U.S. delivers coolant to Japan nuclear plant: Clinton

WASHINGTON Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:05am EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has transported coolant to a Japanese nuclear plant affected by a massive earthquake and will continue to assist Japan, 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.

"You know Japan is very reliant on nuclear power and they have very high engineering standards but one of their plants came under a lot of stress with the earthquake and didn't have enough coolant," Clinton said.

(Reporting by Doug Palmer; editing by Will Dunham)

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Comments (12)
putneyb wrote:
If Clinton said this, she is an idiot. Your reporter and editors are idiots for printing this. The coolant is water.

Mar 11, 2011 12:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rtstone wrote:
What amazes me is the fact that the U.S.A. continues to give even in it’s greatest time of need and you would think that would be worth something in the eyes of the rest of the world. However, it seems that when we are down for the count every one seems to be waiting in the wind to deal the final blow.

Mar 11, 2011 12:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Boch wrote:
In the nuclear world, we call “really important coolant” pure water. That’s it. We’re not conquering heroes here, thanks though Hillary.

Mar 11, 2011 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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