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List of Radiation Radioactive Nuclear Fallout Monitoring Websites

March 14, 2011

Want to get your own data about radiation (nuclear fallout). There are several official and independent monitoring sites.

This blog post will be continually updated. 41th update: September 12th 2011. Please help to identify new radiation monitoring sites. Thank you.

Simple Radiation Dose Calculator: allows to estimate exposer to radiation, a more detailed one can be found at EPA (USA)

Radiation Network, USA: independent, monitors currently 14 locations in the USA – three around Seattle, one in California, update every minute
USA, EPA, official monitoring sites: Now with a new interactive site to view the collected data: You can also create an user account to view data from all their 100 air radiation monitoring stations across the US. Now also with a customer satisfaction survey! 
USA, Santa Monica, West LA: indpendent source, realtime, live stream video of geiger counter via ustream
Hawaii, USA: EPA monitoring data, realtime updated with approximate 1 hour delay
Seattle, Richland,Spokane,Tumwater, USA: updated daily

Switzerland Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz: Monitors Switzerland with 63 locations across at different hightes, updated daily.

Germany Bundesamtes für Strahlenschutz : 1800 monitoring stations across Germany, updated every 24 hrs (Link submitted by:
Garching, Munich, Germany: indpendent source, realtime

Japan: Largest community of independant monitoring sites with over 500 000 radiation data points across Japan.

Japan: Impressive number of monitoring stations visualized by Japanese Institute for Information Design. Also available as a list and in google earth. Updated regularly.

Japan: official prefectures monitoring sites, update several times per day, multi language support, graphical historical representation

Tokyo, Japan : independent sources, realtime and Mirror Site

Chiba, NE Tokyo, Japan: (currently offline)  indpendent source, realtime, live stream video of geiger counter via ustream

Japan: independent sources, regular update, graphical representation over time

Tokyo and Japan: 22 indpendent sources, shared via twitter, link to the data tables, updates at different intervals dependent on source (varies between minutes and hours) 

Further Sources, Japan plus 1 in Philippines: indpendent sources across Japan are continously coming now online. More and more crowd sourced readings available.  Additional sources  provided by Ryan and Susan in the Comment Section of this post. Thank you. Other independent source: Follow on Twitter;

Japan: in Japanese, over 50 data points, can someone give more detail on update frequency and origion of data ?

Japan Map: Showing radiation levels across region and where the data is originated . Article at Science Insider.

Indpendent Sources, Japan: Hokkaido, Fukushima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka

Japan, Nuclear Safety Division Ministry of Education Cluture Sports Science and Technology
Disaster Prevention Network for Nuclear Environment
: realtime monitoring, or see google interactive map (The Wall Street Journal)

Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan: Facebook Page, independent source, updated at different intervals

Tokyo Radioactive NOW (東京の放射線測定) on Facebook

Ibaraki, Japan: independent source, 72 km south of Fukushima Nuclear Plant  , updated daily

Onagawa, Nuclear Power Plant, Japan: no guidance on update frequency, please advise

Fukushima and other Towns in Japan: Tweets on radiation level several times per hour for Aizu-wakamatsu, Minami-Aizu-cho, Minami-soma, Fukushima, Shirakawa, Koriyama, Iwaki 

Kashiwazaki Kariwa Power Plant, Japan: seven monitoring stations, if you click on the monitoring data over the last five days is shown in diagram, updates every 30 minutes ? (Link submitted by Reinhard – see blog post comment section)

Tepco Radiation data Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant : Owner of the Nuclear Power Plant, updated several times per day

Gesellschaft für Anlagen u. Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) on radiation emissions from Nuclear Plants in Japan (Fukushima, Onagawa and Tokai): official site, updated at different intervals

Tokyo, Japan: independent source, update in average every 30 minutes  (Link submitted by Dominik Ratzinger,

Greenpeace, Japan: Past data measured by Greenpeace, no regular update

Currenlty offline: Tokyo, Japan: indpendent source, realtime, live stream video of geiger counter via ustream

Map of monitoring stations, Japan: 47 official monitoring sites across Japan. Daily upated on situation at

Radiation Visualisation, Japan: used data from existing official monitoring sites in Japan to visualize the amount of emitted radiation.

Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Observatory: Official monitoring site, hourly update of the radiation data of the 10 official radiation monitoring sites in Hong.

Hong Kong, China: Official monitoring site with 10 radiation monitoring stations across the territory of Hong Kong (incl. Islands), updated daily

Russia Offical monitoring sites: needs latest flash player to view (Link submitted by: http)://

Austria Strahlenfrühwarnsystem Österreich: Official monitoring sites with 100 locations across Austria

Serbia Official Monitoring Sites: 15 sites, update every 30 minutes (Link submitted by Siobhán

Slovenia, Official Monitoring Sites: Over 70 sites, updated regualar, measurement in Nanosievert

EURDEP (European Radiological Data Exchange Platform): Official Monitoring Stations (several hundred) showing radiactivity levels (map) across Europe. (Link submitted by Fred: more details on this exchange platform see comment from Fred in comment section of this post)

World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) : retrieval via ftp, no information on update frequency

Radiation Nuclear Fallout Volunteer Support Online Network: Connecting people globally who want to support or are supporting during this crisis, such as sharing radiation data or what to do when nuclear fallout comes to their community or help inform people who have no access to internet and to radiation data, etc…. Submitted by Network

General Overview of Effects of radiation contamination:
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization

Advise during nuclear fallout  in English and Japanese: no official document, can someone with expert knowledge confirm advise given.
Information was compiled from the following books in German by a reader of this post: Thank you.
Strohm, H. (1986): Was Sie nach der Reaktorkatastrophe wissen müssen. Frankfurt: Zweitausendeins.
v.Lichtenfels, K.L. (2005): Lexikon des Überlebens. Handbuch für Krisenzeiten. Köln: Anaconda.

World Nuclear Organisaton Reactor Database: currently 443 nuclear power plant, 62 in construction, 158 in planning status.

If you know of other radiation or radioactive tracking or monitoring sites that publish daily or more frequently data on their internetsites please  leave a comment or send me an email at Thank you.

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Is Linkedin helping you to find the next job or is it still a wishful thinking ?

March 4, 2011

I am asking myself this question after I have run some surveys. When I asked for the key purpose for being in Linkedin 38% wanted to attract a new job where 37% are there for networking. Link to survey.

When I asked the question on where you found your current job – dating back not more than three years: Link to survey.

53% found it through job search online (company website, job sites)

23% through professional networking (professional groups, colleagues)

and the rest through other classical channels.

What surprised me the most that none really none had attracted a new job via Linkedin.

What could be the reason ? Any success stories on your side that you can share ?

I read so much about strategies to find a new job via Linkedin and great advice but it seems the reality still looks different.

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