Local Soil Testing Reports


June 2014 drain soil test

I have a large 30 square meter concrete slab that flows into one drain. It is an uncovered area at the time of sample collection. It had become full of runoff. This runoff had formed a fine soil with fine plant roots throughout it. When I cleaned the drain out, I collected a 526 grams sample, and placed it into a marinelli beaker for testing.

This is mainly the soil, minus the fine plant roots. I did not dry it out, so there would be some water content.

Lots of Lead Pb-210! A lot more Lead Pb-210 has been detected in this test, compared to previous local soil test.

Lead Pb-210 is the end product of atmospheric Radon Ra-222 decay daughter isotope washout, and has a half life of 22 years. Radon itself is a decay daughter of Uranium U-238 decay.

Are more Radon decay daughters being created in the atmosphere by the huge amount of nano sized Uranium Bucky Balls that were released from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunition?

When I do a scintillator test I usually have two MCA software programs running at the same time, Theremino and Becqmoni. This allows me to cross reference chart test results. Also, each software package has different advantages over the other. I used Becqmoni to work out the Pb-210 activity, in Becquerels per kilogram, for this soil sample.


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The rest of the spectrum is a mixture of Uranium and Thorium decay daughters, plus some Be-7. The peak around 186 keV is most likely Radium. Maybe just a concentrating effect of the of Pb-210 from the large concrete surface area into this drain.


Byron Bay Black Mineral Sand (14/09/2012) This is a sample of 194 grams of black mineral sand from Byron Bay in Norhtern New South Wales. It is around 35x times more radioactive than our local soil samples. Wave action and sand mining can concentrate naturally occuring radioactive minerals in sand.


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Glenview Soil test chart (06/09/2012) This 24 hour test was of  616 grams of soil sourced from a local semi rural area. It has the largest radioactive isotopic peak at 242keV for Lead Pb-214. Most soil tests will show this type of radioactive peak signatures it them. It is natural for peak heights to very for soil samples taken from different locations. See the other local soil test chart below for comparison, and for more detailed peak descriptions.


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Local soil sample chart has the largest radioactive isotopic peak at 242keV for Lead Pb-214. Most soil tests will show this type of radioactive peak signatures it them. It is natural for peak heights to very for soil samples taken from different locations.


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Unusual soil sample chart  The Blue peak in center of this test chart has since been identified as Beryllium Be-7 at 477 keV.


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