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WEBCAM December 2016
#21
12-07 What a quiet night, hardly any sparking.  The strong surface winds yesterday afternoon shaking cam4 might have carried some of the recent emissions out to sea.  The flickering light in Chasaha's cam1 grab is the yellowish light over the r3 pit, it flickers between red, orange, yellow, and white.  I'm guessing a boat.  The gas light in cam4 keeps flickering too.  Often in the past after earthquakes we saw more steaming events.  The EQ shook up the plant and tepco had some minor problems including making mistakes of their own.  Nothing fell down that we can see and any real damage remains hidden, filtered by tepco press releases.  Sudden unforeseen earthquake risks toppling structures or sinking damaged foundations by liquefaction not to mention shaking equipment loose.  It's been a couple of tough weeks for tepco.  Start of the work week must be still looking around asking what happened; they haven't started the normal remote crane activity. I don't see any signs of major problems like a criticality accident tonight.  Consider that a criticality accident is an instant; maybe a blue flash of light and a sudden release of energy. We won't see that on the cams; just the aftermath, as the sudden energy release heats things up.
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#22
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Seems like there's always something.

Looks like a fire on a wire. Could be a reflection or some other unknown.
   

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#23
I agree, it does look like a fire on a wire,or electric cable. Ben Davidson at http://www.spaceweathernews.com has been noting days to watch for electrical disturbances. His latest reports were:

(Dec 5 1050UTC) The solar wind indicates a small coronal stream impacted earth but did not produce geomagnetic storms. Our next chance for increased storm activity is Wednesday as the next stream from the current coronal hole begins streaming past earth.
(Dec 4 1133UTC) The phi angle of the solar wind is shifting. This heralds an incoming coronal hole stream and increased geomagnetic activity in the coming days.
(Dec 3 1130UTC) All space weather is calm, but a brief solar wind intensification could occur tomorrow or Monday morning.
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#24
New type of spraying machine dropped into R1 12-6-16 around 9:00am. Lot's of sparks seen the night before were doused with heavy chemicals the next day. You can see the object on the wire as a black connection of some sort, I believe the heavy spraying sautures the atmosphere and enhances the surrounding colors. It sure looks like it's smoking red but that may be a cloud behind it.

Seeing more boats on the ocean, two sailed between R1 & R2 earlier. I believe the reddish light on the horizon on cam1 is a monitoring boat. 
   
   
Neon rad colors inside R1 after earthquake 11-25-16
   
Saw a white light floating along the ocean during the day, no doubt a boat because it sailed by and disappeared. 
   

Hope the recent 5.3 earthquake in Indonesia doesn't rattle Japan. 
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161206_05/
http://www.scoop.it/t/fukushima-by-ton-kraanen

 
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#25
12-08 pm  Not much to report, noted a few small spark bursts last couple nights just watching an hour or two.  Great daytime grabs.  The fire on a wire amazed me, whatever it was, because I can't see where the object is suspended from.  Cali's grab looks like it could be anchored by r2 and the red crane sticking half way up but that doesn't seem right.  Are they hanging cables over r3 to support the long awaited superstructure?
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#26
Great question, Horse: "Are they hanging cables over r3 to support the long awaited superstructure?"

I'll see what I can figure out about infrastructure.

Thanks again for the Simply Info Decay Heat/Corium report links. http://caferadlab.com/thread-1584-post-3...ml#pid3133
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#27
Got the sprayer machine mixed up with the massive vacuum machine that was used yesterday. 
   
The boat light on the horizon was flickering different colors last night. In my opinion it's a white light that's tainted by the saturated neon colored atmosphere. 
   
Collage of different times.
   
The wire from the crane has been in this position for a while though it does seem to move around at times. Here is an old sparker pic from October showing where the wire is coming from. 
   

 
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#28
Thanks for the updates and for finding that wire... I looked around at different pic sources (TEPCO, Cryptome, miscellaneous) and wasn't finding it...
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#29
Your welcome Pia. Don't know if this has been mentioned yet but I see men wearing black and white suits walking around on what looks like a raised platform in what might be the front of R2 on cam4. It's pretty far away, had to zoom in at 500%. Something white was lowered down to that area. 
   
   
Noticed four square objects on top if CSFP rooftop.
   
Something red hanging from a crane wire moved in and out of the CSFP in this area. It looks like an entry way.
   

Been watching Solomon Island swarm of earthquakes for the last two days. Finally hit Japan coast as I'm posting this. 
5.0 - 72km NNE of Miyako, Japan, 4:44:57 UTC. 

 
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#30
The nights of 12-08 and 09, I saw an increase in spark bursts.  It didn't take long for the sparking to build back up again. Bursts had sparks every minute or two and many distortions.  Found something new too, a spark during one of the distortions.  I never notice the distortions while I'm watching; only catch those in the recordings.  I noticed many faint sparks while I was scanning the recordings that I didn't see and note while I was watching the live feeds.  Faint sparks are another mystery to me.  By faint, I mean half the luminosity or less than the average single spark.  Wondered if it was weather related; viewing conditions; a distance factor; or just under-powered sparks.  I don't find faint ones in every scan like you might expect.  I don't post pics of the faint ones; not much to see.  I don't always grab them when I scan because they're not that noticeable without the blink when I click thru frames.  I post a lot of the bright sparks.  At twice the luminosity of the single spark, they're often pairs or doubles.  

