A Glowing Concern
I recently watched the movie "Chernobyl Diaries", and in doing so have had my interest in nuclear energy rekindled. In doing further reading on radiation and the aspects of surviving a nuclear incident (accidental or otherwise) I find myself wondering;
Where can I, as a civillian with limited funds and knowledge, acquire a working, reliable, and easy to use Geiger Counter, or other radiation detection device, that doesnt require a degree in physics and mathematics to operate?
Although the threat of the great red menace is gone, the threat of a nuclear war, or simple accident at a nuclear reactor (like the south anna reactor about 15 miles from my house) still remains. This concerns me greatly, and I was wondering what all of you well informed and knowledgable people here at CTD might have to suggest on this topic. I am looking for some sort of radiation detector that is simple to use, requires no calibration (or if thats not possible at least suggest where I could get one calibrated, or where I could learn to calibrate it myself), and is relatively cheap and portable (lightweight). I did search ebay for geiger counters, but am wary to buy one without any knowledge of how to operate, calibrate, or determine the meaning of the readout of one. Any light you guys could shed on this subject would be appreciated.
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