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October 2015
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Cali, here's the cam4 sparks, yours and the one I found.  I'm calling them red and blue, just to stick to basic colors.  To record the tepcams, I can't watch in full screen or zoom anymore and I have small monitors.  Need watchers with big screens or zoom to tell me what and when to look now.  When I see the sparks on cam4 I wonder what's stirring at the plant.  R3 is still a steaming pile.  The R4 building hides whatever still goes on in there.  Though we don't get to see it anymore just off-screen, the common spent fuel pool must be full of 'not exactly pristine' assemblies.  Hope they didn't fall apart when they got loaded or drop pieces into the bottom of the pool.  I think the csfp is a source of some of the light and steam we see.  Was glad I could still find sparks with the flowplayer.  I'm waiting for the next steam event to see if the filters will mute those.  You get all those nice colors in the day, at night I get black and white.  When I put on my grey sunglasses, some colors get muted. I think that's what tepco does with filters.  

After watching the ISS feeds during the "gamma storm" I noticed the red and blue blobs of color on the screen and thought they looked like some of the coloration in the pixilation during steamy events at the plant.  I see it stepping thru the recordings but a grab doesn't show it as clearly.  More pixilation on the cam views was always a clue that something was steaming or fogging.  Now, as you point out, we don't see the pixilation as well as we did before.  Less detail makes it harder to describe subtleties to others.

The crane shot, I think, is just the tip of that crane painted red.  Posting observations over time will reveal details, good practice to document everything and ask questions later.  

I like your side-by-side comparisons, they show the filter changes very well.  Haven't figured out how to do that yet.  When I posted some of the earlier footage I noticed I could stop the time-lapses and scroll up and down to compare the locations of lights.  The plant doesn't steam like it used to but it hasn't quit yet.  While its been quiet lately, it won't last.  Tepco is accident prone.  Concrete and steel can crumble after years of seawater corrosion in quake and radiation damaged buildings sitting on a swamp.  A melt could steam up again for any number of reasons, wherever they are.  Thanks for posting, just by watching and documenting the webcams we are doing useful research and getting the word out to remind the world that nuclear power can leave a mess just as bad as nuclear bombs leave behind.  

10-27 As the work week progresses the brown cloud over the plant has increased.  Majia pointed out a cloud around the cooling tower last week.  Noticeable cloud over the R3 pit this week.  Cam 4 19:26 another spark, looked blue.  Recent spark activity on cam4 has me worried what tepco is stirring up in the R3 pit.
"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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(10-25-2015, 03:57 PM)califnative Wrote: Flowplayer has helped Tepco’s 3 minute time lapsed videos, depth and clarity are now compromised. For example, this comparison shows when the tip of the crane being used for welding (I think) and the metal was heated into a glowing red ember but the time lapsed Utube video is small and unnoticeable.

http://postimg.org/image/erst3ktul/ 11:31am red tip crane cam4 10-12-15
http://postimg.org/image/63hvhe46n/ 3 min vid on Utube

Majia mentioned the two cams don’t always match, as in sun light and clouds or hazy emissions on cam4. We can’t rely on what’s real when Tepco can do whatever they want. Cam4 shows dark lights when JNN has bright lights throughout the site along with other filter pics.

http://postimg.org/image/lgs813amh/ 1:09am JNN webcam bright lights night work 10-14-15
http://postimg.org/image/ovfbm6f57/ 11:16am cam1 cloudy cam4 sunny 10-23-15
http://postimg.org/image/xh8mbvdnd/ 6:30am peach to grey filtering
http://postimg.org/image/jmt5oomj7/ 5:18am blue to yellow filter 
http://postimg.org/image/ttf64fyhh/ 5:04pm blue filter switch, title is even blue later changed to white
And then there is the FOG.  
http://postimg.org/image/lbzjc334d/ 5:41am purple dawn cam1 clear cam4 mist, haze, fog


CodeShutdown mentioned this fog phenomenon earlier, I think this plant is just saturated in a toxic haze called NUCLEATION!

Repost: CodeShutdown August 13, 2015 at 11:40 am · Reply
majia; radiation causes fog
The Effect of Radioactive Aerosols on Fog Formation
http://www.pmd.gov.pk/rnd/rnd_files/vol7_issue14/1_The%20Effect%20of%20Radioactive%20Aerosols%20on%20Fog%20Formation_GoharAli.pdf

You cam people need a new blog site that isn’t broken.
 
