured over 1.2 µSv/hr.  Most stayed under 1 µSv/hr.  The jet stream patterns were mostly bringing in more southern air to this spot…  Although there were some slow-down moments.

Take this example from July 9, 2015:  @ http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/07/09/0900Z/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=-137.35,36.51,512

Screenshot:

July9_2015_900UTC_NorthernPacific_500hPaNote the locations marked above and the radiation data shared below:

Colorado Springs, Colorado US EPA Radnet, past week:

(Also note the beta gap that stayed after they filled in the gamma data…)

That’s more often the case over the Northern Pacific, however, but nevermind that…  Right?    Or is the US EPA’s ongoing data gap record, rather often coinciding with times I would expect downwind-Fukushima-related upticks,  a hint?

Anchorage, Alaska US EPA Radnet, past week:

“Hmm…”

ALASKA — Meanwhile also in Alaska…   Adding to my June 22, 2015 blog post,  Fin Whale Die-Off by Alaska area ‘a Perplexing Mystery’… + More Data Rigging Evidence: EPA Radnet Beta radiation monitor @ Anchorage spiking when DATA GAPS @ Anchorage; as well as the data gap example seen in the July 4, 2015 post with Fairbanks, AK data in How to scatter plot the EPA’s Radnet data

In the article below, notice that “radiation” and “Fukushima” are again not even brought up as a factor that ought to be investigated in painstaking detail…  What’s up with that?

Added later in the day:   Oh:  There’s mention they’ll test for Cesium-137!

“[…] Wynne thinks the whales may have consumed something toxic… Tests on tissue from one of the whales have proven negative for domoic acid, a biotoxin, and results on two other tests, for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and Cesium-137 radioactivity, are still pending. […]”  –  Via ENEnews, July 12, 2015: http://enenews.com/tv-scientists-testing-radiation-mysterious-whale-die-pacific-continues-14-carcasses-reported-expert-warns-death-toll-could-rise-whales-consumed-toxic-trying-find-explanation-unusual-event-video

My 2 cents:  Just Cesium, huh?   No Beta Spectroscopy? Are they going to find low amounts of Cs-137 and then conclude that it’s not worth testing for anything else because the ‘experts’ say that Cs-137 múst be the most abundant…?  No testing for Strontium 89/90?  No tsting fo various lead isotopes, both radioactive and stable?  Signs of alpha-emitters like Am-241? Po-210?  Neutron activation products like Cobalt-60?  No?  Nothing else?  Really?  Just Cesium-137?  What freak’n farce is this “investigation”?

Perhaps related…:

KazakhstanMy inquiries into the massive Saiga Antelope die-off possibly having a radioactive fallout aspect to it have remained unanswered…:   The “Mysterious” mid-May 2015 Kazakhstan Saiga Antelope Die-Off – aka “Do Not Mention Radioactive Fallout…”  Two months of asking for donations and trying to sell cuddly plush Saiga Antelope, and “lab results coming in every day”…  no news follow-ups have even happened on that mysterious die-off either.

‘Go figure’…

!-> Note on my recent Radiative Rain data —   I may have jumped the gun on stating that ALL the listed radioisotopes in that ‘Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain’ lab analysis where actually present in the rain sample.

It is quite likely traces of many if not most were present, but the uncertainty is too great for some to say this with conviction.   And, goes without saying, but saying it anyways: I do not vouch for statements made by bloggers who run with my data while ignoring the uncertainties, and compounding uncertainties in their calculations.  But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a point.  Examples at:

I will be studying the details more and report back when I have reached more clarity.

I have made all raw data publicly available and invite experts to scrutinize it for signs of anything unusual:

Blog Stats — For the hell of it:

Vienna, Austria is the headquarter of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but that surely has nothing to do with recent blog stats…  (A nice reverse from the more common lack of traffic from relevant countries…):

July11_2015_fullDay_BlogStats

Anyhow.   The truth will prevail.

flowerofLifeArt — Here’s a painting of mine, “SeaWindHorse – Blessings to all Sea Creatures“, originally painted in response to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico spill, and intended as a ‘visual prayer’ for the oceans:

seawindhorse_mvb_2010_2011photocolorcorrected_right_reducedforwebuse_686kb_annot1

Artwork by © Michaël Van Broekhoven — All Rights Reserved.

See more of my art @ PAINTINGS.

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An Attempt to Identify the ‘Unknown’-Flagged keV Decay Energies in the Lichen Sample Gammaspectroscopy

As already shared in previous posts, I have made all raw data publicly available and invite experts to scrutinize it for signs of anything unusual:

This builds upon the July 6, 2015 post,  “Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL” to which I added a nuance and invite comments to help me better interpret the data.

In the Raw Data of the Lichen Sample, there’s a long list again of decay energies that were picked up from the sample that were flagged, ‘UNKNOWN‘.   I researched for references to those peculiar energy levels in keV (kilo-electron-Volt):

From top to bottom, I’ll share what I found.  These identification could, of course, be wrong.  Disclaimer:  I’m just learning as I go.

[— Extra note added, July 18, 2015:  I may I have jumped the gun on stating that ALL the listed radioisotopes in that Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain’ lab analysis where actually present in the rain sample.   It is quite likely traces of many if not most were present, but the uncertainty is too great for some to say this with conviction.

As for the ‘UNKNOWNS’ below, the lack of additional energy peaks corresponding with the listed radioisotopes makes the likelihood that these energy peaks truly corresponded with those radioisotopes highly uncertain.  —]

I’m told it takes more than just a perfectly matching keV level to identify these, but I don’t understand yet what precisely that is.  After all, this is only from a 1000 minute (16 hour) scan, so various other decay modes would have been picked up if the sample had been tested for múch longer weren’t.  With more sensitive equipment, or if Beta spectroscopy had been part of the tests as well, much more solid data could have been arrived at.  See also comments under Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain’.

