Japan Nuclear crisis – Helicopters sent to drop water on reactors
As the nuclear crisis mounts, the Japanese military helicopters were sent towards the Fukushima power plant No.1. The helicopters dropped sea water in to the plant with a hope that the measure would help the situation.
The boiling water in the reactor was releasing smoke, which contained spent fuel rods. However, the Japanese government prevented the helicopters to approach the plants due to the situation on Wednesday.
The crew of the helicopter were wearing protective suits and were constantly monitoring the radiations around them. It became essential to take the measure as the officials had feared that the water in the reactors must have evaporated, which would allow the fuel rods to get heated and throw radiation in the atmosphere.
It was not clear if the measure to throw water in the reactors was effective or not. Meanwhile, US President Barrack Obama, while talking to Prime Minister Naoto Kan over the phone, assured that US would help what ever it could do.
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