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WEBCAM June 2016
#21
new Fuku cam (speed up view) shows them lifting heavy things (fuel rod holder sections?)

2016.06.18_09.00-12.00.Unit4side

http://youtu.be/6jH1aT9PwrI

What I wonder is who/how is rigging done? How do they fasten, unfasten the cables that connect the lifted object to the crane? Maybe magnets involved?
 
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(06-18-2016, 12:02 AM)missFrill Wrote: new Fuku cam (speed up view)  shows them lifting heavy things (fuel rod holder sections?)

2016.06.18_09.00-12.00.Unit4side

http://youtu.be/6jH1aT9PwrI

What I wonder is who/how is rigging done? How do they fasten, unfasten the cables that connect the lifted object to the crane?  Maybe magnets involved?

Howdy MissFrill, they probably still use huge hooks, I see them on the ends of cranes doing construction work on the new VA hospital up the road.  The r1 crane looked to have the vacuum cleaner on it although they didn't use it much, wiggled it around and up and down; not a normal day diving into r1.  So I looked at what they were lifting with the r3 crane.  I got the impression they were putting a new structure in place and removing two other structures.  The first structure looks new compared to the other two.  Here's the zooms.

6-18 10:14:07 crane tools
6-18 11:07:26 crane tools
6-18 11:29:27 crane tools

   

   

   
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Pic  6-20 02:51:16 c4 lightening

   

2016.06.20_00.00-03.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC5AaIutNks
2:47/ 2:57 for the 02:51:16 c4 lightening

Pic  6-20 03:09:17 c4 lightening

   

2016.06.20_03.00-06.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN1hDK4I3rw
0:08/3:00 for the 03:09:17 c4 lightening

40 sec clip just past halfway for the 03:09:17 c4 lightening
https://vimeo.com/171387060





Couple things this lightening show might help us with.  It was hardly noticeable in the time lapse vs real time.  I did see them side by side when I was turning off the monitors for the night.  Haven’t looked at cam1 recording yet or the time lapse; yet to do, to compare event and time.  

Moon transit started on cam1 6-20 at 20:00.
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#24
Yes, excellent catch on the 2 light flashes Horse. I was able to see the 2:51:16am cam4 flash on Fuku 3 min. video but the bright flash at 3:09:17am on both cam1 and cam4 were REMOVED! Not surprised, tepco wouldn't want to cause any alarm of course. Something is and has been going on in that area that last couple of months it seems.

My question is, was it really lightening or was it a burst of radiated light from some source that's out of view coming from the leftside on cam1? This reminds me of Nucketchen's earlier vids. Here is one of his video posts here on caferadlab: http://caferadlab.com/thread-51-post-1106.html#pid1106

Your the only one I know who is recording these webcams independently Horse, we (eveyone) would never have known about what you shared here today, a big thank you for all the tedious time and effort you put into recording these webcams.  The 2:51:16 burst is purplish but the 3:09:17 is a brillant white light so again, I wonder if it's an explosion type of reaction coming from inside the plant. This should be a notable event and not overlooked!

I caught this spark on 6-18-16 around the same time 3:05:11am, shooting at an angle off to the left of R1, same area the bright flash is came from. 
   
The early morning sunrise showed intense orange heat vapors rising over R3/R4 at 3:31am, 6-18-16.
   

Also wanted to thank you Horse for enlarging that flying object earlier, it really helped to see the shape of it. Oh, and the BUG! Yes indeed, it was a bug on the dark shadow picture I mentioned earlier. Good thing your here to clarify these things, I completely forgot about bugs. That is why it's so important to keep the "old timers" webcam watchers around to identify these things Smile

 
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(06-20-2016, 02:21 PM)califnative Wrote: Yes, excellent catch on the 2 light flashes Horse. I was able to see the 2:51:16am cam4 flash on Fuku 3 min. video but the bright flash at 3:09:17am on both cam1 and cam4 were REMOVED! Not surprised, tepco wouldn't want to cause any alarm of course. Something is and has been going on in that area that last couple of months it seems.

My question is, was it really lightening or was it a burst of radiated light from some source that's out of view coming from the left side on cam1? This reminds me of Nuckelchen's earlier vids. Here is one of his video posts here on caferadlab: http://caferadlab.com/thread-51-post-1106.html#pid1106

Good question.  Cam1 had water dripping down the screen, so, obviously raining in the area.  It surprised me too that I could find the first cam4 lightening at 02:51:16 on the time lapse but the 03:09:17 lightening  which was so intense couldn’t be found.  I couldn’t find the c1 lightening in the time lapse and the c1 recordings showed both lightening strikes only faintly.  

