FORUM: Fukushima Webcam Discussion Thread (Dec. 14, 2011 – June 29, 2012)

Published: September 1st, 2012 at 1:00 am ET
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Please use this thread to discuss matters related to the webcam(s) at the Fukushima plant.

The previous Fukushima Webcam Discussion Thread can be found here: http://enenews.com/fukushima-webcam-discussion-thread

The new Fukushima Webcam Discussion Thread can be found here: http://enenews.com/fukushima-webcam-discussion-thread

Suggestions welcome, use the Contact Form.

Webcam Video Archive:

Watch the JNN/TBS feed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/tbsnewsi/featured

Direct Link to Tepco Webcam: http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:51361.asx

Alternative Direct Link: http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:51361.asf

Published: September 1st, 2012 at 1:00 am ET
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9,254 comments to FORUM: Fukushima Webcam Discussion Thread (Dec. 14, 2011 – June 29, 2012)

  • StillJill StillJill

    Thank you InfoPest–she gets more LOVELY, not less! 🙂

    Especially while she's hugging that abandoned doggie!

  • http://solarham.com/

    Solar wind speed is still high at 623.2 km/sec almost double since last night. containing a slightlly higher than normal proton density. (density: 1.5 protons/cm3).

    Liss charts currently are showing more rattling now. Eq activity may be either heightened or downgraded depending on proton mass affect.
    Liss:
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

    http://spaceweather.com/
    Also the impending solar flare (cme) is now a class m6; downgraded from m7. However we are now upgraded to a G3 solar storm. So the effects could be heightened on arrival depending on the state of the magnetosphere at the time of impact…

    ''At first, yesterday's widely-reported CME impact produced little in the way of Earth effects. Since then things have changed. The wake of the CME was actually more effective than the CME itself in stirring up geomagnetic activity, and now a moderate geomagnetic storm is underway''
    (Source: http://www.spaceweather.com)

    Magnitude 5.4 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    2012 March 09 17:25:33 UTC

    Versión en Español
    Details
    Summary
    Maps
    Scientific & Technical
    Earthquake Details

    (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

    Magnitude
    5.4
    Date-Time
    Friday, March 09, 2012 at 17:25:33 UTC
    Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 02:25:33 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location
    36.732°N, 140.528°E
    Depth
    25.3 km (15.7 miles)
    Region
    NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances
    40 km (24 miles) N of Mito, Honshu, Japan
    47 km (29 miles) SW of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
    61 km (37 miles) ENE of Utsunomiya, Honshu, Japan
    135 km (83 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 12.3 km (7.6 miles); depth +/- 7 km (4.3 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=367, Nph=379, Dmin=209.3 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp= 76°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
    Source
    Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    usb0008eb8

  • It looks as if reactor 1 is having heavy emissions. Via the tepco livecam.

    Disturbed fuel?

    Heavy emissions, and more constant pops of light taking place on site currently.

    • jec jec

      @nuckelchen Watching videos..video 15 shows a worker going to the Hotspot area of Reactor 1, picking up a tube or tire..and slowly walking off. Hes pretty slow and seems tired–understandable as hes in a high radiation area. No special super-gear on either.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Wow nuckelchen! Not your usual style, but those videos are impressive. I loved the solar flares.

      What really impressed me though — the workers. OMG, they looked so tired and sick. Aching backs are very evident. And then, what was with the guy who took off his helmet and mask/respirator? Looked like he was getting sick and afraid of throwing up in his mask. But maybe he was just tired and hot; he was trying to take off more clothing too before the Zen master with the big stick came back and got him to put the gear back on and escorted him off, exuent stage left.

      I really feel sorry for these guys.

  • oscar419

    gawd… Getting to be so much crap posted in all of these forums it is hard to tell what is worth while anymore. Y don't some of U people spend more time on facebook or something..

    • nuckelchen nuckelchen

      wow oscar,
      your post isn't crap?

      • oscar419

        well I really was not adressing U but since U put it that way…I guess it is and thank U for pointing that out. And well pretty much as expected from a clique member…

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          See that subtle innuendo..the drop of the word "clique".
          Under the mental workings of "divide and conquer"..this is meant to instill resentment among the group.

          • ENENews

            Hey Heart, Oscar is no longer commenting here.

            I'm trying to make the comment section more relevant and inviting to the infrequent readers, and that person was definitely not helping.

