December 20, 2015 – Highly unusual blog traffic from Northern Europe…
I’m interrupting the “radio silence” this blog has been in for most of the past few months to show some data (that, as per my DISCLAIMER, you may interpret however you wish).
Reason for relapsing in my terrible habit of scrutinizing radiation data is ‘highly unusual blog trafic’ for several days now, with peaking interest in my page that gives easy access to online Radiation Monitors, in particular those of the European Commission’s Data Exchange Platform (EURDEP), Russia (partially included in Eurdep) and the USA:
And again today, even more pronounced:
So I decided – “for old-time’s sake” – to do a couple data queries, to see if I could find a reason behind the uptick in interest.
Just to pick something, I checked for ALPHA radiation data, which among some other options gives me the Polish network for that, with a monitor closest to Lithuania & Russia showing an elevated reading:
To place the uptick measured at that northern Poland location, Mikolajki, in context, I decided to graph the entire available record, going back to 2007, starting out with Alpha and as soon as Beta radiation became available at that monitoring location, both. I pasted 3 months together per line to save space (cut-off is the month’s 20th @ noon, always showing “1 month prior”). Scroll down to see the most recent, including this week’s data.
Starting with the first data point for a sample of outdoor air collected July 22-23, 2007:
Here’s how this past month (Alpha & Beta) looks like, with a rather obvious major uptick this past week:
Is that unusual? The evolution of Alpha & Beta measured at this location shows that the last half year has been quite unusual indeed:
Prior to July 2010 the record is limited and never surpasses 0.1 Bq/m^3 for Alpha. The regular sampling schedule appears to have begun in July 2010:
In mid-November 2010, Beta radiation is added at this location (shown in blue):
Prior to the beginning of the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Catastrophe on March 11, 2011, the shown data for Alpha remained below 0.4 Bq/m^3, while the shown data for Beta remained below 1.0 Bq/m^3. (It is unknown what data gaps might be hiding). These disturbances may have been lingering effects of a nuclear accident earlier in 2010 (a possibility is at Daya Bay NPP in China in May 2010), though I don’t know. In any case, by early February 2011, all goes back to normal
Rather than upticks, the Fukushima nuclear disaster is followed by long data gaps starting at the very end of March 2011 and recurring off and on until summer 2012:
By spring 2013, disturbances begin to be shown…
The first shown significant uptick in in early September 2013, with Alpha values surpassing the 0.4 Bq/m^3 (but remaining below 0.6), and Beta values coming close to 1.5 Bq/m^3:
A significant data gap from mid-November to mid-December 2013, followed by a calmer period that lasts almost a half year:
Disturbances returned in June 2014, never to completely dissipate for more than a few weeks max. since:
Below: Obviously ‘the situation’ changed this past summer 2015, with several major upticks moving into uncharted territory:
Followed by record-high unusual upticks at the end of September 2015, with continued elevated measurements since, especially (for this location) the first week of November, and right now this past week:
Though I’m not a credentialed expert, the record above suggests this is unlikely to be of natural origins. Where are these radioactive clouds coming from? What do they contain? Why do mainstream (and curiously also so-called “alternative”) media sources remain so silent on this matter?
PS: Lead-210 is a decay daughter of Radon-222, which in nature tends to start as Uranium-234, but can also have man-made origins, including from Plutonium-234 & Plutonium-238.
- The fact that Lead-210 was just detected together with (always artificial) Cesium-137, in the otherwise pristine air of snow-covered Spitzbergen (north of mainland Norway in the Arctic) no less, could be “a hint”… That test results are haven’t been shown since then could be “a hint” as well…
- Quite different wind patterns, but apparently a slight increase of both Cesium-137 AND (indicator of very recent fission!) IODINE-131 can be observed in the data from Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Here showing a half year, on which the slight but apparent increases are visible:
- Wondering if I could also find Cesium-134 data… Apparently some was detected in Czech Republic:
- The longer-term record shows that’s not totally unusual there, but Lead-210 reached a peak in early November (2015), going well outside its usual range (I only looked at the past few years); and Cesium-134 is not detected during most months. The highest value for the past 3 months was this early December 2015. (Last 2 weeks, again, no data is shown (yet?) (Most recent data at end):
I don’t feel like graphing it all now, but the above 9 months give at least some idea that the increases in Cs-134 at the same time Lead-210 is inreasing suggest the Lead-210 might have a non-natural origin as well.
Curious also is that the concentration of Cs-134 was higher than what was measured for Cs-137, the other week:
I probably should encourage you to ignore anything I write, as the data is likely “not validated” yet anyhow. In any case, I suppose this all adds to what I was writing about earlier this autumn (click ‘Home’ and scroll down): There’s something significant happening radiologically and it is going almost entirely unreported. I think it’s more evidence of Fukushima spiraling further out of control, but chances are something else nuclear, somewhere else, is going awfully wrong too. The folks at the CTBTO and IAEA are sure to know exactly what is happening, but they might be the last people to actually speak up…
Anyways… There’s a lot more to be pointed out, but I’ll leave it at this for today… As has been the case for what is now a couple months: Something’s up.
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