Visit to the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site » Scintillator count at 10 km

Scintillator count at 10 km

The scintillation detector records 4000 cpm where I am standing in this photo, 10 km north of Ground Zero. This value can be considered a normal background reference for the area, to which other values shown or discussed later can be compared.

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  1. Dear Carl, on this page (10km to north from Ground Zero) you measured 4000 cpm. How many it was in mR/h?
    Or what sensitivity was of your Detector SAINT-GOBAIN 12M3/1.12L ??
    And it was 50 years after last test in Ground Zero!! Thank you for excellent your Semipalatinsk photos.

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