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WEBCAM July 2017
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Post webcam observations for July here.  Observations should start with a date and ‘jst’ time (Japan Standard Time) and camera(s).  Describe as best as possible what you see.  Contribute data such as weather conditions, work activities, TEPCO or local news reports, radiation readings, earthquake activity, or any information that documents events occurring at Daiichi.  Comments and analysis welcome.  Help keep an eye on TEPCO's disaster site.  

TEPCO Cameras
Cam1
Cam4

Cameras nearby
TBS-JNN
Tomioka
Iwaki
Direct network stream  Futabagun  http://stm.futabagun.jp/510.swf

Time Lapse Archives
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#2
7-01 Another c4 spark led to a twenty minute spark scan.  The cam4 spark was a double; one at the top and one straight down at the bottom.  07-02 midnight watched heavy rain; drips down the middle of cam1.  Rained for the next two hours I was watching.  

07-01 202625 spark.bmp
07-01 203023 spark.bmp
07-01 203138 spark.bmp
07-01 203139 spark.bmp
07-01 203346 c4 spark double.bmp
07-01 203501 spark.bmp
07-01 203932 spark.bmp
07-01 204259 spark.bmp
07-01 204527 spark.bmp

   
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#3
Fourth of July in Japan about 19:45, I'm watching another smoke storm on both cameras.  I've seen a number of these short little smoke storms but this one seems to be pretty intense.  I put together some shots of 07-03 with an hour’s worth of sparks and a small fogging event in the otherwise calm dark night that I watched.  Found the object Organic Slant mentioned in a video between r1 and r2 illuminated for a few frames so I took a grab.  Organic Slant video showed it moving and men around it and another video with more sparks.  Here’s some links to his videos.

Is TEPCO Using Shield to Measure Radiation Readings On Turbine Building Roof 5-21-2017 Organic Slant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJAXyjO4RIA

Fukushima Is Like Driving In The Fog 5-28-2017 | Organic Slant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IanmVpqqT5A

TEPCO Fuk'd Up Unit 1 Radiation Monitor Reading 5-26-2017 | Organic Slant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx0z9b95xgY

netc readings for the reactor stations that aren’t often online anymore

5-24-17 10:30pm Unit 1 16000 nSv/hr with the bordering detectors reading between 1100-1800

1-17-14 14:30 gmt +0  145000 nSv/hr

I thought the spurious r1 rad reading was a great catch.  Cam1 is closer to reactor 1 than it is to the bordering detectors.  If we still had those reactor readings I could correlate a spark count to a rad reading.  

07-03 015008 btween r1 r2
   

07-03 Spark count

07-03 010452 spark triple.bmp
07-03 010538 spark.bmp
07-03 011037 spark.bmp
07-03 011220 spark 3f.bmp
07-03 011459 d.bmp
07-03 011502 d end.bmp
07-03 011858 spark.bmp
07-03 011946 spark.bmp
07-03 012300 fog.bmp
07-03 012342 c4 fog.bmp
07-03 012517 spark.bmp
07-03 012702 d.bmp
07-03 012704 d end.bmp
07-03 013821 spark.bmp
07-03 014200 fog.bmp
07-03 014242 c4 fog.bmp
07-03 014300 fog.bmp
07-03 014314 spark 1f.bmp
07-03 014342 c4 fog.bmp
07-03 014435 d 9f.bmp
07-03 014449 spark.bmp
07-03 014522 spark.bmp
07-03 014708 d.bmp
07-03 014711 d end.bmp
07-03 014837 spark.bmp
07-03 014921 d.bmp
07-03 014924 d end.bmp
07-03 015008 btween r1 r2.bmp
07-03 015134 spark.bmp
07-03 015200 d.bmp
07-03 015202 d end.bmp
07-03 015737 spark pair.bmp
07-03 020027 spark.bmp
15 sparks and 6 distortions

Pics
07-03 010452 spark triple
09-03 014200 both
09-03 014300 both
   
   
   

