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

Published: September 1st, 2012 at 1:00 am ET


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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)

  • On the tepco feed:

    Is that steam to the left of reactor 1?

    Also. The clouds are really blue.

    And reactor 3 looks pretty active too…

  • Tbs cam not only looks. But feels creepy to watch today…

  • jec jec

    Winds are high at Fukushima. Note the Reactor 3 in TEPCO webcam shows "dust?" emissions? and also flying junk too. Winds will be high until tomorrow per one weather simulation. Not safe to be outside. One comment, the contaminated dust/soil and such –in Western getting re-deposited in East Japan with this storm.

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    On TepcoCam now the sheets that make up the tent over R1 are showing dramatic cracks intermittently as the wind moves them. Also the vents high up on the long wall facing the camera are blowing open regularly – they look like large tarps flapping.

    "The cover is made up of 20-meter-square polyester sheets, with each sheet held down by two weights weighing 7 and 12 tons."

    In the foreground, left of the pipes on the screen, some debris that looks like a dumpster lid is flapping from time to time.

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    For a while you could see each panel clearly outlined – horizontally and vertically separated from its neighbor. The base of the triangular gable end also opened every minute or two.

    The sky seems much less cloudy now, and the gaps in the panels appear infrequently. Perhaps the worst is over. JNN cam is still unwatchable because of wind shudder.

    That's one drafty tent though – I wonder what it released.

  • jec jec

    Reactor 1 shows reactions inside the "tent"; and emissions showing from all reactors. Steaming up into the sky, floating crane (still, again), flashes in the air over Fukushima. Then look at TBS Webcam, the large vent/stack to the right of Reactor 4 –clouds of yellowish emissions are seen rising from the ground up to the top of the vent. HEY..wasnt TEPCO saying they could "filter" up to 99% of radioactive particles out of the vented gases? REALLY?

    Grading reactors after looking at TBS webcam, Reactor 2, Reactor 1, Reactor 4, and Reactor 3. So today Reactor 2 gets the "rose."

  • Spectrometising

    You could be right about that jec….hmmmmm
    A contributor at PhysOrg says.

    But if so, why does Kr-85 still linger in unit 2?
    Recent measurements at inlet of Unit 2 PCV Gas Control System:
    28 March 2012 : 73 Bq/cm3
    03 April 2012: 97 Bq/cm3…20404_01-e.pdf…20329_01-e.pdf

    Could it be an effect of continuing fuel damage? "

    • pure water

      Thanks for this information,Spectrometising@!And they call it lingering?! This means 73 or 97 decays/second for element with half life 10 years in a space as big as a cherry. It will take 5 years for one half of the initial quantity to go through this same reaction. You can imagine!

      • pure water

        85Kr is an inert radioactive noble gas with a half-life of 10.76 years. It is produced by the fission of uranium and plutonium, such as in nuclear bomb testing and nuclear reactors. 85Kr is released during the reprocessing of fuel rods from nuclear reactors

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    ..and only one of 4.900 publics known ones of these nukestuffics-how much more will be allways around us?

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    and one more that goes out to the monkeys on the hill with the tbs streaming camera in his monkeyhands:
    "ey ihr penner:vielen dank fürs reduzieren der pixels um mehr als 40%"
    "that rocks!"

  • Howdy Nuck. I'd say chin up but the rads and ignorant complicity have me own tail draggin. JNN cam is panning…

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    ignorants rats has complicity your own tail dragging?
    that sounds really *autschn* but thats only what i suggest to understund of it.
    and i don't wanne smash that feeling of understanding of nothing with a simple google translate.
    i mean its three in the morning and what could be sweeter then loosing ur mind to be a hero in its own world..while ur mind is morphing into the twillight-zones of beeing?
    whuta a greatfull dead!
    fukushima draggin tail,
    da numba of da beast.



  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    and mr supa-dupa had forgotten to post the video from tbs tonight with the yellow light in it.
    whuts up with him ?
    maybe he is getting older ?
    verry ineresdingsbums, but whats with ur video ?
    here it is:
    yellow light @ tepco fukushima 05/04/2012

    the rest of the recorded giga-bytes from last night will be first converted before we can talk about.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Was ist das @ 19 seconds in?—chess? Chinese checkers? a Go board-grid? or diagram for plots in der sterbebett?
      No need to answern, I'll wait until "…the recorded giga-bytes from last night will be first converted…"

      Danke, aber Ich bin sehr impatient.

