Friday, June 1, 2012

It Ain't Fog! Tepco Emissions Massive Today

At 9:00 a.m. this morning I opened a web-browser to the Tepco cam trained on the Fukushima plant.

I look at the plant every morning and take screen shots of emissions.

This morning I noticed barely visible emissions could be detected streaming out of the right hand corner of unit 1, the top of unit 2, and from the vicinity of unit 3.

My first screen shot had the Tepco webcam time stamp of 6:2 1:53 (Japan is 1 day ahead of the US)

Emissions can barely be seen in this screen shot, but they are visible.

By 2:28 the emissions were visibly accumulating on the screen. The emissions appeared to be moving from the left of the screen to the right.

By 2:54 the emissions were thick over units 1 and 2 (but immediately over units and did not extend up into the sky extensively) and in the vicinity of unit 3.

By 3:14 the plant was being obscured by the emissions.

At 3:32 dawn begin to break and the emissions resembled a blotchy dark cloud visible against the dark blue sky. Plant was largely obscured, but outline visible behind emission cloud.

At 3:47 daylight breaks and emission cloud that is still largely obscuring plant appears as a dirty, brownish mauve.

At 3:58 plant completely obscured by bluish-brownish cloud.

At 5:53 plant emerges, but is still encased in gray-brown emissions. Blue sky visible in the upper, right hand corner of screen.

At 6:36 plant finally visible again. Emissions from units 1 and 2 are no longer visible but it is still possible to see emissions coming up from area of unit 3 in terms of pulses of distortions.

I have screen shots for each of these observations

The webcam link is here:

I cannot post my screen shots here but a video is available, courtesy of Nuckelchen:

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