Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors

Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors

by Ben Jervey

March 18, 2011

Apparently, the water drops were ordered to stop as the radiation levels even at the helicopter altitude were considered too risky. Still, I'd add these helicopter pilots to the ranks of true heroes—along with the Fukushima 50 and the those who manned the warning posts like Miki Endo—in the face of this unfolding catatrophe. Meanwhile, if you want to follow along, Japan's NHK television station is streaming live, and translated, on MSNBC:  

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors