U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RadNet radiation monitors have detected renewed surges in air readings of dangerous beta radiation across the country. Over a dozen metropolitan test sites registered four-month highs.
Impacted cities include San Diego, Bakersfield, Phoenix, Amarillo, Montgomery and Madison. Some of these sites recorded beta readings literally going off the chart at 1,000 total beta counts per minute (CPM). EnviroReporter.com and others including experts and manufacturers, consider 100 CPM to be an alarm trigger. Many American cities surpassed this threshold in this latest reporting period.
[Read about this Death Valley radioactive rain in our article “Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch” on EnviroReporter.com]
Winter storm Boreas left more than snow-capped peaks and rain-drenched salt flats in Death Valley National Park over the weekend as it continues its deadly march across the nation.
The rain in the California national park far exceeded normal radiation levels as detected by EnviroReporter.com in multiple tests across the huge desert landscape.
Radioactive rain gave added meaning to the name of the hottest place on Earth with the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere. Excessive manmade radiation like that uncovered by EnviroReporter.com can cause blood and bone cancers, leukemia and genetic mutations.
The rare sustained precipitation tested over 31.5 times normal background radiation levels outside of the park’s visitor’s center in Furnace Creek November 23. Earlier in the day, rain radiation in Stovepipe Wells 24 miles northwest of Furnace Creek registered 29.7 times background.