by Pam McDonald, People’s Action for Clean Energy
Welcome to RadiationNetwork.com, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time.
How the Map Works: A growing number of radiation monitoring stations across the country (and world), using various models of Geiger counters, upload their radiation count data in real time to their computer using a data cable, and then over the internet to this web site. All of this is accomplished through GeigerGraph for Networks software. This system is completely automated — there is no manual posting of data required.
The site http://www.radiationnetwork.com gives you a list of compatible Geiger counters, maps of various locations around the world and where the readings are being recorded and sent to MineraLab, located in Arizona.
If you are taking readings and submitting them live to this project via their software, you have access to these advantages:
- You can live chat with Mineralab online and by phone if you are are having difficulties.
- The map itself has “layers” that you can turn on and off, that identify locations of airports, trains, roads, streets, rivers, secondary rivers, lakes, localized maps, city names.
- You can see information about various reading stations including their maximum and minimum readings.
- There is a button that equalizes readings (not all monitors are equally sensitive.)
- There are various graph options (trending graphs, average graphs for entire network, etc.) that you can see with simple and instant selections.
- You can search for sites, cities, etc. by name or state.
- It posts alerts for reading stations that have sudden or dangerous spikes in readings.
For more information about RadiationNetwork, please contact Pam McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.