Everyday my spouse asks me, "How reliable do you think the EPA really is?"
And I reply, "The EPA censors high data with the caption 'under review.' However, if the EPA does report high data, one can presume the reality is that the REAL NUMBERS are as high or higher."
As I've cited earlier, Portblog offers us a good account of how the EPA manipulates and censors data
And Craig, a fellow radiation monitoring colleague, has provided these links to another well developed account of censorship and data manipulation at the EPA, including the technique of running uncalibrated data monitoring
So, my conclusion is that the EPA censors and manipulates data to reduce levels so if posted numbers are high (particularly over 150 beta) LOOK OUT AND TAKE SHELTER IF THEY CONTINUE FOR ANY DURATION OF TIME AT ALL....STAY OUT OF THE RAIN DURING THESE PERIODS!