Data from 5/12 until 7/12

On 5/23/12 I collected data in my bedroom in Northampton, MA. It is on the ground floor of an old industrial brick building. The results identify the CPM, or counts per minute, as follows:

High Low Average total

26

7

12

Later that day I went to Anneke’s porch in Florence, MA, for 28 minutes:

High Low Average total

19

8

13

I drove to Vernon, VT, by car with the Geiger Counter in my car, for 50 minutes

High Low Average total

20

3

10

546

Parked outside of the Vernon, VT Post Office. It is across the road from the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor. There was no flow from the tall stack. 13 minutes

High Low Average total

21

7

16

210

Below the dam at Vernon for 11 minutes

High Low Average total

18

5

16

152

At Vernon Elementary School, across the road from VermontYankee, for 9 minutes

High Low Average total

23

12

18

179

After the first day it seemed that the counts near the Nuclear Reactor were higher than in Northampton.

On 5/24 indoors at home:

High Low Average total

30

3

14

18K

On 5/26 at home for 1:37 hours

High Low Average total

26

5

14

1.3K

Over rain collected outdoors:

High Low Average total

23

11

16

342

On 5/27 at the Peace Pagoda, sample time 1:52 h

High Low Average total

26

7

15

1801

Time: On 5/28/12 at 17:51 for 40 minutes

Place: Anneke’s porch in Florence, MA

High

Low

Average

total

23

6

14

581

On 5/28/12 in doors for 2:46 hours

High

Low

Average

total

24

6

13

2239

On 5/28 on porch at home in Northampton, MA for 2h 22m

High

Low

Average

total

27

8

17

2412

On 5/29 over bowl of rain water for 14 minutes at home

High

Low

Average

total

21

12

16

233

On 6/1 at 20:34 for 2d, 1h, sampling at home

High

Low

Average

total

29

4

14

42.9K

On 6/13/12 at home

High Low Average total

25

4

14

3.8K

On 6/14 at Maines field, where the excess snow in Northampton is dumped in the winter, for 13 minutes

High Low Average total

21

10

14

193

On 6/23 in front of Court in Northampton for 1:01 hour

High Low Average total

26

5

14

892

On 7/7 at home for 14d 6H

High Low Average total

32

2

13

276K

I decided to sample the water along the river and measure temps as well. If there was tritium being leaked, would it be possible to detect? I placed the Geiger Counter in a dry bag and floated it in te water.

On 7/12 water at Sportsman water temp 80F, 8 minutes

High Low Average total

16

6

8

63

At Northfield Mountain waterside for 7 min, water temp is 83

High Low Average total

10

5

8

59

At Northfield boat launch for 8 m, water temp 85

High Low Average total

18

10

14

117

At Hinsdale boat launch the cooling towers are being used, for 13 minutes, water temp 86

High Low Average total

16

5

12

173

At Brattleboro bridge, water only 2 inches deep, water temp 90, for 13 m

High Low Average total

15

7

11

93

At Vernon Elementary School for 11 minutes

High Low Average total

23

9

17

197

At Vernon below dam, water 82, for 7 m

High Low Average total

19

5

10

90

At Vernon above dam for 7 m, water 82

High Low Average total

14

4

10

82

On 7/19 at home for 6d, 19h

High Low Average total

32

1

13

130K

On 7/19 on the water above the nuclear reactor for over one hour

High Low Average total

20

0

4

308

On 7/22 at home for 3d, 3h

High Low Average total

31

0

14

63K

On motor dock at Sportsman, to be sure the water was deep enough for 7 m

High Low Average total

10

4

7

57

These data suggest that readings are lower over the water than land and that changes in tritium would be difficult to detect with a Geiger counter.

On 7/24 in Ruth’s basement in Hampton, NY for 25 m

High Low Average total

37

12

23

604

Next, on Ruth’s first floor for 15 m

High Low Average total

18

7

14

220

I recommended to Ruth that she get radon screening for her basement

At Tim’s house in Brooktondale during a thunderstorm for 38 minutes

High Low Average total

24

9

17

659

Maybe picking up more rays from the storm

On 7/31 at Sportsman’s Marina in Hadley, MA, water is 80, for 11 m

High Low Average total

17

3

8

107

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