Normal lightening or lightening attracted to the ionizing radiation at the plant?  Normal fog or radiation enhanced Fuku fog?  

Pic  6-20 02:50:33 c1 lightening

   

Vid  6-20 02:50:33 c1 lightening





Here’s the only ammo I have.  I counted 11 sparks on cam1 in the 18 minutes from the 6-20 02:50:33 lightening to the 6-20 03:09:16 lightening.  Seven minutes after the first lightening; a burst of sparks start firing off every couple minutes; like something fizzling for a bit right before the second intense lightening.  

Pic   6-20 02:57:06 spark

   

Spark times:

6-20 02:57:06 spark
6-20 02:57:22 spark
6-20 02:59:30 spark
6-20 02:59:40 spark
6-20 03:00:54 spark
6-20 03:03:17 spark
6-20 03:03:40 spark
6-20 03:04:10 spark
6-20 03:06:14 spark
6-20 03:07:25 spark
6-20 03:09:16 spark

Pic 6-20 03:09:16 spark

   

Pic 6-20 03:08:33 c1 lightening

   

Vid 6-20 03:08:33 c1 lightening





More on lightning in an electric universe.  

https://www.sott.net/article/320617-Elec...increasing

Adding radioactive gases krypton and xenon in massive amounts to the lower atmosphere hasn't been studied much; unfortunately, that experiment has already begun.
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(06-20-2016, 02:21 PM)califnative Wrote: Your the only one I know who is recording these webcams independently Horse, we (eveyone) would never have known about what you shared here today, a big thank you for all the tedious time and effort you put into recording these webcams.  The 2:51:16 burst is purplish but the 3:09:17 is a brillant white light so again, I wonder if it's an explosion type of reaction coming from inside the plant. This should be a notable event and not overlooked!

I caught this spark on 6-18-16 around the same time 3:05:11am, shooting at an angle off to the left of R1, same area the bright flash is came from.

The early morning sunrise showed intense orange heat vapors rising over R3/R4 at 3:31am, 6-18-16.

Also wanted to thank you Horse for enlarging that flying object earlier, it really helped to see the shape of it. Oh, and the BUG! Yes indeed, it was a bug on the dark shadow picture I mentioned earlier. Good thing your here to clarify these things, I completely forgot about bugs. That is why it's so important to keep the "old timers" webcam watchers around to identify these things Smile

Thanks for the encouragement, Califnative.  You and Chasaha have contributed quite a bit.  Wish more of the "old timers" webcam watchers would post.  Even the enenews webcam forum hasn’t recovered much interest.  We all miss out when no one sees those split second events or reports on the colorful emissions over the plant. Demands on my time have reduced the time I have to watch and put something together to post.  It's work as you well know but I still think its a good idea to keep an eye on Dai-Ichi and document the ongoing disaster so tepco can't hide behind all of their lies.

6-23 20:00 webs on cam4.  Cam1 had a couple sparks; raindrops dripping down; curious striped lights on the r1 tent, at 20:16 they show on both the north face and the west face next to the bright spotlight.  20:22 c1 spark. And check c4 at 20:24 for a spark.  Striped lights get very bright in the rain, maybe standing water reflecting light.  20:27 c1 spark.  Does rain water contaminate the open r1 and r3 spent fuel pools and cause any reaction?
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#27
(06-21-2016, 07:56 AM)Horse Wrote:
(06-20-2016, 02:21 PM)califnative Wrote: My question is, was it really lightening or was it a burst of radiated light from some source that's out of view coming from the left side on cam1? This reminds me of Nuckelchen's earlier vids. Here is one of his video posts here on caferadlab: http://caferadlab.com/thread-51-post-1106.html#pid1106

Good question.  Cam1 had water dripping down the screen, so, obviously raining in the area.  It surprised me too that I could find the first cam4 lightening at 02:51:16 on the time lapse but the 03:09:17 lightening  which was so intense couldn’t be found.  I couldn’t find the c1 lightening in the time lapse and the c1 recordings showed both lightening strikes only faintly.  

Normal lightening or lightening attracted to the ionizing radiation at the plant?  Normal fog or radiation enhanced Fuku fog?  

Here’s the only ammo I have.  I counted 11 sparks on cam1 in the 18 minutes from the 6-20 02:50:33 lightening to the 6-20 03:09:16 lightening.  Seven minutes after the first lightening; a burst of sparks start firing off every couple minutes; like something fizzling for a bit right before the second intense lightening.  