These are the mystery detections:

  • 46.40  keV  …
  • 74.78  keV  …
  • 77.06  keV  …
  • 84.13   keV  …
  • 87.17   keV  …
  • 89.89   keV  …
  • 94.14   keV  …
  • 129.02   keV  …
  • 154.08   keV  …
  • 209.34   keV  …
  • 233.28   keV  …
  • 241.75   keV  …
  • 245.45   keV  …
  • 270.55   keV  …
  • 328.26   keV  …
  • 670.63   keV  …
  • 748.18   keV  …
  • 769.19   keV  …
  • 840.69   keV  …
  • 935.47   keV  …
  • 965.51   keV  …
  • 1378.50   keV  …
  • 1765.12  keV  …

This is what I came up with researching them:

  • 46.40  keV  —> Californium-253  (Cf-253)

SOURCES:

http://atom.kaeri.re.kr/cgi-bin/decay?Cf-253+B-

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/098.253/index2.full.prod.html

  • 74.78  keV    —> Rhodium-100  (intermediate decay state Rh-100m2 )

SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_rhodium

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/045.100/index2.full.prod.html

  • 77.06  keV    —>  Antimony-122 (intermediate decay state Sb-122m)

Because 76.0595 keV sure rounds nicely to 77.06 keV

Sources:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/Gamma.asp?sql=&Min=76&Max=78

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_antimony

http://crete.homeip.net/show_nuclide/510422/

https://carlwillis.wordpress.com/tag/neutron-activation/

http://www.ne.ncsu.edu/nrp/irrad.html

Again… that neutron activation weirdness.  What’s up with that?  See also the mention of Sb-122 in http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-and-cesium.html 

To quote, “[…] Relatively few of the bomb fallout isotopes come from nuclear fission. In fact, most radioactive materials in a bomb’s fallout are cause by the process called “neutron activation”. Neutrons are the only type of radiation that can make other atoms radioactive. The soils, buildings, and other materials pulverized by a bomb’s explosion are instantly engulfed in the neutron field caused by the detonation, making radioactive isotopes from those elements that were not radioactive before the blast. Some of the prominent bomb-fallout isotopes are Sodium-24, Chromium-51, Manganese-54, Iron-59, Cobalt-60, Copper-64, Antimony-122 and 124, Tantalum-180 and 182, and Lead-203.(1) The half-lives vary from as low as 8 hours (Ta-180) and as long as 5.3 years (Co-60).   Just for the record, a small amount of Carbon-14 is formed by the bomb, but its quantity is miniscule. Regardless, none of the bomb-fallout isotopes listed above are produced by power plant reactors.  By comparison, bomb-spawned Cs-137 is literally a trace relative to the volumes of the above-listed bomb fallout isotopes. […]”    Um… What the hell…

See perhaps also other activation products listed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activation_product, maybe ponder some irrelevant stuff that really should have nothing to do with Fukushima, like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast-neutron_reactor?  And if you really want to go all-out tin-foil-hatted, have at it:  Pursue the investigative rabbit hole that makes you wonder if http://rense.com/general96/subcult2.html wasn’t so nuts after all…   But never mind my attempt of dropping a hint why maybe-just-maybe Japan might have denied practically all international nuclear expertise assistance in the beginning of the disaster, and then passed its Orwellian State Secrets Act in its aftermath… .  (And then there’s stuff like https://truthnewsinternational.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/magna-bsp-the-israeli-connection-to-311-terrorism-at-fukushima/ which I also don’t know what to think about.)

I didn’t write this last paragraph.  And you didn’t read it.  “Right?”

  • 84.13   keV    —>  Thorium-231  (Th-231)  ?

SOURCES:

http://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/getSubstanceData.do?substanceId=424&displaySubstanceName=Uranium%20Radioactive&STCCID=49%20273%2037&UNNAID=&selectedDataMenuItemID=44

http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-104178/2013%20R%201160%2005.31.13.pdf

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/090.231/index2.full.prod.html

  • 87.17   keV    —>  Palladium-115  (Pd-115)

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=460115

http://www.periodictable.com/Isotopes/050.115/index3.full.html

So short-lived, it makes no sense to even detect it…

  • 89.89   keV   —>  Argon-32  (Ar-32)

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=180032

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/018.40/index2.full.prod.html

So short-lived, it makes no sense to even detect it…

  • 94.14   keV    —>  ?
  • 129.02   keV   —>   ?

Perhaps 129.04 keV –> from  Thorium-229 (Th-229) ?

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/decay/t1.pdf

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/090.229/index2.full.prod.html

  • 154.08   keV    —> Tantalum-181    (Ta-181)

Neutron activated Tantalum ?

SOURCES:

 Gamma rays from capture of thermal neutrons by Ta-181 (which is stable)

https://www-nds.iaea.org/pgaa/PGAAdatabase/LANL/isotopic/73ta181

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/073.181/index.full.prod.html

  • 209.34   keV    —>  Actinium-228  ( Ac-228)

SOURCES:

page 39 of 1591:  http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0633/ML063340271.pdf

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/089.228/index.full.prod.html

  • 233.28   keV    —>  Thulium-165  (Tm-165)

SOURCES:

http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/Scripts/database/nudat/isotope.idc?iZA=690165

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/069.165/index2.full.prod.htm

  • 241.75   keV    —>  Rhenium-179  (Re-179)

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=750179

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/075.179/index2.full.prod.html

  • 245.45   keV    —>  Protactinum-231 (Pa-231)

SOURCES:

http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/Scripts/database/es/isotope.idc?iZA=910231

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/091.231/index2.full.prod.html

  • 270.55   keV    —>  Therbium-152  (Tb-152)

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=650152

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/065.152/index2.full.prod.html

  • 328.26   keV    —>  Bismuth-212   (Bi-212)

SOURCES:

http://personal.ph.surrey.ac.uk/~phs1pr/msc_dissertations/msc-diss-2010/TOLULOPE%20ALONGE%20submitted.pdf

  • 670.63   keV    —>  Europium-150  (Eu-150)

SOURCES:

https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/31487/SchmelzenbachPaulD2003.pdf?sequence=3

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/063.150/index2.full.prod.html

  • 748.18   keV   —>  ?

748.057 —>  Eu-150
748.08 —>     U-239
748.1    —>    Fe-61, Pd-101, Rh-112, or Pa-234

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/decay/t4.pdf

  • 769.19   keV    —>  Plutonium-239  (Pu-239)

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=940239

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/094.239/index2.full.prod.html

  • 840.69   keV   —>  Germanium-74  (Ge-74)  (=stable)
    Neutron activated Germanium ?

SOURCES:

http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/gerda/public/2010/phd2010_georgMeierhofer.pdf

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/032.74/index2.full.prod.html

  • 935.47   keV  —>  Manganese-55 (Mn-55)   (= stable)
    Neutron activated Manganese ?

SOURCES:

http://www-nds.indcentre.org.in/exfor/servlet/X4sGetSubent?reqx=84126&subID=41565035&plus=1

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/025.55/index2.full.prod.html

  • 965.51   keV  —>  ?

Radium-224  (Ra-224 )   ?

Or perhaps  @ 965.5 keV:

Xenon-120  (Xe-120  )  (?)
Praseodymium-134  (Pr-134)    (?)

