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WEBCAM September 2016
#1
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.  

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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#2
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For posterity... here's a quick look.

Crane lowering device Unit 1

   

The speck on this shot was not a spark.   I think it was part of the camera.   It didn't go away for the period of time I observed.  The wind blew and the cam moved.  The white speck floated right while the towers moved left. 
(center, just to the right)  


   
Huh

...as I went back a few minutes later to view the TBS cam and this happened.

Exclamation  Live observation.


Watching the TBS cam approximate time 10:28:00 2016-09-06

Saw, what looked liked, a large explosion on the Crane arm on the crane second from the right.   It was a bright orange explosion right on the middle joint of the crane.

The crane has moved to the left. 10:32

Hope somebody was recording a cam 4 view and/or a TBS cam view. Dang!

Thought I would a least give a verbal description here.

Current crane position 10:41 jst
   

Ya never know what you're going to see at Fukushima.
 
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#3
(09-04-2016, 09:25 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Hope somebody was recording a cam 4 view and/or a TBS cam view. Dang!
9-05 am My recordings of the tepcams both froze; cam1 at 10:10:30 and cam4 at 10:11:11.  Didn’t notice they were frozen until 11:48 when I recycled the browsers.  Sorry Chasaha, I think I missed your event.
"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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#4
Majia discusses effects of ice wall before and after failure: Heavy Steam at Fukushima Continues: The Matrix Prevails majiasblog.blogspot.com.uy/2016/09/heavy-steam-at-fukushima-continues.html

02:22:28 5 Sept 2016 Unit 3 area screenshot by Majia
   
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#5
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(09-05-2016, 06:19 AM)Horse Wrote:
(09-04-2016, 09:25 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Hope somebody was recording a cam 4 view and/or a TBS cam view. Dang!
9-05 am My recordings of the tepcams both froze; cam1 at 10:10:30 and cam4 at 10:11:11.  Didn’t notice they were frozen until 11:48 when I recycled the browsers.  Sorry Chasaha, I think I missed your event.

I reviewed the high speed archives and didn't see anything.  

Another further thought after the event was that it was something that was between the cam and the crane.  Like an in air explosion, maybe a drone blowing up.  I don't recall seeing any smoke.  Just a circular, bright orange flash, like a grenade blast, but bigger.

It was an odd observation, that's for sure.  I was simply documenting a screen spec and all of sudden... bam!
 
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(09-06-2016, 09:28 PM)Chasaha Wrote: I reviewed the high speed archives and didn't see anything.  

Another further thought after the event was that it was something that was between the cam and the crane.  Like an in air explosion, maybe a drone blowing up.  I don't recall seeing any smoke.  Just a circular, bright orange flash, like a grenade blast, but bigger.

It was an odd observation, that's for sure.  I was simply documenting a screen spec and all of sudden... bam!

I looked in the time lapse too, frustrating isn't it?  I think it might have been something they had planned to do that they didn't want recorded.  I used to get frozen feeds sometime around 8:30 am when they were busy with cranes over r3 sfp last year; hadn't had any for awhile; none since I upgraded the computers and graphics cards.  I thought it was unusual to get one again.  Don't think it was my computers or ISP so I think sometimes tepco stops the feed to thwart automatic recordings.  Noticed the feeds stopped with a 41 second difference; another reason I think it was deliberate.  Nuckelchen had come up with a 41 sec difference in the two tepcam feeds.  Maybe he caught something on the TBS/JNN cam.  Thanks for adding to the description of what we missed.  I have seen many strange lights that I wish I had a recording or a grab to prove to people that stuff still happens.
"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
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Extreme weather and emissions continue...

Unit 1 view:
   

Unit 4 view:
   



Evidence of extremely high readings.
http://caferadlab.com/thread-317-post-2233.html#pid2233
   

* 187 uSV microsieverts
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=187+microsieverts

Dodgy
I wonder what a rad detector would say in the same spot on a night like this.
 
