Tonight was the first time I watched a video on youtube by a guy who goes by the name connectingdots1. Here is a link to the video.
This video inspired me to do exactly what he did, which was to wipe down the windshield of my car during a rainstorm with a paper towel to measure the radiation from the rain collected in the paper towel. I measured the paper towel before and after wiping the windshield, and the result was upsetting! The geiger counter sounded its alarm! And it does repeatedly every time I measure the paper towel. This means it's a dangerous radiation level.
The background radiation was approximately thirty counts per minute, but I counted over one hundred counts per minute from the wet paper towel!
It's an old counts per minute geiger counter, so I can't tell you the exact reading, but I'm going to go to the local Department of Marine Resources here in Maine and ask them to analyze the sample. Regardless of the lab's results, I encurage everyone who has this capability to repeat the process and share your' results. I'm afraid its time to stop waiting for our government to tell us that it's radioactive outside, and go find out for ourselves!
So what are we going to do about the radiation in the rain?