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WEBCAM September 2018
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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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Tokyo admits first death resulting from 2011 Fukushima radiation exposure
RT
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 15:48 UTC
https://www.rt.com/news/437711-fukushima...ure-death/
Quote:A Japanese man in his 50s, who previously worked at the crippled Fukushima power plant, has recently died of a lung cancer. Japan’s Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry then acknowledged that his death was in fact triggered by a radiation poisoning and recognized his family as eligible for compensation in the first such case since the disaster.  

According to the ministry, the diseased worked mainly at the Fukushima plant, which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 as well as at some other nuclear power station for more than 28 years until 2015. Notably, he was in charge of measuring radiation levels at the plant and its premises immediately after the incident, the Japanese media report.

It is said he was exposed to a total radiation dose of some 195 millisieverts – a dose that is about 4 times higher than the one that leads to a serious risk of developing cancer.

So far, the ministry also admitted that a total of four Fukushima plant workers developed various types of cancer, including leukemia and thyroid cancer, triggered by radiation poisoning. However, this was the first case involving death.  

When the meltdowns happened, people were dosed.  It didn't matter much if they stayed or tried to run away. Some evacuated into the fallout plume.  These people aren't counted in the statistic being offered by the Japanese ministry.  All the organs that are damaged by ionizing radiation don't count, only cancer is considered a risk of radiation poisoning.  With such a narrow view, radiation must be as safe as they say.   But, it's not safe.  Fukushima didn't just affect a few workers at Dai-ichi.  The leaking radionuclides continue to poison us all.  The radiated eco-system will not thrive and neither will we. How can we stop an industry from accidentally creating more dead zones when they treat us as just a statistic in their nuclear physics experiments?  

09-03 The remote crane by r1 moves another load.  That crane has been very busy most work mornings on the south side of reactor 1.  I wonder if they're building some structure or extension on the south side of reactor 1.  A lot of the crane activity has also been north of the vent tower.  

   

The crane in the foreground has workers popping into view.  

   
   
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09-03 The foreground crane suddenly does a 180, puffs a bit of diesel, and swings back.  Takes all of 10 minutes.  

   
   
   
   
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09-03  Spark count for two hours.  Slow to get started, only two the first half hour.  No distortions, low activity, yet I did find a spark pair.  

09-03 200721 spark.bmp
09-03 202034 spark.bmp

09-03 203406 spark.bmp
09-03 203851 spark.bmp
09-03 204603 spark.bmp
09-03 205517 spark.bmp
09-03 205709 spark.bmp

09-03 210306 spark.bmp
09-03 211202 spark.bmp
09-03 211515 spark.bmp
09-03 211612 spark.bmp
09-03 212438 spark.bmp

09-03 213153 spark.bmp
09-03 214603 spark.bmp
09-03 214619 spark.bmp
09-03 215044 spark.bmp
09-03 215219 spark.bmp
09-03 215241 spark.bmp
09-03 215429 spark pair.bmp
09-03 215534 spark.bmp

09-03 220659 spark.bmp

Pics of the last three sparks.  

   
   
   
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09-15  I noticed on the cam1 monitor a spark frozen on the screen for a bit.  When I looked in the recording before the time I'd noted to check, I found the first spark of the night and it was a triple.  Wasn't any good going spark hunting because the recording became choppy.  I did find a spark at the time I'd noted.  The choppiness in the recording is probably the computer I'm recording with but it might have been the signal. It doesn't happen often enough or last long enough to connect it to a computer issue.  Lots of crane work around reactor 1 during the work days.  Catching three sparks on the screen at once doesn't happen very often.  

   
   
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09-18  Watched workers on the foreground crane on cam4.  On cam1, remote cranes were very busy around reactor 1 today.  The night before I noticed a strange look on cam4 and went to the recording to find out what it was.  It looked like a band of emissions on cam4 but I think it's a work light because of the way it started and stopped abruptly.  The same light seems to be on cam4 again this evening.  

   
   
   
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09-18  Cam4 has workers disassembling the crane in the foreground.  Cam1 has tools going in and out of reactor 1.  

   
   
   
   

This bird kept flying thru the scene.

   

This was the last load of the day coming out of reactor 1.  

   
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Great capture of the black bird!
Pia
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#9
That bird doesn't know what its flying thru.  You had a good follow up in your twitter feed with microcarpa's chart.

市民4000人が調べた放射能汚染 ネット寄付で刊行資金集め
http://genpatsu.tokyo-np.co.jp/page/detail/799
Total 4,000 #citizens measure cesium density of 3,400 locations in 17 prefectures,since 2012
2publish data book by donation-based #crowdfunding.

Isn't #Tokyo #Olympics a crime?.#脱原発 #Fukushima 

   

The eastern half of Japan has bits of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors all over. There's a bad part of Tokyo to get a room in.  Does the Olympic committee still think having athletes exposed to radio-cesium is a good idea?
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09-19  A work crew removes the cable reel of a crane being dismantled.  

   
   
   
   
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09-20  Pink dawn, then more crane dismantling.  