SOURCES:

http://dbserv.pnpi.spb.ru/elbib/tablisot/ensdf/ensdf2/a221_240/224Ra.enx

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/088.224/index2.full.prod.html

http://ie.lbl.gov/decay/t5.pdfhttp://periodictable.com/Isotopes/054.120/index2.full.prod.html

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/059.134/index2.full.prod.html

  • 1378.50   keV  —>    Mercury-193 (Hg-193)

SOURCES:

http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=800193

http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/080.193/index2.full.prod.html

  • 1765.12  keV  —>  Bismuth-214 (Bi-214)

SOURCES:

http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0702/ML070230274.pdf

Got some better ideas?  Please let me know. 

See also comments under “Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain…”

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Gamma Spectroscopy Raw Data Lichen Sample

I don’t have the time to delve into the details and significance of these findings at the moment, but I’m offering the raw data in full of a sample of lichen (85% lichens, 5% mosses, 5 %top soil, 5% bark), also shown in the blog post, “Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL“, to which I’ve added an important nuance, by the way.

Example of lichens on rock

Example of lichens on rock

The raw data in full for the rainwater sample is now also available without my commentary in the blog post, “Gamma Spectroscopy Raw Data Rainwater Sample“.

I am offering this to any and all independent researchers to scrutinize.  If you spot anything unusual, unnatural or detections that hint of recent fission events, please leave a comment with your observations.  Thank you.

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Raw Data:

lichen_1 lichen_2 lichen_3 lichen_4 lichen_5 lichen_6 lichen_7 lichen_8— — — — — — —  

Example of lichen on tree.

Example of lichen on tree.

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Gamma Spectroscopy Raw Data Rainwater Sample

I have added the following notice to, “Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL“:  July 10, 2015 – Added Nuance and word of caution:  Upon further scrutiny of the raw data, some of the radioisotopes listed as “de facto detected” may need to be scrapped.   I don’t think the final conclusion (re. ongoing fission) is incorrect, but some aspects of the below are bound to contain some misinterpretations due to my amateur level of understanding, and continuing to learn as I go.  I will link here when I write more about what I’ve learned.   Please go to the comment section to contribute to increasing my ability to better interpret the raw data.  Thanks.”

In this post I offer the raw data in full for the rainwater sample, just like I also fully disclosed the raw data for my lichen sample in, “Gamma Spectroscopy Raw Data Lichen Sample.”

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So… Really: What happened?

Edited on July 10, 2015  — The sensitivity and callibration of the thousands of  EURDEP gamma detectors varies widely.  More detectors show nothing unusual, but some of the more interesting, or pehaps better callibrated one, do.  I’ve cherry-picked a few of the more interesting ones.

“Wilhelm/Baynes: Wind over lake: the image of Inner Truth. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases in order to delay executions.”

Given it was ultimately “the invisible world” that urged me on to press forward with  gamma spectroscopy lab analysis of a sample of rainwater (previous post) and a sample of mostly lichen gathered on June 14 (2015), I wondered if perhaps I had been “on to something”, maybe even more serious than I thought.  Maybe not.  I don’t know…   One never knows…  I follow omens, hunches, timely signs… but then the data is just data.  I can switch between shamanic modes of engagement and purely causal scientific ones.  The interplay of both fascinates me.

In any case, the data is “interesting” to say the least.   Decay energies of 35+ synthetic isotopes, including tell-tale signs of recent nuclear fission of a kind that can only occur in a man-made nuclear reactor…  to pick up on that in ANY rainwater is not something that should be ignored.   It’s easy to duplicate what I did:  Study the jet stream patterns, study the (beta if available) radiation data gap patterns on the monitoring systems, gather a sample at the right time and have it analyzed WAY BETTER than I could afford.  I think you’re bound to find “strange stuff”.    Take it from there!

Did it come from Fukushima?  I think it did, but – to be fair – 1) I’m biased because I have FELT things in altered states that shook me to the core, and 2) I don’t know for sure.

Ultimately I don’t know. 

My efforts really are merely meant to spur other better-connected researchers into action.  I think the situation ought to be approached more like a crime scene, rather than just an opportunity to study the pros and cons of various dispersion models. 

And when it comes to the die-offs, researchers should look at heavy metal traces (mercury & lead especially, but also thallium and intermediate decay products like Pollonium-210, as well as other beta/alpha radioisotope data.  Why is that not even included in reporting on some very odd and disturbing die-offs?   Seriously.  Why are my emails to TEPCO, UNEP and the IAEA left unanswered (so far)?

And I’m open to other possibilities too.  Could something be up at a nuclear facility in China, Russia or even Europe?   One thing we can count on (pretty much…), however, is that information isn’t shared in honesty and transparency when it comes to all things nuclear.

Even Russia did not press on when it was pretty obvious that the Ukraine’s nuclear plant(s) at Zaporizhia released a large radioactive cloud at the end of November 2014.  Somehow, at that high international nuclear cartel level, they cover for each other.  Really interesting…

From the CTBTO being “bound by secrecy to its members”, to the highly suspicious data gaps on Europe’s EURDEP and the EPA Radnet’s networks (curiously co-designed by the nuke-pushing IAEA…), the nuclear industry is still wrapped in schemes that seem to have lost touch with the fragile (and truly unbelievably precious) biological human dimension.  And “somehow”, the so-called “free press” appears clueless and isn’t even covering the issue…   (Don’t mind my antics.  “Read my DISCLAIMER…”)

Anyhow…

Check out my data of my Colorado Rockies’ record-radioactive rainwater in (July 6): Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL

!-> Also scrutinize the very solid Finnish detections from mid-May: Pink Unicorns beach themselves on the shores of Lake Dystopia. Notice they completely overlap with my less-solid, but telling nonetheless, findings from mid-June?

More observations in Land of the Sinking Sun…

And Feb. 15, 2015:  Der Spiegel on US Navy Sailers Suffering in the Aftermath of Exposure to Fukushima Fallout, and their lawsuit against TEPCO. (Feb. 2015)

And Jan. 31, 2015:  DATA of ‘Fallout Signatures’ on Radiation Monitors Suggest Fukushima Still Going Re-Critical Underground At Times. Airborne Fallout Continues To Come Down Across the Northern Hemisphere.

And so on…

See my more of my related posts in my Nuclear Blog Posts Archive.

cats-2-660x408So…  Anyhow…

Curiosity sent the cat on the prowl again…, this time to have a peek at a couple radiation monitors in Europe…

Just wondering if anything unusual is happening…     I mean “10.2 µSv/hr rain” right here, in a remote part of Colorado… If thát’s partially due to a nuclear incident, then it’s bound to show up much further along the jet stream too, from early June till… (???)

Online Radiation Monitors –> Eurdep –>  screenshot of their disclaimer:

eurdep_disclaimer_july3_2015

Get it?    Also known as, “It it looks like a radiological emergency, it’s not. Even if there is a radiological emergency.”  EURDEP, with US EPA Radnet, masters in deception through omission…

EURDEP (European Commission’s public radiation data, often ‘data not validated’, and not to be used for “establishment research” without being in touch with the folks who apparently don’t seem to have any issue with censoring the public data when it actually matters most… ) appears to be RIGGED.

