Friday, October 26, 2018

Fukushima Daiichi Really Steamy Today


I've been regularly checking TEPCO's cams trained on Fukushima Daiichi - now seven years out.

After seven years of watching, I have a good sense of what is "ordinary" and what looks strange.

Today the plant looks extra steamy. It has been months since the "steaminess" factor was so dramatically evident.

There was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake not too far from the plant yesterday:


The cams suggest that the common spent fuel pool, featured in the foreground of this screenshot below, is the source or a source for the steam:



It is not raining and the streets are dry at the Futaba intersection. The temperature is 59F, with a 40% chance of precipitation and 84% humidity. The increased steaminess does not appear to be stemming from a change in weather given recorded conditions over the last 30 days:

see here: https://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/fukushima-shi/223551/october-weather/223551

Below see a comparative screenshot from October 20 at 00:00:37, with a low of 56F that day:


As I'm watching the emissions immediately over the spent fuel pool seemed to worsen, turning yellower, although it is still not raining on the Futaba cam.

Perhaps the earthquake disturbed still-hot fuel, jostling damaged and highly-radioactive spent fuel rods stored in the common spent fuel pool.

The flashing light at Fukushima Daiichi that can sometimes be seen from the view of the Futaba plant was activated as I watched this morning and typed this blog post.

I've always speculated that flashing light indicates a spike in radiation levels. Of course, this is PURE SPECULATION as I've no way of testing my hypothesis.

The Fukushima Daiichi is ongoing, as this blog aims to remind whoever finds it. TEPCO is planning on dumping highly contaminated water in the Pacific Ocean, adding to what has already been described as the single worst radiation-contamination event for the oceans.

A large earthquake could bring down the structures at Daiichi because the ground has been saturated by the underground river and by TEPCO's efforts to cool hot fuel with hundreds of tons of injected water daily.

Fukushima Daiichi is not simply Japan's problem. The problems there also belong to the US. And they belong to every other nation on earth because the fate of the world's oceans signify directly to the fate of humanity itself.

Humanity’s End Foretold in Destruction of Oceans: Majia's Blog: Humanity's End Foretold in Destruction of Oceans

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Pacific Ocean tipping points http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/pacific-ocean-tipping-points.html

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How much Fukushima Fuel is in the Ocean http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-much-fukushima-fuel-is-in-ocean.html

Ocean Releases Majia's Blog: Ocean Releases




2 comments:

  1. Emissions visible on the webcams are way down today, back to typical levels visible on the cams. I'm not sure why yesterday was so different. Today's weather is 55F, 75% humidity, and 10% chance of precipitation.

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  2. I have been in some highly radionuclide-contaminated, areas in my time. Los Alamos, Hanford, Pripyat, parts of Nevada and Utah. Had to pay for it. U always do. Nothing like fukushima. I am a certified dosimetrist. It is the source that will kills you. The radionuclides. Ingesting it in anyway.

    Being around all those rads do not help. How can people be so stupid. Only the insane would go into fukushima.

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