Radiation Videos

Field Tests and Demonstrations

BEST/MATRR began our Community Radiation Monitoring Project aka Radiation Detectives in the fall of 2012 with a training session led by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) director, Lou Zeller. Our local group has established 50 monitoring sites surrounding and downwind of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in north Alabama, 28 miles west of Huntsville's city center; and we are increasing monitoring of Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant in Tennessee, which is about 18 miles north of Chattanooga.

Our group is fortunate to have a highly trained specialist in nuclear contamination and medical response, Garry Morgan, as our project director and monitoring trainer. Garry has assembled, utilized and maintained our equipment kits, and has expanded our methods over numerous field testing sessions, incorporating his training and studies of Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and State Radiation Health Control protocols.

Garry Morgan is also the group videographer and has carefully documented many of our monitoring efforts, which may prove helpful to those beginning their own monitoring projects. Garry offers in-the-field training for groups across the country, only charging for expenses, if you want to begin monitoring radiation in your area.


Field Tests Near Browns Ferry on Nov 28, 2012 + White Pelicans!

Radiation Monitoring on November 28, 2012, south and southwest of the Browns Ferry Alabama Nuclear Facility on the Tennessee River; monitoring included Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan Counties Alabama. The background reading for this trip was 36 CPM (counts per minute). Mild, sunny weather, 6-8 knot wind from the North-Northeast, temperature was 65 degrees F.

A non-profit video by BREDL/BEST/MATRR demonstrating our monitoring of the communities surrounding the TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Facility.

Windows Media Video (WMV) by Gretel Johnston, Charlie Seifried and Garry Morgan for BEST/MATRR; WMV systems license for background music.

American White Pelicans video: http://youtu.be/OKbm2oTwRcQ One of the small pleasures of our program, observation of wildlife.

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