Here are some links to help you do your best a keeping clean from the inevitable fallout that we will receive from the developing situation in Japan’s power plant. As of this moment – Sunday night March 20th, it seems that (at least by some accounts) the Japanese have supposedly regained some control over the situation, cooling 2 of the 3 reactors that were on the edge.
Currently the release of radiation seems to be marginal – however since “official” sources are pretty much crap, misleading and trying to get you to forget this ever happened, we put our heads together to find out realistically what we could do.
Much to our (happy) surprise, we have found several online volunteer, citizen monitoring sites that are pretty cool – and probably the very best way for all of us to monitor the situation as far as fallout in our regions – certainly we’re not going to get any honesty from our government.
There’s plenty of advice on how to deal with the iodine issue online – but good luck finding any products left at this point – the easiest/still available is kelp/seaweed and it looks like the radiation amounts we will be dealing with in this country (the US) will be small enough that actual potassium iodide will not be at all necessary.
Here’s the 2 monitoring stations we found – both operate in real time. If we see significant increases, we’ll disconnect our water collecting, cover our compost piles and eat lots of seaweed/kelp. We’re blessed with the greenhouse – it will protect quite some in the case of radioactive rain that would otherwise contaminate the crops.
Online Geiger Counter #1
Online Geiger Counter #2 – Radiation Network
Keep safe everyone, and do a meditation/prayer for the Japanese.
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