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WEBCAM September 2017
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Post webcam observations for September 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.  

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Cam1
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TBS-JNN
Tomioka
Iwaki
Direct network stream  Futabagun  http://stm.futabagun.jp/510.swf

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sengoku1904
Fuku1long
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#2
I've noticed the rain the last few days and nights with big webs in the tepcam views. When spark counts are low the rain storms don't show the webs. When spark counts are high the rain leaves webs on the lens. Why does some rain wash down the lens and other times the rain drops stick to the lens to form the webs?
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#3
09-04 07:00 An arch segment was added to the movable frame parked on the west side of r3.  Workers walked back and forth across the top of r3.

   
   
   
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#4
Horse - I was thinking about static electricity (energized air/particulates) also as I began to read your note above
"An old webcam watcher tried to duplicate the web effect at home" caferadlab.com/thread-2097-post-4271.html#pid4271

An old webcam watcher tried to duplicate the web effect at home. He went to great lengths trying to get a drop to sit and jiggle on a vertical surface. The one thing he couldn't duplicate was the radiation fallout in the raindrop. 'Water caustics' or webs occur when water sticks to the camera lens usually from dust or pollen in the drop. My guess was that radioactive raindrops have an electro-static charge that mimics dust and pollen sticking to the lens.. In the early years every rain produced long lasting fantastic webs. I noticed the last year or so rains no longer stuck to the lens to produce webs but simply ran down the lens like normal rain should do. Last month the spark bursts climbed back up to rates of the early years and the webs returned. My theory that the radiation caused sticky raindrops has held up over time as the radiation levels as measured by the spark rates now varies from the constant high rates of the early years. Higher spark rates showed more webs, lower spark rates didn't produce the fantastic webs. The webs seem to be an indication of the amount of radiation in the fallout the rains wash from the air. The spark rates gave me a measure of the radiation that correlates to the appearance of webs.
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#5
09-06 Another arch added to form a ring segment.

   
   
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#6
(09-04-2017, 11:23 AM)Horse Wrote: Horse - I was thinking about static electricity (energized air/particulates) also as I began to read your note above
"An old webcam watcher tried to duplicate the web effect at home" caferadlab.com/thread-2097-post-4271.html#pid4271

An old webcam watcher tried to duplicate the web effect at home.  He went to great lengths trying to get a drop to sit and jiggle on a vertical surface.  The one thing he couldn't duplicate was the radiation fallout in the raindrop.  'Water caustics' or webs occur when water sticks to the camera lens usually from dust or pollen in the drop.  My guess was that radioactive raindrops have an electro-static charge that mimics dust and pollen sticking to the lens..  In the early years every rain produced long lasting fantastic webs.  I noticed the last year or so rains no longer stuck to the lens to produce webs but simply ran down the lens like normal rain should do.  Last month the spark bursts climbed back up to rates of the early years and the webs returned.  My theory that the radiation caused sticky raindrops has held up over time as the radiation levels as measured by the spark rates now varies from the constant high rates of the early years.  Higher spark rates showed more webs, lower spark rates didn't produce the fantastic webs.  The webs seem to be an indication of the amount of radiation in the fallout the rains wash from the air.  The spark rates gave me a measure of the radiation that correlates to the appearance of webs.  

He was trying to prove webs were not water caustics but I found it important that something was making the water droplets sticky enough to stay on a lens for so long.  Another thing I've noticed was that the first rainout had the biggest webs, the second night of rainout had lesser webs, ...

Radioactive droplets. Charged air/particulates.  Radioactive plumes don't dissipate easily. Even years later the rainouts at Dai-ichi still produce webs sometimes, not like the early days when there was so much emissions that the rains couldn't wash the lens clean of webs.  

Pia, I almost missed your edit to my post.  Added in missing text.  Had problems lately with wildfire smoke choking me up.  Been on hurricane watch.  Harvey flooded Texas. Two nuke plants and dozens of chemical plants and superfund sites in the projected path of Irma.  Another right on its heels.  Man-made pollutants make every natural disaster worse.  Mexico hit with an 8.0 EQ when strong CME bursts are hitting earth.  

