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US delivers coolant to Japan nuclear plant -Clinton
Scientific American ^ | March 11, 2011

Posted on 03/11/2011 8:32:57 AM PST by BenLurkin

The United States has transported coolant to a Japanese nuclear plant affected by a massive earthquake and will continue to assist Japan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

"We just had our Air Force assets in Japan transport some really important coolant to one of the nuclear plants," Clinton said at a meeting of the President's Export Council.


TOPICS: Japan
KEYWORDS: bhoasia; japanearthquake; pathologicalliar; piaps; soshillary; usaf
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1 posted on 03/11/2011 8:33:02 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

bttt


2 posted on 03/11/2011 8:35:00 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BenLurkin

Huh?


3 posted on 03/11/2011 8:35:10 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 779 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: BenLurkin

Some “really important coolant”, sure. Honestly, this sounds like satire.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 8:35:57 AM PST by bereanway
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To: BenLurkin

Coolant good.

Chernobyl bad.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 8:36:36 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: null and void

6 posted on 03/11/2011 8:36:43 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Islam is like termites. They get access through your weakest point and then cause great destruction.)
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To: bereanway

I wish she wouldn’t be so technical.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 8:36:43 AM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: BenLurkin

Coolant = ???

Heavy water? Molten sodium? :)


8 posted on 03/11/2011 8:37:26 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t understand. I thought coolant for nuclear plants was water?

Any atomic energy types care to elaborate?


9 posted on 03/11/2011 8:37:26 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: BenLurkin

Encapsulated in that remark is a lot. The Secretary of State only knows what she reads - i.e., this is a really important coolant (perhaps a description more detailed than that would make you seem capable, Madame Secretary.) And the military provides a solution.


10 posted on 03/11/2011 8:37:26 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: BenLurkin
Did they ever pay us for Pearl Harbor? Have we ever been out of debt since WW II?


11 posted on 03/11/2011 8:37:32 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: BenLurkin

If our administration doesn’t believe in nuclear power, why are we sending primary reactor coolant to a country that does?


12 posted on 03/11/2011 8:38:55 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: bereanway

Hillary sounded like a total moron.

I suspected she is just reporting something she has no role in.


13 posted on 03/11/2011 8:39:12 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: TSgt

Heavy water, perhaps?


14 posted on 03/11/2011 8:39:28 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: edpc

Lol


15 posted on 03/11/2011 8:39:52 AM PST by HollyB
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To: null and void

and this is from Scientific American


16 posted on 03/11/2011 8:39:52 AM PST by JEH_Boston (Never give up.)
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To: bereanway; MarineBrat

17 posted on 03/11/2011 8:40:19 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: kbennkc

Bitter clinger!


18 posted on 03/11/2011 8:40:19 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 779 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: kbennkc

More importantly, have the Japanese paid us for Pokemon and Hello Kitty? /s


19 posted on 03/11/2011 8:40:55 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: buccaneer81

Water laced with cadmium?


20 posted on 03/11/2011 8:47:00 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: BenLurkin

Given the scale of this and reconstruction costs - Obama had better spend his time figuring out who is going to replace the Japanese buying hundreds of billions in US Treasuries.

Bernanke - start the printing presses!


21 posted on 03/11/2011 8:47:52 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: BenLurkin

If the station is in blackout conditions they need to find a way to move coolant. She’s fed moronic crap to say.


22 posted on 03/11/2011 8:48:07 AM PST by steveyp
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To: null and void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02BBtN-P0lc


23 posted on 03/11/2011 8:48:37 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: BenLurkin

‘some really important coolant’-———

well versus unimportant coolant...


24 posted on 03/11/2011 8:49:36 AM PST by Freddd
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To: BenLurkin
What a nice thing to do. Now send them a frigging bill for the stuff.

I remember after IKE hit the Texas coast. I had houses messed up, cars messed up, etc. Thank goodness the Japanese were there for me! Along with the English, Germans, French and a host of other nations. They all showed up with buckets of money and were so helpful.....

25 posted on 03/11/2011 8:50:09 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: BenLurkin
"We just had our Air Force assets in Japan transport some really important coolant to one of the nuclear plants," Clinton said at a meeting of the President's Export Council.

Here is the original text before being cleaned up by the media:

"We just had our, you know, Air Force assets and stuff in Japan transport some like really important coolant stuff, you know like Prestone to one of the big nuclear plant places," Clinton said at a meeting of the President's Export Council.

/sarcasm

26 posted on 03/11/2011 8:51:03 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: null and void

But the really big question..

Did she fly over and drop off cigarettes and liqour, like she did for Haiti?


27 posted on 03/11/2011 8:51:13 AM PST by Freddd
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To: bereanway

“Some really important coolant...” Hilary exudes her brilliance once again!


28 posted on 03/11/2011 8:51:23 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: BenLurkin

Hillary brings ineptness to unforseen levels.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 8:51:29 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: OB1kNOb

Noooo! Not Dex-cool, unless they want the system full of grey sludge. Hate that stuff.