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12-09 213041 spark faint
12-09 222109 spark distortion
12-09 222930 spark pair

   

   

   

@Califnative, it does look like a loading dock operation going on there.  Lots of similar past activity in that area.  The CSFP seems to be a busy place.
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#31
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Undecided 
Observed a couple sunrise daylight sparks with dark cloud background at 6:18 (wht) and 6:19 (grn) 2016-12-13 jst.

Colorful rainbow-like emissions flowing over unit 2.
 
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#32
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Heavy Rain, THICK emissions.  
Lots of sparking and splattering raindrops.

   
Unit 1 Side cam view

Huh   How long until it all 'literally' crumbles in on itself?  

There is no sarcophagus here, no tunnels stopping melted fuel...
There is no real plan that I can see, except to cover-up, downplay or just flat out lie about this ongoing out of control massive release of radioactive contamination occurring every minute of every day.  

  Confused   Metal Fatigue Neutron Radiation Effects -> Embrittlement
  • Metal-induced embrittlement (MIE) is the embrittlement caused by diffusion of atoms of metal, either solid or liquid, into the material.
  • Neutron radiation causes embrittlement of some materials, neutron-induced swelling, and buildup of Wigner energy. This is a process especially important for neutron moderators and nuclear reactor vessels

"High-energy neutrons damage and degrade materials over time; bombardment of materials with neutrons creates collision cascades that can produce point defects and dislocations in the material, the creation of which is the primary driver behind microstructural changes occurring over time in materials exposed to radiation. At high neutron fluences this can lead to embrittlement of metals and other materials"
 
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#33
12-13 am Found those two daytime sparks.  It's hard for me to see the daytime sparks, less contrast, it took a couple tries.  Kudos Chasaha.  

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12-13 061846 spark
12-13 061937 spark

   

   
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#34
(12-13-2016, 03:16 PM)Horse Wrote: Pics
12-13 061846 spark
12-13 061937 spark

Thanks Horse.

Now that I see the picture I remember what I was looking at.  
The brownish stuff (smoke?) coming in from the lower right.
(Easily seen in the 061937 pic.)

061937 spark zoom...
   
 
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#35
Do you reduce the size of your screen shots to 700x? (pixels) The larger files don't show the whole scene.
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#36
(12-13-2016, 07:27 PM)Chasaha Wrote: The brownish stuff (smoke?) coming in from the lower right.
(Easily seen in the 061937 pic.)

I see the brownish stuff - emissions?  The pics are only one minute apart and I can see variation in the emissions looking right under the struts of the crane on the right edge.  Doesn't appear to be a background cloud or a foreground water caustic.  It doesn't show clearly in the low light conditions but I'd say more emissions.   I think the sparks and emissions go on all the time but lighting conditions affect when we can see them.  At night the emissions show up because they reflect off the site lights; maybe visible at dawn until bright sunlight washes out the haze.  Can't tell where it's coming from; r3, r4, or csfp would be likely candidates.
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#37
Today's (14 Dec 2016) TEPCO reports include technical difficulties with R1 (vessel pressure rise), R2 (cooling system), R4 (leak) R5 (SFP temperature rise). 

The tweet with translations https://twitter.com/Cecalli_Helper/statu...0962992128
TEPCO's daily report notes in Japanese http://www.tepco.co.jp/press/report/2016..._8693.html
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#38
12-14 pm The recorders received their windows updates and rebooted without me noticing and I lost a couple hours.  When I turned them back on I noticed how bright and full of fast moving clouds it looked from the normal black sky.  Noted some sparking.  Then it cleared up showing just the plume over the r3 pit area on cam1.  The clouds moved fast but the plume just hangs there over the plant.  The way the clouds moved looked more like billowing emissions than background clouds moving by.  The spark and distortion burst came and went with the billowing clouds.  Thought it looked strange enough to post the first three sparks and the last one for comparison.  

12-14 224108 spark.bmp
12-14 224240 spark.bmp
12-14 224425  spark.bmp
12-14 224929 distortion 6f.bmp
12-14 225056  spark.bmp

35 mins without a spark

12-14 232549 spark.bmp
12-14 232604 distortion 13f.bmp
12-14 232728 spark.bmp

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#39
indeed, some heavy emissions going on there, thank you for being on watch.
netc.com shows elevated readings in the south. the data reported for Fukushima Daiichi seems extraordinarily low, all things considered. I recall when data at the site hit the 10,000 level. [updated with Dai-ichi screenshots].

Has the radiation primarily "burned off" (and dumped over USA & Arctic etc.) and we are witnessing the end of the fire emissions?
   
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#40
Think of the emissions like a vapor cloud hanging in the air until rain washes it out. They use supercomputers to model source emissions, wind direction and velocity, and weather to determine where a plume might land. Most of the time Japan is lucky and the vapor clouds go over the Pacific but sometimes wind will carry it inland.
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