9-08 after sunset saw 2 sparks about five minutes apart.  So I started noting them.
1915
1920 B
1926
1929
1931
1942
Making this note might have missed one.
1952
Notice a rate of every five minutes or so.  Gonna miss some trying to get this much posted.  
2043
2047
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#7
ack! sums up the first week of September.  The smoky haze from the wildfires has wrecked my sinuses, a week of ozone alert days, unhealthy air.  Local news talked of pink sunsets, made me concerned about cesium being released.   Forest fire smoke used to be an orange haze, but pink is the new normal.  September is our best month temperature-wise, not too hot, not too cold, but I can't go outside without choking.  Record breaking hurricanes hitting the coast and more toxins will wash out to sea.   I blame the added krypton in the air making the storms worse, increased conductivity of the air and not just the global warming hype. Electric Universe model explains the weather changes better than CO2 global warming.  Nothing going smoothly for any of us.
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#8
09-11 06:30 watched the second completed ring segment move into place on the east side of R3.  It takes about a half hour to move the ring from one side to the other.  It really is an engineering marvel to watch considering how massive the structures are.  Here's both tepcam views side by side.  

   
   
   
   

   
   
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#9
09-15 06:40 The steel framework on R3 moved back out of the rings but it stops halfway across this time. Many workers out and about on R3; the last pic caught sunlight glinting on the white tyvek suit of a worker. 

   
   
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#10
09-15 09:40 a remote crane moves a tool to R3 and picks up a large piece and moves it off of R3.

   
   
   
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#11
09-16 am the recordings were both frozen at 8am and all the cranes were up.  After I recycled the browser windows it was already noon and I noticed the big remote cranes were all down.  Tepco only drops the cranes when they expect high winds.  

   
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#12
09-18 rain poured down last night and both tepcams are shaking in the strong winds this morning.
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#13
09-19 Yesterday had mostly blue sky, partly cloudy. Today the cranes started back to work. The crane by r1 up at 7:17; the others come up from 9:00 to 10:00 and go fully upright by 11:00.
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#14
To you Horse and watchers , thank you for your updates and here's to you: "Dawn on Fuk."
this morning JST
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#15
Hi Felibi, thanks for the dawn over fuku pic.  I see a lot of pink in the sunsets and sunrises lately.  The pink puts some color in the drab industrial monotony of the site.  The tepco screen grabs can be zoomed up so they look more like what we used to see when they were full screen.  I use MS Paint to resize the pics I grab.  Another method is to open a pic with the Picture Viewer and zoom that to the size I want and use the MS Snipping tool to grab the zoomed image.  

Here's your pic I opened full screen, zoomed 66%, adjusted the position to see the whole pic, and used the snipping tool to grab the zoomed image.

     

It was easier when Teoco showed us a full screen view but they tried to discourage viewing with the little half size window we get now.  I'll be glad to help you get any picture you grab posted here on CRL.  Thanks much for contributing.
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#16
Horse! You're such a darling for doing what Pia asked me to do :-) Indeed, I've been wondering what I could do about
my few recent Tepcam screenshots that were so ridiculously small. The last normal size I've got dates back to November 11 2016.
Your explanation is enlightening. Tepco and the whole Nuclear Village are immune to shame. Evil!
I'm gonna try to follow your advice and do sth about my skills.
Isn't it wonderful that we're able to catch glimpses of beauty even in the midst of horror.
We'll keep watching as long as we can. We are legion.
 
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#17
Your welcome Felibi, hope you can add more pics to the collection.  