Selected excerpt page 2: Fog and Aerosols
The radio-nuclide aerosols present in the atmosphere act as condensation nuclei for fog droplets to form resulting in a large amount of water to be stuck to them. The water vapors in the atmosphere condense on these particles and hence these particles act as seeds, starting the formation of fog droplets. An increase in the number of aerosols in the atmosphere ultimately increases the formation of fog.
 
As for almost all of the radioactive nuclides during their production, they are positively charged ions. A charged body or particle can attract another charged body due to coulomb interaction or it can also attract a neutral body because of electrostatic induction. The aerosols present in the atmosphere can grow larger and larger in size due to acquiring other aerosols or molecules which coexist in the same location. The process of gain in aerosol particles is called NUCLEATION.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKBcsMyVGpo Sept 5, 2015 Thanks to Horse on CafeRadLab

The last thing I wanted to mention, Flowplayer has obscured the burning debris view we used to see on the harbor horizon behind R4. That's the worst cover-up in my opinion. Sad

Interesting, thanks for putting this together
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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#63
OCT. 8 - big waves!
I missed this somehow -


8th of october 2015-Fukushima Daiichi NPP- Big Wave Day - nuckelchen.blog.de
http://youtu.be/VNZBcmxI-Cw

On the lower left corner there seems to be sort of a water geyser blasting up - from the trench??
 
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#64
at that speed, that's a difficult video to watch. at point in time is the big splash?
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#65
Cali, here's the cam4 sparks, yours and the one I found.  I'm calling them red and blue, just to stick to basic colors.  To record the tepcams, I can't watch in full screen or zoom anymore and I have small monitors.  

The crane shot, I think, is just the tip of that crane painted red.  Posting observations over time will reveal details, good practice to document everything and ask questions later.  

I like your side-by-side comparisons, they show the filter changes very well.  Haven't figured out how to do that yet. 
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Horse - I'm sure you have already tried this but just in case, here are 3 places you can find the zoom feature. Can't use full screen but zooming helps and then scroll bars to pin point area. The only place to view full screen is FD 3 min vids on Youtube, maximum zoom is 200%, reducing the speed to the slowest helps too.
   

Unfortunately I saved the red crane picture as a GIF instead of a JPG, made it look fake but it was real and scary looking when I saw it.

I open two windows (not tabs) with pictures, minimize the size and place them side by side.

Looks like JNN moved their webcam position more to the left today, suppose they are hiding something near the R4 area now. 
   
 
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Cali, good of you to post the zoom info. I can use it when I'm just watching a feed, haven't used it while recording yet.  I want to keep recordings normal for documentation purposes.  I've only got one computer left to do blogging and watching.  A simple way to convert pics to different formats is with ms Paint program, open pic with paint and do a 'save as' to select a different format. On the side-by-side, I thought that might be what you're doing, two windows and then grab both.  Cool.  I sometimes see smoke coming from just south of r4 that I think is debris burning, but they don't worry about us seeing that. The TBS cam might have moved to the left to see more of the crane activity over r1.

(10-27-2015, 11:24 AM)missFrill Wrote: OCT. 8 - big waves!
I missed this somehow -


8th of october 2015-Fukushima Daiichi NPP- Big Wave Day - nuckelchen.blog.de
http://youtu.be/VNZBcmxI-Cw

On the lower left corner there seems to be sort of a water geyser blasting up - from the trench??

TX for posting Nuckelchen's big wave link here. The waves are probably breaking in the port area. Hard to tell if its close to the trenches from the front on view. I was worried about the waves disturbing the sediments in the lagoon and spreading more radioactive particulate out to sea.
"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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#67
hmm.. they put that cement covering on the ocean floor in the port, right? that'd cause the rads to slip out to deeper water easily I think....
Pia
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(10-27-2015, 07:05 PM)piajensen Wrote: hmm.. they put that cement covering on the ocean floor in the port, right? that'd cause the rads to slip out to deeper water easily I think....

Pia, I read about them doing that but I've never seen actual reports of what was done. They might have tried to cover some of the worst debris, but I can't see them covering the entire lagoon.
"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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#69
Came across a couple 2012 articles saying the coating was complete and some 2014 articles saying they were going to do it... in the morning I'll see if I can find any official TEPCO reports on the project. I recall seeing some graphic representations on the plan.
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TX P, knew you'd have a reference.  The asahi report was interesting.  Had a pic of how much has been completed.  Two areas by the docks done.  I recollect seeing chunks of r3 fall into the bay.  They've done less than I'd guessed.

Quote:TEPCO in 2012 coated areas of the seafloor near the outlets of underground tunnels through which the radioactive water was released. Other parts of the port were left untouched until now.