Spark times:

6-20 02:57:06 spark
6-20 02:57:22 spark
6-20 02:59:30 spark
6-20 02:59:40 spark
6-20 03:00:54 spark
6-20 03:03:17 spark
6-20 03:03:40 spark
6-20 03:04:10 spark
6-20 03:06:14 spark
6-20 03:07:25 spark
6-20 03:09:16 spark

Further comments; no visible arcs in the sky this time, just flashes coming from off screen.  The ionizing radiation steaming from various locations in the plant concentrated in the air will act as a lightning rod providing a conductive path to earth ground for developing electrical discharges.  Suppose lightning, like earthquakes, can shake up fuel melts and cause more fizzling and a sudden burst of spark activity.  The rate of one spark a minute is high, even if only for a while; more radiation being created.  The rain washing fallout from the sky should increase some radiation readings in Japan.  

@Cali, It’s feasible that ionizing radiation steaming out of the common pool could go from being plasma in dark mode to plasma in arc mode in an electric storm causing a flash of light.   Tepcams were aimed away from the area where flashes occurred in the early days; not going to get a view of that, so no proof.  You know I’m still suspicious of the light flashes and steam coming from the part of the common pool that’s out of camera view and the various lights in r1.  I can’t identify the source of the flash but I can say the sudden spark rate increase points to more radiologic activity.  

@Chasaha, The sparks were smaller and less bright in the pouring rain.   Lots of steaming dims the sparks too, compared to clear dry nights with big bright sparks.  About those blue sparks; most of the sparks that only flash in one frame are blue, makes me think they’re the fast ones.  

6-23 20:00 to 21:00:45 started with a distortion followed by 15 sparks. The suspected c4 spark turned out to be a quick flash of blue from a web that caught my eye.
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#28
Hi Horse - kudos in catching all these light flashes and recording them in your videos. I'm not good at explaining what's happening or rather how things happening at Fuku but I agree, due to the rainy weather, I imagine those were flashes of lightning from the stormy weather. But I'm more inclined to believe the brilliant light flash at 3:09:17am was caused by a reaction from one of the buildings. The direction it's coming from (on the left of R1, cam1) is a building labeled "Extra-High Voltage Switching Yard 275kV) mentioned on Wikimapia.  http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=37.422...8&z=17&m=b

I don't know if this high voltage building is still active but perhaps that's where the intense light was coming from. That flash is too bright for lightning in my opinion, and it's no wonder tepco removed it from the 3 min. youtube time lapsed video. 

Horse: "I counted 11 sparks on cam1 in the 18 minutes from the 6-20 02:50:33 lightening to the 6-20 03:09:16 lightening.  Seven minutes after the first lightening; a burst of sparks start firing off every couple minutes; like something fizzling for a bit right before the second intense lightening."  

That intensity reminded me of Nuckelchen's classic video he recorded right after the meltdown. I can't find that video unfortunately, even on his Youtube channel. I did want to point out this video that shows a sky blip flash at the 0:03 mark (which we have been capturing more of lately) and what looks like the exposed common spent fuel pool radiating  from the original cam1 angle in front of R1. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDnpEPCruy0

The 3:09:17 light flash is disturbing and makes me wonder that things are really getting out of control more than ever. It seems since the ice wall was finished there's more steamy/fog flying in and out of the plant. Very similar to Nuckelchens early video's as well.

Horse: @Cali, It’s feasible that ionizing radiation steaming out of the common pool could go from being plasma in dark mode to plasma in arc mode in an electric storm causing a flash of light. Tepcams were aimed away from the area where flashes occurred in the early days; not going to get a view of that, so no proof.  You know I’m still suspicious of the light flashes and steam coming from the part of the common pool that’s out of camera view and the various lights in r1.  I can’t identify the source of the flash but I can say the sudden spark rate increase points to more radiologic activity.

Very suspicious indeed Horse. Also wanted to mention TBS/JNN webcam has been off-line every time I try to view it, at least the last 4-5 days now. That is never a good sign.

Thanks again for monitoring and recording. I can't post to CafeRadLab as much as I'd like too and apologize ahead of time for taking a long time to respond. 

 
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#29
Hi Califnative, you pulled a good enough example out of the archives.

2011 09 02 FUKUSHIMA LIVESTREAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDnpEPCruy0
0:03/3:12

pic 2011-09-02  182943  light flash

   

2 more pics from Nuckelchen’s utube video with sparks, before and after a camera filter change.  

