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WEBCAM June 2016
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Post webcam observations for June 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 Archive  sengoku1904
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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Saturday morning in Japan.   Pinkish-like skies on the beach.
2016-06-04 7:34 jst

Looks like a major portion of Unit 3's side corner has been removed.   It's easy to see the reflecting light through the gap.

I am not sure, but I think the little dark cloud, upper mid screen, is some sort of smudge on the lens cover.
   

Pinkish, greenish, gooey looking, TBS/JNN ocean view. [same time]
   
 
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#3
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Some colorful looking heavy emissions between Units 3 and 4.  Never seen that before.

2016-06-06 jst
   

General comment:
Where has everyone gone?  

Over 5 years of ongoing non-stop TRIPLE MELTDOWNS.   Sad
  • The radioactive contamination continues into the atmosphere and sea.  
  • Neither robots or humans can approach the rogue uncontrolled nuclear reactions.
  • The lame lies of the Nuclear Industry repeat.
  • The News Media no longer reports.  IMO - It just 'feeds' misinformation if it does anything at all.
  • Our governments have failed us.   Deciding decades ago that Nuclear would have the unfair advantage of open ended funding along with the stifling of other better renewable energies.  Raising the so called 'acceptable levels' of radioactive contamination while at the same time having the worst radiation detection system (EPA radnet) that money can buy.
Exclamation   Maybe these are some of the reasons 'why' the Fukushima Apathy & Denial Syndrome (FAD Syndrome) seems to have grown in the recent months.

Seems to me the anger and concern should be rising, but somehow, for some reason, it's the opposite.   Huh
 
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(06-07-2016, 09:59 AM)Chasaha Wrote: Some colorful looking heavy emissions between Units 3 and 4.  Never seen that before.

2016-06-06 jst


General comment:
Where has everyone gone?  

Over 5 years of ongoing non-stop TRIPLE MELTDOWNS.   Sad
  • The radioactive contamination continues into the atmosphere and sea.  
  • Neither robots or humans can approach the rogue uncontrolled nuclear reactions.
  • The lame lies of the Nuclear Industry repeat.
  • The News Media no longer reports.  IMO - It just 'feeds' misinformation if it does anything at all.
  • Our governments have failed us.   Deciding decades ago that Nuclear would have the unfair advantage of open ended funding along with the stifling of other better renewable energies.  Raising the so called 'acceptable levels' of radioactive contamination while at the same time having the worst radiation detection system (EPA radnet) that money can buy.
Exclamation   Maybe these are some of the reasons 'why' the Fukushima Apathy & Denial Syndrome (FAD Syndrome) seems to have grown in the recent months.

Seems to me the anger and concern should be rising, but somehow, for some reason, it's the opposite.   Huh

FAD has been growing for 5 yrs, too.  Life keeps us busy, especially this time of year with outside chores and other distractions.  Concern is rising as the effects of the disaster 5 yrs ago are showing in the health of the Ocean and the health of the people.  The radiation releases are changing our atmosphere with more extreme weather and less protection from solar energy.  Surely people have noticed but so many other things can share in the blame and few have connected the dots.  The anger will rise when enough people learn that their health was traded for atomic bombs disguised as peaceful atoms and a little electricity.  

Where has everyone gone?   Where were they when each nuclear disaster sent a bit more radioactive fallout into the air and when Fukushima started adding to the burden?  An atomic bullet strikes silently and kills slowly.  

Radioactive foggy, steamy emissions are just as deadly as mushroom clouds but aren't nearly as photogenic.  The corium under each reactor fizzles invisible radioactive elements and the industry responsible for the mess hasn't the technology or the money to put the corium back into containment.  

Califnative noted faint lights on r1 last month.  I looked and found spark clusters right around the faint lights.  The sparks increase when radioactive measurements are high, but sparks and radioactive measurements don't generate much anger and concern because responsible parties keep up the lie that its all safe and no one ever dies.  People don't want to see the picture because it might ruin the fun; and the responsible parties don't want people to see or understand that radioactivity destroys life so the people won't take their powerful toys away from them.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#5
Horse - It is frightening... wondering about final outcome; what happens when uncontrolled nuclear fissioning occurs? Iodine still being found now and then - denotes re-criticality ongoing. Ocean salt water mixing with more than a thousand different isotopes, where is the scientific analysis of what we can expect? Where are the physicists willing to speak the truth about what is occurring and what that may result in?

