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“That remedy involves pumping in seawater to cool the fuel rods, then opening vents to release the resulting steam pressure that builds in the container vessel. When the vessel is depressurized, workers can inject more seawater, a process known as “feed and bleed.”
The New York Times, New Blast Reported at Nuclear Plant as Japan Struggles to Cool Reactor, by Hiroko Tabuchi and Keith Bradsher, March 14, 2011
March 15, 2011