            PS What I wrote about your joke wasn't even that rough: "To me this isn't a very funny matter. Though pretty much all the other reports [I post] on this site are not funny either, yet there are so many attempts at humor for some reason."

            It's just how I feel… this is a serious situation. If people disagree, that's fine, but I have my opinion too.

            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              Dear Admin..Thank you for all you do..
              The joke was not meant to be funny..
              Sorry… my posts are not relevant ..
              I'll stick to posting to what ..I see..and a nod or two at a friend.

              • ENENews

                Thanks Heart
                The LOL threw me off, like haha funny lol
                And just to be clear, the 'relevant' reference wasn't directed at you but at that oscar person.

      • Nuckelchens Left nut

        such a manly man… do U use old spice or what?

  • http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:51361.asf

    Snowfall currently on site.

    Global ringing still taking place while solar winds are subsiding. There is still a large chance for future earthquakes in the next 48 hours.

  • KONDY KONDY

    Oh NO! The "flakes", just about the craziest thing I have ever seen. The paper detailing their mutations blew my mind….., I stole the link from someone else/somewhere else in Ene.

    http://mutatedsnowflakes.blogspot.com/2011/03/nuclear-fallout-causes-mutated-snow.html

  • pure water

    Another light with a purple glow under the second tower.

  • pure water

    Bright changing spots on the invisible crane and one of the pipes in front of R1

    • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

      Does anyone have a hypothesis of what all the multicolored lights are all about??

      • jec jec

        Not really, some say lense flares, but the colors are likely associated with the type of gases/emissions/radioactive materials being ejected out of the reactors, the stack/vents, and the ground crack. A witches brew, Colors of Fukushima..

        • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

          Nasty, nasty stuff! Is there any chance these light emissions might be caused by neutron beams??

  • jec jec

    @pure water And see the steam/emission glob in front of reactor 1 in the TEPCO webcam.the hotspot area near the rail. First saw light, then growing emissions/gas/steam, then yellow color gases behind the railing at the hot spot itself..now yellow has faded, but the area in the vegetation is still showing gases.

  • pure water

    And the usual migrating flames under the tower2. Rain, humidity, which visualizes the emisions from the reactors, and no TBS. Purple and rare blue sparks, more in number than recently. I do not believe, things will change soon,as the privious time lapse shows the same:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDtiKt7vnxY&list=UUmoCgeR742ox3BMgDofmDWQ&index=1&feature=plcp

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Looks like an interesting video but I find the text extremely difficult to read. I wish they would have used different type. JMHO

  • Wotcha Wotcha

    Is that a plume above the purple 'light' at vent stack 2, or maybe trying to mask something uplifting behind it? Yes, still lots of lights running around at base of this vent stack. Just wondering if they have built up in front of it a bit, to obscure things?
    I also saw that 'blob' appear in front of R1 but think it may be just moisture due to the way it suddenly appeared and now looks to be drying up. Hope so anyway. Lights still active inside R1, same as yesterday. In the daylight I thought the top right side of R1 looked in bad shape – hope it ain't meltng or summat:-(
    Definitely more short flashes all around the view.
    Meanwhile, yes TBS view is still being hidden from us and it's been a few days now. Probably not a good sign ………….
    Sorry, but I've no idea what the lights and colours represent so it would be good if someone can come onto this thread and interpret these, and hopefully in simple terms please. That's one thing Arnie is really good at, bless him.

  • 357am pacific time

    Light source / possible fire at stack between 3 and 4.
    very active fire like anomaly.

    Reactor 3 base shows green / blue sheem. Possibly related to fuel.

    Steam emissions moderate. Main reactor with emissions is currently reactor 3.

    Tacoma update:
    Last night Sulfur and possibly high gamma count.

    City was covered in a smog layer.

    Health:
    Felt nauseous, metallic taste, weak, and extremely tired.

    Noticing more cancers. 2 friends diagnosed with thyroid cancer in last few weeks. Many people are weak, and experiencing fatigue, loss of appetite, and fainting…

    Weather:
    Very cold on days following large emissions. Rain last night seemed like a thick gas. It was hard to breathe in, and almost suffocated you. (literally). Smog was heavy. (reminded me of fukushima like consistency in regards to a visual comparison).

  • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

    You know I can't help but notice that Sarah Palin has lost so much weight since she returned home to Alaska and as far as I know has not been out of the state since. She has been there since prior to the bad storms they got a few months ago and it appears she has been losing weight ever since. I know there were reports of rates thyroid cancer were higher than normal all of the sudden. I have also read somewhere that exposure to high radiation amounts can cause weight loss.