A survey of the site in late February turned up readings of 167,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium near the quay where vessels dock, TEPCO said, adding that cesium readings of 2,200 becquerels per kg were detected close to the port entrance and open ocean.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaste...1409030043

They need to keep dock workers safe enough to work awhile.  So much radiation poured out of the trenches, they had to cover it where workers might be exposed.  The rest of the bay is still the 'dilution solution' that spreads radioactivity to other areas.

hat tip or-well
October 28, 2015 at 2:37 am · Reply
Might as well have the same info all the Media use.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-n...2_01-e.pdf

diagrams, photos, terminology
"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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#71
Thanks for noting or-well's reference on the sea wall.

When TEPCO announced the cement on seafloor plan, some of us disagreed with the plan on ecological grounds. To me, it seemed like terraforming at it's worst with absolutely no evidence it would be beneficial.

While looking for the TEPCO report below, I came across this: Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Forecast for 10 Years via MsMilkyTheClown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVyO5O6tLZk - so, when it was announced the other day that one of the units was no longer being critical... I have to ask, again, how did they determine that? And, why would they say it would be safe for the Olympics if they think it'll be ten years before the fallout stops.... TEPCO's fantasy is outrageous and dangerous.

21 Feb 2012 TEPCO Fukushima Start of marine soil coating construction inside the port http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-n...1_02-e.pdf

page 2 and 3 screenshots

   
   
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#72
There is a red flickering object in front of the R1/R2 or over the Spent Fuel Storage Pool an cam4 that seems to be new, Majia noticed it too and posted on her blog and dropbox page.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1esjr39ss69mk....docx?dl=0

15.44pm daytime screen shot today, odd square object
   
17.28pm
   

It doesn't look like it's a reflection of the red paint on the crane because it's moving and flickering, producing blue, yellow multiple colors around it as well.  Here is a closer screen shot.
   
 
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#73
From ENE-new comment -
http://enenews.com/fire-another-nuclear-...ent-717764

eerie red light --
http://www.dropbox.com/s/g1esjr39ss69mkv....docx?dl=0

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/w...-over.html
 
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10-30 Blue spark on cam4, skipped thru the evening noticing a slight fog or steam wafting across the view.  The red light doesn't move or vary much thru the night.  The second pic is lights out, the red glow disappears. In the last picture, the red looks like part of the crane strut, but look at the clouding in front of r4.  It looks like the steaming/fogging that went on thru the night.
"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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#75
That blue spark was very bright for a cam4 spark.  The steam wafted from the left to the right.  I think it comes from the part of the common pool off the left side of the screen from the little part that we see on cam4.  The common spent fuel pool of great mystery, supposedly filled with the remains of r4 assemblies, an area kept out of view since the early days of the meltdowns.  The part on-screen lower left, where the girders are with large panels on the roof was said to be extra cooling for the pool.  We have seen workers walking in front of those girders last year.  Is that the cooling part of the pool?  Site maps vary and don't usually include the csfp.  There is the possibility that damaged fuel rod assemblies placed in the common pool may not be intact which could cause overheating in the crowded pool.  The lower resolution of the flowplayer is making it more difficult to see the faint steam emissions.
"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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#76
For reference: TEPCO's Survey maps of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-n...ex3-e.html (most recent mapping published at that page 2013)

via SimplyInfo: http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?page_id=14516 Fukushima Detailed map March 2015
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/1645...ccdf_o.jpg

July 19, 2013 http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-n...0724-e.pdf
   
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(10-29-2015, 11:30 PM)Horse Wrote: 10-30 Blue spark on cam4, skipped thru the evening noticing a slight fog or steam wafting across the view.  The red light doesn't move or vary much thru the night.  The second pic is lights out, the red glow disappears. In the last picture, the red looks like part of the crane strut, but look at the clouding in front of r4.  It looks like the steaming/fogging that went on thru the night.

That is chilling. Call it a radiation nightmare..the blue is showing how active the radiation actually is. The pink fog, cesium? release? Looks like a sequence, horse. Good capture and comments, you are appreciated.
 
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#78
Should this be move to the November folder?
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(11-04-2015, 05:26 PM)piajensen Wrote: Should this be move to the November folder?

Missfrill was just dropping a link to share. Not really time dependent so it doesn't matter. I've gathered a few weather views we could post somewhere, but we don't really have a meteorologist on staff yet. LOL.
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#80
I'll move it to Fukushima general... since it is neither an Oct or Webcam post. I'm interested on organization for benefit of all.
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