07-04   As I'm watching the fog has gotten worse; thick cloud on the bottom half of cam1 and cam4. These just don't look like a normal coastal fog.  Noticed the camera recorders aren’t getting steady feeds, they jerk forward missing several seconds and then return to running steady again.  This fog is hanging around a couple hours.  Keeping an eye on these fogging events, I think something is a bit too hot at Dai-ichi.  Hope to see a good fireworks show later.
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#4
(07-04-2017, 08:05 AM)Horse Wrote: TEPCO Fuk'd Up Unit 1 Radiation Monitor Reading 5-26-2017 | Organic Slant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx0z9b95xgY

netc readings for the reactor stations that aren’t often online anymore

5-24-17 10:30pm Unit 1 16000 nSv/hr with the bordering detectors reading between 1100-1800

1-17-14 14:30 gmt +0  145000 nSv/hr

I thought the spurious r1 rad reading was a great catch.  Cam1 is closer to reactor 1 than it is to the bordering detectors.  If we still had those reactor readings I could correlate a spark count to a rad reading.  

The 16000 nSv/hr reading was the current high.  I suspect the unit 1 detector was reset and came online; the readings climbed until a set point was reached where the detector was taken offline to the public.  Wonder how high it really climbs?  The data is there but we don't get to see it.  I don't think I'll be able to get hard data to correlate a spark count to a rad reading, but I remember a Chernobyl video where a guide was using his camera and noticed an area where sparks appeared and he backed away saying seeing sparks was very bad.
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#5
07-04 pm   The fog came from the ocean side and was fairly uniform as it rolled inland.  While I was watching cam 4 the fog seemed thickest behind r4 and over r3 as well as over the csfp area.  It was a natural fog until it developed over Dai-ichi then it became radioactive Fuku enhanced fog.  I found a couple of cam4 sparks.  While I was looking for sparks in the cam4 recording I noticed an unusual amount of distortions.  

07-04 194842 c4 fog start.bmp
07-04 195000 c4 fog start.bmp
07-04 195551 c4 spark.bmp
07-04 200805 c4 d.bmp
07-04 200807 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 201752 c4 d.bmp
07-04 201756 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 201759 c4 d.bmp
07-04 201800 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 203748 c4 d 8f.bmp
07-04 204643 c4 d.bmp
07-04 204645 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 204718 c4 d.bmp
07-04 204721 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 211952 c4 d.bmp
07-04 211955 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 213031 c4 d.bmp
07-04 213032 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 213603 c4 d.bmp
07-04 213604 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 214223 c4 d.bmp
07-04 214224 c4 d end.bmp
07-04 214955 c4 d 1f.bmp
07-04 220041 c4 d.bmp
07-04 220044 c4 d end.bmp

I found 12 distortions in the hour after the first spark.  That explains the jerkiness I noticed while watching.  About 3:30 am I saw about 15 – 20 minutes of webs in thick fog.  

Pics
07-04 195000 c4 fog start
07-04 195551 c4 spark
07-05 005700 c4 spark
07-05 033754 c4 webs
   
   
   
   

07-05 am Remote cranes got busy early.  I noticed workers moving in front of the tent covering the r3 superstructure about 8:30 and moving back and forth over the next hour.
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#6
07-09 Sorry to say no pictures today.  The cam1 recorder's system drive crashed yesterday.  Probably lost a couple days of recording.  I started up a spare while I scramble to get another disk loaded up.  I wanted to put in a larger disk anyway.  While I was picking up parts at the computer store I mentioned Fukushima to the salesman.  He thought that Fuku was bad but he didn't know it was still bad. The lamestream media has done a good job of sweeping the Fuku disaster under the rug.  What lumps are under that rug?  A thousand tanks were filled in the first two years but now they just drain it into the ocean.  Anybody notice the ocean is dying?  The sparks and the fog indicate something flared up again around the beginning of June.  Anybody tracking those radioactive plumes?  It's coming from three inaccessible melted reactor cores and tons of spent fuel crowded into the various pools. Still leaking and spewing; still a disaster.
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#7
I wish I could support your technical efforts, Horse! Your reports are so valuable considering the lack of scientific analysis on the Fukushima physics mess. I also dearly wish CTBTO were independent and could readily publicize their data. All governments are so messed up for not recognizing how serious Fukushima is.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#8
Hi Pia, the recorders are old used computers doing well for running 24/7.  Figure the wear and tear and summer heat took out the hard drive.  It will get another used hard drive and run some more.  The backup computer is recording so we're still in business.  Wish I had something new to report but it's the same old mess; a spark burst last night that won't get counted; remote cranes wiggle around in the morning; strange smokey fog developing at 07-10 10:10 on both cams.  