    I'm posting 2 videos one is from last year just a few days after Senator Gifford was shot…

    http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/01/12/us/politics/1248069556517/sarah-palin-on-the-shooting-in-tucson.html

    and the other is from a couple of days ago….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPHHMYh7dw

    Does she look ill, is it the lighting, or is it just me?

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Please post these subjects in "Off Topic." Plus, people lose weight for many reasons; not everything is caused by radiation.

  • mungo mungo

    i think it is just different lighting and make up…..

  • jec jec

    Colors back closer to blacn and white on TEPCO webcam. Still shows R1 is bubbling, and emissions from most of the area continues. At least the one storm will lift out..then one on March 12 hits. We should watch the effects of the winds from the west on the "tents".

    • Wotcha Wotcha

      'jec yeah, I agree. Looks like it was getting way to colourful at base of vent stack 2 so they took down the colour. I noticed the red 'light/flame' was way bigger. This will show up on the timelapse 2200 to 2300 when/if posted.
      Looks to me like they have built up the foreground just in front of this 'hotspot'.
      R1 still showing up activity going on inside the tent.
      Still no TBScam <huge sigh>.

      • jec jec

        On TBS..guess we can just put up our OWN TBS/JNN look and feel. We have the footage. I love the BLACK SMOKE one..we should just put up that Nuckelchen classic video..think its the one he did.

        Mr. TEPCOman (or woman now)-do you want to put up the video..or do you want US, the happy webcam watchers of ENENEWS, to up our video up?

  • pure water

    Have you seen this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xbgVxqczno&feature=related
    After 2.25 – is it a submarine? Just asking.

    • jec jec

      @pure water Yes that is probably a nuclear submarine..since its German footage–maybe US maybe Russian. And think there were or are accidents..nuclear ones every now and then..like the fire in Russia on a nuclear sub this past fall/summer. Does that answer question? Good video..poor people…

      • pure water

        Thank you! Is it possible for this submarine to be there after the accident? I have missed this. And the camera seems just moving to the left. Still not sure.

  • jec jec

    Green lights in a triangle shape at TEPCO webcam, Reactor 3 area. IF those are flashlights..those poor workers are heros donating their health and lives. Sure hope the effort is worth it..and not just coverup activity.

    • pure water

      They put more and more lights. Sure this lights are needed to observe the plant with real camers. And hard for those who watch from outside the plant through their low resolution, modulated ones.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    heavy emissions ..in the general area of the "worklight"

  • One year, 1870 EQs and countless lies later, we know FNPP will keep sucking for many a year. We will never cease to try and understand the scope of the catastrophe and demand reliable information.
    Will we ever get it? I doubt it. Thanks enenews and nuckelchen et al. for the input here. Sad anniversary.

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    2012-03-10 HOT-SPOTS @ TEPCO FUKUSHIMA
    http://youtu.be/kVFMtsO9cTI

    2012-03-11 04:04:05 JST TEPCO FUKUSHIMA
    (alert?!?!?!!!!)
    http://youtu.be/FmAyKbx_Lds

    @ pw:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_K-278_Komsomolets
    😉

    @ elibi:
    bedank u well for ur thankyou.
    anniversary is a to positiv word for it.
    i counted the time as "days after".
    the days in the rest of our lifes, sinces 11/3 the time runs backwards.

    @ Nuckelchens Left nut:
    nuckelchen is a nuckelchenblogde trademark.
    so if u are rich enough, no problem, feel u free to do whatever u want.

    @ ENENews:
    thank you for the delete of user
    "Nuckelchens Left nut".
    and *sowieso* *vielen dank* for ur moderatings here.
    without that i would wasted my time on duggling with the
    *TROLLS*.

    whats about a shoutbox here on board?
    with help from some english *sprechen* members i could moderate the box in that way of a daily clearing frm spam and troll posts.

    or better:
    shoutbox is visible at all but only members can post in it.

    that would help to keep the threads here "in shape".

    what do u mean?

    @ all:
    had tbs some clear moments in the last 48 hours ?

  • Justme

    @nuckelchen or anyone for that matter. If you can, I think it might be beneficial to remove everything but the yellow on the night video and overlay that on top of the current day video. I'd do this myself but I've been very busy working on cause and effect.