30 posted on 03/11/2011 8:54:28 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: BenLurkin
She's sent this "really important coolant" to Japan under the orders of President Camacho. Reports are the coolant is Brawndo.

It's got electrolytes.


31 posted on 03/11/2011 8:55:45 AM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: BenLurkin

“some really important coolant”

was it really important or really REALLY important?

uh, thanks for the really important update Madame Secretary

(Can a woman be called “Jackwagon”?)


32 posted on 03/11/2011 8:55:45 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: BenLurkin

A science `asset’ told her that if they can’t keep the nuclear plant cool, something really bad could happen.


33 posted on 03/11/2011 9:00:31 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: armed and dangerous)
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To: BenLurkin

Some real stupidity here....

The only issue with a shutdown reactor is the removal of residual heat...the only the thing necessary for that is electrical power to move water through the core and charge more water to the system as needed. If the diesel backup generators don’t work, that’s a problem, but the solution is restoring electrical power, not providing coolant.

BTW...coolant = pure water.


34 posted on 03/11/2011 9:00:57 AM PST by rottndog (Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: bereanway

At least she didn’t try to talk down to us by calling it “H2O”


35 posted on 03/11/2011 9:01:22 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Jack of all Trades

I’m about to pull an intake manifold off my GMC van after that garbage ate up the gasket(s).


36 posted on 03/11/2011 9:04:16 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: rottndog
The only issue with a shutdown reactor is the removal of residual heat...the only the thing necessary for that is electrical power to move water through the core and charge more water to the system as needed. If the diesel backup generators don’t work, that’s a problem, but the solution is restoring electrical power, not providing coolant. BTW...coolant = pure water.

That summary is so oversimplified as to be almost totally inaccurate.
37 posted on 03/11/2011 9:05:39 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: edpc

It’s got what plants crave....


38 posted on 03/11/2011 9:05:39 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

nuke plants


39 posted on 03/11/2011 9:07:44 AM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: rottndog

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_50.html

Reactor cooling equipment fails at TEPCO

The government has declared an emergency situation at one of Tokyo Electric Power company’s nuclear power plants in quake-stricken Fukushima Prefecture. It says no radioactive materials have been leaked.

Tokyo Electric said an equipment failure has made it impossible to cool two reactors at the Fukushima Number One plant.

The firm says it does not have enough electric power to cool the reactors, which automatically stopped operating when the quake struck.

The government has taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety of nearby residents. But it says that the residents should remain calm, and that currently no evacuation is needed.

The power company is sending eight power generators to the site, and the Ground Self Defense Force is sending one more.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_59.html

Residents near nuclear reactor advised to evacuate

The government has issued an evacuation advisory to people living within a three-kilometer radius of a nuclear power plant in quake-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.

Government officials said on Friday that no radioactive materials have leaked from the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Number One plant. The government also says the advisory is only a precaution, and is also asking people living within 10 kilometers of the plant to stay indoors.

The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says cooling system failure has made it impossible to cool the second reactor after it automatically stopped operating after the earthquake.

The plant has been declared to be in a state of emergency after the quake caused the technical failure.


40 posted on 03/11/2011 9:10:53 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: TalonDJ
That summary is so oversimplified as to be almost totally inaccurate.

Reactor physics and thermodynamics are fairly simple. It ain't rocket science...
41 posted on 03/11/2011 9:11:21 AM PST by rottndog (Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: isthisnickcool

A good number of countries that tried to provide assistance after Katrina were blown-off by the U.S. And then you had the Alex Jones-types claiming we were under attack by them.


42 posted on 03/11/2011 9:12:48 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: BenLurkin

Lemme see if I unnerstand what you sayin’ Notsure. You wanna put water on our plants. Toilet water.
For the smartest man in the world you sure say some dumb s***.


43 posted on 03/11/2011 9:14:37 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: armed and dangerous)
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To: silverleaf

As I stated, the only issue is restoring electrical power to move water through the reactor core.


44 posted on 03/11/2011 9:16:04 AM PST by rottndog (Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: BenLurkin

Some really, really important coolant.

45 posted on 03/11/2011 9:16:47 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: BenLurkin

You mean water??????


46 posted on 03/11/2011 9:17:40 AM PST by Sursam Abordine
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To: kbennkc
Did they ever pay us for Pearl Harbor?

Yeah, by destroying our machine tool industry.

47 posted on 03/11/2011 9:18:29 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: TSgt

You are right. I think she’s high.


48 posted on 03/11/2011 9:18:40 AM PST by Sursam Abordine
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To: edpc

Water? You mean like in a toilet?


49 posted on 03/11/2011 9:20:45 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 779 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: 1rudeboy
More importantly, have the Japanese paid us for Pokemon and Hello Kitty?

Small potatos.

What we really need are reparations for karaeoke.

50 posted on 03/11/2011 9:21:54 AM PST by HIDEK6
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