Comments on: National Preparedness: Adventures in Radiation Monitoring http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/national-preparedness-adventures-in-radiation-monitoring/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: David Nash http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/national-preparedness-adventures-in-radiation-monitoring/#comment-15210 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:00:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1076#comment-15210 Sounds like a great program, especially with all the scare over Fukushima

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/national-preparedness-adventures-in-radiation-monitoring/#comment-15209 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:24:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1076#comment-15209 This is a good move that the EPA has dedicated the time in doing. this will definitely help with the threats of radiation, either from nature or from the grim apocalyptic visions of men.

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By: J.S. Barnette http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/national-preparedness-adventures-in-radiation-monitoring/#comment-15208 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:33:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1076#comment-15208 To Ed Gibson: Thank you for your comment. EPA’s RadNet monitors are designed to detect what is known as ionizing radiation. Radioactivity is the property of some atoms that causes them to spontaneously give off energy as particles or rays. Radioactive atoms emit ionizing radiation when they decay. Radiation that falls within the ionizing radiation range has enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from atoms, thus creating ions. This is the type of radiation that people usually think of as ‘radiation.’ Examples of radioactive substances include uranium, radium, thorium, and radon.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/national-preparedness-adventures-in-radiation-monitoring/#comment-15207 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 05:02:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1076#comment-15207 This sounds like a very important emergency response system. Nuclear Power plants are supposed to be safe, well regulated, and have redundent safety features. But accidents do happen. There was 3 Mile Island that was not supposed to happen and Chernoble in the old Soviet Union that was not supposed to happen. Mistakes and accidents do happen and will happen so long as there are human operators at the power plant controls. RadNet sounds like a valuable emergency warning and response system to assist first responders. Thank you and best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Ed Gilson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/national-preparedness-adventures-in-radiation-monitoring/#comment-15206 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:10:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1076#comment-15206 Are you speaking of normal radiation from the sun that causes roofs to heat up and reradiate through roof to living or working spaces below and that cause air conditioners to activate and esculate cooling bills?
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