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#8
The definition of Hell: TEPCO's Fukushima 2011 and beyond. Those are some great cesium sky colors, by the way.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#9
9-13 06:00 - 06:30 jst cam1 showing a wall panel being removed from r1 tent.

   

   

   
"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
9-13 18:00 both cams show a pinkish lavender sunset after that panel was removed.  Need to do some catching up.  

Quote:HillbillyHoundDog
September 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm • Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teuVQsWRQxI
I watched this thunder storm live on the JNN ustream.tv webcam three nights ago. It was harrowing. So much so, I waited for this version to hit youtube and posted it on the previous page. The "steam" that rolled in was questionable as to it's source, as I have not seen fog in a storm before. It is very much less visible on this version, though still incredible. If anyone has a recording of the JNN version, please post.

HillbillyHoundDog over at Enenews has been posting observations while I’ve been recuperating from massive dental work and haven’t been up to posting much.   I used his observations to find some pics to post.  

2016.09.07_03.00-06.00.Unit4side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teuVQsWRQxI

9-07 electrical storm had more than 50 lightening strikes from 3:30 to 4:30.  Some of the brightest I’ve seen.  Threw in a couple of the fancy sparks.  

Pics
9-07 03:40:01 spark pair
9-07 03:50:11 lightening
9-07 03:51:34 lightening
9-07 03:56:07 spark double

   

   

   

   

9-07 04:00:07 lightening
9-07 04:02:02 lightening

   

   


These two pics were later that evening, the double blue sparks and a bird shadow on the r1 tent.

9-07 18:45:31 spark double
9-07 18:59:41 bird shadow on r1


   

   

9-09  

Quote:HillbillyHoundDog
September 11, 2016 at 12:13 am • Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvrQ79b_...77.1285981
2016.09.09_18.00-21.00.Unit1side
The flashes @ 4-5 seconds in is what got my attention. Lightning? or activity below tower on unit4 side(next link)? Hard to tell.
18:18:14 two birds, either side of tower
Purple, white and green sparks:
18:13:02 white spark, towards top of tower
19:46:24 on left, where crane/sky/unit1 meet, purple
19:24:28 left crane, towards top, on right
20:16:58 top right corner unit1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL3R831qNnI
2016.09.09_18.00-21.00.Unit4side
Is this crane supposed to be sparking? Or is it a light? Spark 19:24:28 (above) correlates with crane here.
crane is on left symmetrical with tower.
19:24:01
19:23:29
Too much activity to list as far as the glowing from the crane. The orange glow when it goes behind building was the most striking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ky9M7EM1cE
2016.09.09_21.00-00.00.Unit4side
22:20:00 closest tower, on ground, emergency vehicle or bright red flashes. Light went on just prior…
23:14:14-30 closest crane, where it meets top of unit3, right side (travels from left side to right side)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K67aNUHi-Hw
2016.09.09_21.00-00.00.Unit1side
21:01:40-45 high above unit1, center
21:08:43-49 top right
22:54:38 above unit2 on left
23:00:02-06 Far right center
23:33:15 high above unit2 left side

Aside from the crane lights he found quite a few sparks.  Here's some so he knows he wasn't just seeing blinking lights.  

Pics
9-09 21:01:43 spark
9-09 21:08:44 spark
9-09 22:54:38 spark
9-09 23:00:06 spark

   

   

   

   
"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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The double spark on 2016-09-97 at 3:56:07 seems to possibly support the aerial theory.

It looks to me like there is a bar on the crane arm that blocks part of the yellowish portion of the spark.

I did a 2x and a 4x zoom and a brightness/contrast adjust on the 4x.

Original:
   


2x zoom
   


4x zoom
   

4x zoom brightness/contrast adjust
   

Huh What do you think?
 
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#12
(09-13-2016, 07:48 PM)Chasaha Wrote: The double spark on 2016-09-97 at 3:56:07 seems to possibly support the aerial theory.

It looks to me like there is a bar on the crane arm that blocks part of the yellowish portion of the spark.

I did a 2x and a 4x zoom and a brightness/contrast adjust on the 4x.

