Emergency operator Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima" Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) connected power line (PL) suffered the station and an external source of electricity. Electricity with the system were immediately energized the second unit, which is the least affected, reports the BBC BBC referring to the American media.
TEPCO representatives made it clear that the electricity needed to perform better cooling system damage at the plant.
According to Kyodo, the engineers at the moment are doing their best to restore electricity in the second reactor to on Saturday March 19 earned cooling system.
Meanwhile, Japanese rescue workers prepare to cool the third reactor. To do this, it will pour 90 tons of water.
Earlier today, the Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety of Japan (NISA) reported that the emergency power line, which would provide a system of cooling the reactors and spent fuel storage electricity can be supplied to the plant emergency, "Fukushima" in the morning on March 19. The agency noted that while it is a summing up of the supply line to the first, second and fourth reactor at the nuclear power plant accident.
On the eve of TEPCO confirmed that work on summarizing emergency lines are maintained in normal mode. In this case, the company made it clear that on March 18 — is the earliest time when the power line can be fed to the plant.
The operation to pouring water into the reactors at the nuclear complex emergency is to prevent overheating and melting of the fuel rods, which can result in a large release of radiation into the atmosphere. Commenting on the work of the liquidators of the accident at the plant, one of the residents of Tokyo Nori Igarashi said: "The whole world, not just Japan, depends on their actions."
Recall the state of emergency on the largest nuclear power plant in Japan — "Fukushima" — was caused by the earthquake measuring 9.0 points that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. Then at the plant was shut down the power supply to the cooling system of reactors. Since then, the six reactors at strong overheating was fixed at four reactors, where the fire was raging and many times there is an explosion.
Events at the plant caused power failures throughout the country, causing mass termination of production in enterprises and the fall in the stock market. "We see this as a very serious incident," — said the head of the IAEA Yukiya Amano.
Timeline of nuclear accidents, "Fukushima-1"