Massive Black Smoke Cloud at Fukushima

16 07 2014

Since they stopped attempts to cool the wrecked fuel pools at Fukushima Daiichi over a week ago things are deteriorating rapidly there in recent hours.

From the JNN Live Cam

GIANT BLACK CLOUD

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IT FLOATED UP

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LATER – on another cam:

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M4.6 quake hits Fukushima


MORE LIVE CAMS

 





Something Awful is Unfolding at Fukushima Now

14 07 2014

TEPCO Live Cam

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Birds vs. Black Specs at Fukushima

14 07 2014

Many black birds were caught this morning on the Tepco live cam.

For Comparison –

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What specs look like – they appear as flashes and disappear quickly. Birds do not.

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source

June 26 – Fukushima Cam – The Return of the Flying Black Spec

ALSO –

LINK – http://youtu.be/QCJFtqIjcv4

 

 





Red Smoke Continues at Fukushima Friday < UPDATED

11 07 2014

Screen shots from the TEPCO live cam this morning, sunset in Japan.

 

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HERE COMES THE BLACK SMOKE AT THE BOTTOM

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 UPDATE:

In daylight this big crane with RED on it is visible. It white smoke distorted by that red color?

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No red cranes:

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LINK –  http://youtu.be/lQ-52GvxAHw

 





Thursday at Fukushima

10 07 2014

Some odds ‘n ends –

The TEPCO cam showed blood red smoke intermittently today. At 7 a.m. (EST) it appeared and dissipated and reappeared about 7:08. 7:08 is 20:08 on the screen shot time-stamp.

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At 7:18 while not yet raining from the approaching typhoon the camera began to shake.

The TEPCO cam is off by over 40 seconds (at a NUKE PLANT!).

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The home computer is set accurately to the Atomic Clock via Say the Time. It is corrected usually by less than a second per day when updated and it was updated to be correct just before doing the screen grab.





Red Smoke at Fukushima

8 07 2014

Now on the TBS/JNN Live Cam

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RED SMOKE INCREASES:

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At 10:49 a.m. (EST) view the camera is visably jerking side to side. Not shaking in the wind … jerking like a seismic jolt happened.

Earlier posts featuring red smoke.

 





Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe’ overheating

6 07 2014

Synchronize watches . . .

“Fukushima operator TEPCO has been forced to switch off the cooling system at mothballed Reactor Unit 5, after it was discovered that it had been leaking water. In nine days, if the system is not repaired, temperatures will exceed dangerous levels.

Engineers have discovered that 1,300 liters of water leaked from a cooling system intended to stabilize the temperature of the spent fuel at the Reactor Unit 5, which was offline but loaded with fuel rods when the plant was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

The source of the leak was a 3 mm-diameter hole near a flow valve, a statement published by the Japanese energy giant on Sunday asserts. However it is unclear from company data if the location of the opening has been discovered, or whether it was calculated with flow measurements.

At the time when the cooling system was switched off at around 12pm on Sunday, the temperature in the pool in which the rods are submerged was 23C but started increasing by 0.193 degrees per hour, TEPCO says.

If no new cold water is pumped in at such rate it will reach the dangerous threshold of 65C [ 149° F ] by the midpoint of the month in roughly 9 days.

Such temperatures, which have not been routinely seen at the plant since the failing of the cooling system in the immediate aftermath, would increase the possibility of dangerous reactions and further radiation leaks in the plant.  . . . “

http://www.sott.net/article/281494-Fukushima-has-9-days-to-prevent-unsafe-overheating