Monday, January 13, 2014

Measuring Radiation on the California Coast

There had been a recent video online suggesting dangerous levels of radiation on the California Coast. I decided to find out for myself. I was honestly expecting the results to come back positive, indicating radiation, but they did not. 

I checked and re-checked and there was no measurable radiation above the background, which is normal.

I used a handheld Geiger counter and visited Crystal Cove State Park to conduct my experiment.  You can watch the video here.

You can also read this LA Times article about the radiation from Fukushima: "West Coast radiation from Fukushimadisaster poses no risk, experts say"

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