IAEA: Japan engineers lay power cable to nuclear unit

March 17, 2011 20:24

VIENNA - Japan has told the UN nuclear watchdog that engineers were able to lay an external grid power cable to the No.2 unit of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Vienna-based agency said on Thursday.

"They plan to reconnect power to unit 2 once the spraying of water on the unit 3 reactor building is completed," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.

It said spraying of the No.3 unit was temporarily stopped at 1109 GMT.

Workers in Japan have been trying on Thursday to connect a 1-km (0.6-mile) long power cable from the main grid to restart water pumps to cool reactor No. 2.

Related Content

Breaking news
January 20, 2018
Turkey says hits 108 Kurdish militant targets in Syria airstrikes


Israel Weather
  • 6 - 17
    Beer Sheva
    9 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 6 - 12
    8 - 16
  • 11 - 22
    9 - 19