The last ☢ UPDATE 3 ☢ about the fires going on, I was talking about the possibillity that TEPCO is now burning the radioactive waste on the site causing the fires and smoke that we see on the livecam. Tell me what you think about that. The reason for this is to try and get rid of the more deadly radioactive hotspots on site so that the workers can continue to do what is needed.
There were alot of flashes on the livecam going on yesterday Aug. 8 2011 watching the live cam. So bright that it light up the sky and entire area. At first I thought that this was explosions caused by the fires but then I saw lightning on the webcam so I think that this is what was going on at the time. Now there was one thing that caught my eye. There seems to be another light source coming from the left. It's bright enough to cast a shadow on reactor 1. But then after a while it went out. Have a look at the red circle drawn.
There were alot of smoke coming from the fires this time also. You can't see it on the pictures but it's there on the live cam. I don't know if there were any reported thunderstorm on Aug. 8 2011 in the Fukushima area. So this is my take on the things going on now. I can be totally wrong, but hear me out.
Have you ever seen a erupting volcano? If you have you might have noticed lightning going on in the ash cloud. This is a fenomena not really understood.
How lightning forms in general is still debated among scientists, and volcanic lightning is even less well understood. What is mostly agreed upon is that the process starts when particles separate, either after a collision or when a larger particle breaks in two. Then some difference in the aerodynamics of these particles causes the positively charged particles to be systematically separated from the negatively charged particles. Lightning is the electrical flow that results when this charge separation becomes too great for air to resist the flow of electricity.
This photo of lightning going on in the volcanic ash cloud from Redoubt Volcano were taken by Bretwood Higman. The camera was mounted under the yurt where he lives in Seldovia, Alaska, and was set to automatically take a 30 second photo every two minutes. Seldovia is 80 miles from the volcano, on the far side of Cook Inlet.
So what if the continuing fires and smoke with radioactive fallout going up into the air at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are causing this same fenomena? Instead of volcanic lightning caused by ash we get nuclear lightning caused by the radioactive dust. I could be way off so I would really appreciate some input. Comment or come and chat with us.
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