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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.

Area G NE Corner
LANL Area G Northeast Corner, NM
2/26/2004Ed LopezThe gamma spikes recorded on the Area G NEWNET Stations, on February 22 and 24, 2004, were caused by snow and rain on those dates.Station InfoData Graph
8/27/2003Allen TreadawayThis station has once again been struck by lighting from recent thunderstorms, resulting in the internal phone modem being damaged. It is down and will be returned when new sensors are replaced and repaired. The system will be modified to hopefully prevent these electrical surges from further damaging additional sensors and components.Station InfoData Graph
8/18/2003D YoungReplaced RSS-131 gamma detector at approximately 19:00 GMT.Station InfoData Graph
6/30/2003Allen TreadawayThe gamma sensor (PIC) was calibrated on 6/30/03 at about 10:40 MDT using small Cs-137 source, #812-44-1.The spike is a result.Station InfoData Graph
6/9/2003Ed LopezGamma spikes duringthe last week of May were caused by rainfall events at Area G.Station InfoData Graph
6/9/2003Ed LopezGamma spikes during the last week of May were caused by rainfall events at Area G.Station InfoData Graph
3/21/2003D YoungAt 21:45Z to around 22:30Z, a power outage at LANL caused the station to lose power. A data gap resulted from the power outage.Station InfoData Graph
1/13/2003D YoungAt approximatly 1800Z The firmware was upgraded in the RSS-131 gamma detector. This should resolve the sub-zero temperature data issues. Pressure spike at 1800Z was created when the RSS-131 restarted, after the firmware upgrade.Station InfoData Graph
12/2/2002D YoungOn Nov. 28th, a software error caused the temperature reading to be incorretly reported. I have fixed the problem as of Dec. 2.Station InfoData Graph
11/27/2002D YoungAt approximately 7:15Z, the RSS-131 temperature reached 0 to sub-0 temperature. The RSS-131 currently has a problem when temperatures go below 0. We have contacted the manufacturer about the problem, so hopefully it will be resolved soon.Station InfoData Graph
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