I was too busy today to watch the cams much but at 5:15 p.m. US west coast time I saw what looked like an earthquake on the TEPCO cam, followed by a pink haze surrounding the plant, which was then followed by the cam going down. TEPCO cam remained down even when I tried a new browser.
I had to leave and just got back to my computer 2 hours later. The site still looks very strange, pink, and pixilated. The TEPCO cam looks like it is failing, but the TBS cam has the same quality of shimmering waves of pixilation as visible on the TEPCO cam. Something at the site itself may be producing the effect. I'm sure we can image what that might be.
I wonder whether fuel removal has gone poorly today.
For some reason I am unable to paste screen shots. I've never experienced this technical glitch before.
I've tried two browsers - IE and Google. My Mozilla browser is not responding.
I saved the screen shots I took at 8:00 p.m. here