Fuku1live: Strange flash in Fukushima nuclear plant (VIDEO)

Published: September 5th, 2011 at 12:54 pm ET
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Strange flash in Fukushima Nuclear plant, fuku1live, September 5, 2011 at 4:00 am in Japan:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaUI4Ujzze0

h/t Anonymous tip

Published: September 5th, 2011 at 12:54 pm ET
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65 comments to Fuku1live: Strange flash in Fukushima nuclear plant (VIDEO)

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    I could be reading the pixels wrong; but it looks like a series of explosions, not a fire flaring up alone. To me, it looks as if our view of whatever is happening there is only correct up to the point of the highest part of the flash and then whatever ejecta and smoke is produced from that location in our view is digitally manipulated imagery. At one point I saw some sort of blow-out above the flash that, though obscured by the manipulation (my assumption) of the digital image, was similar to the R1 “hydrogen” explosion of March 12, in its velocity of ejection above the bright area. slow mo but particularly the zoomed in version shows this if you look closely.


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  • DannieJ DannieJ

    I see headlights.

    In the slow motion segment it looks like a vehicle going over a hill and flashing the camera as it does.

    This seems to fit because there appears to be two of the lights, they are diagonally spaced and they seem to be connected.


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    I think it’s coming from the common spent fuel pool vs the fire? on Sept. 2nd http://youtu.be/nTEIn_sSlCw


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  • Bob Hardin Bob Hardin

    The flashes aren’t at the Daiichi plant. They are a long way off.


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  • Granny M

    A comment to video suggests Dai-ni. There was 4.5 quake about that time.


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  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    Dear Bob: that is incorrect. The flashes, and I won’t be disuaded from this are either wherever incineration or wherever the CSFP is at the FukuDai site.


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  • irradiated californian

    this is from fukushima daiichi, this is from the webcam there, so obviously it’s from daiichi, and it looks like lights of some sort, but who knows.


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  • OK, months ago, a NIGHT photo of the plant taken at a distance was published here or FOSL before webmaster made this site, .. I downloaded it to my putter and blew it up about x4, one could see clearly pieces of the explosions laying in the woods south of the plant, Blue light large and some small ones, I think it is possible that this is the same area and may be re-critical now !
    I still have the photo here, I will go find the URL so as anyone can lQQk for themselves. I have told this a number of times on the treads here !


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  • Nukeholio

    All I can say is that they look like explosive events. Will we ever find out? Probably not.


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  • Sickputer

    I saw Nuckelchens rendering of this last night.. Multiple explosions and black smoke cloud visible if you examine it closely. Some of the dirty dealings going on in the incineration area. This event was not lights… But if you think radioactive steam is fog and explosions are truck lights…we all speculate here. ;-) I agree to disagree.


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  • Lacsap Lacsap

    It’s ‘controlled’ burning of nuclear waste / material.. there are more video’s of this with much larger fire.

    We will filter this later with our lungs..

    Good luck


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    • oscar419

      Genocide is the short definition of what that is then


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    • lam335 lam335

      re: “it’s ‘controlled’ burning of nuclear waste / material”

      But isn’t the incineration done inside more or less closed containers? This looks like it is totally open with fire/energy/light/heat/whatever bursting out freely.

      Are they really simply burning stuff “in the open”?


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      • Sickputer

        They have that giant crane with a 140-meter arm and it can lift 750 tons. And we have seen the little cranes scurrying back and forth like ants in the area right of reactor 4.

        My guess…they have been piling up hot debris shot out of Unit 3 and other units and placing it in that common area.

        Remember at Chernobyl after they got the Unit 4 fire out they began using the liquidators to hustle in wheelbarrow loads of hot debris preparatory to encasing it in a concrete dome.

        The reactors at Daiichi are not good candidates to do the same thing so they are forced to pile it up by the sea. Maybe even some of the bigger chunks they flipped into the sea.

        So they are nursing with water cannons those open piles and incinerating smaller pieces and the cesium sludge…not fun work. Nuclear fires in the piles are a common event and the least of their worries…the fission events are what they are really scared of…and one or all of the coriums blowing a China Syndrome and killing all of them.

        Some of the workers don’t know that maybe at first, but I’m sure they get educated fast by the oldtimers. They know they are kamikaze workers.

        If we could get an interview with our Fuku man on the catwalk we could blow the lid off the Tepco secrecy…and it will happen eventually.


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        • lam335 lam335

          Can they just pile up radioactive debris? I remember an interview in which Arnie Gundersen was talking about a plan to dump water into the spent fuel pools and he said something to the effect that the rods had to remain a certain distance from each other, and if they bent closer together under the weight of the water that could trigger a criticality/nuclear chain reaction (I don’t know if I have the terminology right), but the point seemed to be that if too much radioactive material gets too close together in a certain amount of space, it can be very dangerous/explosive–so wouldn’t piling it up be creating conditions where criticality is apt to happen?

