Health Canada’s Fixed Point Surveillance Network’s Vancouver Island radiation dose data is not up to date… website data ends at 2010

 

 

Ms. Leona Aglukkaq

HEALTH MINISTER LEONA AGLUKKAQ:

CORPORATIST TORY’S SILENT SMILING FACE

 

Warmongering globalist Canadian newspapers ran a story on Friday announcing that Health Canada will be installing 9 new radiation detectors in the West, apparently in response to public concern over possible radiation fallout from Japan.

In response to a request from a California reader for more information on this story, I consulted the Health Canada website, and found that that agency already has in place a network of radiation sensors across Canada called the Fixed Point Surveillance Network (FPSN).

There are apparently five radiation detectors in Health Canada’s national NPSN on Vancouver Island, located at Metchosin, Nanaimo, Saanich, Sidney and Victoria.

They apparently test for the so-called ‘noble gases’ Argon-41, Xenon-133 and Xenon-135, ‘as well as the total combined external dose from all sources, measured as Total Air KERMA.’

Alarmingly, radiation dose data from these five Vancouver Island FPSN locations is not currently shown at the Health Canada website, which only shows data for 2010.

Health Canada really needs to update its radiation dose data information at all West Coast locations in the Fixed Point Surveillance Network, and it needs to be explained in simple layman’s language.

 

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, President

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition

Victoria

 

 

HEALTH CANADA NEEDS TO UPDATE ITS RADIATION DOSE DATA:

Map of Canada with Fixed Point Surveillance monitoring network

Fixed Point Surveillance Network map shows location of radiation monitoring devices in Canada.

The Fixed Point Surveillance (FPS) network monitors public radiation dose due to radioactive materials in the atmosphere. The FPS network is used primarily to measure the external dose from three noble gases in particular; Argon-41, Xenon-133 and Xenon-135, as well as the total combined external dose from all sources, measured as Total Air KERMA.

 

Background of the Fixed Point Surveillance Network

 

 

The Fixed Point Surveillance (FPS) network began in April 2002 with the purchase of twenty-five Sodium-Iodide (NaI) detectors by the Radiation Protection Bureau (RPB) of Health Canada to monitor nuclear facilities in Canada. Around the same time the federal government’s Next link will take you to another Web site Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI) awarded funding to RPB for an additional 30 detectors to be deployed across Canada.

The location for each of the detectors in the FPS network was selected strategically to monitor the public for exposure to radiation sources. Monitoring stations were installed in the following areas:

  • Around the six major Canadian nuclear facilities.
  • Near ports where nuclear vessels may berth.
  • In many major population centres across Canada.

Please refer to the FPS network map for more detail.

In addition to the equipment side of the FPS network, a significant amount of effort went into creating a data management system at RPB for handling all the measurement data collected by the stations. This involved setting up servers and modems, installing or programming software applications and creating databases, all the while paying special attention to redundancy and security.

The data from the FPS network is being shared with the Next link will take you to another Web site Canadian Meteorological Centre for validation of their atmospheric dispersion models. Also, in the event of an emergency, the FPS data will be used by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of theNuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (NEPRD) of Health Canada.

The installation portion of this project was completed in April 2005. Operation and maintenance of the network and daily data analysis continues as well as improvements to the network and analysis methods.

 

 

The Health Canada radiation sensors are placed near the six active ‘major Canadian nuclear facilities, ports where nuclear vessels berth, or major population centres across Canada,’ according to Health Canada’s website.

This would explain the presence of the radiation sensors in Victoria, Metchosin and Nanaimo, as it is a long-established fact that dangerous nuclear ships of the US Navy have been anchored near the Canadian Navy’s Pacific Command port of Esquimalt, the provincial capital Victoria’s port and at the Canadian Forces base at Nanoose for many years.  

The Victoria International Airport is located at Sidney.

Radiation dose data at the Health Canada website is not current, however, despite the current crisis in Japan.

 

 


 

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, President

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition

Victoria

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7 Responses to Health Canada’s Fixed Point Surveillance Network’s Vancouver Island radiation dose data is not up to date… website data ends at 2010

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    HEALTH CANADA ANNOUNCES NINE NEW RADIATION MONITORING STATIONS @ VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST:

    http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Health+Canada+open+nine+radiation+monitoring+stations+coast/4467888/story.html

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  3. goyodelarosa says:

    Thanks very much for your links, Mike and Bill.

    I will check out these sites and see if I can fashion CCC posts out of what I learn.

    Blessings to both of you.

    PEACE

    Gregory Hartnell

  4. z says:

    May 2011 – Weekly Radiation Concentration (mBq/m³ and Bq/m³)

    Given that the levels of radiation reaching Canada from Japan continue to be within normal background levels, Health Canada has changed the frequency of publishing the data from all monitoring networks on the Website to a single day once a week starting the first week in May.

    Summary: Data received indicates no health risks to Canadians

    June 2011 – Weekly Radiation Concentration (mBq/m³ and Bq/m³)

    Data for Xe-133 from Japan is below reporting levels and no longer appears in the table.

    July 2011 – Weekly Radiation Concentration (mBq/m³ and Bq/m³)

    Summary: Data received indicates no health risks to Canadians

  5. goyodelarosa says:

    Well, “z”, that’s great news for people stupid enough to believe anything and everything put out by the lying Canadian government.

    I interpret your intervention here as an instance of a make-work project for sold-out apologists for the dying nuclear industry.

    During a planetary emergency, the feds ‘change the frequency of publishing the data,’ you say?

    That should be a wake-up call to anyone thinking about this problem seriously, which apparently you aren’t, otherwise you would call them on such nonsense.

    Sorry, but I don’t trust such infrequently released ‘data’ during this ongoing emergency, and I encourage others to be wary of it also.

    We should have daily radiation readings provided to Canadians by their government, and this ‘data’ should be confirmed by impartial third parties of concerned scientists, for the duration of this emergency, and they should be published on the front page of the dailies, every day.

    The latest info I heard on Fukushima is that the damaged reactors are still not properly ‘contained’, nor are they expected to be so until at least six months from now.

    That means we are all being washed by General Electric radiation every day, and there is not much that can be done about it, except to expect more real information from the ‘authorities,’ so that we can at least know what dangers we face when walking out the door.

    It is obvious to me and many others that our government is involved in a conspiracy of silence, effectively, a cover-up, so that the long-suffering Canadian people don’t call for the complete shut-down of nuclear energy in Canada.

    – Gregory Hartnell

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