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WEBCAM August 2016
#21
Yep, Majia captured screenshots of heavy emissions as well majiasblog.blogspot.com and TEPCO reported continuous High Rad Alarms. 
First report http://www.tepco.co.jp/press/mail/2016/1..._8708.html
Follow up http://www.tepco.co.jp/press/mail/2016/1..._8708.html
And in the Daily http://www.tepco.co.jp/press/report/2016..._8693.html
   
   
   
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#22
Pia, thanks for posting the Tepco reports.  Notice they mention replacing the dust monitor as if it were faulty and not due to sudden high rad readings.  If they don't want to trust a high reading how can we trust any low readings or their dust monitoring. The sudden spike in sparks with lots of fancy ones followed by the sudden increase in fogging looked pretty bad to me.  

For the record, Nuckelchen posted his time lapse video.  

http://enenews.com/forum-fukushima-webca...april-2016
nuckelchen
August 22, 2016 at 1:58 am · Reply
..holy glowing above fuku powerplant..

fukushima 2016/08/22
https://youtu.be/0C50Xyl4PFU
"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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#23
(08-22-2016, 03:34 PM)Horse Wrote: Pia, thanks for posting the Tepco reports.  Notice they mention replacing the dust monitor as if it were faulty and not due to sudden high rad readings.  If they don't want to trust a high reading how can we trust any low readings or their dust monitoring. The sudden spike in sparks with lots of fancy ones followed by the sudden increase in fogging looked pretty bad to me.  

For the record, Nuckelchen posted his time lapse video.  

http://enenews.com/forum-fukushima-webca...april-2016
nuckelchen
August 22, 2016 at 1:58 am · Reply
..holy glowing above fuku powerplant..

fukushima 2016/08/22
https://youtu.be/0C50Xyl4PFU

You are welcome - it's a critical moment with the two typhoons at this time and, yes, I did note that they downplayed the potential by blaming it on a filter. Disgusting how they continue to get away with their deceit. IAEA, NRA ought be all over that and TEPCO execs ought be jailed. 

I just checked to see if they had any updates regarding typhoon impacts and see they have two 23 Aug reports already posted.

1.  Aug 23, 2016
August 22, Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co., Ltd. 2016
Today (August 22), analysis of the water taken from the K drainage, was confirmed that all beta radioactivity is 2,300Bq / L.
For this reason, to collect water again K drainage, do the analysis.
It should be noted that, under the influence of the typhoon today, has continued intermittently strong rainfall on the premises from the afternoon, concentration rise is probably due to its influence.
It should be noted that the water of the K drainage has become a pathway to drain to the power plant harbor in, it does not flow out directly to the open ocean.

2. (Follow Up) Aug 23, 2016
August 23, Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co., Ltd. 2016
Again collected water of K drainage on August 22, 15 minutes at 22 yesterday, was conducted the analysis, the total beta radioactivity was confirmed that the decrease in 740Bq / L.
In addition, the power plant premises 10m board in the installed nuclear reactor water injection equipment, we make sure that there is no abnormality in the parameters, such as stagnant water transport facilities.
From the above, the cause of all beta radioactivity rises of water of K drainage, has estimated that the temporary rise due to the influence of rainfall.

Wondering how saturated the ground is and how the vent stack is holding up in the wind. Their reports are so limited (and probably not always true). Thanks for the Nucklechen update!
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(08-22-2016, 03:34 PM)Horse Wrote: Pia, thanks for posting the Tepco reports.  Notice they mention replacing the dust monitor as if it were faulty and not due to sudden high rad readings.  If they don't want to trust a high reading how can we trust any low readings or their dust monitoring. The sudden spike in sparks with lots of fancy ones followed by the sudden increase in fogging looked pretty bad to me.  

For the record, Nuckelchen posted his time lapse video.  

http://enenews.com/forum-fukushima-webca...april-2016
nuckelchen
August 22, 2016 at 1:58 am · Reply
..holy glowing above fuku powerplant..

fukushima 2016/08/22
https://youtu.be/0C50Xyl4PFU

You are welcome - t's a critical moment with the two typhoons at this time and, yes, I did note that they downplayed the potential by blaming it on a filter. Disgusting how they continue to get away with their deceit. IAEA, NRA ought be all over that and TEPCO execs ought be jailed. 

