Crowd-sourced radiation data being collected in Japan
June 24, 2011 6:20 AM   Subscribe

SAFECAST is helping people in Japan (with internet access) review amateur and official radiation data.
posted by jeffmac (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Cool. When will Nebraska's be up?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:46 AM on June 24, 2011

I remember there was an attempt to do this in the UK in the years after Chernobyl. Since this was pre-web, it was all done with 300 baud modems and 8-bit computers taking readings from an anemometer and a G-M tube. Somewhat expensive back then. Wish I could remember the name, or what became of the project and its data.
posted by scruss at 7:06 AM on June 24, 2011

I am so worried about he Japanese people, they have been hitting hard by Earth quakes. My heart goes to them right now.
posted by salcha00 at 7:52 AM on June 24, 2011

Cool. When will Nebraska's be up?

You could always buy a geiger counter and volunteer to provide amateur data. See Radiation Network.
posted by quadog at 9:09 AM on June 24, 2011

Here is some information about radiation levels in the Western United States.

Here are questions asked of an expert on radiation, on the Washington Post website.

Here are three more sources.
posted by Vibrissae at 9:29 AM on June 24, 2011

Readings in square are above the average geiger counter readings prior to March 11, 2011 (35 cpm).

Readings in square are taken, whereas before we weren't taking readings.
posted by alby at 12:55 PM on June 24, 2011

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