Colorado Rocky Mountains — July 29, 2017
“…♬ Steal the warm wind tired friend
Times are gone for honest men
And sometimes far too long for snakes ♬…”
Not even an uptick in radioCesium this time, but this most recent measurement of (man-made) neutron-activation product Cobalt-60 did coincide with slight upticks in the (natural or “enhanced natural”) activation products Be-7 and Na-22. An uptick in 3 neutron activation products, with one that’s artificial, suggests to me (DISCLAIMER) that the other two (Be-7 & Na-22) are elevated due to… they either came from the same artificial source, OR… the Co-60 was delivered by upper troposphere air (where most natural Be-7 and Na-22 is formed).
For why I pay extra attention to Cobalt-60 detections, see my (Jan. 26, 2016) blogpost with groundbreaking research into the significance of strangely high concentrations of Cobalt-60 in Fukushima wastewater, debris and fallout, and its suspicious omission from key scienific literature on the matter.
No Iodine-131, no Tellurium-132, nor Cerium-144, was detected at this monitoring location in the past 3 months.
Cs-137 is generally around in traces, fluctuating, as it is part of the nuclear era “background” due to various nuclear industry releases and the (2,000+ nukes) 20th century nuclear war against the Earth.
Cesium-134 was detected twice (included below in the data graphs).
At the time of the Ruthenium-103 measurement in mid-May, there was also 3.73E-07 Bq/m^3 Niobium-95 in that mixture (not shown again). (–> See May 20, 2017: BREAKING: Ruthenium-103, Cobalt-60, Niobium-95 & Cesium-134 Validated Detections in Finland, Cesium-137 Uptick, Artificial BETA upticks in The Netherlands and Italy, as yet another Mystery Radiological Disturbance rolls across Europe… (EURDEP, MAY 2017))
This is now Kotka’s THIRD validated measurement of Co-60 in the past 3 months:
The previous two contained some Cs-134 as well:
The uptick in Be-7 and Na-22 is slight and only relative to the samples before and after:
Hat’s off to the few scientists that continue to sample surface air, take high-precision measurements of tiny traces of radioisotopes, validate their findings and make them available online to the public.
If it did come from afar…
Sampling period: July 21 through 24, 2017… Since Co-60 is a strong gamma decay energy emitter…
Then perhaps a look at the wind pattern on July 22 around noon is not a bad idea…
Barely any surface wind… Even @ 850 hPa, there’s practically no wind… @ https://earth.nullschool.net/#2017/07/22/1200Z/wind/isobaric/850hPa/orthographic=-29.66,72.01,619/loc=26.900,60.500 ; @ 700 hPa, you start seeing a little bit of wind swirling in from the North via Sweden… You have to go all the way to 250 hPa, jet stream height, to get out of the low pressure round-and-round… @ https://earth.nullschool.net/#2017/07/22/1200Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-53.12,65.81,619/loc=26.900,60.500 , yet with all the splits and shifting swirls in the preceding days… It again to complex to come to any reasonable suggestion for where it might have come from. (Sometimes they’re way more “apparent”, not now.)
Anyhow. Not that factual reality were to matter still…
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