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    @ Justme:
    Justdone 🙂
    2012-02-06 tepco nightstream *NON-WHITE-VIDEO-MASH-UP*
    http://youtu.be/QYebbJE55Xc

    2012-02-05 tepco nightstream NUCKELCHEN EDITION
    http://youtu.be/QKqRlgYptMc

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    dAiLy fUkUmOtIoN:
    http://dai.ly/Aemx5f

  • W8R W8R

    Well, the 1 year is upon us…
    I never would have dreamed they would allow it to go on this long..
    To all of us who watch, discuss, and fear what we see..
    Much Love.. I wish there was no reason for us to be here..
    To Tepco:
    "I don`t ask for much, the truth would do just fine…
    Wont you "Lay it on the Line"…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn_yRlYVnUw

  • charlie3

    I really hoped that the world would have woken up to the disaster by this point.
    Unfortunately it really may take the Japanese people falling sick in large irrefutable numbers from radiation poisoning before this situation comes to the attention of the general public.

  • Happy first anniversary of this decade's FUBAR. As you see in the livecam, the place is all lit. A vacation destination almost, if you believe some of the crap being published in mainstream media.

    So, here's to an abundance of harmless radiation, nuclear disasters that "aren't as bad as you think", cold shutdowns that don't need fuel and easy access and ownership to radioactive materials that TEPCO thinks belong to you if they are on your property by simply buying land in this paradise.

    In other words, in one year, we have successfully avoided having to look to closely at our greed and its consequences. Enjoy.

  • micsam

    Good comments and videos you left a hugh part of this madness unmentioned we keep supporting these corporations and governments by funding them by paying utility bill and taxes and buying stuff get off the grid do something solar or wind geothermal or gas saving auto it may seem expensive now but to save the planet it is cheap. Don’t believe any of these nuclear people they all lie to protect their jobs and the nuclear mafia they have no ethics I think the people controlling the nuclear mafia are all really insane http://enenews.com/cbs-nuclear-whistleblower-says-the-books-are-being-cooked-you-can-see-a-fukushima-happening-here-in-the-u-s-they-wired-my-car-for-firebombing-video. Ann Harris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77vkuPtqN4A http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/07/bill-gates-china-nuclear-reactor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfN0Rbwtji4

  • Very low turn out at the commemoration in my hometown. Few care, most ignore. So much easier? The 80 people who did come agreed on one thing: The media black-out is intolerable.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hey elibi, great that you went! Don't be disappointed, 80 likeminded souls are a good start!!

      • http://jolysinonrien.over-blog.com/article-a-reims-bien-peu-de-monde-se-mobilise-101378383.html with pics of my placard and a Japanese girl from Ibaraki that walked by.She'll be back in Japan soon. I will keep thinking of her. You're right BreadAndButter. Let's keep positive!

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          Dear elibi, wow! You made a great placard!! I visited Reims 5 yrs. ago (the cathedral)..I understand what you think about the girl. Two weeks before Fuku happened, we were rehearsing our "Human chain" in our town to protest against German nukes.
          An American tourist tapped my shoulder and asked me "What are you doing?" I replied:"We're trying to stop nuclear power!"
          He asked: "But…..why?"
          I often think of him…

  • Wotcha Wotcha

    Welcome back to the TBS webcam – long time no see, lol. It looks remarkably calm there a the moment, despite the recent 'steaming' events. Just wondering if this is actually a current view or maybe a coverup?? I just wish the cam would stop this annoying shaking – no need for it. So ….. camera man/woman please STOPPITT!!! Thanks.

  • jec jec

    @wotcha calm..not really look at TBS webcam Reactor 1 and 2. R1 is bright red bubbling inside..and R2 is also bad. R3 the red flame area is not viewable and either is Reactor 4. Looks like R4 building is very different shape today (James2–your thoughts?). No whiteout for R4 right now..think they have pasted up a different skin type..more black. Ranking for today..R1 gets the worse and probably putting out a LOT of emissions. The pink haze to the left on the TECPO webcam..backs that up. Reactor 2 gets second place, as it looks to start a cycle again. Smoke and bursts are part of the cycling we have seen in the past. Now that France says Fukushima..COULD explode..not sure what the exact emission/bursts will be like. Still think ongoing cycles of re-criticality..but no science for that..just observing for several months and see the pattern.

