Live records for multiple radiation monitoring stations near the border of Indiana and Michigan have shown radiation levels as high as 7,139 counts per minute (CPM). The level varied between 2,000 CPM and 7,000 CPM for several hours early this morning (EST).
Normal radiation levels are between 5 and 60 CPM, and any readings above 100 CPM should be considered unusual and trigger an alert, according to information listed on the RadNet website (at EPA.gov)
Digital Journal reported earlier today that near the Indiana & Michigan borders Geiger detectors from the EPA & Black Cat were showing insanely elevated radiation levels. They quickly changed their story fundamentally, but not before I went OCD on it (see also my username). I personally conversed with the NRC today as well as the Hazmat response Captain for the Indiana State Police.
Here is a quick pic, before it was redacted / “corrected”. Notice it is NOT the EPA’s RadNet open-air detector in Fort Wayne, but another privately run detector near South Bend, owned by Radiation Network:
They then “made a correction” and called it a false alarm, claiming that their “false alarm” was also the same cause for Black Cat… but what about the EPA’s federal detectors, the ones that don’t use the same information streams as RadiationNetwork? Read on:
EPA’s “near-realtime” open-air geiger counter for Ft Wayne Indiana no longer shows live data but cuts off May 19th. This morning, it didn’t (hence the basis for this comment), but by using the EPA.gov RADNET query tool, WE CAN STILL PULL THE DATA UP as in this screenshot <- For more cities and a breakdown of the wind spread, check here
Want more? The area of interest isn’t very far away from this strange event that just happened the other day where no fault line is present.
More? The DOD owns about 130,000 acres of land in the area.
Also, I remind you that it was the EPA’s federal detectors and privately owned / Internet enthusiast detectors FROM TWO DIFFERENT PLACES (BlackCat & the Radiation Network) reporting the same incident.
Tell me Reddit, am I paranoid?
EDIT 14 pwns EDIT 7: Redditor says: Central Ohio here. I work at a large public university (not hard to guess which) next to a small research reactor that’s located near the back of campus. There’s (normally) a large fleet of hazmat response trucks and trailers parked in the nearby lot. Most of them are NIMS early response vehicles funded by Homeland Security (says so right on them). Haven’t seen them move once since I started working a few years ago. Tonight? All gone. edit: will try to get pictures tonight/tomorrow
EDIT 7 comes first: To those who say it was still a malfunction:
You miss a VERY elementary point: one detector was privately ran in South Bend. That one “malfunctioned”. But then the data is corroborated by a federally ran detector in Ft Wayne, a good drive away. And then more data as time goes on from other detectors. Like here, where one can see the drifts over Little Rock, AR 12 hours later, which lines up with the wind maps. For those that don’t seem to know, that’s a long way away from Ft Wayne. And the “average” CPM level in Little Rock has been around 8 CPM for the past 12 months.
and to those that point to the pinhole coolant leak in Dayton:
that pinhole leak couldn’t possibly account for the levels seen here, and it was in hot standby mode (hot & pressurized, but no fission) because it was being refueled. And the workers would have triggered alarms if they were contaminated.
EDIT 11 also jumps the line: On a tip, I called the Traverse City Fire Dept and asked them if they noticed anything unusual, muttered that I was with the “nuclear reddit board”. They confirmed they had unusually high readings, and that they reported them to the NRC earlier today.
EDIT 2 More “human numbers”:
The actual dose from other redditor / semi-pro opinion + myself is speculated to be… RE-EDIT: Guess you’ll never know, because armchair-physicists want to argue too wildly for consensus.
EDIT 4 I heard from a semi-verified source that minot afb in north dakota, one of the largest nuclear bases, is running a nuclear response and containment “training exercise” right now with their b-52s. take this with a grain of salt, I’m not vouching for it EDIT:this redditor verifies
EDIT 6: Someone posted it to AskScience, but a mod deleted it and removed comments
>>>> EDIT 8: > I don’t know if someone in the 2000 comments has posted this, but before the spike, radiation levels were around 1 to 2 times normal. After the spike they are staying at a constant 5 to 7 times normal. https://twitter.com/#!/LongmontRadMon
EDIT 9: – Removed for being incorrect –
EDIT 10 – removed, unreliable
EDIT 12: reliable source! says: > Got an email from friend at NMR lab at Eli Lilly in downtown Indianapolis. Said alarms just went off with equipment powered down; Indy HLS fusion teams responding; says NRC R3 not responding tonight.
EDIT 14 now up top ^
EDIT 15: first verifiable statement from a redditor / security guard at Lily in Indianapolis >> “There’s nothing dangerous going on at Lilly. Nobody is being evacuated and nothings leaking or on fire but a fucking TON of federales keep showing up. Don’t know what the alarm was about but theres been a lot of radio traffic” Proof!
EDIT 16: Removed, was irrelevant
EDIT 17 AnnArbor.com tweeted on the 4th about the mysterious “earthquake” rumbling:https://twitter.com/AnnArborcom/status/209674582087569408 >> Shaking felt in our downtown ?#AnnArbor? newsroom. Did anyone else feel the movement? ?#earthquake?
EDIT 18: 1:50AM EST: we’re now doing it live (FUCK IT! WE’LL DO IT LIVE!!):http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels= <remove> Way to kill it Reddit! This is why we can’t have nice things – 2:18AM EST – 3:45AM EST
EDIT 19 Interesting Twitter account. Claims to be owner of the other Twitter account (in Edit #8)… Verified by the Internet at large:https://twitter.com/joey_stanford/status/210967691115245568https://twitter.com/#!/joey_stanford
EDIT 20 This was posted up by a Redditor in the comments, purportedly from Florida, based on wind map is possibly connected & is definitely elevated to a mildly disconcerting level: http://i.imgur.com/77pPn.jpg
EDIT 21 Joey Stanford has said video proof is coming! Keep an eye on his twitter page! he is a dev for Canonical, and in charge of the Longmont Rad Monitoring Station in Longmont, Colorado: https://twitter.com/#!/joey_stanford
EDIT 22 3:30 AM, OP doesn’t sleep. Apparently neither does GabeN, with his first comment in two months (Hi Gabe! Hope you were up all night working on something that ends in “3”)… still got my ear out for real news, stay tuned. editception : looks like I was trolled by a fake GabeN account.
EDIT 23, This forum for cops had this statement by someone with over 5,000 posts on that site: > We’ve been encountering some high readings at the labs here. **