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.


Community Radiation Monitoring – BEST/MATRR Dec. 3, 2013

Scottsboro, Alabama - A Continuation of the BEST/MATRR Community Radiation Monitoring Program. This video was recorded on December 3, 2013 off of Gant Rd. during a rain event. High count was 354. At 50 minutes, a 1/3rd disintegration of the radionuclides present was witnessed; half life was reached at 60 minutes.

Surface wipe sample returned to background level at 2 hours, indicating radionuclides other than radon progenies. Gama radiation was present penetrating 4 layers of folded aluminum foil at 50%. This monitoring indicates radon progeny radionuclides and another unidentified radiation source other than radon.

A non-profit Windows Media Video (WMV) Production by BREDL/BEST/MATRR member Garry Morgan. WMV systems license for background music.

Supporting environmental stewardship. For more information about BEST/MATRR go to http://www.matrr.org