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WEBCAM August 2016
#21
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Workers observed at the CSFP.  

   

Seems like we're seeing more workers lately.
 
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#22
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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#23
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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(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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#25
(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."
George E. P. Box
 
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#26
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.
"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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(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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#28
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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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#29
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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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#30
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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#31
(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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#32
(09-01-2016, 05:41 AM)piajensen Wrote: Tank Welding Fire/Smoke Update 

9/1/2016
Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
Update on fire at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station H2 plant occurred today (9/1) and the smoke is.
Confirmed confirmed smoke conditions, 9:35, H2 plant tank welding work in fire and smoke used by overseas fire extinguisher fire fighting by using the 9:40, fire and smoke have gone out.
Windproof rubber plate rotating ladder was placed along the tank exterior so far examined occurrence and outbreaks of fire, smoke, H2 plant in South area of H2-A2 tank from the inside plate welding had to go, had a welding heat, to fire and smoke has been estimated.
For this trouble, 1:20 PM, by Tomioka Fire Department determined "fire".

Hi Pia, this looks to be a report of a 5 minute fire/smoke event in the morning in a tank area.  Might have seen that on tbs/jnn but no tank areas are visible in the tepcams.  The orange glow in cam4 view was on all night.  19:00 cam4 shows an orange glow further to the left tonight.

8-30 19:00 – 19:59
12 sparks and 1 distortion
8-30 20:00 – 20:59
13 sparks and 1 distortion
8-30 21:00-21:59
14 sparks and 2 distortions

8-30 191538 spark.bmp
8-30 191542 spark.bmp
8-30 192316 spark.bmp
8-30 192703 spark.bmp
8-30 193448 spark double.bmp
8-30 193511 distortion.bmp
8-30 193513 distortion end.bmp
8-30 193615 spark.bmp
8-30 193625 spark.bmp
8-30 193645 spark.bmp
8-30 194402 spark 1f.bmp
8-30 194815 spark.bmp
8-30 195038 spark pair.bmp
8-30 195129 spark.bmp
8-30 200217 spark.bmp
8-30 201009 spark.bmp
8-30 201358 spark double.bmp
8-30 201915 spark pair.bmp
8-30 202347 spark pairs.bmp
8-30 203017 spark.bmp
8-30 203047 spark.bmp
8-30 203240 spark.bmp
8-30 203638 spark.bmp
8-30 203956 spark.bmp
8-30 204010 spark.bmp
8-30 204042 spark.bmp
8-30 204536 distortion 3f.bmp
8-30 205613 spark.bmp
8-30 210047 distortion.bmp
8-30 210048 distortion end.bmp
8-30 210058 spark.bmp
8-30 210140 distortion begin.bmp
8-30 210140 distortion end 8f.bmp
8-30 210931 spark pair.bmp
8-30 211713 spark.bmp
8-30 212451 spark 1f.bmp
8-30 212536 spark.bmp
8-30 213206 spark 3f.bmp
8-30 213347 spark.bmp
8-30 214301 spark 1f.bmp
8-30 214721 spark 1f.bmp
8-30 214820 spark.bmp
8-30 214934 spark.bmp
8-30 215706 spark.bmp
8-30 215821 spark.bmp
8-30 215910 spark.bmp

See  the slideshow
http://s87.photobucket.com/user/HorseCam.../8-30-2016

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8-30 histogram 3hr

   

Pics of fancy sparks on 8-30.  The 3rd pic, 20:19:15, had a small puff over r1; the only smudge in the 3 hours.  

8-30 193448 spark double
8-30 201358 spark double
8-30 201915 spark pair
8-30 202347 spark pairs

   

   

   

   
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