December 15, 2017

Radnet Radiation Monitoring Network

“RadNet is a network of radiation monitors installed in the United States and maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which monitors the levels of radiation in the air.


The RadNet radiation monitoring network was little known until recently, but has become a widely discussed topic in the United States and across the globe after the earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan and caused the release of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plan.

It is believed that the radiation from Japan was released in dangerous levels and it could soon become a potential health problem for Americans, if not countered well in time – as radiation from Japan has already reached the United States.

Radnet

The EPA says that its RadNet system is in place, functioning properly, and is fully capable of detecting even a minute change in the radiation levels. Current radiation levels are listed as being normal, but RadNet will detect increases in radiation levels to warn if they are going to drift towards the dangerous levels.

EPA uses this data to keep a close check on the radiation levels in the environment, and maintain a historical record of radiation levels over time. You can download the RadNet data through internet as well.”

For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/radiation/rert/radnet-data.html

Earthquake Prediction Techniques Challenged in Japan

“Now that we have the benefit of hindsight, many scientists and geophysicists in Japan are now engaged in an argument about whether the earthquake prediction systems followed in Japan are dependable and have a level of acceptable accuracy.


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Robert Geller, a professor of geophysics at the University of Tokyo says that he has facts to back up his claim that it is just not possible to accurately predict earthquakes.

Mr. Geller’s main support for his view lies with the fact that the recent earthquakes struck in areas where the Japanese earthquake prediction had modeled that there was only a 0.01% (very small) probability of an earthquake striking.

This is the same region, which was hit by that massive 9 magnitude Earthquake on March 11th 2011.

Citing this, Robert Geller has asked the Japanese Government to convey to the public that it’s not possible to predict the Earthquakes.

In addition to Mr. Geller’s findings, there is clear dissension in the academic and Japanese earthquake predicting community. It should be noted that a 1979 law requires the Japan Meteorologial Agency to monitor Japan and the surrounding offshore areas for any earthquake activity, which is then reported to a panel of experts.

Their claim is that the current predicting system has been designed to work only for the region Southwest of Tokyo.”

For more information, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-13/japan-must-stop-forecasting-big-tokyo-quake-as-models-flawed-geller-says.html