Yet when you check these networks regularly, you get to know the monitors that seem to provide more sensitive relevant data somehow anyway….  Just look at it.  Pressure whomever you feel like, but please be kind and courteous.  Most involved folks are unlikely to blame.

Data for the past 3 months…

Aiguille-Du-Midi (French Alps, high up), France:

Aiguille-du-midi_3monthw_tillJuly7_2015Nothing to be seen‘ in Macedonia…:

VelesMacedinia_3months_preJuly9_2015Italia…

Roma_Italia_3months_PreJuly9_2015Are you getting my drift?  I’m not making this up.   SOMETHING HAPPENED.

Now, of course, some of this could be from the most recent Chernobyl wildfires (end of June, very beginning of July), although… maybe not, cause most of the upticks clearly started before those fires.  Therefor I’m more inclined to think it came from Japan’s radiation-spewing cauldrons of hell.

Not convinced?  A statistical fluke?

Alright…  Here’s some more for your consideration:

LamiaGreece_3months_preJuly9_2015_gammaFor the long-term record or Vlissingen Haven, the Netherlands, see HERE.  For the past 3 months:

VlissingenHaven_3MonthsEven the data on the sweet clean air of Iceland is no longer to be known…

Iceland_3 months_July9_2015See any trends?

Now go look at what was in the rain right during that “northern hemisphere widespread data gaps” period…

!-> @  Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL

Coincidence?

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Added Later:  July 15, 2015 – Because I don’t feel like writing a blog post for every freak radiation spike, I might add a few here, spotted after posting this originally.

Zaltbommerl_NL_spike_1200nsv.hr.July4_6amUTC_EURDEP_gammaLike this one in Zaltbommel,  The Netherlands:  +1.3 µSv/hr… Clearly not a calibration; those look different. Looking very much like a local touch down of a higher radioactive cloud.  The dispersion tends to be so erratic that others monitors nearby don’t even pick up on something.  You have to scrutinize for patterns over vast regions and through time to spot the data gaps (likely hiding spikes), and notice that here and there some data slips throug the censorship maze.

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Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL ?

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July 10 & 27, 2015 – Added Nuance and word of caution:  Upon further scrutiny of the raw data, some of the radioisotopes listed as “de facto detected” need to be scrapped.   I’m not sure if the final conclusion (re. ongoing fission) is incorrect, but the below contains errors: misinterpretations due to my amateur level of understanding, and continuing to learn as I go.  I will link HERE ( TBA )  when I write more about what I’ve learned.   Please go to the comment section to contribute to increasing my ability to better interpret the raw data.  Thanks.

I have made all raw data publicly available and invite experts to scrutinize it for signs of anything unusual:

Blog post otherwise left (full of errors!) as-was

[with some notes added to reduce spreading misinformation]:

Synopsis:

There was an atmospheric jet stream pattern on June 14, 2015, with a local slow-down condition, which I suspected would make it possible to test my hypothesis right here where I am in Southern Colorado:  that the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Catastrophe Site on the edge of the Pacific Ocean is still having actual nuclear fission reactions.  If that were the case, then that jet stream would likely deliver at least a few fission-tell-tale traces of radioisotopes, I reasoned.  So I had rainwater, sampled at that specific moment, analyzed in a professional lab.  The detected amounts are what’s technically called “non-detect” (below the Minimum Detectable Amount), but the mixture of isotopes identified to be present in that sample is beyond disturbing:

The raw data of gamma spectroscopy of this June 14, 2015 Colorado rainwater sample show clearly that specific radioactive decay energies were detected, indicating [suggesting] the presence of Americium-241, Cerium-144, Cesium-134/137, Cobalt-60, Europium-152/154/155, Iodine-131, Manganese-54, Niobium-94/95, Ruthenium-106, Zink-65 and various other troubling synthetic radionuclides.   [While the energy detections are above background in several cases, 1) this is not the case for all of them, and 2) even the positive ones are all <MDC, meaning they are statistically not relevant.]

I’m sharing in this blog post what I discovered and learned from this, with all sources linked.

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DISCLAIMER: “For Entertainment Purposes Only”  (Sorry, we live in a slightly crazy world…)   NOTICE:  As always, there’s a lot of room for other possibilities.  I’m a self-thought amateur, not an expert.   My interpretations are not underwritten by any institution, government agency or credentialed expert at the time of posting.  As long as you’re interested in getting to the truth of the matter, please DO be critical and skeptical of my allegations and ponderings, and point out parts you suspect to be wrong and why.  I’ve never claimed this blog to be anything more than the sharing of my own journey to understand what’s really happening.   And, though what I suspect is the case is unbelievably troubling (one might say, “gloomy and dire”), I only bring this up because I have faith in humanity’s potential to overcome even the greatest of challenges, when the truth is known.  

That being said…   Rolling:

  • Wind pattern at jet stream height at time of sampling:

Over the past months and years, I’ve documented that jet-stream slow downs (@ 250 hPa) rather often corresponds with data gaps in the American and European radiation monitoring networks, curiously so when that northern jet stream had recently passed over the Fukushima region in Japan.  The perfect condition appeared to find out more:

Nullschool_250hPa_June14_2015AfternoonInColoradoYou can watch the animated version of this above screenshot @ Nullschool, with TCW (Total Precipitation Water) included and zoomed in to North America:  http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/06/14/2100Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/overlay=total_cloud_water/orthographic=-108.79,32.32,1024

As you may be able to imagine… with as fascinated and passionate I am about getting to the truth about what’s really going in the Fukushima-Dai-ichi rubble, I simply couldn’t resist to test out my hypothesis:

  • 1) Fukushima-Daiichi (F1) is still fissioning, or at least having fission flare-ups, down in the rubble underground.
  • 2) Those fission and neutron activation products are very hot and thus, if they escape the site, probably quickly rise to the upper troposphere (to “jet stream height”); and
  • 3) In those areas where the jet stream slows down further downwind, some of those synthetic radioisotopes descend and can be detected at ground level, many thousands of miles away.

If I were “delusional” (a far more comforting possibility), then, apart from natural Be-7, K-40, some Thorium-232 and Uranium-235/238 (common in the Rockies), and their decay products (Bi-212/214, Pb-212/214, etc.), and apart from perhaps a little bit Cesium-137, there really shouldn’t be anything synthetic radioactive in this rain…

Last month, May 2015, I shared my conviction that what was detected in Finland (Cs-134, Cs-137, I-131, Nb-95, Ru-106) originated somewhere deep underground Fukushima-Daiichi NPP.  If that were truly the case, and actual fission is on-going, then I should be able to detect at least some of these “fingerprint radioisotopes” too, right at a time when such a jet stream patterns were in place ánd there’s precipitation at my location.  Right?   (Amazingly, every single one of those Finnish curious radioisotope detections was apparently present here in the rain in the USA too!)

