Wondering if Radiation is Near You?

Nuclear radiation detectors might be hard to find in-store, but they're available online

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    You can order Cold War-era Geiger Counters made in the '60's, from this surplus store in Pennsylvania. The big, yellow box-like device sell for $29.99 and runs for 150 hours and were made in the 60's.

    With some Californians fearing the spread of radiation from Japan to the Golden State, there might be a heightened demand for nuclear radiation detectors. It may be hard to find them at your local store, but there are a number of detectors available to order online, from old school Geiger Counters to key-chain -sized pocket devices.

    Here are some options:
    You can order Cold War-era Geiger Counters made in the '60's, from this surplus store in Pennsylvania. The big, yellow box-like device sell for $29.99 and runs for 150 hours and were made in the 60's, but the website warns that it isn't guaranteed to work.

    The K8 is a $155 device that its makers call "a miniature radiation detection device ideal for all day personal carry."

    A similar product, the $179.95 NukAlert, attaches to keychains so there's never the worry of losing it, unless you're prone to misplacing your keys.

    For $495 on eBay, you can get a nuclear radiation detector and alarm that looks like a pager and fits discreetly onto a belt loop.

    For those really looking to invest, there's the NeutronRAE II Radiation Detector for $2,200. The waterproof device has more than one alarm, and detects radiation of different types and levels.