Original:
2x zoom
4x zoom
4x zoom brightness/contrast adjust

Huh What do you think?

Hi Chasaha, I'm having a hard time seeing it clearly, possibly blocked by crane but might just be the sparks shape.  Hard to see the crane in the night sky, even in the contrast enhanced.  Hold on to it though, we'll need more than one to make a case.  The aerial theory is still in the back of my mind, hope to catch some sparks in the new dark area of the r1 tent opening to see if that might be more telling.   Undecided
"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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#13
Quote:HillbillyHoundDog
September 13, 2016 at 2:29 am • Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9mHcx_P724
2016.09.12_00.00-03.00.Unit1side
Noticed a grey pixel on the tower, third rung down from the words "1hour…", on the right. It was consistent enough to notice. Every frame in this video reveals something happening there. Don't know if they are blocking a reflection or if it's the location of the event.
@ 02:37:22, a hot pink spark, two rings down from the "pixel" area, on the left, inside tower structure. It is there up until at least 02:38:04, dimming.
02:44:02 white spark, just under the "a" in "camera".
Over unit1, the size of the entire unit, is a round "ring". It is hard to see with the exception of a few frames, becoming apparent once you see it… (02:38:46, 02:39:34) Don't know if this is a dried water droplet, or some anomaly. Perhaps you can educate me. Learned much on caferadlab archives…still learning.
The unit4 video correlates with the pink spark and seemed to verify my suspicion that the "fog" events in the u1 vid were steam from u1 or tower area.

My recordings have a gap in that time frame because I ran out of disk space and took the computer down for a couple hours maintenance.  Usually I get away with it but sometimes I miss out too.  I use up about 13 gig a day on each of the tepcam recorder computers and have to transfer files to an external drive once or twice a week.  Glad to see you taking some interest going thru the time lapse videos.  You should start taking grabs when you find stuff.  I use the snipping tool in Windows and try to grab the pic and the title so I have a snapshot and a way of crediting and searching for that source.  Perfectly good documentation you could post here.  We could use the help documenting tepco’s going ons at Dai-Ichi.  Others came before me showing people how bad reactors losing containment and melting down can be.  The ongoing radioactive leaks and emissions; the failure to stop or control the radioactive material that escapes; we need more people to see beyond the industry cover-ups.  You’re making good observations, HHD, carry on.  

Pics
9-12 02:37:22 spark
9-12 02:44:02 spark

   

   
"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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#14
9-16 05:46 cam1 looks like another r1 tent panel is being removed. Only took a few minutes to take that one down.

   

   
"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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Quote:HillbillyHoundDog
September 15, 2016 at 5:19 pm • Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8vEBhZsaio
2016.09.15_00.00-03.00.Unit4side
02:31:21 blue/white spark above u4. Interesting to note, the red and blue pixelation in that exact spot, before and after spark, possibly lending credence to your camera theories?

That cam4 spark lasted three frames in my recording.  Finding sparks on both cameras has mostly pointed to a camera effect.  Cam1 is closer to the reactors and gets more sparks than cam4 located much further away.  Being over u4, the spark wouldn’t be visible on cam1.  Finding a spark visible on both cams at the same time would be evidence for an aerial effect.  “The red and blue pixelation in that exact spot …” might be more an effect of the time lapse sampling.  

Pics
9-15 02:31:21 c4 spark 3f
9-15 02:61:21 c4 spark zoom

   

   
"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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Zoomed in on Spark Tower pic from comment #13 above. 

jst - 20160912 02:37:22

Interesting possibilities.
IMO - Pretty much seems to fit into the 'triangular' tower hole.
   
