Kauai Radiation Monitors Detect Possible Fukushima Fallout


Yesterday, June 22nd, our network’s Monitoring Station on the island of Kauai, within the Hawaiian island chain, broadcast yet another Radiation Alert over the Network, at 8:08 A.M. local time – a 3 minute surge of 209, 456, and 186 CPM (Counts per Minute) respectively, accompanied by a generally elevated level leading up to that, and followed by another blip at 2:52 P.M.

The Kauai station indicates it was raining at the time, so we believe the precipitation brought down Fukushima fallout from the atmosphere.

This detection follows a similar, sustained elevated radiation level from the Kauai station on June 10th.  Other than this, since the nuclear disaster in Japan, the stations on our Network that we believe to have detected Fukushima radiation in significant and noticeable levels have been limited to a couple of high altitude stations in Colorado, and an obvious one in Japan itself.

So the question is, “What is so special about the Kauai station?“.  In answer, I think we what have here is “the perfect storm“:

  • First, of all the US stations on our network, Kauai is about the closest to Japan, some 3,500 miles away (Anchorage, AK is, too).  And as mentioned before, within the Hawaiian chain, Kauai is the “remote outpost” farthest north and west toward Japan, as compared to our stations on Maui and the Big Island.  Having said this, while proximity is important, weather patterns are of at least equal importance when considering radiation fallout.
  • The Kauai station, situated on the north shore in the community of Princeville, is in a very rainy place, getting about 60 to 80 inches per year.  Some other parts of the island are in a rain shadow.
  • The radiation detector on the Kauai station is an external probe model, and the wand itself is mounted outdoors, protected under the overhanging eaves of the structure, but readily available to “sniff” the air, which in this case is often quite wet and occasionally contaminated, apparently.
  • The Geiger-Mueller tube used in the probe is of the same pancake design as in the Inspector line of instruments, with a nominal 2″ diameter, finished out with a thin mica end window, categorizing this as an ultra-sensitive Geiger counter capable of detecting low levels of Alpha and Beta radiation, along with Gamma radiation.

So there is your “perfect storm” – in relatively close proximity, amidst a rainy environment, set up for outdoor monitoring, and using an ultra-sensitive detector.

The next order of business is to place additional monitoring stations around Kauai, in both high rainfall and rain shadow areas to provide confirming readings and to test out some of the theories offered above.  We also need to correlate detections with weather patterns and movements of the jet stream, combined with any verifiable “releases” of radiation from Fukushima.

Tim Flanegin publishes radiationnetwork.com.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-F-Rivero/688092586 Michael F Rivero

    We run our own monitor for whatreallyhappened.com here on Oahu and we have seen similar hot spikes.

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  • http://alittledarlin.com Amy

    I have been suspecting and wondering if the reason for the burning on the leaves of several of my plants was due to elevated radiation. Tis’ true and so very unfortunate. I live a block away from the beach in Kapa’a on Kauai. I was thinking maybe it was salt air or a fungus or disease or chlorine in the water or, or, or, anything but that! GAH… what a bummer.

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  • http://www.joannemasters.com Joanne

    any word on Maui’s Monitoring Station? where posts are being made? Mahalo….. ~ J

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  • Vincent

    Alo^Ha! Yes we can survive, and stay calm. anything that help chelation the body organs, herbs, watercress parsley, cilantro, green tea…shitake mushrooms…all of those can help heal you. i noticed my yellow flowers just died, on or about the 24th June. just “all of the sudden”, after that very deep 10,000′ marine layer of rain showers, also noticed my tomato plant is burning all the leaves are struggling, browning and falling off. prayer and meditation, be calm. i noticed how very strong geneticly, TARO…IS!! it is hearty and green, as if nothing is happening!! HA! wow, this is a huge spike, and is not good for pets, either. stay covered in the rain… love and aloha, Mr Leaf Lihue

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    • http://www.joannemasters.com Joanne

      thank you Mr.Lihue for posting what you are experiencing, your plants, animals… best way to tell what’s happening. are you on Kauai? I’m noticing on Maui birds are all much quieter this past week. so far not seeing any plants suddenly turning brown, dieing. haven’t heard reports on Maui’s monitoring system. please continue to post what you are seeing experiencing. Mahalo.

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      • Mr Leaf

        HA HA you are funny, my name is not Mr Lihue, lol, it’s Mr Leaf sorry about the typo! lol, Lihue’ is the county seat of Kaua’i, silly!

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  • clarkbar

    Last night (6-25-11) I saw a reading of 71 from the Kauai monitor at 12:30PM local time. Big Island monitor went up to the 30s.

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  • http://members.beforeitsnews.com/stories/by/0000000000004882 xdrfox

    Radioactive whales caught 650 km from Fukushima plant
    June 15th, 2011
    Report: Radiation found in whales in Japan, Japan Today, June 15, 2011: Read it all:
    http://enenews.com/radioactive-whales-caught-650-km-from-fukushima-plant

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  • http://members.beforeitsnews.com/stories/by/0000000000004882 xdrfox

    Radioactive whales caught 650 km from Fukushima plant
    June 15th, 2011
    Report: Radiation found in whales in Japan, Japan Today, June 15, 2011: Read it all:
    http://enenews.com/radioactive-whales-caught-650-km-from-fukushima-plant

    Radioactive cesium was detected in two minke whales caught off the coast of Kushiro, Hokkaido, a whalers’ association said Tuesday.
    Radioactive cesium detected from 2 whales+, AP, June 14, 2011: http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-detected-in-2-whales

    During the research whaling that started in late April, 17 whales were caught, and researchers examined six of them. Of the six, two were found tainted with 31 becquerels and 24.3 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of whale meat, they said.
    Report: Radiation found in whales in Japan, Trend June 14, 2011: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9NRIS780&show_article=1

    Radioactive caesium was detected from two minke whales caught off a city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, 650 kilometres north-east of a damaged nuclear plant, a news report said Tuesday.
    http://en.trend.az/regions/world/ocountries/1891524.html

    Read it all:
    http://enenews.com/radioactive-whales-caught-650-km-from-fukushima-plant

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  • http://members.beforeitsnews.com/stories/by/0000000000004882 xdrfox

    Been a few whales washing ashore in Hawaii too !
    http://members.beforeitsnews.com/stories/by/0000000000004882

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