Never seen so much disrespect for life and commons. Global leadership has failed miserably. IAEA offices ought be raided.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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(06-08-2016, 07:30 AM)piajensen Wrote: Horse - It is frightening... wondering about final outcome; what happens when uncontrolled nuclear fissioning occurs? Iodine still being found now and then - denotes re-criticality ongoing. Ocean salt water mixing with more than a thousand different isotopes, where is the scientific analysis of what we can expect? Where are the physicists willing to speak the truth about what is occurring and what that may result in?

Never seen so much disrespect for life and commons.  Global leadership has failed miserably. IAEA offices ought be raided.

Speaking truth to power fails because it falls on deaf ears.  Global leadership only became possible when a few got their hands on atomic weaponry to scare nations into submission.  Most people still cannot recognize or understand the ones that have no empathy for others.  Humanity will suffer until they learn to keep psychopaths out of positions of power.  Speak the truth to people and educate them to recognize the danger we are all in.  

(06-07-2016, 09:59 AM)Chasaha Wrote:
  • The radioactive contamination continues into the atmosphere and sea.  
  • Neither robots or humans can approach the rogue uncontrolled nuclear reactions.
  • The lame lies of the Nuclear Industry repeat.
  • The News Media no longer reports.  IMO - It just 'feeds' misinformation if it does anything at all.
  • Our governments have failed us.   Deciding decades ago that Nuclear would have the unfair advantage of open ended funding along with the stifling of other better renewable energies.  Raising the so called 'acceptable levels' of radioactive contamination while at the same time having the worst radiation detection system (EPA radnet) that money can buy.

The disaster at Chernobyl should have been a wakeup call; the disaster at Fukushima Dai-Ichi will surely wake them up; a German study outlines how bad leaking radioactivity out to sea will become as fission continues to release radio-toxins out to sea.  

Knowledge protects.  When the mushroom cloud erupted from reactor three I knew that the powerful people in charge of us would not and could not help us.  I kept my wife and I inside sheltering in place.  We stay out of the rain and we don't eat seafood anymore.  This year we started iodine therapy to help protect our health.  We started to grow more of our own food to minimize our exposure to the radioactive toxins the nuclear industry keeps spreading into the environment.  We watch as friends and family fall from heart attacks; developing cancers, and declining health. We want to shout out to as many as we can, but we end up singing to the choir.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#7
Don't forget to have fermented food with your meals. Smile
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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(06-09-2016, 12:30 PM)piajensen Wrote: Don't forget to have fermented food with your meals.  Smile

... and avoid GMO and pesticides.  Gardening is a lot of work but the produce always tastes better than store bought.  

Several projects have left me little time lately for tepcams and commenting, barely keep up with reading.  Managed to count an hour on 6-04 and found 11 sparks from 02:00 to 02:59 on cam1.  The big find was a cam4 spark at dawn and another cam4 spark on 6-05.  

6-04 03:33:03 c4 spark

   

   

6-05 00:41:11 c4 spark

   

cam4 spark 6-05 00:41:11 jst is visible in the time lapse at 0:39 in.
2016.06.05_00.00-03.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuWy2aYD3zU

6-09  The rain in the afternoon cleaned the camera lenses but the evening fog coming and going still clouded the views.   It looks to me like some of the fog is generated by the plant.

2016.06.09_18.00-21.00.Unit1side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvBAAATaRJ8

2016.06.09_18.00-21.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9tpXqI_Eb0

2016.06.09_21.00-00.00.Unit1side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLDDMXc6arg

2016.06.09_21.00-00.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxXQKQin54E
After the crane movement about 1:34 in or 22:35 jst a bubble of fog develops over r3 and slowly dissipates.  The steamy emissions coming off various parts of the plant is evidence of the heat remaining in the nuclear fuel; the sparks show that the emissions are still highly radioactive.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#9
Wow! That's a fantastic green spark. Lots of glow & clarity. Good catch, Horse!
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#10
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(06-10-2016, 06:52 AM)Horse Wrote:
(06-09-2016, 12:30 PM)piajensen Wrote: Don't forget to have fermented food with your meals.  Smile

2016.06.09_21.00-00.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxXQKQin54E
After the crane movement about 1:34 in or 22:35 jst a bubble of fog develops over r3 and slowly dissipates.  The steamy emissions coming off various parts of the plant is evidence of the heat remaining in the nuclear fuel; the sparks show that the emissions are still highly radioactive.

Very similar to the emissions I saw back on the 6th.
(see above)


In the current video there is a white flash on the crane arm that seems to slide 'down' the arm.  
(It's quick, at 1:32 in or 22:33:13)
  • Start flash -
   
  • Crane movement at night?  Unusual.  
  • Then the colorful emission/steam. -
   
 
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#11
new footage -- foggy, drizzle day there
but a stand down on the crane activity. Usually something is moving around in these vids so no motion stands out.

2016.06.12_06.00-09.00.Unit4side

http://youtu.be/D_gWzrUvegA
 
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#12
(06-09-2016, 12:30 PM)piajensen Wrote: Don't forget to have fermented food with your meals.  Smile

Scientists are fascinated by fermented foods
https://www.sott.net/article/320037-Scie...nted-foods


(06-11-2016, 10:16 PM)missFrill Wrote: new footage -- foggy, drizzle day there
but a stand down on the crane activity. Usually something is moving around in these vids so no motion stands out.

2016.06.12_06.00-09.00.Unit4side

http://youtu.be/D_gWzrUvegA

Saw the one crane behind r3 move dockside at the end of the clip.  Don't usually see much crane activity on their Sundays.  Read that they're getting ready for the r3 fuel removal structure with practices so they can place it over the r3 pool quickly.  That will be something to watch for.  


(05-16-2016, 12:44 AM)califnative Wrote: Found this mind-numbing Tepco Report:
Summary of Decommissioning March 31, 2016
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-n...1_01-e.pdf

Tepco installing Unit 3 Defueling Building per Fukuleaks. http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=15419

The r3 pit steams vapor out in the open and becomes noticeable in certain weather and/or lighting conditions.  Two other piles and two other pools are covered; though visible vapor rises over r1 on occasion.  The common pool is just out of view but seems to steam up the most.  The defueling building will probably reduce what vapors we see over the r3 pit.  The sparks and the webs will still tell us when radioactive vapors are in the air.  The cam4 sparks show more radioactivity at the south end of the plant as they prepare r3 for it's new cover.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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Wow, great Green Meanie spark Horse. Of course it was removed from the video when I went to look for it. 

Tremendous increase of radioactive fog swirling in and around the plant these last few weeks. R3 and CSFP are the most active it seems.
 
Looked at MissFrills video and saw a strange dark shadow in the white fog. Can’t say it’s on the lens because it usually has a water drip look. Could this be suspended in air? You know by now that my belief in flying objects tend to increase during critical times. It wasn’t raining or humid that night. Below was the forecast. A good bookmark for checking the weather in Fukushima.

"On Sunday late morning it will be mostly sunny, occasionally cloudy. The noon will bring variable cloudy, but mostly dry weather. In the evening variable cloudy, but mostly dry weather will dominate. Morning temperatures will be around 21 °C. During the day they will reach a maximum of 26 °C. Low temperatures at night will be around 20°C. Southerly winds are weak."
http://www.meteocentrale.ch/en/asia/japa...s/S475570/

Unusual black shadow spot appears in white fog over R3 pit area, starting around 1.28.18am and disappears 1:42:10am, lasts for about 15 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyhMGBbiRu8 (over 100 views on this video)
2016.06.12_00.00-03.00.Unit1side
   
   
Flying object around 8:00am on 6-12-16
   

Another good bookmark: http://www.scoop.it/t/fukushima-by-ton-kraanen
http://trofire.com/2016/06/10/600-tons-n...g-picture/

Frozen pipes surrounding the plant underground causing the big increase fog swirling up around the plant from every direction? Video shows pipes layout where the coolant building is, off to the left of R1. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKPJN4IzqXk

Where is the new crane tower in JNN webcam? Is this crane tower attached to R2 elevator?
     