  • jec jec

    Floating crane coverup TEPCO webcam. Keep forgetting to mention the ongoing color up of Reactor 1 plus others..and key to that..the FLOATING crane..the miracle of Fukushima 1. TEPCO is coloring the polyester tent material to keep the colors from the inside from showing up. What we have seen over the past months..flashing orange bursts at roof level, shadowbox effort showing the mess inside due to the flashing colors inside, red/blue white colors covering the tent. Sometimes.. in the corner facing the webcam -evening sparkling lights flashing all over-or flashing bursts when snow comes down and hits a particle (cesium? ) in the air. Its never quiet, just covered up.

  • jec jec

    Check Reactor 1 on the TBS webcam. Can see flickering or bubbling red/orange color on the floor area..and the roof. Again, R1 gets the bad award today. @nuckelchen..any idea what they have done with the black colors on Reactor 4 and other areas-covering up the foot of the vent stacks as well. And hazing is there as well. As compared with a crystal clear cold winter day seen in TECPO webcam of the same exact scene. Modern art is alive and well at Fukushima.

    For those of us observing and documenting as best we can, the events commented on can help people in the future try and determine what happened when. Cause the WHEN will occur!

  • jec jec

    Fake clouds TEPCO webcam 03-12-2012 10:24 AM Japan time. See the cloud is so low it covers up the crane line on Reactor 1. Now you cant have it all..either the crane (floating one) is fake..or the clouds are..too much photoshop and pixel play, Mr. TEPCOman!

  • mungo mungo

    NOW mega radiation pixels jnncam

  • mungo mungo

    THIS IS SERIOUS>

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    @mungo..check the TEPCO cam… A bright light left hand side.

  • jec jec

    5.6 Earthquake Kuril Islands. Shake Shake Shake..stirring up the faultlines..

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0008fj2.php

  • jec jec

    Reactor 2 is showing red from the ground to the roof at the side next to Reactor 3. Reactor 3 is showing the red flaming area again. AND Reactor 4..shows the blue white glowing light globe and red ?? emissions on the second floor areas. Reactor 1 is also showing emissions. Today, Reactor 4 is my pick for the bad boy of the day, followed closely by Reactor 2. 4 only because the problem is near the SFP and MOX. Monday 3/12/2012 comment.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm gonna stick with 3..look at the stack seen behind four..the view is mostly clear..higher up you can see the plume wofting from three..it's huge.

  • crystalwind crystalwind

    Tepco night view. Unclear but something is on top of the third pipe from the left? Animal? Something else? It's not moving.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    On Democracy Now, I am listening to the interview with the "Fukushima Worker," and he just said (approximately),

    "We are being paid $100 a day."

    I just burst into tears. $100 A DAY?????!!!!!! I thought that their sacrifice of their lives would at least provide for their families.

    Crimes against Humanity.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/12/stream

    • KONDY KONDY

      Wrong thread…..

      • NoNukes NoNukes

        KONDY,

        Many of the people here have watched the Fukushima workers on the webcam, I'm not sure that anyone else has, and I think that is legitimate to provide the context that the workers who we watch on the webcam are making $100 a day on this thread.

        • KONDY KONDY

          NoNukes, I agree that workers have been seen on the cameras, many times. But we also know that many of these workers have gambling debts, drug problems, etc which is why they are willing to do this work for $100 a day. I think we have also read that the mentally challenged as well as the elderly have been brought in to do this work. I just see the threads getting bombarded with various links to all kinds of topics, it is becoming distracting and somewhat desperate.

          • NoNukes NoNukes

            Do you see the irony in that you have allowed yourself 87 "off-topic" words here, Kondy, to my original 52?

            Like that "law" that if you correct someone's grammar, you inevitably make a grammar mistake yourself in the correction?

  • KONDY KONDY

    Lots of partical flashes tonight on the camera. It does look like something is laying on the 3rd pipe. Guess we will have to wait until daylight to see what it is.

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    2012 03 11 classic chemtrail builded over tepco fukushima
    (trails are living up to 14 days.
    trails are mostly invisible.
    trails can use to transports a lot of shit.)
    http://youtu.be/loSqOEYBDu0

    and a small outtake from 4th of march:
    http://youtu.be/qC0Gtin8c8U

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Second explosion ..reactor 3? …March 17 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9gP2gfEaKk&feature=related

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    @Nuck..I might have missed this up above somewhere.
    The daily ..thank you…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=FmAyKbx_Lds

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    @pure water..you are welcome..I think we have this one….

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Sun coming up…good time to see emissions..R 3 at the moment

  • jec jec

    More red color at Reactor 3. And of course TBS/JNN is so dark..on purpose. Again someday people will be asking for the names of the workers who did this..