Monday, April 02, 2007

New Webcam Under Test

Those more astute of you out there would have noticed an attractive little camera image on the top right of the blog. Those even more observant will see a new link on the right to the domain ''.

Refresh the blog and the little picture will refresh everytime.. Click the link, and in full screen, you can see the plume in all it's glory billowing across the rooftops 24 hours a day.

Although we are still under test and the camera operation is sporadic, please let us know if you see anything untoward happening at the works.

Things to look out for:

The plume dipping and 'grounding'.

A thick black plume.

An intermittant plume starting and stopping. (Especially in the middle of the night like now!)

Please feel free to document what you see by clicking the 'Snapshot' button on the top right. This can then be emailed to me (lilian @ and the enviroment agency as evidence.

I would like to thank Ron Lewis for sending in the following photo and although the UFO pictured is all very interesing, I think we have our own IDENTIFIED flying objects to worry about. :)

So OK guys.. It's eyes to the skys.. If our council won't police the polluters then we shall!


Trisha Watkins said...

This is great! No matter where I am in the world I can see just how miserable Rugby really is!

I am so glad I moved.

Anonymous said...

I can see the pollution live!

Is this good?

I think i would rather not know.

Godless said...

I was directed here by a friend and I have to salute you for what you are doing. Our world would be a much better place if more of us took even a small bit of our time to raise public awareness of, and took steps to neutralize, threats to our health and our shared future such as this.

Anonymous said...

Heh you guys - nice one!

What's with the wind direction in Rugby? It looks most odd?

How come the stack plume is going in the opposite direction to these thick plumes from those smaller stacks on the right? They are the cement mills I presume - that work all the time when the kiln is off?

And what are other processes that are part of the operations at the installation also vent out of the chimney when the kiln is off - such a clinker cooler; fuel dryers etc?


Anonymous said...

Can you please check back on last nights film from the stack as at one point I saw the TWO plumes going in different directions and last time I complained about my car beig covered I was told that it could not have been the stack as the wind was in the wrong direction.

I don't know who to belive. It looks like the smoke can go both ways at the same time. How come?

mike said...

Where is the camera? I cannot seem to find it? Was it taken offline for some 'legal' reason?