Found a website that I can watch Futubagan webcam (I don't use Silverlight so it works here) The 2nd link has two guards/check points, not far from Fukushima plant.

http://www.futabagun.jp/futaba_camera/ca...ointId=173
Light flashing on Futuba webcam 2:25am 6-13-16
   

Other Futuban webcam2 further down the road. As you can see on the map it is a criss-cross intersection and the camera has 3 angles. Two check points and a main road (hwy 6) that is quite active so you can see what kind of vehicles/trucks are driving in the area. 
http://www.futabagun.jp/futaba_camera/ca...ointId=177
Truck driving down main road 2:38am 6-13-16
   

 
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http://www.meteocentrale.ch/en/asia/japa...s/S475570/
Humidity 97%
   
Heavy rain early morning forecast, good example of rain drops on lens.
   

 
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It's been interesting to watch this Futuba webcams back entrance (cam2) to the Fukushima plant. It faces the ocean so you can get an idea or confirm what the weather is like. There are lots of empty trucks, buses - caught a truck full of radioactive black bags Sad  I circled the three cameras on the map and will just call them Futuba webcam1, 2 and 3. The first one we are familiar with (see above post) then the other two are down the road on highway 6. Webcam2 is the closest to Fukushima and has the busiest traffic. They close the road off and opened it early morning to let the workers in.  
If your interested in watching, opening the live webcam is tricky. Click on the bottom of the still picture where the black lettering is, mouse over until it turns green then click on it to open the live webcam on the left side. You can also right click and to zoom in, zoom in/out on the right side map with your mouse roller, plus your computer zoom. 
 
http://www.futabagun.jp/futaba_camera/ca...ointId=174 (Futuba cam2)
http://www.futabagun.jp/futaba_camera/ca...ointId=173 (Futuba cam1)
http://www.futabagun.jp/futaba_camera/ca...ointId=177 (Futuba cam3)

8:00am check point entrance is opened.
   
    white vans
    black bags
10:40am Futuban webcam3 other check point intersection
   
 
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(06-12-2016, 01:16 PM)califnative Wrote: Wow, great Green Meanie spark Horse. Of course it was removed from the video when I went to look for it. 
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKPJN4IzqXk][/url]
Where is the new crane tower in JNN webcam? Is this crane tower attached to R2 elevator?
 


Agree on Horse's Super Green Sparker. 

The dark cloud spot on the 2016-06-12 1:32 jst looks like a spot of what I call 'goo' blown onto the lens cover. (as opposed to water rain drops)

The ufo one... I looked at the video and it's a momentary blip.  
I thought about it...   I have seen a bird (crow?) fly directly from the left to the right on the screen.   Assuming a crow flies at about 20 to 30 mph it only winds up on about 3 or 4 frames at the 60x speed of the video recording.  ...so, If something were flying at 200 mph or greater, it might only pop up, be able to be seen, on 1 frame.

It sort of looks like a helicopter.  
   

I can see the crane in the TBS/jnn capture.  
The views between cameras can create brain teasing optical illusions.
From the TBS perspective it's located 'right' next to the tall crane in the middle, which is not visible at all in the Unit4 cam view.   It's a bit foggy in between with that spot too.   From the TBS angle it looks like a SE corner of Unit 2.  It's in line with that.  Creating a masking effect.  

Disclaimer:  These are just opinions.
 
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I wonder if the "shadows" in CalifNaive's post (#13 above) isn't actually the absence of something, in this case the absence of wet matter (fog) in that spot. Like a heat wave blasting through the fog, removing particulates that would normally reflect back the fuzzy grey seen everywhere else. Just a thought, I don't claim this is the answer as to how the black space became something other than everything around it.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#18
Hi Chasaha - thanks. Odd happenings going on for sure. I'm not afraid to call these anomilies unindentified fly objects because that is what they are. If there is anything out there that shows an interest in this hell hole then by all means, please help us. No doubt there drones flying around but the odd shaped objects that are captured in one frame are mysterious. This area seems to be a frequent place to monitor. Just last month there was the same instance with a picture of a flying bird to compare. http://caferadlab.com/thread-685-post-1714.html#pid1714.  Thanks for pointing out where that crane tower is, a classic tepco webcam deception. 

Pia, not easy trying to figure out what the black shadow is in the fog but you described a good observation. The water drops are blurry on the lens, this looks like it's in the air. There no need to fear the unknown, I'm sure there is some answer to it, I just don't know what it is. It wouldn't be the first time tepco fades out an object they don't want us to see, they do it in the daytime clouds. This dark spot reminds me of the shadow trail I've seen in the chemtrails due to the atmosphere being so saturated with chemical particulates. 
   