I just checked to se if they had any updates regarding the typhoon impact and see they have two 23 Aug rreports already posted.

1.  Aug 23, 2016
August 22, Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co., Ltd. 2016
Today (August 22), analysis of the water taken from the K drainage, was confirmed that all beta radioactivity is 2,300Bq / L.
For this reason, to collect water again K drainage, do the analysis.
It should be noted that, under the influence of the typhoon today, has continued intermittently strong rainfall on the premises from the afternoon, concentration rise is probably due to its influence.
It should be noted that the water of the K drainage has become a pathway to drain to the power plant harbor in, it does not flow out directly to the open ocean.

2. (Follow Up) Aug 23, 2016
August 23, Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co., Ltd. 2016
Again collected water of K drainage on August 22, 15 minutes at 22 yesterday, was conducted the analysis, the total beta radioactivity was confirmed that the decrease in 740Bq / L.
In addition, the power plant premises 10m board in the installed nuclear reactor water injection equipment, we make sure that there is no abnormality in the parameters, such as stagnant water transport facilities.
From the above, the cause of all beta radioactivity rises of water of K drainage, has estimated that the temporary rise due to the influence of rainfall.
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#25
(08-22-2016, 04:38 PM)piajensen Wrote: From the above, the cause of all beta radioactivity rises of water of K drainage, has estimated that the temporary rise due to the influence of rainfall.

Wondering how saturated the ground is and how the vent stack is holding up in the wind. Their reports are so limited (and probably not always true). Thanks for the Nucklechen update!

Watched the rain and wind last night shaking the cameras and making a few wild webs.  Couldn't see much through the water distorting the view.  Noted a couple sparks at 20:12 on cam1.  The rain brings the fallout causing more sparks and higher rad readings.  That fallout would normally go up into the atmosphere unmeasured and ignored to disperse in the wind.  The ground is already too saturated from the underground river and the failed ice wall.  They've covered most of the plant with concrete so rain runoff goes down drainage and not into the ground.  They're careful to say the drainage goes in the harbor and doesn't go out to sea.  The vent stack would be vulnerable in high winds.  Typhoons a'comin.  Saw brief crane activity this morning and they haven't laid any down yet.  

Thanks for posting those limited, probably not true Tepco reports 'cause we can figure out a lot by how much they have to parse for the public record.  Appreciate the info you post here digging for the truth.  The article you posted on the radioactive fish smuggling just floored me.  1500 tons dispersed into the food supply.  So glad I gave up fish.  Watched the Olympic closing ceremony when Abe took the flag; hope the athletes don't stir up too much dust in Tokyo.
"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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#26
(08-22-2016, 11:15 PM)Horse Wrote: Watched the rain and wind last night shaking the cameras and making a few wild webs.  Couldn't see much through the water distorting the view.  Noted a couple sparks at 20:12 on cam1.  The rain brings the fallout causing more sparks and higher rad readings.  That fallout would normally go up into the atmosphere unmeasured and ignored to disperse in the wind.  The ground is already too saturated from the underground river and the failed ice wall.  They've covered most of the plant with concrete so rain runoff goes down drainage and not into the ground.  They're careful to say the drainage goes in the harbor and doesn't go out to sea.  The vent stack would be vulnerable in high winds.  Typhoons a'comin.  Saw brief crane activity this morning and they haven't laid any down yet.  

Thanks for posting those limited, probably not true Tepco reports 'cause we can figure out a lot by how much they have to parse for the public record.  Appreciate the info you post here digging for the truth.  The article you posted on the radioactive fish smuggling just floored me.  1500 tons dispersed into the food supply.  So glad I gave up fish.  Watched the Olympic closing ceremony when Abe took the flag; hope the athletes don't stir up too much dust in Tokyo.
 
