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#749 - May 11, 2012

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Quote of the month:

"The coolant water is keeping the reactor temperatures at a certain level, but that's not even near the goal [of a cold shut down,]". "The fact is, we still don't know what's going on inside the reactors."

Fortune Magazine, 20 April 2012. Quote of a nuclear engineer working at Fukushima Daiichi about the December 16, 2011, announcement by PM Yoshihiko Noda that the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station had reached "a state of cold shutdown."