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Diablo Canyon sends boric acid to Japan from Vandenberg

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. Christopher M. Quezada and other members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare a pallet of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. Christopher M. Quezada and other members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare a pallet of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare pallets of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare pallets of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare pallets of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare pallets of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. William H. Charles, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Transportation Management Office, speaks with a McCord Air Force Base C-17 Loadmaster about the loading of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tech. Sgt. William H. Charles, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Transportation Management Office, speaks with a McCord Air Force Base C-17 Loadmaster about the loading of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A C-17 cargo aircraft from McCord Air Force Base, Wash., taxis in to load and transport 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The boric acid is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A C-17 cargo aircraft from McCord Air Force Base, Wash., taxis in to load and transport 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The boric acid is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A C-17 cargo aircraft from McCord Air Force Base, Wash., sits on the flightline as a “K” loader prepares to load 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant for transport to Japan on Thursday March 17, 2011. The boric acid is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A C-17 cargo aircraft from McCord Air Force Base, Wash., sits on the flightline as a “K” loader prepares to load 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant for transport to Japan on Thursday March 17, 2011. The boric acid is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A C-17 cargo aircraft from McCord Air Force Base, Wash., waits to receive its load of 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant for transport to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The boric acid is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A C-17 cargo aircraft from McCord Air Force Base, Wash., waits to receive its load of 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant for transport to Japan on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The boric acid is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare pallets of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Thursday March, 17, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation Management Office, prepare pallets of boric acid for shipment to Japan on Thursday March, 17, 2011. Approximately 34,000 pounds of boric acid from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is being sent to aid in the cooling of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Jerry E. Clemens, Jr.)