2011-09-02  184308

   

2011-09-02  184838

   

Narrow the field of view down to what we see today; just the edge of the rising steamy radioactive vapors and a flash of light with no identifiable source.  Spark rates as high as in the early days.  Notice the filter change modified the color/lack of color in the sparks.
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(06-25-2016, 08:35 PM)Horse Wrote: Narrow the field of view down to what we see today; just the edge of the rising steamy radioactive vapors and a flash of light with no identifiable source.  Spark rates as high as in the early days.  Notice the filter change modified the color/lack of color in the sparks.


"Spark rates as high as in the early days."

IMO - Things haven't changed much since the initial MELTDOWNS.   The highly radioactive contamination, like never seen or dreamed of before, continues and will continue for, an as yet undetermined, extremely long time.   The entire planet is now an idiotic nightmarish experiment gone bad.   So devastating it's difficult for most talk about or even comprehend.  

Yet here it is before our very eyes. 

IMO -2 The main focus for TEPCO now is to attempt to prevent further catastrophic failures.   Such as the CSFP. 

I wonder what the next tsunami will do?   Huh
 
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#31
This increase of steamy fog in and around the plant the last two months is also reflected in Nuckelchen's earlier vid's. I also think Nuck had the right idea in enhancing the video with a colored filter so we can see the hot spots better. I'd like to find a free software that could do the same thing. Areas if interest are hidden fireworks behind R4 seashore horizon, R3, CSFP, and the energy bursts coming from the left of cam4 at night. I see the intense pixelation, applying an enhance color filter would help. 

Here is an excellent video showing various color filtering starting around the 2:00 mark. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LyGdkHB7og
I wonder what where what happened to Nuckelchen? No new vid's on his YouTube website.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCATDUST...-F43KE-p_A

Horse: "Spark rates as high as in the early days." - Yes, and the swirling fog now!

TBS/JNN webcam STILL off-line for the last 4-5 days. Wonder if it's because of the area you can't see on the left of cam4, the area where the brilliant light flash Horse captured. 
   

 
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#32
Here’s a scenario that came to mind.  The first 6-20 02:50:33 lightening was normal lightening attracted to the ionized plume of emissions over the plant that triggered nuclear reactions leading to the second brighter 6-20 03:09:16 lightening.  If Califnative is right about tepco deliberately removing events from the time lapse videos they might have left a clue that the second brighter flash was nuclear related because it was removed. I agree with Cali that TBS/JNN being off air for days is also suspicious.    

The plume of emissions from the fuel melts is mostly noble radioactive gases that are not considered very harmful to man because they are inert gases and are not readily absorbed.  Adding these highly conductive gases to the atmosphere will have serious consequences that do affect mankind.  

h/t https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20...eview=true
Climate Risks from Nuclear Power. Radioactive Krypton 85: Atmospheric-Electrical and Air-Chemical Effects of Ionizing Radiation in the Atmosphere

http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/9101E...01EI5M.PDF

pg. 83 of pdf

Quote:“The radioactive materials created in the fuel are fission products and actinides.  Most of these radioactive materials will remain in the uranium dioxide fuel pellets; however, the volatile radionuclides will diffuse from the fuel.  These radioactive materials (and their daughter products) enter the coolant through defects in the fuel cladding.  The non volatile radioactive materials are removed by the coolant purification system.  The separation and storage of the gaseous and volatile materials, on the other hand, is difficult, and after a period of holdup to reduce radioactivity through the decay of the shorter half-life radionuclides, these gaseous and volatile materials are released to the atmosphere.  The major radionuclides released to the environment are the gases:  tritium, radiokrypton, and radioxenon; radioiodine, which is highly volatile at reactor temperatures; and carbon-14 as carbon dioxide.”

Radioactive materials and daughters can escape thru defects in the zirconium fuel cladding.  There isn’t a purification system for the nonvolatile radioactive material or holdup times for the gaseous and volatile radioactive materials in ‘out of containment’ nuclear reactions like the Dai-Ichi reactor fuel melts.
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#33
(06-28-2016, 09:53 AM)piajensen Wrote: And for those who have not yet seen the thread on Krypton: Krypton-85 & Climate caferadlab.com/thread-168.html

Thanks Pia, The inert radioactive gases have the effect of making the local area of the plant a ‘radioactive cathode’ because they are more conductive than normal atmosphere.  In electronics, a radioactive cathode is used in tubes to conduct a strong steady current flow.  Probably makes the area a large lightning rod.  As these gases are continually being created by the fuel melts we might expect more extreme weather events and indeed we saw lots of storm and lightning activity in the early days of the disaster and we see more extreme weather and climate changes worldwide as these inert gases disperse.  

Quote:“The major radionuclides released to the environment are the gases:  tritium, radiokrypton, and radioxenon; radioiodine, which is highly volatile at reactor temperatures; and carbon-14 as carbon dioxide.”

The tritium ends up in the water and flows out to sea; toxic to aquatic life.  Carbon-14 is readily absorbed and probably far more dangerous than readily admitted.  I could get behind a heavy tax on carbon-14 emissions.  Radioiodine is still being found in Tokyo sewer sludge.  All are invisible, but because they are also thermally hot when created, we can sometimes see the vapors steaming up in the air over various parts of the plant.  The sparks caught on camera indicate radioactivity.  The radioactive particles promote fog formation and we see the plant covered in Fuku fog.  Not much has changed since the early days except dispersing and covering the radioactive contamination where they could and keeping as much out of public view as possible.  

Read about electrical failures of filtering equipment and ice wall generation; they will say it was just normal lightning that shorted out their equipment or maybe another rat chewed a wire.  They can't protect the site from lightning that causes major electrical damage.  

Chasaha, if another sizable tsunami hit I would expect the tank farm to be the most vulnerable to failure.  A surge of highly contaminated water might create a noticeable dead zone instead of the trickle they release, slowly diluting it beneath noticeable radiation limits.
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#34
Maji's Blog mentioned there was a power outage on Tuesday 6-28-16 at 3:40AM. Wonder if it's a result from the recent light bursts. 
http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/p...shima.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06...3Sf3PkrI_6

Big spark over R1 at 3:10:34am, half hour before the power outage.
   

TBS/JNN webcam still off-line, going on a week now. 

This 3 min Utube vid had 241 views. Two white puffs burst at 0:59 mark on side of R2 and 1:31 mark over R1.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzuiupNIhMs

 
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@Cali, nice grab, it looks like a little comet with the fuzzy tail, "Big spark over R1 at 3:10:34am, half hour before the power outage."  Finding lots of sparks again.  

@Pia, "short circuit cause noted as being rain drops (in tweet by @microcarpa today 30 June)"  Yeah, what is in those raindrops.  That excuse is weak; sensitive circuitry is not usually left uncovered to the elements. Is it really better to think them incompetent than to admit the plant attracts and is vulnerable to powerful lightning strikes.

So are they raindrop smudges or vapor releases. They tend to pop up in a single frame and slowly dissipate.  
Video of the first one over the r3 pit.  6-28 00:59:56 r3 pit spot.




Pics of sparks and spots over the reactors found in the time lapse at 00:59:56 and 01:33.  

6-28 00:58:44 spark
6-28 00:59:55 r3 pit spot
6-28 01:00:26 spark
6-28 01:00:55 spark double

   

   

   

   

6-28 01:30:21 spark
6-28 01:31:05 r1 spot
6-28 01:32:01 r1 spot
6-28 01:33:21 spark

   

   

   

   

6-28 am, my recording connection froze at 02:38:23 for about four hours until I checked and reset the browser.  Not sure if it was tepco feeds or my internet provider dropping out.  Counted sparks for the half hour before freezing up and had 15 sparks and two distortions.  Towards the end, the connection failed to buffer and lost time.  A frame would freeze for some seconds then jump to a later time, until it finally froze up completely at 02:38:23.  

6-28 pm, had noted many sparks after sunset.  A count from 19:42 to 19:56 had 10 sparks.  Notes have more sparks to check but I haven’t had time to count them.  

6-30 pm heavy fog on both tepcams.
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#36
I've worked in electronics most of my career, not covering a distribution panel to protect it from the elements; tampering; or shocking someone accidently would be incompetence.  Sorry state of decommissioning; wasting time and money on half-hearted attempts while they pollute the air and sea with radioactivity.
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#37
Okay, a leaky roof in a building seldom used that houses a distribution panel lets in enough water to cause a short circuit. It could be the truth but it’s so hard to take tepco’s word for anything after all the lies and cover-ups.  Only five years have passed and forty or more yet to go.   How long before the site deteriorates to the point where any work is unsafe?  After Abe gets his Olympics will Japan walk away from the disaster site?  It seems that progress has stalled and conditions continue to get worse.
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