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.)
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