I’ve been watching the steady deterioration of the ENENews comment section lately.  Stock is calling for a boycott on posting to try to get admin’s attention to clear the drivel.  A lot of really good posters over there even with their petty disagreements; but a few too many bad apples making noise.  He put in a good word for CRL.  

Buried in the noise was another rad update from vital1 "Southern Hemisphere June 2017 Background Report." http://enenews.com/forum-post-radiation-...12-present.
Quote:vital1 vital1
July 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm • Reply
Caloundra June month average, year comparisons.

2017 20% above pre-Fukushima average
2016 7% above pre-Fukushima average
2015 3% above pre-Fukushima average
2014 7% above pre-Fukushima average
2013 7% above pre-Fukushima average
2012 3% above pre-Fukushima average

June month day average chart,

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/20...e-2017.jpg

2017 month day average chart so far,

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/20...s-2017.jpg

Year and month average local background radiation levels from 2007 to 2017.

http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-backgr...ion-levels

Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

Glad the amateurs are giving us some info.  

That fog's been thick for almost an hour.  Seems to be mostly on the south end.  Cam1 has cleared enough to watch the crane dip a tool into r1.
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#9
07-10 pm - an hour before midnight, watched a moon transit and caught a couple sparks.  After the moon transit I watched another inland fog develop and spread to grey out the camera scenes.  Pics are sized at 175 so they'll be smaller than the ones collected at 190.  I'll worry about resizing later.  The pics were a test to see if the spare laptop could keep up opening files across my network.  It can't keep up at double speed.  Funny how the inland fogs come and go day and night now.
 
   
   
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#10
As long as ENENews stays up we have past observations to compare with what we see now.  A poster on ENE said that archives looked different and were missing stuff.  Haven't found that to be the case yet when I looked at past ENE webcam posts.  In external tools is a list of all the ENE webcam threads I could find.  Clicked on a few and found one of Chasaha's spark observations.  When I find once a minute spark rates it reminds me of those early days.  

http://caferadlab.com/thread-2043-post-4...ml#pid4045
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#11
The cam1 recorder died worse than I thought.  Put another newer used computer in place.  I've recovered all the recording files scattered here and there yet, not all easily accessed, been busy putting cam1 back together.  Did anyone did see anything interesting lately?  

07-18 Noticed pink flashes on cam1 early dawn. They're on the current recording so I'll look at them later.  Probably lightning; it was raining on both cams.  Cam4 has a big orange crane in the foreground.  Thick fog blankets both cams for a couple hours.  Fog clears, still raining.  Here's a couple sparks I found playing with the new setup last night.  The crane tool spends about an hour poking around in r1, comes out for a short break, then, does it again for an hour.  

Pics
07-17 034534 spark
07-17 034555 spark
07-17 112116 crane tool
   
   
   
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#12
The new and improved cam1 recorder lets me scan at 4x with smooth video.  I was able to catch a few sparks at that speed.  I found a bright lightning strike and several smaller ones.  By chance I found a daytime spark.  I grabbed a 20 second video of the lightning.  Testing out an assorted view of the lightning.  One shot in the assorted lightning has a raindrop, but I've watched bugs moving across cam1's view too. The 04:35:29 spark shows the sky's normal coloration without lightning to compare brightness.  Finished up with the sparks.  Take a look.  