09-21 Some of the watchers used to think that tepco played back old looped video but I didn't think they would bother.  This morning I watched as cam1 kept switching from a 1 am view to the current 5 am view it should have been.  Tried resetting everything to make sure it wasn't my equipment.  Same thing happening; cam4 shows a steady 4am, now 5am view but cam1 says 1am going on 2am with occasional screen flashes of the correct 5am view.  Freaky, never saw the feeds do that before. The correct time shows briefly while it mostly plays the old time, about a 4hr 20min difference.  Nothing much going on to cover up so I think it's just a glitch tepco is having with the cam1 feed.
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#18
09-19 noticed a little spark burst on cam1 so I did a half hour count.  

09-19 040406 spark pair.bmp
09-19 040435 spark.bmp
09-19 040653 d.bmp
09-19 040655 d end.bmp
09-19 040835 spark.bmp
09-19 041248 spark.bmp
09-19 041301 d.bmp
09-19 041305 d end.bmp
09-19 041508 spark.bmp
09-19 041510 spark.bmp
09-19 041753 spark.bmp
09-19 041800 spark.bmp
09-19 041844 spark.bmp
09-19 042728 spark.bmp
09-19 042759 spark.bmp
09-19 042846 spark.bmp
09-19 043021 spark.bmp
09-19 043233 spark.bmp
09-19 043255 d.bmp
09-19 043258 d end.bmp
09-19 043645 spark.bmp
Half hour
15 Sparks 3 distortions

09-20 A spark on cam4 caught my eye, so I did some more counting.  Found 3 cam4 sparks.  

09-20 180608 d 4f.bmp
09-20 181220 spark 1f.bmp
09-20 181435 spark.bmp
09-20 181512 c4 spark.bmp
09-20 181635 spark.bmp
09-20 182054 c4 spark.bmp
09-20 182203 spark.bmp
09-20 183244 c4 spark.bmp

   
   
   
   
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#19
Hi watchers, I don't know if I'm right but really, there seems to be a serious discrepancy between what we are shown on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34BJEX...6YBksIYY6Q for example here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nhj-Lei1sk and what we see on Tepcam 4.
Where in the heck is this big round construction on R3?
It doesn't seem to even exist on Fukushima Daiichi youtube channel.
Yet we can so clearly see it on Tepcam4 and we've seen it for days, weeks.
Tepco is messing with us. We know that already. But really, it's so obvious. What's wrong? All is wrong, all is fuked up.
Gosh, I can only hope I'm wrong.
I wanted to watch the EQ M 4.8 - 35km E of Namie, Japan
2017-09-28 07:11:29 (UTC)
Location 37.465°N 141.405°E Depth 44.1 km
but the posted videos stop here 2017.07.26_15.00-18.00.Unit4side
Whatever...
 
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#20
Hi Felibi, it was a surprise to me that the Tepco timelapse had started up again.  Not too surprising that they stopped two moths ago when the r3 roof cover construction started up.

07-26 When the r3 fuel removal roof cover was started
http://caferadlab.com/thread-2031-post-4...ml#pid4134

Time lapse
2017.07.26_06.00-09.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvrhz228qOo
1:20/3:00 watch the first piece being installed at 07:21 jst

Easy to miss the action but the first piece placed on r3 is hiding behind the vent tower. Tepco might have stopped the timelapse in case any problems occurred, too bad because it is quite impressive to watch the huge structure being built.  Tepco doesn't want any bad news or any news about Daiichi to cast a shadow on the planned Olympics.  Tepco reports published for the public have been trimmed to almost nothing.  I can only guess that they want to keep Daiichi out of the news to convince the public that the disaster is over and no risk to the people attending the Olympic games.  Tepco has announced delays to the spent fuel removal timetable so they won't have anything going on to fog up the big show.  They tried to get people to return to contaminated areas to make everything look normal but the situation in Japan is not normal and still poses a health risk. Abe will have his Olympics no matter the health risk to participants and visitors.  

The recent earthquake M 4.8 was not big enough to shake the camera much.  The shaking looked like wind buffeting the camera so I didn't make a video of it.  It takes one of the 5+ or greater quakes to get the camera rocking and jerking.  

Thanks, Felibi, for posting the timelapse info.  I'll add the links to the monthly start page in case they release more videos.
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