I have been in contact with a person In New Zealand who just sent me information of a detection of a high level radiation cloud passing over Dunedin New Zealand. You will find a copy of his email correspondence below. This chart is the recorded background radiation level during this event. Visual observation saw peaks reach an incredible 1.89 uS/Hr !
Now that I have regained my composure, I thought I would write. It has been a wild afternoon! I shall write you a report upon what was observed later, if you wish to publish it, you can. Feel free to include those images on your website.
The steady-ish readings of 0.81 (photo) were taken when I came in off the street. It was briefly reading 1.89 on the street in the wind. I decided to come inside asap to the back yard, and then left the GS sitting outside for a while (0.25 photo) - checking on it. I'm in a relatively sheltered section. There was no way I was going to stand in ~2 microSieverts per hour in the wind!! No detectable radiation on me as such, it appears to be in the air. I can only speculate as to what it is. To be honest, it scared the cap out of me!
I remember waste drums putting out 1.2 micros per hour ... but almost 2 in the wind - well?! You don't stand in that and wait around. So far, I've kept it relatively quiet from the press, and shall continue to monitor - as we have a rain front system approaching from the South. I'm not sure how to handle this, as I wish to maintain a very very low profile.
It is clear, that both ARPANSA and NRL are intentionally playing dumb. That said, it is probably best that I feed information to you, and it can be used at your end effectively. I'm now set up with camera and logging everything on 1 minute sampling (in case the data fouls on transfer and also that a photographed reading says more than a data point)"
Here is his follow up report.
Please find the following notes.
Notes re yesterday:
On Sunday 29/1/2012 at 13:30 local time an increase in radiation inside was noted. This was investigated, and found to be emanating from the atmosphere itself. Wind conditions were gusting to strong from the NW direction at the time. Standing in the street, a peak climbing rate of 1.89 microSieverts/hr was noted (the observer did not remain to see how high it would go, as it was considered unwise to do so).
The Gammascout was reset to collect data (as its memory was full), and the sampling window set to 1 minute.
Several excursions were made outside to investigate the conditions, and the results can be seen in photographs and in the logs supplied. These were recorded in a sheltered 'back yard'. These logs did not record the peak events see earlier, unfortunately.
From 16:51 events were recorded inside. The Gammascout memory was downloaded when it was full. Outside natural background average is 0.10-0.12 micro Sv/hr, inside average ranges from 0.15-0.18 microSv/hr.
Further monitoring will take place in conditions when the wind direction is from the Tasman Sea. Further photographs await processing on 35 mm film."
Another radiation cloud, this time a massive 4.5 uS/Hr passing over Dunedin New Zealand 1st February 2012, around 1 to 2am in the morning, during a rain event!
" The GS unit wasn't set properly after the first recorded spike. Hence, the uncorrected date data was published. The time is correct, for the date specified ... it was never envisioned that fallout would be here, and the date was never correctly set after its last service.
The missing patch between the logs is the down time for the GS uni switching from 1 minute to 7 day logging as the memory fills.
Average 24 hours is 0.14 ... climbing to 0.23/0.24 and higher for these events ... and lasting for a while post ... dropping to 0.14 from 0.23 ... inside.
The dip after the heavy counts is really curious, and has been seen with several GS units. There is not explanation ... none. But it is real ... the ocean/beach rate here is 0.03 to 0.05 micro/hr ... land is a bit warmer.
The evening that it occurred coincided with a heavy brief downpour .... when the rain stopped, so did the radiation. The drops were really large, and weird ... also, there had been fallout previous to the unit being reset - you can see the earlier blips. Some of the earlier zeros are from guests playing with the unit resetting it. These were recorded inside - outside would have been hotter. You can see the different spikes as the gs unit was moved to the window ... the window was slammed shut ... and there is 2 feet of brink and mortar in this place! Solid as!!
We have had a smaller event her recently also with the rain ... as the ground dries up, it does as well. Background stays elevated for a bit ... then it disperses. Short half life and mobile. Either or, in the rain, or free in the wind ... with small amounts of residue ... "
Here is the location of Dunedin. It is on the south island of New Zealand, what I considered to be one of the safest places on the planet, if a Nuclear disaster like Fukushima happened. So what is going on?
Latest potrblog video provides a good explanation of what is happening with the jet stream air currents at present. A split in the jet stream has occurred which is driving some of the Fukushima fallout radiation into the Southern Hemisphere.
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