Pics
07-18 asorted lightning
07-18 040410 spark
07-18 043529 spark 3f
07-18 073129 spark 3f
   
   
   
   
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#13
Super nice captures, Horse! Great clarity and colors.

Majia's Monday post, 17 July, notes " steamy and funky during night hours over the last week on TEPCO cams 1 and 4, with yellow-tinged discoloration over the site visible on the Futaba cam during day time hours"; one of her screenshots reminds me of how Los Angeles looks on smoggy days (not on the thickest of days, but definitely polluted). http://majiasblog.blogspot.com.uy/2017/0...eases.html
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#14
Been watching this new light source since yesterday night when I noticed this one area lit up at the bottom of R3 area on webcam4. Then Tepco moved a big red crane in front of it and they have been working on it this morning, it now looks like an out-of-control burning embers as of 10.55am on 7-19-17. They don't seem to be doing anything about it but there are lots of white suits on top of R3 running around. Posted this event on enenews. It's also nice to see Stock and Airsep here :Smile 

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

   
   
   
   

 
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#15
That is odd. Looking at it as embers of a fire... thinking it is quite consistent and persistent in it's form and color... one thing I've wondered for sometime - where is the incineration site located? TEPCO's reports mention it now and then, but I don't know where it is.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#16
07-20 06:11 Orange crane moved more to the left, let's see what happens to the light, Cali. They probably just leave the crane parked under the camera when they're loading or unloading stuff but it sure does block our camera view. We've spotted lights in that area before. Almost off screen at 06:27. Good pics Cali.

Pia, good question, where is the incineration site located? They had one in the early days and later were going to build a bigger incineration site. Like everything Tepco we have no need to know. I'm sure it's all scrubbed and filtered for our protection against safe radiation.
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#17
07-20 13:10 Just got back in and noticed on cam4 the orange crane is now a green one. Looks like they maneuvered it to cover Cali's little fire spot. See if they leave it parked there. 13:18 small puff of black diesel exhaust from the crane. Puny puffs in the foreground, dissipated quickly; didn't even compare to past csfp smoke events.

14:30 Green crane gone.
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#18
Looking at 07-20 am, Cali, you're light by the orange crane faded slowly at dawn.  But wait, shortly after I saw another light flare up slowly at 04:25:45 by the csfp; ending abruptly at 04:27:06.  A few minutes later the r4 extension lights went out.  Skipped ahead to late afternoon for the green crane smoke show.  

07-20 042600 light by csfp
07-20 131818 crane smoke asst zoom
07-20 131824 smoke end
   
   
   
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#19
Hi Horse, Pia - nice catch on the CPFP bottom light flare. It's becoming a wack-a-mole situation except tepco hides these increasing events with a crane or drawn in color filter. I see another unusual colorful flare up that you can barely see in your last photo only because it wasn't zoomed in. please see below: 
    9:46am 7-20-17
What are they burning back there?
    1:21pm 
Noticed Futaba webcam showed the plant was lit up at night on 23:02pm 7-16-17
   

By the way, think I captured a daylight spark 1:00pm 5-3-17
   
I found another webcam watcher called Organic Slant. He posted a video showing these white daytime sparks but he thinks they're UFO's, I'm guessing they are sparks. Although, he caught a really good "flying UFO" at the beginning of the video. Other good videos on Fuku there too. I've seen some unusual fuzzy dark shapes in the clouds and have no doubt ufo's are hanging out there. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vik1tCAoA9w 
He's also a spark catcher like you Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqEVvrDz3qg
Fukushima Is Fuming 6-17-2017 | Organic Slant

 
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#20
To stay realistic - unless a UFO is proven beyond a doubt, I'm sticking with questions about unusual events. UFOs could be of earth origin, DARPA CIA whomever ... no solid evidence to contradict exists, publicly.

Sticking to what we know - unleashed radiation of multiple types is dangerous to all life.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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