The  rain arrived to my location (Crestone (roughly between Alamosa and Salida), Colorado, USA – see it on the Nullschool map at the top) in the afternoon around 3pm Mountain Time.  At the time it started, I was at the Tibetan “Stupa of Enlightenment” and retreated to my car when the downpour began.

DSCN4309It turned into quite the impressive thunderstorm that June 14 Sunday afternoon, with lots of lightning inside the clouds (not so many air-to-ground strikes), and a torrential downpour, which went on for a few hours.  Ionizing radiation is known to increase the conductivity of air.  (See also concerns over the effect of Krypton-85 on climate, a major nuclear industry pollutant.)

In addition, I’ve heard (conversationally) about radioactively contaminated clouds showing slightly different colors, and wondered if what I was witnessing would be a case of that.  It was definitely slightly odd, I must admit.   I’ve heightened the colors (without changing them otherwise) a bit in this photo to better show some of the observed:

DSCN4367I sat in my car watching it. I looked online at the few ground strike locations at http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime and began to wonder some more if ionizing radiation (natural or combination natural-synthetic) was somehow contributing to the impressive lightning higher up, as it wasn’t even particularly warm that day.

DSCN4368

(Later on that evening.)  The ominous scene for my sadly-not-so-futuristic radiation sci-fi scene came with gloomy pink-purple clouds with rich yellow accent and lots of thunder…

So… I went outside and took a rain swipe with a paper towel on my windshield, and I put my Medcom Inspector Alert Geiger Counter on it:

I do these every now and then and they rarely ever go over 1 µSv/hr.  The previous such rain test record, May 3, 2015 @ 6.1 µSv/hr almost pales in comparison:

!-> A new record for my rain measurements: June 14, 2015 @ 10.2 µSv/hr upon contact!!!

GConRainJune14_2015

Crackling with radioactivity…  Dang…

Rather impressed with that measurement, I had a look (via Online Radiation Monitors –> at USA EPA Radnet @ https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/query.do) at the US governments’s official online radiation monitor in Albequerque, NM, just to the south of here:  Turned off.  Bummer.  Then I looked at the two nearest ones in Colorado: Colorado Springs and Denver.

The large distances (between here and an official monitor) makes looking at this almost absurd, as even just places a few miles from here in the same valley were not affected by that specific thunderstorm, just as other storm cells that week hit other areas.  Nevertheless, looking at data from the same week can give clues of whether or not something was unusual, or not, I reckon:

  • The nearest monitor to the North is Colorado Springs, which had just had two data gaps in the preceding 48 hours  You can still see them in the secrecy surrounding the Beta radiation measurements, but the gamma has since been filled in:
Radnet_ColoradoSprings_June10_17_2015_

The grey line indicates the approximate time of my rainwater collection.

The grey line marks the approximate time I sampled the rain a hundred miles to the south-west, during a rain-out event that would undoubtedly have left a major spike on such a monitor (or, more likely, a gaping Beta hole…)

  • On the Denver monitor (a little further north), the gamma data wasn’t all filled in later:

Radnet_Denver_June10_17_2015_Those two monitors are much closer to each other than I am to either of them, and you already see clearly how there’s some significant differences.

Now, I’m very curious about what specifically makes these monitors go silent…  I suspect it may be very specific energy bands of synthetic isotopes that primarily decay by Beta or Alpha decay.

To collect a sample,  I cut the top of a 3 liter (10 oz.) spring water bottle and collected the rain that was falling on my car:

DSCN4312Then I poured that water into an empty ‘Arrowhead’ spring water bottle of the same size.

After the storm had passed, I also collected a zip-lock bag full of various types of mostly lichens.  (It takes so much time to research that I don’t know when I’ll get to the second sample.)  I labeled them so the lab wouldn’t get confused which samples this were and drove to town with them the next day:

DSCN432114 hours after sampling, and right before the samples were packed for shipping, I re-tested the zip-locked wet paper towels: the radioactivity had already decreased by 97%, indicating its radioactivity was due to almost all very short-lived (likely primarily all-natural, I believed) decay products, such as typical mountain radioisotopes like those of Thorium, Lead, Bismuth and Radon.

There’s lots of natural Uranium and Thorium in the ground in this region and the recent flooding brings out the decay products from the ground, which then are brought back down with the rain. So the seemingly unusually radioactive rain is not per se an indication of anything being abnormal.   So please don’t freak out over the “OMG! radioactive rain”.  Rain being radioactive in areas with such minerals in the region is a natural phenomenon that’s been going on for eons. 

The jet stream pattern with wind “from Japan”, the official data gaps, the unusual amount of inner-cloud lightning, the cloud colors, and the extremely high radioactivity of the rain itself all together convinced me that if there was ever a moment to test the rain for Fukushima-fingerprint radioisotopes, this was it.

Nevertheless, it were “nonlinear impressions”, from consulting oracles on the matter that inspired me to push forward.  Among the tools for divination, I used  the ‘Medicine Cards™: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals’  authored by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C. Werneke, as described in the non-linear time section of my blog post, Linear, Cyclical & Non-Linear Dream Time on the ‘i3T (Interactive Three Times) Watch': Providing Diversified ‘Timely Signs’.

AntelopeSo, engaging the situation non-scientifically with my shamanic know-how for a moment, I tracked along time lines to explore different outcomes for different choices.  And I ended up with a strong feeling that if I didn’t send this to a lab, I would continue to feel that I really ought to do this.  One of the cards drawn was ‘Antelope’.  Aside from reminding me of the tragic and “mysterious” (May 2015) mass die-off of over 135,000 endangered Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan, it also came with the message:

“Say what should be said.  […]  “Do it now.  Do not wait any longer.” Antelope knows the way, and so do you.  Take courage and leap; your sense of timing is perfect. […]”

I sat with that, and decided, back in the pragmatic physical realm, to spend the hundreds of dollars it would take to get some scientific data about his rain.

And thus I had my samples packed for shipping:

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Due to what would have been astronomical shipping costs, I didn’t find a suitable lab until the next day.   So I FedEx’ed my two samples to a lab here in Colorado on the 16th, to get there the 17th:

Mainly because of the distance (in-state) and the speed of replying to emails, I picked ALS Global this time.  Last time (mainly Japanese kelp samples) I went with EMSL on the east coast.  Click ALS’ Radiochemistry section to learn more about their capacities: http://www.alsglobal.com/Our-Services/Life-Sciences/Environmental/Capabilities/North-America-Capabilities/USA.aspx

ALS_ftCollins_Radiochemistry

I really wish the gamma-energy releases from the sample could have been counted for much longer than that lab’s 1000 minutes (about 16 hours) to get much lower MDAs (minimum detectable amounts).   But, luckily, I also requested ‘the raw data’, which includes a list of what was detected*.