    • Wotcha Wotcha

      @nuckelchen Yeah, what's the new yellow light all about? Darn it, TBS has moved the cam view so can't see it anymore. But it looked to be quite a largish area, considering the distance away. That gentle swaying (now) of the webcam makes me feel seasick… yuk.

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    (be quiet you monck, here they are all sleeping)
    (naa? *BAAAANNNG* guggy-looky…?…)

    (…and again i know why the book "the green cloud" is my bible)

    look here its how i stress my systems for daggeling all the videos that you like to watch:

    vielen dank für diesen angeregten gedankenaustausch, den ihr mir mit eurer passivität hier in der webcamecke tagtäglich bescherrt.

    es ist nämlich eine besondere erfahrung, sich mit seinen eigenen gedanken über ein forum names enenews in aller öffentlichkeit zu unterhalten.
    (und das in einer sprache, der kein anderer mächtig ist)

    und noch besteht keine gefahr, aber irgendwann könnten echte menschen wegen der virtuellen passivität der anderen "echten" menschen von "echten" hochhausdächern springen.

    ich dachte mir,
    ich erwähne es mal lieber, nicht das ich noch auf dich springe….

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    funny funny verry funny
    thank you for bringing me back my pixels you foolish monkey on da hill.
    next time with any repressions from mine side, okey u cheettaahs?

    how long it was ago that i had post here da post with the 40% pixel-down-crashing from tbs?
    three hours ago?

    i don't know but that what i can say that i didn't had empied my can of elephant strong beer in the same time.

    funny funny
    and if it will be truth.

    "thank you hill-billys"

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    fuku tepco livestream 05-04-2012 17:33 – 17:55 JST

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    youtube isn't anymore that what it was.
    more and more commercial channels are opens at last there.

    and the horror they do is to do not any critical to their customers.
    hauptsache, the bill will be paid.

    thats not allright for me.
    and one more:
    i don't wanne be part of a video-community together with TEPCO !
    come on, whats going on ?

    This is the official TEPCO YouTube channel. We post our videos such as the status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station here.

    cool youtube,
    five points and all thumbs up!

    who's coming next?
    heckler und koch?
    god & devil?

    the putting together from a up-grown private video-network with paid customers will not working !

    and what a blubb tepco writes:
    the fuku1live and fukulong are commercical channels from tepco too !!!
    paid by tepco and all rights are by their network-admin.
    so what ?

    the new channel should be for their crappy tepcolored videos, but that is not ok, no !

    a bitly more of "feeling" i would expected from the youtube headers.
    something like with the other two channels…but not an offical tepco named channel.
    oh no! no no ! NO !

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Hi..Nuck…I believe BP has a channel too…ya ..fiction calls for such things..
    They have to work the story line.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ..ya.. that way they can post their cartoons…technogarble..and pipe dreams…and throw up a facade to cover the fact they are complete losers..

  • Sickputer

    TBS/JNN is down: "This live event has ended"

    Tepco is also playing tricks again with the live feed:

    Look how slow the clouds are…

    Now look at Fuku1live from an hour ago:

    The clouds are zooming past at high velocity.

    SP: I think I got the video jocks in trouble with their bosses this morning when I pointed out how the invisible nuclear heat is burning off the clouds passing over reactors 1-4. The truth hurts and we know that Enenews is VERY popular with the Fuku techies AND their supervisors. *;-)

    I am just glad we get a chance to speak for the poor little fokkers in Fukushima Prefecture who are dying as we speak. That's some hot alpha deposits they are finding now. No problem…just scrape it off or wash it into the water supply. >;->

    Hey guys…can you speed up the live cam a bit? *;-)

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Never, I repeat, never, trust a TepcoFukuCam!

  • irradiatedinbako

    I can't watch a live feed. So when I sign into YouTube to review the Fuku1live archives I scan the list first for what hours are missing .. what hours are cut to less than the 3 minute/15 minute standard format.

    Personally I do not think Crapco photoshops the vids. They just cut them or not post them at all. But since they are autofed they have to do this often after the initial upload. I saw it happen again today .. my first glance through the list .. most hours accounted for and the rest the appropriate length.

    Then voila .. some reappear truncated or missing altogether. I had one cued today to view; wouldn't play so I gave up, went to next in line. When I went back it had 30 seconds (fuku1live version) cut out.

    So the big question is what aren't we seeing in the missing archival records? Crapco thinks we are so stupid we won't notice what's missing now? Attitude is wtf you gonna do about it? We can show you nothing if we want.

    Watching the archives is becoming waste of time .. knowing what those sometimes small seeming missing pieces (and there are many lately) is vital.