Haven't been able to see JNN webcam last few nights, it's shows it's live and you can hear the birds but no picture. The other futuwebcams were showing lights reflecting off the clouds tonight. 
   
   
Here is another back entrance check point viewed from Futubacam3.
   

 
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#19
6-12 00:58:20 c4 steam from the left side
6-12 01:04:28 distortion

   

   

6-12 07:54:45 C4 "It sort of looks like a helicopter."  Or blimp/drone ...  flying object pic.  It was only in view for two frames, as fast as a spark.  The dockside cranes [the ones above and behind the r3 pit] are both busy that morning.  No sign of the object on C1, I looked two minutes before and after.  

2 pics

   

   

6-12 12:07:04 C4 pics Califnative - "Where is the new crane tower in JNN webcam?  Is this crane tower attached to R2 elevator?"  
Horse –Agree with ChasAha, not quite that close, jnn shows the distance.  On jnn the center crane is dangling an object to the south.  On C4 the red arrow is pointing at the object dangling from the crane, also to the south.  Object may be a rad measuring tool.  It hangs over areas for long periods of time, maybe monitoring hot spots.  The crane has been down since the earthquakes; is back up and hanging over the csfp area that was recently covered in black tarp where various flames, lights, and emissions have been documented.

06-12 01:32:44 to 01:40:12 C1 pics
Califnative - Unusual black shadow spot appears in white fog over R3 pit area, starting around 1.28.18am and disappears 1:42:10am, lasts for about 15 minutes.
ChasaAha - The dark cloud spot looks like a spot of what I call 'goo' blown onto the lens cover. (as opposed to water rain drops)
Pia - I wonder if the "shadows" in CalifNaive's post (#13 above) isn't actually the absence of something, in this case the absence of wet matter (fog) in that spot. Like a heat wave blasting through the fog, removing particulates that would normally reflect back the fuzzy grey seen everywhere else. Just a thought, I don't claim this is the answer as to how the black space became something other than everything around it.

Good observations  - Dark spot [bug] 01:27:54 moves past cooling tower to the right and up to the edge.  It settles in one spot for fifteen minutes then exits at 01:42:09. Three sparks.  

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Horse – Watch both c1 and c4 side by side and watch crane movements that show in both views. Best intersecting view in the airspace above the plant; the only common area of view is around the r1 cooling tower.  Still looking for a spark that shows in both views at the same time.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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(06-13-2016, 06:55 PM)Horse Wrote: 6-12 12:07:04 C4 pics Califnative - "Where is the new crane tower in JNN webcam?  Is this crane tower attached to R2 elevator?"  
Horse –Agree with ChasAha, not quite that close, jnn shows the distance.  On jnn the center crane is dangling an object to the south. 

06-12 01:32:44 to 01:40:12 C1 pics
Califnative - Unusual black shadow spot appears in white fog over R3 pit area, starting around 1.28.18am and disappears 1:42:10am, lasts for about 15 minutes.
ChasaAha - The dark cloud spot looks like a spot of what I call 'goo' blown onto the lens cover. (as opposed to water rain drops)
Pia - I wonder if the "shadows" in CalifNaive's post (#13 above) isn't actually the absence of something, in this case the absence of wet matter (fog) in that spot. Like a heat wave blasting through the fog, removing particulates that would normally reflect back the fuzzy grey seen everywhere else. Just a thought, I don't claim this is the answer as to how the black space became something other than everything around it.

Good observations  - Dark spot [bug] 01:27:54 moves past cooling tower to the right and up to the edge.  It settles in one spot for fifteen minutes then exits at 01:42:09. Three sparks.  

Horse – Watch both c1 and c4 side by side and watch crane movements that show in both views. Best intersecting view in the airspace above the plant; the only common area of view is around the r1 cooling tower.  Still looking for a spark that shows in both views at the same time.

Good stuff.

Blush   I've been caught by the 'bug' before.   I remember thinking I saw smoke coming from Unit 3 and then nuckelchen spotted bug movement.   Since then, I've always tried to analyze, as best as possible, before making  'best guess' observations.

@horse  Haven't you seen sparks on opposing cams in the same area at near the same times?   I thought that was a possible significant clue.

For some reason, it seems like the blue sparks happen near towers or cranes, metal objects. 
Hmm... maybe?
 
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