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A couple of Fukushima Photos

A couple of Fukushima Photos

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i am curious about the vertical component that was so obvious in the explosion of Fukushima unit 3. To me it looked like a rocket motor blast. I think maybe steam came out the top of the reactor, and the internal steam separator/dryer acted like an upside down collander that kept most of the pieces inside.

This theory will burst like a bubble if the vessel pressure readings afterward turn out to be accurate, or if somebody produces photographs showing the vessel intact.

This is more in the spirit of a crossword puzzle than a scientific investigation.

I am not a scientist just a curious onlooker.
So DO NOT TAKE THIS AS TRUTH it's just speculation.
Physics Forums has a discussion thread on the subject, as does Denninger's Market-Ticker.
i am curious about the vertical component that was so obvious in the explosion of Fukushima unit 3. To me it looked like a rocket motor blast. I think maybe steam came out the top of the reactor, and the internal steam separator/dryer acted like an upside down collander that kept most of the pieces inside.

This theory will burst like a bubble if the vessel pressure readings afterward turn out to be accurate, or if somebody produces photographs showing the vessel intact.

This is more in the spirit of a crossword puzzle than a scientific investigation.

I am not a scientist just a curious onlooker.
So DO NOT TAKE THIS AS TRUTH it's just speculation.
Physics Forums has a discussion thread on the subject, as does Denninger's Market-Ticker.

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I am a retired power plant troubleshooter so am very interested in the situation over at Fukushima. I have spent many hours poring over information and mis-information alike. My bifurcated brain has no trouble allowing that multiple paths of thought have their merits and the facts will unfold at Mother Nature's pace. When they do, the path of thought will morph around and settle into a stable one, just like weather forecasts settle into perfect hindsight. Information is being released in what looks to me a psy-op, spoon-feeding us so the immensity is absorbed slowly rather than one fell swoop. So what looks to some like coverup and incompetence may be just "breaking it to us gently". Is that wise? I don't know. Atlantic Monthly had a thoughtful article about the drone photos that broached the subject. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/04/inside-the-dronemissions-to-fukushima/237981/ "The cone of secrecy around Fukushima extends far and wide." The best drone photos are definitely held close. Some interesting pictures have come out though.

Let us examine a few. To anybody else who's curious about that Fukushima #3 explosion: There is a chimera hidden in the photo below. It is so well camouflaged that about five minutes of careful study is required to pick it out. After that your eye just goes right to it and you can't see anything else. In fact you'll even see it in the video from which the photo was made. Upload a copy of this drawing and get it on a hi-res screen.

http://i.imgur.com/IqCPH.jpg thumbnail below

Next print these instructions, then follow them to see the "Optical Illusion"

Load up this photo and make it full screen so you can zoom around it. http://i.imgur.com/IqCPH.jpg Here's typical Jim Hardy pain-in-the-butt step by step to get your eye in the right place. {While you're doing them prepare your mind for an optical illusion - you remember that famous drawing that can be either a pretty young girl's face or a real old woman's face looking in opposite direction and your brain can morph between the two? It circulated thirty years ago and is still floating around. } This takes some imagination..... You might print the directions so you can hold your place on screen while referring to them... In the cartoon cutaway view, put your cursor on reactor vessel head just under yellow containment vessel cap. Look at the only red arrow that leaves the head going toward left and down.

It starts from mid-line of flange at about seven o'clock and shoots down&left past torus to a red circle on real photo below..

Put cursor on the red arrow exiting that circle to right. Follow that arrow to where it intersects the red square. Leave cursor on point of arrow at red square's vertical line.

Now let's take a bird's eye view of that square for a minute to get our thinking straight. Roof beams are light colored scrap iron now, they still have some of their paint. Indeed it looks like Eiffel Tower fell there. There's a major roof beam that almost bisects that square vertically, it goes up under the "E" in word LIVE above. Got that major roof beam? At top of red square and just inside it, where major roof beam comes out from under red line, is a minor roof beam going to left, it disappears under steam cloud at left edge of square. Got it? Good, ignore it for now but our eyes are now attuned to proper level of detail. Put cursor back on point of arrowhead on left edge of square. We are going to define a smaller area to look in. At arrowhead's point there's a minor roof beam pointing right toward the major roof beam, it points slightly down about 4 o'clock direction. Got it? That's the top of our smaller area, from arrowhead , along that minor roof beam to major roof beam. Now put cursor back on arrowhead point and move it DOWN along red line halfway to bottom of red square, where there's another minor roof beam pointing right this time maybe at 3:30 o'clock.. We have now bounded a trapezoid. Its top and bottom are the two minor roof beams, right edge is major roof beam, left edge red square. Move your cursor around that trapezoid a few times to accustom your eye to region. Now put your cursor on the beam that's top of our little trapezoid, smack dab in the middle of it. Now move your cursor straight down slowly until it hits beam that's bottom of our

