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Japanese PM Declares ‘Cold Shutdown’ At Fukushima, Some Remain Skeptical
2011-12-17 06:40:56

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday that Fukushima´s nuclear reactors have finally been stabilized after a catastrophic earthquake-tsunami combination in March led to dangerous radiation leaks and mass evacuations. While Japanese authorities say that it will likely take decades to completely clean-up and dismantle the reactors, Noda´s announcement of a “cold shutdown” at least signaled that the immediate threat of nuclear meltdown has receded,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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