Curious, why didn’t he wait and take measurements from the rain for a comparison? If the rain was that close he could have hung out for a couple minutes and drive through the rain, then used a paper towel to soak up the rain from the front bumper which is exposed to the most rain, hence the radiation. I’m not trying to be cynical so please correct me if I’m wrong, but scientific, thorough and well thought out aren’t things that are coming to mind when the radioactivity is being carried in the rain where cows and other animals that we consume, have ingested radioactive water, grass, seed.
Rainwater gets into the water tables and makes it’s way up the food chain from there, so if I were living in that area it would be nice to know how much radiation didn’t get “diluted” while on it’s journey across the Pacific ocean.
Uploaded by dutchsinse on Jun 9, 2011
Conversion chart for CPM to mSv/h is here:
This measurement was made on June 8, 2011 at approx. 200pm MST. It indicates ” HIGH moderate levels” of radiation. Alert level is considered anything over 100CPM by the radiation network …
Radiation background measurement, taken over the course of 10 minutes was 79.9 CPM .
Total 10 minute count = 799 = 79.9 CPM
Location: Howell, Utah
Coordinates : 41 50 31 N , 112 26 05 W
Elevation : 4658 feet