One of our aims is to show that science and faith are not in conflict. One way is through our engagement with "Citizen Science" projects. At the moment we are involved in five such initiatives.
The nuclear accidents that occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986 and Fukushima Daiichi, Japan in 2011 raised awareness of the dangers of manmade radiation in the enviroment.
The project called "RadMon" is based in Wales, UK, and was set up so members of the public could monitor changes in environmental radiation levels at home, using a variety of cheap and readily available radiation measuring equipment.
This data is then shared online to create a worldwide map of relative hard beta/soft gamma radiation levels, the type of radiation indicative of a major radiological incident.
The Community's site is called "bethsalem".
Click on the link below for more project information.
This is the current situation at the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.