    What a joke the "archive" has become.

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    reactor 1 cover has holes?
    zoomed picture from 11/3/2012:

    • jec jec

      @nuckelchen You are wonderful and appreciated. Just looking at Reactor 2 today (April 6 ) ..lots of inside tent red flames showing. Plus fire at edge of Reactor 3 base and near reactor 4. Not good. And in Oregon, USA, they have suddenly "discovered" contamination by cesium from Fukushima. Dont think its a sudden occurance..its been happening for a year.

  • Wotcha Wotcha

    Tepcam view shows increased activity – flames/eruption just to the right of base of vent stack 2. Changes from orange/red/white. Time about 18.50 JST. Looks quite big and seems to be getting bigger.

  • jec jec

    Yes, see that Wotcha. Flames inside the Reactor 2 tent as well as emissions showing up. Have to look at both,TBS to see the fires (R2 and base of R3), and TEPCO to see the emissions flowing out. And again, those emissions are NOT being filtered in anyway we can see.

    Mr. TEPCOman, you said emissions would be filtered from the vents-and catch 99% of the radiation. This does not seem to be happening. Its like the brine/water from the reverse osmosis systems, the very contaminated water with extreme levels of dangerous radiation–you let that flow straight into the ocean we all need to have for life. SHAME!

    • Wotcha Wotcha

      Hiya jec
      On the timelapse 1800 t0 1900 @ 2.46in I noticed a short release of steam or whatever. The emissions pouring upwards from that area looks bad and still does.
      Unstoppable deadly pollution and with no end in sight. And what angers me is that TPTB must know exactly what's happening and are just drip-feeding snippets of information here and there, with 'maybes' and 'probableys' rather than precise information.

      • jec jec

        And around that same flames at the foot of the second stack/vent..near Reactor 2/3. Thought I also saw a person in a white suit running around, but probably just the flames starting up. If someone looks closely, you will see what I mean. Certain hope its NOT a carbon based life form, or disposable worker…

      • jec jec

        Due to medications, or lack of medications,have been offline frequently. My medications, chemo Methotrexate injections, have not been available or out of stock for months. This medication, without preservatives in the formulation, is also used to STOP or put into remission acute leukeamea in children, not just for immune system disease or other cancers. The shots are given once a week. Its curious the medication is out of stock world wide–or is it being used in Japan quietly. Without the medication, sometimes I am not well–and the oral dose of 12 pills is too difficult to take. So sometimes I am not online.

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          Hi jec, I'm sorry to hear about your health and medication problems. Take good care of yourself!
          Fuku-wise, it's an interesting point you gave, so I googled "Methotrexate out of stock", and apparently, there were similar problems in 2004 and 2010….makes one wonder anyway…
          I send you a "good vibe" around the globe! 🙂

        • StillJill StillJill

          That simply SUCKS jec! 🙁

          Sending prayers your way my friend!

        • jec,
          The Elite, them with financial means buying ?

        • Supply of Methotrexate, a Cancer Drug, May Run Out Soon …

          Published: February 10, 2012 … “People are panicking” about the methotrexate shortage, said Erin Fox, manager of the drug information service at the University …

          F.D.A. Approves Imports Amid Shortage of 2 Cancer Drugs …

          Shipments From Abroad to Help Ease Shortage of Two Cancer Drugs. By GARDINER HARRIS. Published: February 21, 2012.


          jec, My father is going through the same situation as you.

          He has been taking pill methotrexate for years, with many problems… It got to the point where he would physically get sick just from putting the pills in his hand before throwing them in his mouth… Then a few months ago his "world renowned" rhuematologist suggested Methotrexate by injection. because it will rid him of the "every-morning dry-heaves" he suffered from. All was well for ~2 months, then the BAD NEWS came… Injectable Methotrexate is no longer being made, because its "not profitable enough"…
          Methotexate is a hardcore chemo therapy drug that has been used for 45-50 years without a glitch…


            ooops mis-spelled Methotrexate in my last sentence

            Methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate, methotrexate…

        • NoNukes NoNukes

          jec, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope that the global outcry changes things quickly.

  • gomekwins gomekwins

    can someone tell me whether that bright red light in front of unit 3 on jnn cam is just that.. a light… and not a huge fire?

    also what is that green horizontal light above that red fire/light?

    also, is JNN cam even live anymore? appears to be streaming, but at the bottom of the video the circle next to "Live" (next to the volume control) is not red… so is it not live?