*: NOTE regarding the below listed radioisotopes:  This will possibly lead to having ‘expert scientists’ discount the point I’m making, but it must be understood:  The radioisotope “detections” (listed below) were not strong enough to be called “true detections” by certain definitions, as the margin of error is larger than the detected amount.  A count needs to be about 5 times above the critical level for it to become quantifiable.  If it can’t be quantified  (“below Minimum Detectable Amount or Concentration”, abbreviated as <MDA or <MDC), it’s considered “non-detect” (ND).

However…, the fact that specific gamma rays’ kilo-electron-Volt (keV) energy releases were identified and counted above background at all does suggest without any doubt actually that the only reason they are being discounted is because the lab test only runs the standard length of such a test, 1000 minutes (about 16 hours).  If the sample’s radioactive decay energies had been measured for many days or even weeks, perhaps the data could have been as robust as the Finnish data.   (On a paranoid day, I wouldn’t even be surprised if those typical lab standards were set by the industry to make independent ‘true detections’ of trace amounts of highly suspicious radioisotopes unlikely, so that the CTBTO can maintain a monopoly on such data and keep that a secret at the request of all its members.)   (–> That’s my lab results positive confirmation bias, compounded by a very negative impression of the nuclear industry’s integrity, showing through right there...)

I told myself that “If I detect absolutely nothing in this rain, maybe I’m simply wrong about this Fukushima-still-fissioning hunch.”   Sadly… The tiniest of traces of  [some of] these below listed radioisotopes were all coming down with the rain in that Colorado thunderstorm.  The “amazing” thing about these rainwater lab results is thus not the amounts (near-zero), but the fact that this long list of ‘de facto detected’ radioisotopes includes a surprising large number of synthetic radioisotopes, some of ’em ‘darn strange’…

The lab protocols may call all this “nothing detected”, but the raw data clearly show that the sensors did pick up little blips of keV levels corresponding with very specific radioisotopes, which suggest tiny traces of these radioisotopes were in fact present could have been present in that rain, which arrived to this beautiful pristine North-American region by the fast-moving jet-stream, which in the preceding week had moved right over the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Catastrophe site…

Here’s what I initially believed to have been de facto detected: [This is really just the list of what was tested for, not actually the list of what was found!  I didn’t realize that when I first posted about this… ;-/]

Natural, but could also be “enhanced natural” (as some naturally occurring isotopes are also supplied by nuclear accidents):

  • Actinium-228
  • Beryllium-7
  • Bismuth-212
  • Bismuth-214
  • Lead-212
  • Lead-214
  • Potassium-40
  • Thorium-227
  • Thorium-234
  • Uranium-235

For sure SYTHETIC (fission event, or activation product formed in the neutron-bombardment of a fission event):

  • Aluminum-26
  • Americium-241
  • Antimony-125
  • Cerium-139
  • Cerium-144
  • Cesium-134
  • Cesium-137
  • Chromium-51
  • Cobalt-56
  • Cobalt-57
  • Cobalt-58
  • Cobalt-60
  • Europium-152
  • Europium-154
  • Europium-155
  • Iodine-131
  • Iron-59
  • Manganese-54
  • Niobium-94
  • Niobium-95
  • Protactinium-234m
  • Ruthenium-106
  • Scandium-46
  • Silver-108m
  • Silver-110M
  • Zink-65

keV energy levels flagged by the lab as ‘UNKNOWN’, identified by myself by researching the specific keV detections.  (Details on my identifications further below.)    ALL SYNTHETIC as well:   [This attempt at identifying unknown energy levels has major flaws to it and should not be taken seriously!]

  • Astatine-206
  • Mercury-189
  • Neptunium-239
  • Palladium-100
  • Platinum-196 (stable, but excited by neutron-activation…?)
  • Potassium-40 (excited due to neutron activation…?)
  • Polonium-203
  • Radon-207
  • Samarium-153

+ 5 more yet-to-be-identified ‘unknowns…  

  •   98.49 keV
  •  252.97 keV   [Holmium-153 ? (synthetic) – See comments]
  • 408.59 keV
  • 416.98 keV
  • 962.84 keV  [Americium-238, a decay product of synthetic Californicum-256 ? – See comments]

All relevant raw data is shared further below.

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This wind pattern where there’s the jet stream passing over Fukushima on the one hand, and without much of a diffusion, there’s also a significant slow-down right where I am doesn’t happen very often.  From observing this quite a bit in the past year, my impression is that such slow-downs are more common over the ocean, especially over the Northern Pacific;  (Hence my suspicion that radioactive fallout needs to be investigated as a possible factor in recent spate of Fin Whale and other sea life die-offs).   Over land, however, that pattern tends to occur more often further north (Alaska, Canada,…), and often not even until that jet stream reaches Eurasia.   That’s why I jumped on “the opportunity” to collect a rain sample for radioisotope analysis:

Nullschool_250hPa_June14_2015AfternoonInColorado

(repeat of shown above)

Save for perhaps a few small university research reactors, there aren’t even active nuclear power plants in Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Northern California or Oregon!   And, upon zoom-in scrutiny, the wind was clearly not blowing in directly from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (part of the Manhattan Project that set this nuclear mess in motion…) in Washington state, either.

The fact that the wind pattern was in place that I suspected might bring down some fingerprint radioisotopes from the ongoing Fukushima nuclear catastrophe…  makes me consider the most plausible source for these radionuclides is indeed Fukushima [If, of course… they were present in the first place, which turns out not to be the case for many…]

  • Observations, Data & Notes:

Only a few natural radioisotopes were present enough to show (visually) on the scintillator graph:   Beryllium-7, Bismuth-214, Lead-212 & Lead-214 and Potassium-40 (circled in green squares, below).   All the other peaks were background peaks:

peaksIdentified_1annot_1NATURAL or “Enhanced Natural”: Potassium-40 is part of naturally occurring Potassium.  Beryllium-7 is made in primarily created in the upper atmosphere by the interaction of cosmic rays and oxygen or nitrogen.  Bismuth-212, Lead-212Actinium-228 and Thorium-227 are all intermediate decay product of naturally occurring (or unnaturally added) Thorium-232. In turn, Bismuth-214, Lead-214 and Thorium-234 are intermediate decay product of naturally occurring (or unnaturally added) Uranium-238.  Naturally occurring (or unnaturally added) Uranium-235, as well as Thorium-232 and Uranium-238 are commonly found in the rocks and soils of this part of the American Southwest & Rocky Mountains.