Hoo'yah ... what a mess. Today's TEPCO reports include: beta 2,300Bq/L, drain 982m3, drain more & drain to ocean. Typically there's an amount cited for what they drained & sometimes they say they drained again (usually to the harbor). This time, it was an amt, drain more AND drain to the ocean... can't wait to see those numbers reported tomorrow. 

Note that the smuggler, Wang, has their base of operations in the US. They could be shipping contaminated fish to the USA and even South America. Would love to see their data get hacked and leaked. Which leads me into: TEPCO apparently got hacked. Tons of hotel and institute data missing. I have to go to wrist therapy now, so, see my morning tweets on TEPCO's 23 Aug reports: https://twitter.com/Cecalli_Helper
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#27
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Workers observed at the CSFP.  

   

Seems like we're seeing more workers lately.
 
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#28
8-26 counted an hour after midnight, found 15 sparks and 1 distortion, several fancy pairs.  Noticed new crane tool being used in reactor 1.  No clue what it is, but the long tube enters about half way; hangs out awhile then withdraws.  Two cranes working over reactor 3.  Tonight the work lights are very bright in the lower right corner of cam1.  Pace has picked up after the typhoons.  

3 pics
8-26 00:29:46 spark pair
8-26 10:38:00 r1 crane tool
8-26 10:44:46 r3 2 cranes

   

   

   

(08-25-2016, 07:38 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Workers observed at the CSFP.  

Seems like we're seeing more workers lately.

Did you see the five or so running back and forth on the wall in front of r3?

   

   
"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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#29
8-29 am  Monday started with a bit of crane work in the fog; then they lowered the cranes for the typhoon coming in on Tuesday.  

http://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/west-pacific
Landfall is expected to be well north of Tokyo, near or just north of Sendai by midday Tuesday. A storm surge of 4-8 feet is likely along the east of coast of Honshu to the north of Tokyo. Rainfall amounts will average 4-8 inches along the storms path, with up to 12 inches possible across the northern mountains of Honshu.

8-29 19:00 cam4 showing some big webs for half an hour.  Cam1 shows bright work lights in the lower right hand corner for about an hour.  
23:30 The views look still; waiting for the storm.
"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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#30
yeppers, the probability of severe damages is high.
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#31
yeppers, the probability of severe damages is high. Tracking typhoon damages reported here: Aug Damages caferadlab.com/thread-990.html

Majia's comments 28 Aug: majiasblog.blogspot.com.uy/2016/08/fukushima-daiichi-update.html

"There has been heavy rain at Fukushima for the last few days. I imagine that the contaminated water in the basements and in the trenches surrounding the plants has really accumulated:
Quote:10,000 tons of toxic water pools in Fukushima nuclear plant trenches. The Mainichi, August 23, 2016 (Mainichi Japan), http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/2016...dm/074000c
Liquefaction has been a risk for years now at the plant. It is amazing (what's left of) the buildings are still standing...."
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(08-29-2016, 09:21 AM)piajensen Wrote: yeppers, the probability of severe damages is high. Tracking typhoon damages reported here: Aug Damages caferadlab.com/thread-990.html

Majia's comments 28 Aug: majiasblog.blogspot.com.uy/2016/08/fukushima-daiichi-update.html

"There has been heavy rain at Fukushima for the last few days. I imagine that the contaminated water in the basements and in the trenches surrounding the plants has really accumulated:
Quote:10,000 tons of toxic water pools in Fukushima nuclear plant trenches. The Mainichi, August 23, 2016 (Mainichi Japan), http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/2016...dm/074000c
Liquefaction has been a risk for years now at the plant. It is amazing (what's left of) the buildings are still standing...."

I noticed the cranes in the down position too.  

I wonder if it would be inappropriate to take bets on which stack/tower will crumble first. Wink

They can't work on them as they are to 'hot' and dangerous to repair or maintain properly. 

   

IMO - Metal Fatigue from high radiation exposure for long periods of time is an issue. No doubt!
 
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#33
(08-12-2016, 01:19 AM)Horse Wrote: The color of a spark is something that was too subjective for me at times, like yellowish orange; red or violet or purple or blue, and the faintness or brightness was too much to easily track. I’ve thought I’ve seen patterns in the colors as in a lot of greens in one sample vs. a lot of violet in another sample but I haven’t tried to really quantify some of the different characteristics of sparks.    

