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Radiation readings ignite debate

Sep 22, 2018 - Orange County Register (California)

David Victor’s wife called him at work. Why, she wondered, is there a cardboard box marked “Geiger counter” in my kitchen? And why does it contain resisters and diodes and other loose parts?

Well, Victor explained, it costs about $1,500 to buy a Geiger counter — and less than half that to buy a Geiger counter kit and assemble it yourself.

One recent Saturday morning, the professor of international relations at UC San Diego — who also happens to chair the vol

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