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.
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: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet-data-map.html. 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: http://ausbildung.klausbuechi.de/?p=610)
Garching, Munich, Germany: indpendent source, realtime
Japan: safecast.com: 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
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
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 ?
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
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
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
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
Austria Strahlenfrühwarnsystem Österreich: Official monitoring sites with 100 locations across Austria
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 email@example.com. Thank you.
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