!-> “Technically”, however, if going by the lab definition of what constitutes a true detection, these weren’t detected either:   All “< MDA“, hence the rainwater sample is technically called “non-detect” AS IF there was nothing detectable in it.  Obviously that’s not the quite case.  All kinds of things were DETECTED (by the sensors), they just can’t be quantified.  By the lab definition, even the Beryllium-7, Bismuth-214, Lead-212 & Lead-214 and Potassium-40 were “non-detect”.   To me this only illustrates how silly the industry’s definition of a “true detection” is.

  • Raw Data

First a look at background radiation, which includes the decay energies present due to cosmic rays, as well as various trace amounts of radioactive elements.  The two main peaks visible on the below background radiation scintillator graph are 511 keV and Potassium-40’s decay energy.  511 keV is typical ‘annihilation radiation’.  Read more about that at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilation_radiation

backgroundgraphWithout knowing your background levels, you can’t find out what stands out above background.  The raw data from one of several background scans (= no sample):

background_rawdata_3

Next:  Then 1 liter of the rainwater sample was placed in the gamma-spectrometer and whatever blips of certain keV levels were detected were counted:

41_keV_Detections_Water

Then the background-detections were subtracted from the sampled-detections for the energy levels that overlap:

Substractions_25_keV_levels_overlapWithBackgroundwater

And finally what’s left gets identified by the computer’s data base that links the specific energy levels to specific radioisotopes:

FinalActivityReport_40isotopesIdentified_16unknown_WaterSo, as you can see, they are ALL below the MDA (minimum Detectable Amount), with the uncertainty often also being greater that the measured.  In other words:  Nothing can be said about the amounts, except that they are simply so tiny that they are unquantifiable.

But what cán be said is that at least a tiny bit of some of all these identified radioisotopes were PRESENT in thát specific rainwater.  

The Known Unknowns…

Next I will share my sources for why I think the energy detections flagged as ‘UNKNOWN’ correspond with the magenta-pink isotopes listed at the beginning, or here listed in my summary of the unknowns:   These might all be incorrect.  As an added note I encourage the reader the take this with a grain of salt.

KnownUnknows_5:13left_annot

  • 66.21 keV … ?    The only place where I found this odd energy level mentioned was in a document, http://web.ornl.gov/info/reports/1976/3445604466254.pdf, or here, “DORNL-5114  3  4456  04qbb25  4  Nuclear  Decay  Data  for  Selected  Radionuclides” by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (another corner stone of the Manhattan Project):

OakRidge_Np239 In which I found the energy level mentioned: Np239_66.32keV_page50As you can see, that specific 66.32 keV decay energy is extremely unlikely to be detected, as usually Neptunium-239 decays differently.   No wonder it was flagged “unknown”:   Most of NP-239’s decay is by Beta radiation, but apparently some odd decay modes include X-rays and Gamma rays too.   Neptunium’s-239’s half-life is only 2.36 days.

There’s several decay paths to end up with Np-239, including from enriched Uranium and isotopes of Plutonium.  And there’s a couple different decay routes after that, which by way of intermediate decay products like Polonium-210, Bismuth-210, Lead-210, etc., ending in stable lead.

An excerpt of http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/093.239/index2.full.prod.html illustrates the concept of “enhanced natural”, showing isotopes that occur naturally are also part of the decay chains of highly unusual synthetic radioisotopes created in fission reactions:

CLICK IMAGE to see complete decay chains

CLICK IMAGE to see complete decay chains

Interestingly, both Plutonium-239 and Neptunium-239 were detected together in 2011 in “the first 100 hours” of the Fukushima nuclear disaster too… (Source: via Paul Langley’s blog):

https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/fukushima-npp-pu-239-and-np-239-releases-first-100-hours-source-tepc-2011/,  which links to these two sources:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-lM5qg9ztErNGUyMzFkMGUtYTY0NC0  and http://www.datapoke.org/blog/89/study-modeling-fukushima-npp-p-239-and-np-239-atmospheric-dispersion/

Also, from Wikipedia – Isotopes of Uranium:  “Uranium-239 is an isotope of uranium.  It is usually produced by exposing U-238 to neutron radiation in a nuclear reactor.  U-239 has a half-life of about 23.45 minutes and decays into neptunium-239 through beta decay…”

palladium100In the summary at the beginning, it states Pd-100’s Production Mode: charged particle reaction.

At Theodore Grey’s http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/046.100/index2.full.prod.html you can see it in the decay chains it can be part of, originating with either Iodine-108, Tin-100 or Tellurium-105, all very super-short-lived fission products:

Pd100DecayChainAs you can see, these isotopes almost all decay in Alpha and Beta modes, so a gammaspectroscopy tends to not even detect these, save for the few freak gamma decay energies picked up here and there…

Po203It’s half-life is only 36.7 minutes, so this detection is only possible because one or more of its possible parent radioisotopes was present.  To see its place in several possible decay chains, see http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/084.203/index2.full.prod.html: Po203DecayCHains

  • 416.98 keV … still flagged as unknown also in my table above, is another truly weird one, which I’ve found in reference to neutron-activated Potasium-40.  You read that right.   Referenced in this University of Ottawa document,  http://www.courseweb.uottawa.ca/phy3902/Spectroscopie%20gamma.pdf:416.98 keV  of  40K, from neutron- activated source,“  which leaves me wondering if it were created like Beryllium, or artificially.    Given it was flagged ‘unknown’, chances are high it originated in the same neutron bombardment environment of Fukushima’s fissioning molten cores underground…  Normally Potassium-40 has a véry long half-life, but in this case it seems it would decay quickly?  If it decayed with a speed of “half-life 54 minutes”), how could it still be detected several days after leaving the neutron bombardment environment it likely originated in?    Mystery…

neutronActivatedK40K-40 decays to Argon-40:  http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/019.40/index.full.prod.html

If synthetic K-40 and strangely altered synthetic neutron-activated K-40 is added to the atmosphere, it will change regular Potassium’s intrinsic K-40 content, raising it above its normal 0.012 %.   K-40 by itself is comparable to Cesium-137, but mere doses can’t be compared as such when part of regular Potassium, due to Potassium’s metabolism role, including its cancer-fighting qualities.  For more on that see my blog post Cesium-137 versus Potassium-40.

With a half-life of only 7.6 minutes, it was just a short-lived intermediate decay product in the decay chains of Francium-201, Radon-197, Astanine-197 or Polonium-189, all unusual fission products.

