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Monitoring Gamma Radiation

The Neighborhood Environmental Watch Network, known as NEWNET, is able to give early indications of increases in radiation due to radioactive particulates in the air.

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LANL East Gate, NM
3/22/2004Mike McNaughtonThe 21.85 microR/h spike at 02:00 GMT on 3/22/2004, and the other peaks (typically 19 microR/h) since March 9 are the result of LANSCE emiisions.Station InfoData Graph
3/9/2004Mike McNaughtonThe 19 micro-R/h gamma peaks on March 9 and 10 result from LANSCE emissions.Station InfoData Graph
6/26/2003Allen TreadawayA calibration of the gamma sensor (PIC) was performed 6/26/03 at about 14:30 MDT. Station InfoData Graph
5/28/2003Mike McNaughtonThe 101.5 microR/h spike at 08:15 GMT May 28 does not coincide with a high gamma reading at the adjacent "East Gate Old" station, so I conclude the 101.5 reading was caused by electronic noise. This happened previously at this station on October 7, 2002.Station InfoData Graph
5/27/2003D YoungThunderstorms over the Memorial day weekend had shutdown the Gamma detector. The Detector was reset at approximately 2000 GMT, and appears to be functioning correctly.Station InfoData Graph
3/31/2003Allen TreadawayThe gamma display box model 1013) failed at about 03:15 UTC on 03/31/03 which caused the gamma readings to drop to near zero. The model 1013 display box was repaired and the station became operational again at about 17:45 UTC. Station InfoData Graph
3/6/2003Allen TreadawayThis station has been returned to a normal status. Qwest has repaired the phone line and all stored data is being retreived and plotted.Station InfoData Graph
3/3/2003Allen TreadawayThis station is down for repairs. The phone line and modem communications has been lost. Data has not been received since 03/01/03 at 02:45 UTC. Qwest has been notified to begin repairs but unsure how long this will take. Station InfoData Graph
10/25/2002Mike McNaughtonThe dose rates of 20.1, 26.4, and 19.7 microR/h at 2015, 2030, and 2045 Z October 24 were from the calibration source on the adjacent East-Gate-Old station.Station InfoData Graph
10/22/2002April BaldonadoAt 1625Z Kevin Anderson put a calibration source on the gamma detector to perform a calibration test. Source will be removed at 1650Z.Station InfoData Graph
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