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.


'Radiation Detectives' Training Session – Oct. 6, 2012

The BEST/MATRR chapter of BREDL began its Radiation Monitoring Program with a training session. Lou Zeller of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) presented the 4 hour session which instructed volunteer participants in radiation monitoring basic procedures surrounding TVA Nuclear Power Facilities. BEST MATRR will be joining over 500 participants worldwide in civilian radiation monitoring. BEST MATRR volunteers will be monitoring radiation levels in communities surrounding TVA Nuclear Power Facilities under the direction of a Project Director. The project's duration is indefinite, but we plan to gather data for at least two years.