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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi: About to spray storage pools

A helicopter has just dumped water on NO. 3 reactor plant at Fukushima Daiichi.

DEVELOPING 9:48 AM LOCAL 8:48 PM Eastern US updates following....

The helicopters are Chinooks; each is capable of carrying 7.5 tons of water. They're using the large buckets, below the choppers, like US fire service helicopters use. (8:57)

That would be 1800 gallons of water; the first drop was a direct hit but I'm not sure it looked like THAT much water.. Second drop now, not a good hit. (9:01)

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