Power lines reconnected to Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 00:30 in Physics & Chemistry

The hookup of power cables to all six reactors at the Fukushima complex is seen as a possible turning point in Japan's nuclear crisis, but officials warn that equipment must be checked before the restored electricity can be used to operate cooling systems at the plant. Control room lights were on and electronic thermometers were functioning Wednesday at several of Japan's stricken nuclear reactors, marking small but potentially critical steps toward controlling overheated fuel that has been spewing radiation for more than a week.

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