Japan asks U.S. for help cooling nuclear reactors

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:32 PM
Japan asks U.S. for help cooling nuclear reactors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday said the Japanese government has formally asked the United States for assistance with cooling nuclear reactors damaged by a major earthquake last week.

The NRC said it is responding to the request and considering providing Japan with technical advice.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe)