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WEBCAM October 2016
#21
Good close-ups of the type vessels that would be used to patrol that area and do the radiation sampling that is required.  Didn't know they had insignia, something to look for that I hadn't noticed at Iwaki or the port but the boats look similar.  The activity at the site has picked up with each panel removal just like when the roof came off.  Just like then, downwinders are getting dosed; rising NETC readings might be the diluted dust in the air coming down at lower altitudes.  Watched this morning as the r1 crane used the same tool it used to remove panels to move things under the screen view.  Keeping an eye on that because there are the eight bottom panels left and I can only see the four in the front on the screen.  

The three 10-10 TBS sparks posted above was a nice example of a small spark cluster.  From 19:00 and looking for 20 minutes we find 3 sparks clustered together in a six minute window.  Looked at the same timeframe on cam1 and found three sparks in a ten minute window markedly close in time to the TBS spark cluster.  

The TBS spark times:
10-10 19:11:25 tbs spark
10-10 19:13:53 tbs spark
10-10 19:17:42 tbs spark

The Cam1 spark times:
10-10 19:08:29 spark
10-10 19:13:20 spark
10-10 19:18:08 spark

Cam1 pics

   

   

   
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#22
10-11 TBS The boat made a 35 second pass, closer to shore this time.  

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10-11 135210 tbs boat
10-11 135224 tbs boat

   

   
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#23
(10-11-2016, 07:52 AM)piajensen Wrote: Looks like there may be a person standing on the side of the boat, (perhaps with a recording device). Looks like a private vessel... no apparent markings and there does not appear to be an array of communications systems on the top which is normally seen on "official" or military vessels.

I got the same impression of a person standing on the side of the boat, taking pictures.  It might be a TEPCO boat or a military boat 'loaned' to TEPCO that doesn't need insignia.  With their very own bay to cover TEPCO probably has a couple boats.  

(10-11-2016, 07:57 AM)piajensen Wrote: Might be a WHOI vessel, or a contracted vessel for WHOI. Otherwise, I would think that security patrols would be all over it.

Being just a little sarcastic; WHOI has already declared no Fuku radiation problems, so why would they be zipping around the port now?
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#24
(10-11-2016, 03:13 PM)piajensen Wrote: ... rife with data control.
  • The earthquake can't be a cause of failure because Japan has far more earthquakes than tsunami.
  • Don't admit meltdown; well, yes, eventually admit it, but say it's not so bad.
  • We'll have it cleaned up in forty years or whenever we invent the technology to do it.  
  • No one died of radiation and no one will get sick and cancerous from radionuclides but people are dying from stress and fear of nuclear technology all the time.
  • ...
The lies flow to create a narrative to protect powerful interests and it's easy when the only people that can measure the damage are doing the damage control.  We are not all dead yet, but the ocean is dying and then more of us will too.
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#25
Possibly collecting samples they missed the first time around.  Wonder if these guys were wearing their dosimeters, they were out for two hours, between 10:00 and noon.

10-11 10:00 Workers on csfp, the small black crane makes three drops on the csfp and workers take delivery.  

2016.10.11_09.00-12.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCxcrh35en8

   
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#26
Observing steady blink above the corner of new Unit 4 building.
   

Also watching a lot of sparking on the Unit 1 view.  

Noted Times:
2016-10-13 jst
3:52   orange
3:53  double aqua
3:55:xx  one to left followed almost immediately by one in the middle

Seems like about one per minute again.  Rolleyes

Additionally spotted a mostly red sometimes blue light between Unit1 1 and Unit 2.  It moved slowly from left to right.
(not a spark)

   
 
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#27
The cam1 grab looks like a boat, saw it earlier when it was moving across the top of the r3 pit.  At night, the port side of a vessel or aircraft is indicated with a red navigation light and the opposite side with a green one.  Port is the left-hand side of a vessel, facing forward.  Starboard is the right-hand side.  A slow moving red light in the port on cam1 would be heading away from shore out to sea.  

The cam4 grab of the blinking light has caught my attention when I looked for sparks.  I took a grab on 10-10.  It’s not a spark but I can’t guess what it might be other than maybe a bad pixel in the camera.  Maybe it's part of a parked crane reflecting light that could be mostly hidden behind r4.  Good catch Chasaha.  

With the ever increasing beta in the drain to port, now would be a good time for WHOI to check again how dilute it gets at sea because Abe lied about the contaminated port water never getting out to the ocean.  Runoff was last month's excuse.  The tank farm has recently reported having some thousand gallon leaks.  The radionuclide makes all the difference to the kind of damage it can do; yet radio-cesium, the easiest to measure, is the radionuclide we usually hear about.  Strontium and tritium must be there; and the uranium buckeyballs floating around; but who's looking?  Before the nuclear age, background radiation didn't have the radionuclides we added by splitting the uranium atom and we don't even know what background radiation did consist of because we didn't have the measuring equipment until after we had already added more. The biggest lie they tell is 'no health risk from man-made radiation' because it is only a small part of the background radiation.  The damage to life from atomic bomb testing; uranium mining and refining; NPP production and meltdowns; is not publicized and the public is always told it's safe.  

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There is no safe dose of radiation.

- Prof. Edward P. Radford, Physician and Epidemiologist
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#28
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I have seen the red light between U1 and U2 before.  

The blinky light at the corner of U4 looked really odd on the high speed replay. 
2016.10.13_03.00-06.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S83HNawo6ow

A circular aura went around it.  I watched until sunup and it just disappeared.   I could see nothing that might be a source or reflect point.   I thought it might be a star at first but it didn't move.
Undecided

I reviewed the U1 cam  for the sparks I had noted prior, but again, the high speed does not show all. Not even a blip.


I did spot and capture a good 'white' spark.  Very squarish though.
   
   
 
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#29
Hi Chasaha, forgot to mention above that the starboard nav light on boats can also be blue besides the normal green.  The blinky light on corner of r4 has me baffled, I watched it early evening and it was bright and steady - why I thought it might be some equipment reflection.  Having problems with the recorders getting long pauses and skipping seconds tonight.  Just reset everything last night to boot in windows updates and missed a couple hours during some internet provider maintenance.  I noticed a few bright sparks tonight, lots of white ones it seemed, one was very bright.
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#30
10-14 06:00, the bottom skirt of Unit 1 gets a panel removed.  

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10-14 060905 panel removal
10-14 060957 panel removal
10-14 061126 panel removal

   

   

   
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#31
I was reviewing the high speed archive looking for a daytime spark I saw this morning 2016-10-15 6:18 jst.   It sparked in line with the center tower.  The high speed review did not show it.  That's the case more often than not.

As the video was running I noticed a bright something at the upper corner of Unit 4 while watching on the Unit 1 cam view.

Starts at about  25 seconds in on the recording.
2016.10.15_06.00-09.00.Unit1side   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWX5FgKPKA

Huh  I really have no idea what this is. 
   
   
Lens reflections?   Gaseous Emission mini-plume?    Both?
 
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#32
That TL starts with another panel being removed from unit 1.  

2016.10.15_06.00-09.00.Unit1side    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWX5FgKPKA

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10-15 06:07:06 panel removal

   
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#33
Hey Chasaha, found a sample of the r4 corner light at dusk when it shows brightly.  I've had lousy internet service all week after they had their maintenance outage last Sunday resulting in missing time and jerky recordings.  After checking all my equipment I finally called them and got their equipment working better.  Might be able to do reliable sparks counts again.  10-14 I found 19 sparks and 2 distortions in just under an hour.  Found a nice fancy spark on the tower.  

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10-10 172614 r4 corner light
10-10 173000 r4 corner light
r4 corner light zoom
10-14 034629 spark pair double

   

   

   

   
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#34
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Zoomed - - -
   
Whoa!  
Very snake-like.  Sort of like lightning.
 
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#35
Thanks folks, I think the fancy sparks are pretty awesome too.  I found that one off by its self shortly after a one second distortion; it wasn't in a spark burst or surge where I'm usually looking; I found it skipping around the recordings looking for things Chasaha had noted.  Is the radioactive dust stirred up by opening unit 1 a cause of the fancy sparks of light the camera is registering?  Sure have been seeing a lot of sparks lately.  Clever of TEPCO to hide this feature of the cameras in a high radiation environment by stopping the 2x TL and leaving most everyone to rely on a 30x TL archive.  Most of the ENEnews watchers used VLC media player and the direct feeds; all gone and changed to Flowplayer.  I found that watching the Flowplayer window at 190% and repositioning, I could get rid of the Tepco stuff and see the recorders almost full screen on my little monitors.  Watching in real time, I've noted a dozen blinks while I'm keying this in; almost impossible to catch a screen grab though without a real time recording.  Radioactive dust, vapor, and water; the human eye can't see, leaking out; diluting into an environment we need to live in.  The fancy sparks of radioactivity found in the recordings were scattered far and wide.  The panels have come off and the skeletal remains of unit 1 is a stark reminder of the damage that nuclear power production can do to a country and to the world.  Of course, they don't want us to measure the radioactivity or even notice the invisible deadly heavy metal and vaporous toxins they've unleashed.  I still see sparks even if most people can't and we're still getting dosed with man-made radiation even if most people don't know it.
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#36
10-19 06:18  The remote crane removed the west side panel from the south wall of Unit 1.  The east and south wall are hiding on the backside of the building in the view on cam1 and the crane doesn’t lift the panel that high, out of sight in minutes, we could easily miss noticing those panels being removed.  

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10-19 061917 panel removal
 
   
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#37
10-21 am. Curtain down on the csfp, workers scurry around starting about 09:30, finished by 11:00.  

2016.10.21_09.00-12.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZq6AsN9Zks
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#38
10-25 06:26 The left panel of the north face of unit 1 is removed.  

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10-25 062619 panel removal
10-25 062638 panel removal

   

   
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#39
Hi Everyone
High steam (or whatever) emissions today on TEPCO cam 1. Netc is showing Japan has been quite HOT over last day
 
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#40
The steam emissions visible last night don't stand out in the bright light of day.  At dawn I watched the bright pink sunrise and there weren't any clouds in the sky to explain away those emissions.   Most of the steam looked like it came from the seaside of r4, the reactor Tepco claimed to have emptied of all spent fuel, nicely covered so we can't see the sinking wreck, I bet there's still broken fuel rods and melted slag left in that sfp.  The r3 pit was to get a superstructure to remove spent fuel from r3's sfp this summer but I don't see much progress there yet.  Some of the emissions floated above r2, the one Tepco hardly ever reports on.  The r2 building didn't explode but there's still a Pandora's box of melted fuel somewhere inside that building that even Tepco is afraid to open.  Elevated NetC alerts and regular bursts of sparks since the r1 panels started coming off.  I've seen pictures of the inside of r1 that show a big pile of debris in the middle and wreckage hanging low over the sfp.  I expect more sparks and elevated NetC readings as they stir up debris trying to remove the wreckage hanging over r1's sfp and cleaning the floor searching for r1's missing corium.
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