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Due to a two hour loss of power, my graph seen a sharp drop. Please don't be confused by it.


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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:44 am
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My graph has not had the spikes that it normally does and I'm afraid that is my fault, because I should have replaced my outside filter on the 6th of December. I have forgot and the filter currently in there has been in since November 6th. I hope to get a new filter today and replace it. Of course even with my current filter, a large nuclear accident would still be detected by my setup but I really want more sensitivity to small changes in the outside radiation levels by using a filter that is no more than a month old. I will make a note herein once I have replaced the unit with a new HEPA filter.

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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:44 pm
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I just now (12-26-2015 @ 9:06 a.m. CST) replaced the outside HEPA filter so we should fully expect my stations levels to rise some due to better airflow which in turn traps more radiation.

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South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:15 am
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Sure enough, there is a jump from 19 to 29 CPM on your average (blue) graph right after you changed the filter, but now it's close to the Dec 24th average reading, but maybe with more variation hour-to-hour due the higher airflow.

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Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:11 pm
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While a spike can be seen below in the graph (highlighted in yellow) as a result of a new HEPA filter on 12-26-2015 which allowed better airflow and therefore more radiation was trapped & detected, the average level did return to near the pre-filter change average. Having said that, this most recent radiation spike is concerning. The NETC Saint Charles Illinois private station confirms my stations current elevated radiation readings. I'm having no rain or snow and it's 19 degrees so the current snow on the ground is not melting. Any possible radiation within the current snow on the ground is still likely staying trapped within.


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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:58 am
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Seen below is a 2 year one day average graph showing my areas outside background radiation levels using my outside 24/7 radiation monitoring station. As you can see, the background radiation levels have clearly become higher. I believe the cause is likely (mostly) a result of Fukushima and its out of control (core meltdown) reactors. There are many other possible factors (U.S. nuclear plants, WIPP in New Mexico, West Lake Landfill in St. Louis or even the Handford WA nuclear site) that could be contributing.

This nuclear waste will last centuries and continue to increase our cancer risks and mutations. Anyone who believes nuclear power is a safe (green) energy is either making money off it or clearly hasn't studied the truth about it.


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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:28 pm
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I replaced my filter today February 6, 2016 between 2:22 & 2:30 pm CST as seen on my graph with the drop.

I changed this filter at the same time that my station and others around me were trending an elevated level at RADCON 2.

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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:51 pm
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I just replaced my filter on March 18, 2016 at 1:13 p.m. CST.

As seen in this screen shot below taken just before I replaced my filter, you can see several stations around mine that are showing elevated readings. Yes I should have replaced my filter earlier, shame on me again.


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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:24 pm
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It's only been an hour since I put the new filter in and already you can see that my station is now in line with the readings of stations around me, showing elevated readings. I fully expect my station to eventually match the St. Charles Illinois station.

In the above screen shot the St. Charles Illinois private station (same equipment & outside setup as mine) shows a RADCON 5 ALERT level. Now in the most recent screen shot seen below we can see that while my station has went up in detection of radiation, the St. Charles Illinois station has went down to a RADCON 3 in radiation detection. The reasoning for my increase is easy to explain, my new HEPA air purifier filter (located outside) is allowing more airflow to pass through and therefore trapping more radiation thus better detection of CPMs.


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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:19 pm
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My recent elevated outside radiation readings are a concern to me. It seems from looking at other stations (EPA included) that it's coming from the West, Fukushima is always a possibility. My family is staying inside during these elevated levels because we believe the "LESS RADIATION IS BEST" model for our health.


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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:45 am
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