Friday, March 18, 2011

First Japanese Radiation Fallout Hits Southern California

According to AP:
A diplomat says Japan's radioactive fallout has reached Southern California but first readings are "about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening."

The diplomat, who has access to U.N. radiation tracking, was citing readings Friday from one of its California-based measuring station. He asked for anonymity Friday because the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization does not make its data public.
Note: I also checked this site, which lists radiation readings. As of 6:46 AM Pacific Time, the reading for San Francisco is 30, when I checked it yesterday it was 15. Also, the reading for Denver, is now 63, it was 48, yesterday.

According to scientists, these are no where near life threatening levels and it is not clear if these elevated readings are the result of the fallout from Japan, but I have been monitoring this site since the start of the week and these are the highest readings I have seen for these respective locations.

1 comment:

  1. Actually Robert those readings go all over the place. You really have to watch the averages. That Denver reading is routinely in the 70s, and as of 5 minutes ago SF was back down to 18. So far I've seen no increase in the averages.