  • wideawake wideawake

    @ gomekwins ..what you are watching now jnn is 3wks old, and so is the fire, at this link it says; streaming live 14th march.. .. You are right when red its live, supposedly. Tepco shamcam always live supposedly and does show date and time jst.

  • jec jec

    These webcameras and footages are really depressing. For TEPCO, I go to the weather information and make sure what is on the webcam MATCHES the weather…then I know is pretty recent.

  • Anyone know what the white is on the left of R1?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS..gotta come back in …. for the purists..

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Heart…OMG…You guys are turning me, at age 79, into a heavy metal fan! Oh well, I'm sure there are worse ways to go out.

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    tepco's fukuluschy-channel looses again one hour?

    null problemo,
    here it is the hour in realtime:
    2012.04.07 03:00-04:00 / ふくいちライブカメラ (Live Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cam)

    then two day-flurbs:

    and later one more flurb crossings in the workinglight:

  • jec jec

    Was looking at the blue oval showing from inside the Reactor 1 tent. For months it has been offside to the right..then the quake..and the blue oval shifted significantly to the left. Now either the GROUND or radioactive materials inside moved..or the tent itself shifted. Any ideas?

  • W8R W8R

    There are actually 2 windows in the side there..

    I wonder if people would listen more if they knew that in all likelihood due to cell division speeds, they will most likely outlive their children because of this…..

    WHY do we scream to deaf ears???
    Sadly, if not for the children, I would almost say that if you wont listen, then die a skeptic…
    But they MUST LISTEN, or they really will outlive their own children..
    I have a 5 yr old son and twin 18 yr old daughters..
    But it sickens me that it is STILL BEING DONE..
    And will, without a doubt, get much worse..
    My Children`s lives will be affected, even shortened, by the damage already done..

    It is time for an "Intervention"….

    • pure water

      W8R, you are so right! I am sick of watching human pain! And all this on this beautiful planet, where every small flower can give you health, every drop of water and sunbeam can give you strenght to fly. Why?!
      And your children are lucky to have you! We just have to change many things in our lives, and try our best. Nature will help if we are tender and careful. Today I watched the daffodils and dandelions. They are haelthy near me. But I provide water for drinking from deep wells under lime rocks,

    • NoNukes NoNukes

      W8R, Thanks for your eloquence. I wonder if these people are really going to survive killing off our children.

  • INCOMING CME: NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of strong geomagnetic storms around the poles on April 8-9 when a CME delivers a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field. The cloud was propelled in our direction by a solar filament, which erupted on April 5th (movie). High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Aurora alerts: text, phone.

    Likely a scale 5 quake in japan to follow…

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Congrats Tacomagroove..on now having acquired the ability to see CMEs on the Fuku webcams. Du bist supergroovey!

  • april 9-10th a 4.0 or greater.

  • Also:

    Reactor1 seems to be steaming along with the rat pack 3 and 4 this morning. Which I feel is noteworthy…

  • StillJill StillJill

    Good Morning TC,…I agree,….it looks a bit 'extra juicy'! 🙁

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    cloud'n sky patchworkings:

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    @ TC:
    time of impact=the morning hours from the ninth of april:

    @ all:
    a cool sun-observer and his web-workings :

  • Wotcha Wotcha

    TBS view of R2 looks odd to me today – have they been working on it whist I've been asleep? Kinda hard to make out what's there, except extra lighting and the wall looks see-through?? And I do think the white/red place in the middle of R3 is some sort of burning off, maybe of the energy being produced still. Personally I don't think the view is a re-run – looks to be new stuff there to me.
    And R4 always worries me how grim it looks, and the sloping bit in the middle particularly. I haven't seen them working on it for a while now, but maybe they are pouring stuff in which can't be seen in view? The lack of news as to what is really happening is appalling and cannot be condoned when the catastrophe is having such a major impact on so many peoples' lives.

  • mungo mungo

    i think #2 looks odd because a crane has been put near it….. however, that does not explain the jagged orange flash from #3/#4 area i saw at just after 2000hours japantime….

    • mungo mungo

      however, that does not explain the jagged orange flash from #3/#4 area i saw at just after 2000hours japantime

  • mungo mungo

    rad counter for fukushima, live….

  • mungo mungo

    2030pm japan time, big release of rads on jnncam. shit. i think they have lost it.

  • mungo mungo

    looking hot, something is cooking

  • TBS/JNN seems to be showing a fire(?) in front of R3 and on the wall of R2? Very hazy, can't make out, but something is there. TEPCO cam doesn't show it…

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    radcounter solo:
    refreshing the side will gives you the newest view…