19 Mar '11, 6pm

Japan connects power cable to troubled reactor

OSAKA, Japan: Engineers at a stricken nuclear plant in Japan managed to connect an electricity cable to one of the reactors on Saturday and battled to restore power to the cooling system to avert a full-blown meltdown. The announcement offered some hope of a breakthrough in efforts to prevent a major radiation leak from the troubled facility, although it is not yet clear whether the cooling system will work properly even if the power comes back on. The government meanwhile said it had discovered abnormal levels of radiation that exceeded the legal limit in milk and spinach from areas near the stricken plant, but they posed no immediate threat to humans. Traces of radioactive substances were also detected in tap water but the government said it was not a risk to human health. Electricity was expected to be restored to reactor No. 2 at the Fukushima plant on Sunday, more tha...

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