Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center
has finished one on the most important ways to show the tracking of the
radiation, using the data from many different radiation tracking stations.
NETC Video will display the conditions of the radiation station over the
last 24 hours.
On the map, press
to start the video, press Animate to pause it.
You can check the chart on any of the station if you are a Chart Member of
NETC. Starting November 1, 2015 all Chart Members will need to renew their
membership so NETC will have enough cash flow to finish some of the other
projects. NETC has kept this project running as long as it could, now it is
time for help from the people that use it.
Only Radcon-3 Radcom-4 and Radcon-5 levels are shown.
Radcon-3 (about one and half deviations from the middle of the range) .
Radcon-4 (top of the 3 month range for that radiation station) . color
Radcon-5 (current radiation is greatly above the top of the range) - Alert
condition for that area, according to all the data that NETC has collected
over the past 8 years. This is not Alarm/ Danger condition because many
other factors must be considered, like type of radiation, exposure rate, and
others. NETC only tracks the radiation that is reported from private and
government radiation stations.
Here are facts that NETC has learned from building this software model:
- Radiation blows in the wind, so the stations may go from Radcon-1 to
Radcon-5 Alert condition in one hour. The EPA Radnet radiation stations
only update their stations every 6 hours, so the radiation may be over
before EPA sends out the data. Can the EPA fix this problem . Yes, will
they . No.
- Radiation is averaged over an one hour time frame on the EPA Radnet
stations, so we can only use the data that EPA Radnet sends out. Can the
EPA fix this problem . Yes, will they . No.
- Watching the Japanese radiation station and the North East US stations,
a pattern has emerged, during the cold winter months, the radiation levels
decrease to the lowest levels. Living in colder climates may have some
- Many people have called the local police or EPA about the Radcon-5
Alerts levels. The only answer they receive is NETC is not an official
government company, Thank God, we are not, because government can take any
data and make it look good. The government uses a long period to average
the radiation at any given radiation station. The idea would be acceptable
if radiation moves as slow as the government itself. Radiation that NETC
tracks moves in the wind, crosses oceans in days, or shows up in minutes
from our nuclear power plants. NETC using a shorter time period of the
last three months to calculate the radiation NORM ( Natural Occurring
Radioactive Material ) range. The range is set so the next day when the
current radiation is collected, a Radcon value between 1 . 5 is set. As
you can see, we track the radiation based on a three month range window.
We do not state if the radiation is dangerous because we do not have the
information to make that conclusion.