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Offline iflyM3

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2011, 06:31:03 pm »
@shady

Agreed!  :)

I think if Ap15e and the few other talented ppl on this forum can make Vera do something that Homeseer and Crestron can't do then thats super b@dass! 

Can your Crestron system open the shades, unlock the doors, turn off your water valve, turn off major appliances, and turn on all the lights in the event of an Earthquake? No? oh, thats too bad.  Vera can. lmao.  Maybe its just the geek in me, but I think that would be really cool.
Vera 2 UI5 (1.5.622)... and too many Z-Wave/Ethernet/Wi-Fi devices to list.

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2011, 07:08:05 pm »
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Lastly, why do you guys really care that much?  If you're worried about Japanese radiation, don't be (as an American).

I'm astonished that live radiation data doesn't seem to be publicly available. Even the German ODL (http://odlinfo.bfs.de/) doesn't provide live data.

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Sites like NEI (http://nei.cachefly.net/newsandevents/information-on-the-japanese-earthquake-and-reactors-in-that-region/) and IAEA (http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsunamiupdate01.html?wwparam=1300226332) are providing real information without the sensationalism.

AFAIK, the only source of real information is http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html ...

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2011, 07:20:08 pm »
I'm at awe that this information is not made publicly available as well.  You would think that it would be made so.  However, it's probably because they don't want to cause mass panic if something major occured.

on another note:
Does anyone know how to get to the directory on Vera 2 where the old DAD luup files are stored?  I have root access via SSH, trying to find out how to get to the directory where the files are.  I'd like to delete the old DAD files so that I can install this handy dandy nifty new one that Ap15e created.
 Thank you so much!!!

-disregard, i'm just going to upload the new files.  thank you Ap15e.
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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2011, 07:36:45 pm »
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I'm at awe that this information is not made publicly available as well.  You would think that it would be made so.  However, it's probably because they don't want to cause mass panic in the event if something major did occur.

There are tsunami warning centers (http://ptwc.weather.gov/), hurricane warning centers (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/), ...

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I'd like to delete the old DAD files so that I can install this handy dandy nifty new one that Ap15e created.  Thank you so much!!!

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=5466.msg35376#msg35376

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 12:50:06 pm »
Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency. Data about radiation measurements can be found http://193.219.133.11/

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2011, 07:56:27 pm »
Haha, well I'm all for custom solutions to any problem if it gives us bragging rights!

TEPCO is obviously at the heart of it all.  IAEA, WANO, NEI, and the NRC are all legit international or US information sources as well.

It's not that surprising that the information from the legit sources is not publicly available live.  The Dept. of Homeland Security wouldn't want to publish the location of their monitors.  The whole point of them is to detect suspicious activity.  So if a terrorist knows their locations they're easy to avoid.  As for nuclear plants, hospitals, etc. the live monitoring is generally going to be inside the facility, which has nothing to do with dose to the public.  The way the regulations are worded, nuclear licensees are required to demonstrate that the dose to the public is less than X each YEAR. More often than not they use passive detectors in various locations, then collect them a couple of times a year and demonstrate that the total dose did not exceed the regs.

That said, here's a source that has some live data in the US:
http://www.radiationnetwork.com/
It's worth noting that it appears that's all data collected by amateurs with amateur grade equipment.  Background radiation levels can vary significantly based on several factors, but I suppose that data would tell you if something major happened very close by.


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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2011, 02:16:00 am »
OK, I found about as good of data as you're going to get (available to the public).

From the EPA, they have sites all over the country and update data every few hours it looks like:
https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/showMap.do (click on points to see data)

or the text version:
https://cdxnode64.epa.gov/radnet-public/monitorView.do

So have at it.

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2011, 06:24:13 am »
Thanks for the links.

Do you know whether the EPA site provides equivalent dose rates (rem/h, Sv/h, ...)?

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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2011, 12:45:13 pm »
For all intents and purposes here, mR/hr = mrem/hr and 100 mrem = 1 mSv, 100 rem = 1 Sv, etc.

Rem and Sv are both metric systems, Sv is the SI unit of choice but of course us Americans are stubborn and stuck with rem.
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Re: Local dose rate device
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2011, 07:18:51 am »