Radiation Monitoring Project (RMP) is a collaborative project of Nuclear Energy Information Service (IL), Sloths Against Nuclear State (NY) https://www.facebook.com/SANSnuclear and Diné NO NUKES (NM) www.dinenonukes.org that began in September 2014.
RMP is designed to help address the rampant and growing danger of radiation contamination throughout the United States and Canada by empowering people living in contaminated and frontline communities to be able to accurately measure radiation levels in and around where they live. This vital information will help people make life-saving decisions about what areas are safe and what areas need to be avoided. This data can also provide information about radiation leaks that are not being monitored or are being covered up by nuclear interests.
Radiation is invisible, odorless and tasteless. Radiation is toxic in all its forms and can cause various life-threatening illnesses even at low levels. Radioactive materials are emitted from nuclear reactors, weapon laboratories, uranium mining and processing sites, and waste storage facilities.
People living near these sites don’t know what kinds of risks they are being exposed to. They don’t know if radiation is leaking into their neighborhoods, into their water or food supplies. They don’t know if it’s safe to let their children play outdoors.
Nuclear interests do not have a good track record when it comes to monitoring and reporting radiation emissions at any of the sites where radioactive materials are found. It is vital for people living in contaminated areas and in areas near any of these sites (frontline communities) to have the ability to monitor radiation levels for themselves and to share that information with others in their respective communities. RMP gives people the tools to do just that.