How the funds will be used

The money will be used to purchase the equipment and software to run a real-time radiation monitoring station located in our community on the Seacoast of NH. The equipment consists of two types of sensors that measure radiation in the atmosphere and meteorological sensors that measure wind speed, direction, and temperature, a computer, and special software for the computer. The software runs the computer which collects real-time measurements every minute and transmits the radiation and meteorological data over the internet to a central repository. There, it is analyzed and monitored to detect any significant releases that would be harmful to the public and environment and/or trigger emergency response actions.