Homeland Security Seattle Area Radiation Testing Results May Be Withheld For National Security Purposes

Aerial Radiological Survey for King and Pierce Counties (Washington State Department Of Health):

A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measurement System will collect baseline levels of radioactive materials. The helicopter’s equipment can detect the presence of radioactive materials that emit gamma radiation such as cesium and radioactive iodine. The baseline would be used in the event of a radiation emergency to compare radioactive contamination to the normal levels found during this study. The Washington State Department of Health Office of Radiation Protection is overseeing the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The helicopter will fly a grid pattern spaced about 600 feet apart at an altitude of 300 feet, flying at 70 mph. The results will be provided to local agencies from the surveyed area by year-end. Some of the data may be withheld for national security purposes. The state Department of Health has been planning this project since 2009.



Are you doing the survey to find out how much radioactive material came from Japan?

This project is looking for radioactive material that exists in our environment. The survey isn’t focused on radioactive material from Japan.

1 thought on “Homeland Security Seattle Area Radiation Testing Results May Be Withheld For National Security Purposes

  1. they are testing to see how much radiation is coming from the red dwarf sun that’s about to pass by earth and hail comets, radiation, earthquakes from its MASSIVE gravitational pull, tsunamis like you’ve never imagined possible, and volcanoes spewing half the planets core out onto the surface, wiping damn near all life and remnants of our existence from the face of the earth. it happens every 25 000 years and the government is trying to reduce mass panic, and terrible rioting and chaos by hiding the facts from us since 1980. goodbye everyone : /

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