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Thread: Volunteers with Geiger counters wanted

  1. #1 Volunteers with Geiger counters wanted 
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    Hi I am new, hello all!

    I was doing a little digging on fallout from Japan possibly reaching the UK and found this.

    http://www.weatherlogistics.com/word...-uk-from-japan

    Weather conditions in the northern hemisphere and the regional forecast both dramatically influence the impact of nuclear material on our part of the world from afar if solid nuclear material were to be released from the Fukushima plant in Japan within the next 24 hours, the public health effects are likely to impact the UK within 7 to 10 days
    I then thought I would take a look to see if there is a radiation map of the UK, I figured maybe the Met Office or someone might have hooked up Geiger counters around the country streaming the results to a website.

    I must have been feeling optimistic as there does not seem to be anything like that at least not in the public domain that I can find.

    I was thinking that it would make a cool Wiki project maybe Google Maps with Geiger counter readings from contributors with time/date comments.

    With enough contributors shenanigans could be ruled out just by looking at the overall picture.

    I don't envisage this as a tool for co-ordinating any kind of exodus or for creating mass panic!

    I see it more as an interesting project that might help raise awareness of any potential health risks (don't play in the rain kids!) if there are any to worry about.

    The best thing that could come of this is an anticlimax of lots of normal background radiation readings to put peoples mind at rest.

    Well what do you guys think?

    Any interest from Geiger counter owners out there?

    WikiRadMap?


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    Maybe you could contact Apple and have them add a sensor to the iphone5 ....there could be live updates from every iphone5 on the planet beginning mid-june/july.


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    That would indeed be very cool but I somehow doubt even Apple could scale down a Geiger counter to fit. I imagine this would also somewhat dent their profit margins so pretty unlikely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by webby
    That would indeed be very cool but I somehow doubt even Apple could scale down a Geiger counter to fit. I imagine this would also somewhat dent their profit margins so pretty unlikely!
    Sorry...was being a little snarky but, there really could be an app for that. One day, it'll be possible....they're already loaded with sensors.

    The smartphones are rapidly becoming pocket workstations....and more.
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    ^^That is OK mate I was just having a jibe back :wink:

    I was hoping there might be people with access to kit at universities etc. who might be interested in joining in.

    After doing a fair bit of reading the real risk is the particulates that may have been released and I doubt ground based Geiger counter readings would provide an accurate picture. Sampling rain water might be a better bet.

    I have been looking at buying a counter online the cheapest is about 150 cool gadget to have but a bit pricey eh!
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    Unless you consider 150 a fair price for peace of mind, you'd probably be better off saving your money and finding a reliable and non-sensationalist source of news and information. (Too many news outlets just want readership/ratings and will fear-monger to get it.)
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