"The one frame sparks are usually brighter than two frame sparks."  Trying to say this more accurately;
The one frame sparks are usually some of the bright ones amongst the two frame sparks in a spark collection.  

"I see more of the fancy sparks when the spark count goes up."
Yup, the more spark activity; the higher rates of sparking show more of the fancy sparks; multiple dots and multiple colors.  

What happened to the white sparks?  What did the change to Flowplayer do to the spark counts and spark characteristics?  What happened to the red sparks, are they the orange ones now? Tepco’s changes have made it difficult to really quantify some of the different characteristics of sparks.    

Maybe someone can e-mail one of the companies that manufactures equipment like is used and we can create a list of questions to ask.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
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#34
8-30 The typhoon looks to have weakened into heavy rains.  The weather report says another couple inches of rain fell.  The rains washed the camera lens clean and cleaned the fallout from the air.  The views were crisp and clear in the afternoon.  Sunset shows blue skies; looking strange without the pink hues.  The cameras are still shaking in the wind gusts.  The vent tower is still standing but I’ll bet it popped another couple rivets in the storm.  Night lights are coming on.  Noted a few sparks in the black sky on cam1.  

(08-29-2016, 07:43 PM)LWH Wrote: Maybe someone can e-mail one of the companies that manufactures equipment like is used and we can create a list of questions to ask.

It might be a good idea to come up with the questions first.  I don't think surveillance camera companies would be interested in explaining dots caused by radiation so it’s not something I would think to ask about.  I don’t know what cameras Tepco uses.  We’ve had to infer camera settings such as the frame rate.  Last year when most sparks were white I concentrated on the rate of sparking.  I thought the multi dot and colored dots might be worth categorizing and I made some feeble attempts to include that in the filename mostly to identify which grabs would be interesting and worth posting.  This year most of the sparks seem to me to show more color but I haven’t been consistent including the color in the filename.  You can compare the sparks before and after Tepco made the change to Flowplayer in Oct 2015 in the Photobucket albums at HorseCam.  Here's links to two slideshows one year apart.  

8-19-2015
http://s87.photobucket.com/user/HorseCam...2015%20arc
8-12-2016
http://s87.photobucket.com/user/HorseCam.../8-12-2016

Califnative’s zooms gives me the idea to gather a collection of spark zooms on a page to compare characteristics.  ChasAha coming up with names to identify different types helped me with naming conventions to identify certain characteristics in a way that might be useful for data analysis.  I’d like to gather a collection of sparks overlayed on one page to see if location might indicate failing pixels.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t use the spark counts in a predictive manner because of the time it takes just to scan a small portion of the recordings for sparks.  I know how important it is knowing your measuring device and what it is measuring but now they have cameras used to see radiation so the idea that the tepcams can be affected by radiation and show sparks isn’t that far out.  The difficult, time consuming part is still collecting enough data for analysis.  I’ll try to avoid generalizations about sparks in the future and stick to things I can prove.
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#35
(08-30-2016, 09:40 AM)Horse Wrote: 8-30 The typhoon looks to have weakened into heavy rains....  The vent tower is still standing but I’ll bet it popped another couple rivets in the storm.  Night lights are coming on.  Noted a few sparks in the black sky on cam1.  

NICE! 
Here's links to two slideshows one year apart.  
8-19-2015
http://s87.photobucket.com/user/HorseCam...2015%20arc
8-12-2016
http://s87.photobucket.com/user/HorseCam.../8-12-2016

Califnative’s zooms gives me the idea to gather a collection of spark zooms on a page to compare characteristics.  ChasAha coming up with names to identify different types helped me with naming conventions to identify certain characteristics in a way that might be useful for data analysis.  I’d like to gather a collection of sparks overlayed on one page to see if location might indicate failing pixels.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t use the spark counts in a predictive manner because of the time it takes just to scan a small portion of the recordings for sparks.  I know how important it is knowing your measuring device and what it is measuring but now they have cameras used to see radiation so the idea that the tepcams can be affected by radiation and show sparks isn’t that far out.  The difficult, time consuming part is still collecting enough data for analysis.  I’ll try to avoid generalizations about sparks in the future and stick to things I can prove.

