Radiation Network

Categories: Health

Radiation Network map
After the March 11, 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan, the resulting Pacific tsunami, and the battles to contain and regain control of several nuclear reactors, the threat of radioactive contamination in the U.S. became real.  My concern was that neither the Japanese nor the U.S. government would tell people when radioactive contamination was at dangerous levels.  So I began searching to find out who monitors radiactive levels in the U.S.  I found the Radiation Network, a site showing radiation levels at various locations throughout the country.  The site is run by Mineralab, LLC of Prescott, Arizona.

The site also provides links to geiger counters and software that you can use to become an active participant in the network.  Will monitoring radiation levels become the new ham radio hobby of the future?

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