Mercury189The decay chain possibilities:  http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/080.189/index2.full.prod.html Mercury189_DecayChainExcerpt

511.01Astatine At-206’s place in decay chains is shown @  http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/085.206/index2.full.prod.html  Screenshot:

At206DecayChain The “parent isotopes” Protactinium-218, Uranium-218, Protactinium-214 and Thorium-210 all decay super-fast and no matter which route one takes to end up with Astatine-206, it would only take a few minutes at the most.  Unless it came from a fission reaction much closer by, to detect the tiniest hint of a trace of At-206, with a half life of just over half an hour… indicates that fissioning must have been happening right at the time the jet stream blew over, leaving almost nothing of these radioisotopes after a few days traveling across the Pacific at high speed.

The Decay Calculator can help estimate what’s left if you enter a source term and time period for a specific isotope: @  http://crpk.ornl.gov/decay.cfm

Perhaps it would be interesting to research the rain content of non-radioactive (stable) decay end products, such as isotopes of mercury and lead, both heavy metals and not a good idea to add to the environment either…

  • 558.42 keV …   I think it may have come from the decay of Platinum-196 (Pt-196), even though Pt-196 is “observationally stable” (Wikipedia – Isotopes of Platinum), because that specific energy level is emitted when Pt-196 returns to stability after being activated with thermal neutrons.    558.42 keV is references in “Thermal Neutron Capture Gammas – Target 196Pt” @ https://www-nds.iaea.org/capgam/byn/page237.html     Screenshot:

NeutronActivatedPlatinumStable Platinum-196 is at the end of these decay chains:  http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/078.196/index2.full.prod.html.  To end up with a blip of 558.42 keV decay energy, it would have to have been subjected to heavy neutron bombardment, though.

Samarium153Samarium-153 is another tell-tale sign of very recent fissioning.  Here’s the decay chain, with the half-life times of the parent isotopes written next to them: Samarium-153_with DecayChain_halfLifeTimesIf you need a clue as to where the original parent radioisotope, Barium-153 (half-life: 80 milliseconds) might have come from, see it listed under “Intensities from n-induced fission” @  http://pro.ganil-spiral2.eu/spiral2/spiral2-beams/radioactive-ion-beams-of-spiral2/low-energy-desir-isol-rib-beams-available-for-the-day-1-spiral2-phase-2-experiments/intensities-from-n-induced-fission

Rn207See its place in the possible decay chains @ http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/086.207/index2.full.prod.html  Screenshot: Rn207InDecayChains So it originated with U-219, Th-211 or Pa-215.   Uranium-219 is a type of depleted uranium, and like Thorium-211 and Protactinium-215, is synthetic as well.

  • Conclusion

Unfortunately my research leaves little room for doubt:  I jumped the gun.  One or more molten reactor cores underneath the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear catastrophe site is still fissioning, June 2015.   [July 26, 2015 —  Note:  Actually, there’s plenty of room for doubt about my initial conclusions, as well as about many of the isotopes I at first thought were de facto detected, but that might not have been present at all.  Read all comments, scrutinize the raw data yourself; please leave comments with things you find in the data and why, with extra information links if possible.  In the future, hopefully this summer (2015), I will write a new blog post with details on what I’ve learned.]

This means [If my initial conclusion were still correct, then this would mean:] that besides decay heat, fission heat is also created, and the rubble is subjected to heavy neutron bombardment.  There is no containment.  An artificial mini-sun of possibly many thousands of degrees hot is creating new untold amounts of radiotoxins into the groundwater and the Pacific.  Most of these fission and activation product radiosiotopes are extremely health-hazardous and aren’t even being tested for.  [While it was well worth the try, I was unable to proof this beyond the shadow of a doubt, though.]

The unbelievably misguided secrecy that the Japanese government, as well as its IAEA-aligned cohorts in the US, Russia and Europe, have wrapped this troubling reality in hinders the emergency mobilization of creativity needed to address the situation at hand.   This situation, physically on-site and socio-politically internationally, has the potential to absolutely ruin the ecological balance and long-term health of the Pacific Ocean, and by extension of this entire planet.  The seriousness of this situation cannot be underestimated.

Read Comments for viewpoints that could help interpret the raw data.

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!-> Additions / changes after posting:

  • Nuances / additional disclaimer added at the beginning.
  • July 8, 2015:  My estimated travel time for the (suspected Fukushima-) radioisotopes to have reached the sampling location is 2.5 days.   If it went just a tiny bit higher and faster, 48 hours is not impossible.  Most conservatively, it is between 3 and 4 days max, as suggested by my wind speed scribbles of the jet stream path from F1 to the June 14, 2015 sampling location.  Adjustments for the days traveled were not done for this, so this is just a rough estimation:

Jetstream_speeds on June 14 2015 250 hPa

  • July 21, 2015:  I changed part of the headline from Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL to Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL ?  due to the uncertainties.
  • July 26 & , 2015:  Several edits in the main article.   + See comments !

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How to scatter plot the EPA’s Radnet data

“Happy 4th of July”… 

(See also: Celebrating “Independence Day” in 2012?)

I got a message from the near future, “I followed the link you provided via enenews to the EPA radnet for Fairbanks. But I don’t know how to read the data. Can you provide a primer? […]  Please advise.” Okay…

On ENEnews (here) I had commented,

“[…] I suspect, just as right after it began, most is ending up in the Northern Pacific. For my location, the fallout pattern during which I sampled the rain is actually quite rare and the ecosystem here is generally still healthy and thriving with all the recent rain, but those atmospheric fallout deposition conditions happen all the time over the Pacific. All the time. Just scrutinize nullschool data. For a hint just run EPA’s Radnet data for Anchorage y Fairbanks https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/query.do for the past week and ponder all thóse beta data gaps…  […]”

So… When you click on https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/query.do , you get this message (screenshot: July 6, 2015, my annotations added): EPAradnetquerypage_annotFor this example, we’ll go with Anchorage, Alaska: AnchorageAK_1week_radnet_preJuly7_2015If you use a more secure browser like Firefox, you have to click ‘Allow’ to it to load the data, otherwise it looks like it’s loading f o r e v e r… AllowEventually… you get the data: eventually...Scroll down…

ToGraphs...2If you’re like me, you may run into the system’s notorious sudden mood swings and get a message like this:

ANdThenSomeOr this: Oh Fun...

Or a variety of other ones, all having the same effect.

But, if you don’t give up, you often get your graphed data.  It used to say the location, now you have to add that yourself. How lovely again… [sarc.]

Look at that:  half the week’s data censored:

AnchorageAK_1week_July6_2015Hope that helps…

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This blog post was back-dated to July 4, even though it was posted on July 6, because I wanted the more important blog post to stay at the top for a bit longer:   Gamma-Spectroscopy Results of Colorado Radioactive Freak Rain: Fukushima’s Fissioning Mini-Sun on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL

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