   
   
   
   
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09-20  Three sparks and six distortions on cam4.  I noticed the last spark and the bugs when I changed the recording file.  I found the first two watching a little of the twilight.  I kept watching and saw the distortions.  The recording was sometimes jerky, losing from 5 to 10 seconds after the distortions then would settle back down, losing just a second or two in a jerk.  It was very unusual activity for cam 4.  Maybe the day’s work had stirred up some radioactive dust.  The work light came on and reflected into the lens.  There was a light at the base of the r1 vent tower blinking for about twenty minutes.  I found the spark I’d watched on the monitor.  Watching the bugs flitting around in the work light was fun.  Cam4 is usually so still and boring.  

09-20 181253 c4 spark.bmp
09-20 183614 c4 spark.bmp
09-20 191357 c4 d.bmp
09-20 191359 c4 d end.bmp
09-20 200247 c4 light.bmp
09-20 211348 c4 d.bmp
09-20 211350 c4 d end.bmp
09-20 221226 c4 d.bmp
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09-20 224919 c4 d.bmp
09-20 224922 c4 d end.bmp
09-20 225754 c4 d.bmp
09-20 225756 c4 d end.bmp
09-20 231605 c4 spark.bmp
09-20 235508 c4 bug 1.bmp
09-20 235508 c4 bug 2.bmp

   
   
   
   

   
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09-26   I was watching the remote cranes working around r1.  Then I noticed cam4 gets a quick burst of smoke or vapor coming from the CSFP area.  It didn’t look like the faint black diesel fumes coming from the heavy machinery that dissipate in seconds.  It came out at high pressure, looking like a steam release.  The first release was powerful and lasted a little over a minute; it clears until another burst 10 minutes later.  

   

   
https://vimeo.com/291863027





The second release is not as forceful but it lasts longer, about 15 minutes.  

   
https://vimeo.com/291864664


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Oh boy. that doesn't look good. Correct meifI'm wrong - that's coming from the land side direction - the ocean side is opposite there, right?
Pia
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#15
You've got it right Pia, that's coming from the land side.  Not the first time we've seen that type of release on cam4.  See this entry from WEBCAM November 2016.  This time the weather was better, giving a clearer view.  I think its a radioactive steam release coming from the CSFP and I'll note the sparks I found on Cam4 the night before and tonight cam4 has webs of reflected light dancing on the lens.
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#16
Thank you for staying on top of this & for the additional information. Will be sure to check http://www.netc.com & RadNet west coast data over the next week or two.
Pia
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Today : Some unholy smoke. What you got there has to be seen.
And thanks for the link to 2016. 
 
A week ago I was still trying to post decent screenshots and I started writing this which seems more appropriate than ever.
 
« Dear Horse, I reread last months’ posts while trying to figure out the whole (more like hole) PCscreenshotshebang.
I realize i haven’t thanked you enough. I watch from time to time but your being here as a dedicated watcher and recorder is so valuable.  
You make following Fuk.easier for us all.
Yes, thank you for the info you report from watching Fuk. You make webcam watching a reality for all to see. »
 
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Thanks for the kind words, elibi. Some of the things we see on the cameras are still a mystery to me.  I thought a good caption for the latest vapor release would be 'dragon's breath' and I posted a link at ENENews.  There are still a couple people over there that check out the tepcams.  I did get a comment from AST at ENENews.  

Quote:AirSepTech
September 27, 2018 at 11:49 pm · Reply
I think it is Steam. Emphasis on think, I just have my phone where I'm at right now so it's a little small and lacks detail. About the only other two things would be cryogenic steam, or a wet start on a diesel engine, a big one.
The problem is the depth perception on the small screen here, from the camera to the spent fuel pool I think it was three or four hundred yards.
I will say it's a little odd to get steam to go sideways at that kind of velocity. It can be done, that kind of volume and that kind of movement, but it would be kind of hard if you wanted to do it or replicate it.
It could be much closer to the camera than it appears, say halfway, but then the question is what is the source. It always seems to me that place has some creepy qualifier hahaha.

Horse
September 28, 2018 at 3:35 am · Reply
It was instructive to see big motors starting up and billowing out smoke.

Big motor cold start
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8lMxmEOMgM

Agree that the sideways flow at that velocity is harder to explain. Looked more like dragon's breath that they show in movies. When they had that crane being disassembled right in front of cam4, I saw diesel smoke a couple times. That would be a large diesel engine, the smoke was darker and dissipated faster; wasn't worth trying to get a screen grab of a dark wisp even against the white background of r4. I'll bet the source was radioactive, coming from that creep show.


I caught someone else keeping an eye on Tepco.  
   


Unincredulous posted at ENE a sighting of cranes running amok.  Tepco spent the morning of the 29th taking the big remote cranes down to the ground.  They only do that when bad weather is expected.  Only one remote crane is left standing.  Tonight looks quiet, noted a bit more sparking on cam1.  

   
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Typhoon Trami then Tropical Storm Longrey on track to Fukushima... should make for some interesting and watery webcam obs.
Pia
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