Near Crestone, Colorado – [Medcom Inspector Alert; this morning, 3 hour average upstairs with window open, vertical: 59.9 CPM (completely normal for 8200 ft elevation location)] – August 12, 2017
One of the better sources for independent radiation monitoring, the Sunshine Coast Computer Club (SCCC) in Australia, which I’ve since long listed among my sources of global Online Radiation Monitors. SCCC’s own list is better updated than I do @ http://sccc.org.au/international-radiation-monitoring-stations
One their graphs (see below), you can see a remarkable difference since 2012, by which time radioactive fallout from the multiple-meltdown disaster in the Fukushima Prefecture spread all the way to the southern hemisphere as well. It appeared to be slowly declining the following 3 years, but then rose to the highest annual average since measurements began there: 2016 measured 25% above the pre-Fukushima 4-year average (!).
See source for more @ http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-background-radiation-levels
On the 2016 graph you can see that levels were particularly elevated in spring (April-May) 2016.
This coincided with what I dubbed the “Spring 2016” or “April Event” (broadly documented in blog posts such as (April 26, 2016) TELLURIUM-132 Detected in Northern Germany!); (July 22, 2016) “Fukushima-Daiichi having FISSION Flare-Ups? Saudi Arabia Test a Nuclear Bomb? A Major Nuclear Meltdown Cover-Up Somewhere? Which one is it???” and the links listed in (June 4, 2016) Anatomy of a Serbian Data Gap + RT: Fukushima Still Fissioning! and dozens of others during and after this period.
The mystery remains. WHERE what precisely happened in early 2016 has yet to see the light of day, as ALL governments & official nuclear safety / watchdog organization, even supposed anti-nuclear NGOs, as well as the big shots (the IAEA, the CTBTO…), ánd EVERY news organization on the entire planet remained COMPLETELY SILENT on those detections, specific measurements and independent observations. Myself, and a handful of other independent observers (See Nuclear News Links) documented it, but that’s it.
July 2017, at the Caloundra, Australia monitoring location, turned out 17% above 4-year average, possibly due to whatever is going on in the Northern Hemisphere making its way south…:
“This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south. Wind direction can significantly influence the background levels here. Observations show that when the Southern Ocean air reaches this location, we see lower background averages. More Southern Ocean air reaches this location in the cooler months and winter, hence the significant seasonal variation in background levels […]”