Pissin' on the Roses

POTR blog follows and studies radiation detection events in the Midwest, and other places. Beginning with June 11, they have a very interesting study on a radiation event in South Bend, Indiana that occurred on June 6. The Geiger counter used in the detection experienced a “saturation”, and went to a ZERO reading for the duration of the event where particle detection exceeded the tube’s capacity. What we have seen in various movies, where the pipping of the counter goes higher and higher with the radiation – might not be the case in reality. In fact, some tubes, so it seems, go to a zero detection reading, when they are beat on rather hard.

 

Video from another source from June 7, with a completely different detection network in action.

 

Another video that references the counts from Radiation Network (RadNet).

See out Radiation Info page for other resources.

 

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