          (It was the March 15 interview with John King)


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  • pure water

    It can be the spent fuel storage. TEPCO said that they had a problem with the storage at the reactor 4 leaking. As they always hide something bigger with what they are saying, why not the adjacent common fuel storage? There was a good analysis of this topic in Radioactive live chat. On the other hand it is possible to be the melting fuel from the reactor 3 or the methan burning from the theory of this guy from Finland. I personally respect people who do things practically and will not dismiss his theory. It has a strong point with the mystery of reactor 4 blowing. I do not support the idea of incinerator placed in front of the camera.TEPCO`S skills are in hiding. Any way the burning truth comes out, even not explained for now. It will be some day, because it burns and kills.


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    • VanneV anne

      The Common Spent Fuel Pool is to the right of the camera view. Can’t see it on the live cam. This is more like the Centralized Waste Radiation Facility where they incinerate waste radiation.


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  • lam335 lam335

    Any chance it could just be lightning on the horizon? Weren’t they due for some bad weather?

    Hope still trying to spring eternal . . .


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  • cossack55

    I am quite certain they are either the headlights of a new Toyota (that have a funny way of going from 400 lumens to 4 million lumens from time to time) or a driver of a new Toyota whose body glows now and then at about 8,000 lumens.


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  • Hm, i think the video from nuckelchenblogde on 29.8. offers some insight…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHSZVC9dvYg

    It gives detailed view of the area right from no.4 and they seem to be building storage for radioactive materials.

    It also gives a good explanation to questions in my articles


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  • Nevadan

    How long it takes for us to get get depends on whether the residue from the explosion is dispersed high enough to get into the trade winds. Then it only takes two to three days to reach us. After the second explosion in March, (reactor 3) two and a half days later, my son went jogging outside without a shirt and came back confused why his skin was bright red except where his shorts were. The redness didn’t go away for a couple of days, and he had shortness of breathe. This is a kid that can run miles normally with no problems.


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    • Sickputer

      Good point about the speed of the trade winds (jetstream prevailing towards North America)…I saw some post with a link here yesterday where they metioned a speed of 50 miles per hour for the March reactor explosion to reach North America. That is baloney. Much faster

      Your account with your son validates my own experience. I awoke with a bad bloody nose at 6 AM March 16 in Texas…distance 6215 miles from Fukushima Daiichi. About 48 hours after the blast.

      The explosion at Reactor 3 occurred at 11:15 JST on March 14, 2011. Texas time is 14 hours behind so it was in the Sunday evening of March 13 Texas time when Reactor 3 blew up. The supersonic speed of the blast sent massive radiation into the jetstream altitude (30,000 feet).

      Storm surf data from that week is here:

      http://www.stormsurf.com/page2/forecast/forecast/031511.html

      Quote: “On Tuesday (3/15) the jetstream continued flowing flat from Japan over the dateline and into the US West Coast near Cape Mendocino solid with 190 kt winds over Japan and 160 kts winds carving out a bit of a trough off California providing decent support for gale development there…”

      SP: 190 knots equals: 218 MPH
      160 knots equals: 184 MPH

      Even if the jetstream dipped down to 150 miles per hour that means it was a little over 41 hours when the front edge arrived in central United States in the late night hours of March 15.

      The front edge of this massive toxic cloud arrived in Canada and the west coast earlier. Tacoma, Washington is 4654 miles from Fukushima and the MOX fuel cloud reached there within 31 hours or about late morning of Tuesday, March 15. Check all your first reports of nosebleeds and other medical distresses from those time frames.

      I also do not believe the recent steam/hydrogen explosion theory advanced recently despite the wow factor of their reactor lids graphics. It was a nuclear blast in speed and if you have seen the simulations comparing it side by side with a nuclear bomb mushroom then there should be little doubt. Tepco probably has the isotopes data to prove this nuclear explosion, but their credibility and incompetence makes their data and records always suspect.


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      • Kinda makes you wonder who the experts were, when obama had insisted that the radiation wouldn’t make it here…

        Thats just basic math…

        Probably the same experts that concluded the plutonium was a steady 0 bequerals, for the last five months…


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      • Bobby1

        It turns out that Edano (the government spokesman) was notified by fax that a meltdown had occurred late on March 11. So one or more reactors were already spitting out crud on the day of the earthquake. That means everything started before the time assumed by the atmospheric models.

        And yeah, it is pretty clear that the explosion in #3 was nuclear, probably triggered by a hydrogen or steam explosion.


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  • squodgy

    Definitely someone with a torch looking for his dog!


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  • lam335 lam335

    If there were another explosion (or series of explosions) at the plant, wouldn’t SOMEBODY in the Japanese media (or someone like the ex-skf person) report a story about it? Explosions can’t simply be hidden/denied because they are loud and people notice. Haven’t there been any news reports about additional explosions down there?


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  • Sickputer

    Maybe Tepco is getting better at cellphone detection…brought in some new yakuza strong guys…but it won’t last…somebody is going to get out and spill the beans.


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