Now there has been a lot articles about the recent disaster in Nebraska… Below I included all the RadNet data for the states surrounding Nebraska..(Currently Wyoming doesn’t have a Radiation Monitoring System..) This is EPA’s ‘Real Time’ monitoring system for radiation.. They put these devices up for the nuclear disaster in Japan.. I decided to include the information to monitor the disaster in Nebraska.. It’s only going to get worse, And the government declared a ‘black-out’ about the events occurring at the ‘flooding nuclear power plant’… Here is some background information from RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service in Hungary..
[spoiler]A fire in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said. The safety of deep pools used to store used radioactive fuel at nuclear plants has been an issue since the accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in March. If the cooling water a pool is lost, the used nuclear fuel could catch fire and release radiation. As ProPublica reported earlier, fire safety is a continuing concern at the country’s 104 commercial reactors, as is the volume of spent fuel piling up at plants. Officials at Fort Calhoun said the situation at their plant came nowhere near to Fukushima’s. They said it would have taken 88 hours for the heat produced by the fuel to boil away the cooling water. Workers restored cooling in about 90 minutes, and plant officials said the temperature in the pool only increased by two degrees. The fire, reported at 9:30 a.m., led to the loss of electrical power for the system that circulates cooling water through the spent fuel pool, according to a report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A chemical fire suppression system discharged, and the plant’s fire brigade cleared smoke from the room and reported that the fire was out at 10:20 a.m., the NRC said. Mike Jones, a spokesman for the plant’s owner, the Omaha Public Power District, said Fort Calhoun has a backup pump to provide water to the spent fuel in case the main system is lost. That pump, which runs on a separate power supply from the rest of the plant, was inspected and standing by on Tuesday, but plant operators restored main power to the pool before the emergency pump was needed, he said. Fort Calhoun’s single reactor has been shut down since April for refueling. The plant had already been operating under a heightened level of alert because of nearby flooding on the Missouri River, the NRC said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation this morning. [/spoiler]
Two types of results from the RadNet near-real-time air monitor are presented below: gamma gross count rate and beta gross count rate. Gamma monitoring results are presented first, because they are a more useful indicator of the radionuclides associated with a nuclear power incident. Beta monitoring results indicate when there is a substantial spike in beta activity at this location.
To-date, levels recorded at all monitors have been thousands of times below any conservative level of concern. (EPA)
RadNet Data for Omaha, Nebraska
Notes on the Data:
– Brief gaps in RadNet data represent instrument error.
– Larger gaps (>1 day) occasionally appear when RadNet monitors are taken offline for servicing.
– Electrical interference can cause spikes, shown on graphs as one point significantly higher than the rest of the data.
– As you view data, be aware that there are often large differences in normal background radiation among the monitoring locations because background radiation levels depend on altitude and the amount of naturally occurring radioactive elements in the local soil. What is natural in one location is different from what is natural in another.
RadNet Data for Rapid City, South Dakota
RadNet Data for Des Moines, Iowa
RadNet Data for Springfield, Missouri
RadNet Data for Kansas City, Kansas
RadNet Data for Denver, Colorado
Ill be updating this post as more information is updated on the EPA website… If these nuclear power plants keep leaking at this rate; we will develop serious problems now and in the future! If you have any information you would like to send me please email me at email@example.com