   
   
The colorization seems to stop at the bars. Rolleyes
 
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#17
Hi Horse - what happened here? Where you recording?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRmQ6c53tDQ
2016.09.17_00.00-01.07.Unit1side

Copy of Enenews post from today: 
Hi Hillbilly – I don’t know what you think it is but I agree, the last few days since they started removing the exterior R1 panels (Sept. 13), Fukushima Daiiachi 3min videos stopped posting 24 hours ago. Last recording was 2016-09-17 at 21:00am for both cam1 & cam4. The live webcam is active
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index2-e.html
but for all we know it’s a rerun. I was going to ask Horse if he’s seen anything during this time on his home recordings.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34BJEX...6YBksIYY6Q

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201609130070.html 
“Once the cover is dismantled, the operator can assess the state of the building’s interiors and remove the debris fallen onto the spent fuel pool inside. TEPCO said that it plans to remove the remaining 17 panels of the covering by the end of the year. The utility will begin drawing up plans to remove the 392 fuel assemblies from the spent fuel pool and melted nuclear fuel from inside the building.
The plant operator said that it plans to be extra careful during the procedure. It will shroud the building in tarpaulins once the cover is removed as a precautionary measure against dust and other materials containing radioactive materials from being carried aloft by the wind.
The utility and central government’s joint schedule for the decommissioning process of the reactor states that the removal of the fuel rods from the pool will start in fiscal 2020.”

Spraying of anti-scattering agent before taking down the wall panels of Unit 1 building cover at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Video taken on: August 4 and September 3, 2016
Produced by: TEPCO Holdings, Inc.
https://nuclear-news.net/2016/09/14/fuku...r-removal/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R3YbD1AtjA 
Since they removed two panels I zoomed in to find a red and blue hot spot. It wasn’t until after I saw this video, you can see the hole they punched through the wall underneath the two windows in this photo. 
   
   

I think the greenish anti-scattering agent saturated the surrounding atmosphere and made this white building turn green. Similar to the green gas floating at the bottom of R2. 
   

Great sparks pictures Horse, Chasaha. The big royal blue/purple spark coming out of R4 was a good catch. When I watch the evening pixeled vapors over R4, it's quite active. There is never any talk about R4 since they supposedly removed the rods but it sure looks active to me whatever they left behind. Neon blue/purple is suppose to be the hottest color. 

I'm also seeing a tremendous amount of filtered energy activity on cam1 coming from over R3, shooting out from R4 right to left. You know, that area over the ocean horizon but it's right next to R4. 


Also, the smoke stack tower (cam1) is really falling apart. I've been seeing puffs of visible energy bursts from the third ring down from the top - during the day and evening. 
   

These recent video blips are disturbing. 

 
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#18
ENENews webcam forum disappeared today. Hack intrusion? Last post I saw was from 9/17/16. 

Somethings up. Since Hillbilly posted the video blip event comment here and on enenews, now Fuku YouTube removed all videos from 12:00am Sept 17, 18 until 12:00am Sept 19th. What happened during that time? Now Enenews webcam forum disappeared.  
   

Fuku video showing heavy spraying inside R1 on 9-19-16 around 7:00am.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unUJKQAQKi0

By the way, I forgot to mention those brilliant "white out" flashes you captured on 9-7-16 Horse sure don't look like it's from storm weather lightning. It reminds me of Nuckelchen's early video's from 2011. It was just last month or so we saw those brilliant flashes. Something to take note of I think. 

Hope you're feeling better Horse.

 
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(09-19-2016, 10:50 AM)califnative Wrote: ENENews webcam forum disappeared today. Hack intrusion? Last post I saw was from 9/17/16. 

Do you, by any chance, have the url in your browser history?
There's this one but it's last post was Dec 2015. http://enenews.com/forum-fukushima-webca...13-present

Search for webcam forum gets: http://enenews.com/?s=webcam+forum (none current)
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#20
Hi Pia - I delete my history at the end of the day. I thought to look through the enenews comment archive but no webcam history shows there either. The webcam forum link on the front page right side has disappeared. 

Some comments are being posted on the radiation monitoring forum. Currently the Admin is saying this per "or-well"
ENENews.com has been undergoing database issues. Currently, the site is not displaying normally. The layout has been altered, though the content and comments are still accessible. Tech support is working to resolve the problems.
Thanks for your patience everyone,
admin

http://enenews.com/forum-post-radiation-...12-present

 
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