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Diablo Canyon sends boric acid to Japan from Vandenberg
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.)

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