20 Mar '11, 6am

Hard to restore power to Japan reactor 2 by Sunday

Hard to restore power to Japan reactor 2 by Sunday

The operator of Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant said on Sunday it would be difficult to restore power to the cooling system for reactor No. 2 by the end of the day. -- PHOTO: AFP OSAKA - THE operator of Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant said on Sunday it would be difficult to restore power to the cooling system for reactor No. 2 by the end of the day, Jiji Press reported. Engineers battling to avert a major meltdown at the stricken Fukushima facility had hoped to reconnect power to two reactors on Saturday but the work is taking longer than expected, partly because of water-spraying operations. A spokesman for Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency however said that workers were still striving to restore power on Sunday if possible. -- AFP

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