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.


Make Radiation Visible Campaign – May 18, 2014

Scottsboro, Alabama - Radiation monitoring, utilizing SEI Inspector Geiger Counter and the URSA 2 multi-channel Analyzer.

Rain Event - weather front moved from west to east, 10 knot wind max. Thunderstorms early Sunday morning. Rain began Saturday, temperatures down to 54F. Monitoring began at end of rain event and continued for 2.5 hours. Radon progenies present along with other radionuclides. Possible nuclear medicine incineration waste identified, Tl 201-thallium 201 which is widely used in nuclear medicine for cardiac perfusion studies. Cesium 137 and breakdown isotope from Zircalloy cladding from nuclear fuels-Sb125 Unidentified energies may be other isotopes of Cesium and significant Sn 129 which is further indicative of the Zircalloy cladding breakdown as evidenced by the Antimony, Sb 125.

Many thanks to members and donors of BEST/MATRR's Make Radiation Visible Community Radiation Monitoring Project.

A non-profit Windows Media Video production by Garry Morgan; creative commons free usage license for background music by the Diablo Swing Orchestra, song-Heroines.

Video sponsored by BEST/MATRR in support of environmental stewardship and open government. For more information go to http://www.matrr.org