I am unable to record videos of Fuku cams, (computer limitations), but I do try to view others videos whenever I can.   When I see stuff of possible importance I try to do screenshots.   

I think with the high speed recordings a lot can be missed.   I used to like the fuku1long 2x versions for review of something of interest on the high speed recording.   Don't  have anything like that anymore that I'm aware of.

I don't mind the generalizations. Sometimes observational data can lead to potential conclusions.   One never knows.  Especially with a scientific experiment of this magnitude.   We are definitely going 'where no one has gone before'.
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I like the overlay idea.  I think it might indicate several primary areas that they occur. 
If the overlay shows a high percentage in the exact same spot that might indicate a cam blip hot spot.  

  Idea  Here's a general observation.  Most green sparks occur on the lower 3rd of the screen.

I also like the idea of examining the close ups of the sparks.  I have done the zoom on my own several times.   I have noticed differences.  Some seem like a solid bright spot while others almost have a glow around them.  Some leave streaks and others not. 

Maybe? :
Do the sparks appear less 'crispy clear' when there is fog or steam present?
I sometimes think so.  Why would that be?

I do believe that the screen distortions and the sparking phenomenon are related in that they are triggered by higher rad readings.

However, I still feel that there is a possibility that the sparking may be an aerial literal occurrence.
I seriously hope these are indeed camera blips.  
The thought of whatever it is that might be igniting and releasing into the atmosphere might be a far worse scenario.
 Huh

I know we're at the end of this thread before it rolls over.    Great thread folks!
 
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Orange Glow cam 4 view only.

cam 4
   

cam 1 view
   

Not visible in the TBS view either?
Confused
 
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#37
Hard to be sure if it's a glow from a light or something else. It would be awesome to have more details about the equipment onsite, what kind of lights are being used, where specific types of work is being done, etc.. I'll see if I can watch webcam.

Watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWkBuhGQbqQ (I don't have adobe flash, so I went to the sengoku1904 archive).

The area in question seems static. But, there is that "heat wave shimmering effect" going on through the whole view. It reminds me of what seemed to be "hot spots" evidenced in some of the earlier videos where it seemed fires were occurring. But, there's the bright white light next to it... have they got colored filter lights on some areas for some reason? 
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#38
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Glow between Unit 1 and Unit 2.

Initially glowed bright orange, like a flame.  Later it would also appear green and yellow. 

   

Still going....  20:04 jst
 
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#39
Thanks Chasaha, I looked up at the monitors when I saw your post and caught a cluster of 3 sparks within two minutes.  Scanned the recording and found your light between r1 and r2 starts at dusk.  Still on as I post this.  Have some real nice sparks from yesterday, very bright in the dark sky.  These three are somewhat dimmer in tonight’s foggier conditions.  The first spark is a double; one in the sky and one on r2.  The second spark is right next to your light.  

8-31 light btwn r1-r2 begin

   

8-31 20:50:39 spark
8-31 20:51:22 spark
8-31 20:52:32 spark

   

   

   
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(08-31-2016, 08:34 AM)Horse Wrote: "...caught a cluster of 3 sparks within two minutes.
...very bright in the dark sky.  These three are somewhat dimmer in tonight’s foggier conditions.  The first spark is a double; one in the sky and one on r2.  The second spark is right next to your light." 

The 20:51:22 spark (I would call it yellowish)

I was observing live from about 19:52 thru 20:20 jst.  Cam 1 view.  I was seeing more sparks than I've seen live in such a short time.   At least 7 or 8 obviously clear ones.  Saw a fast white one too, it seemed smaller. 

Maybe the typhoon has stirred up everything that goes with multiple destroyed Nuclear Plants in dire need of a major miracle. 

IMO -  The SITUATION at Fukushima's Nuclear facilities is getting worse with time.  Sometimes in big spurts that add to the ongoing releases from rogue cores that cannot be accessed by humans or robots.
 
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