Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi plant abandons use of helicopters

According to NHK news (see this news article), plans to refill the pool of reactor 4 with helicopters have been abandoned. According to the article: "the method of using helicopters would be too difficult"

Apparently, the hole blasted by the explosion earlier was several metres away from the pool, so it wouldn't be possible to dump water through the hole into the pool. The possibility of only small quantities of water being carried was also cited as a reason for abandoning the plan.

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