Report: 1.68 microsieverts an hour detected in Canadian rain water sample — Geiger counter display reads “DANGEROUS RADIATION BACKGROUND”

Geiger counter display of radiation test of rain in Lake Louise, Canada reads “DANGEROUS RADIATION BACKGROUND” and shows a reading of 1.68 uSv/hr.

The location were the reading was recorded is part of a pristine Banff National Park.

Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Improvement District No. 9 Banff (Banff National Park).[2] It is named for the nearby Lake Louise, which in turn was named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, and the wife of John Campbell, the 9th Duke of Argyll, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. The province of Alberta is also named for Princess Louise.

The hamlet is separated into two communities. The main community, referred to as The Village is at a lower elevation adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1). It has a small shopping centre, Samson Mall, which includes a park visitor centre, grocery store, bakery, deli, grill, bar and sporting goods store. The ski area, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, is located across Highway 1. The second community is at a higher elevation and is centered around the Chateau Lake Louise, adjacent to Lake Louise.

The community is also located on Alberta Highway 1A, and just south of the Icefields Parkway.


As of 2001, Lake Louise had a total population of 1,041 living in 273 dwellings.[1] Statistics Canada did not publish a population for Lake Louise from the 2006 census under its urban area or designated place programs. However, its 2006 population is approximately 777 based on data aggregated from the dissemination block level.[3]

Source: WikiPedia


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