trapezoid. Do it a few times until you're aware of the black shadow midway along that traverse. That black shadow has a horizontal shape to it. Move cursor back and forth along shadow a few times and see if it takes a shape for you. I see a curved shape with irregular top surface, maybe projections sticking out of it. Now put your cursor on the black shape and move straight up to beam that's top of our trapezoid and stop there a second. Note the white steam cloud starting at the beam, let your eye wander up a teeny bit to another dark shadow . Traverse with cursor a couple times vertically across steam to that second black shadow. That second shadow is well below the minor roof beam we ignored earlier, if you get there you are too close to top of big red square. Now increase your cursor's vertical traverse so it goes from lower black shadow to upper black shadow. Do that a few times. Now put your cursor on intersection of top black shadow and major roof beam. We are going to draw a triangle. Move cursor left along upper black shadow to point of arrowhead, then right along minor roof beam back to major roof beam, then back up to upper shadow. We now have defined a triangle, apex at arrowhead and base on major roof beam, top leg is upper black shadow and bottom leg is minor roof beam . Traverse it a time or two. Now swap bottom leg of triangle to lower black shadow. Of course the apex will have to move left, maybe to base of arrowhead not point, where shaft of arrow enters arrowhead. Move your cursor around that larger triangle a time or two,,, black shadows and major beam. a time or three....... ...and begin thinking of it as not a triangle but half an oval. The curves sweep around to join underneath the arrowhead. We are looking at a semi-circle from an angle, and that will look to the eye like half an oval (more precisely half an ellipse). Traverse a time or four....

Is the right half of the oval there?

In your mind's eye flip the shadowy left half oval up and over to right, across major roof beam, at the intersection of those two bright scrap irons that make the backward "L" is more black shadow ,,,, to my eye the right half of oval could well be there obscured in the mist. In fact most of the right half is pretty plainly visible.

To tell you the truth my eye is so accustomed to it now that i see plain as day right there a reactor vessel with head blown off and broken head bolts sticking up out of the flange. It is a steaming caldron. And it's right where it oughta be in the building. But it's what i wanted to see at the time . Would far rather see intact head with steam oozing out around flange. Credulity is one symptom of Asperger's, which i have. I believe my eyes. But somebody with photo-shop could have layered it in just to laugh at folks like me. But if so, what is the image in that video?

Now upload and examine this photo..

http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp3/daiichi-photos3.htm the twenty sixth photo down (pict49.jpg), taken March 15

thumbnail below Anything black and round and steamy in it?

Well that could be the concrete structure just above reactor vessel, where refueling canal and operating deck are formed. From this photo it looks like a channel exists there, down which one could see into containment if it were uncovered.

And from this March 16 photo it looks as if the concrete plug is not in its place so one should be able to see down into area around top of containment. This is looking West, away from ocean.

That photo is from http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp3/daiichi-photos3.htm the

twenty y -third photo down (pict47.jpg), taken March16. A helicopter took this video of same area on 27th of March. The Atlantic videos were taken later on April 15th and were , let's say, sorta avoiding unit 3's roof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKFGavZ_rf4 if you stop it at 10 seconds you get this image

which resembles the chimera we started out with. I think it's from the same video. But it looks like some deck fell away in the days between March 16 and 27th. Or else the reactor vessel got pushed up. But it is present for several frames so i doubt it's photoshopped in. Once you have accustomed your eyes to it, it's plain as day in seconds 9 to 11 of that video which i do not think was photo-shopped. Look at it again.

Now this last paragraph needs forensic enhancement which is beyond my ability. But i mention it in case somebody more capable than me has read this far. IF that snaggletoothed apparition is indeed a reactor vessel, THEN there ought to be a vessel head and a containment cap in the rubble. Further, if those two heavy objects are what directed the initial steam blast toward unit

4, they should have been pushed the opposite way by reaction. So, How about taking a look at the full size Cryptome image from that side away from 4? Message at top of Cryptome's Daichi 3 image page(http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichinpp3/daiichi-photos3.htm) says: " Photos shown are reduced from originals. The 31 originals full-size: http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp3/daiichi-photos3.zip (30MB) "

Okay, load that zip file, extract them into a folder and try this one: japan-earthquake-2011-3-21-7-12-13.jpg here's a crop showing the area of interest

The round yellow thing is not blown apart, it is just obscured by the tree . You can also see them both, though not well, at minute 7:21 in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmI2lXiTo-g&feature=related

Given the dearth of good unit 3 photos, and the many questions that arise when you

cross check readings from the plant, here is my position as of today: "When i see a clear picture of unit 3 reactor vessel with a top in place i will change my mind. Until then i think i see a blurry video of unit 3 reactor vessel with top absent, and a blurry photo of the missing pieces in the rubble. " And The Powers That Be sure are avoiding the subject.

old jim hardy(aka Great Pretender); and my two good friends Mike and BigBluffr who deserve all the credit

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