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Japanese Reactors Update–Power Restored to Reactors

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The Japanese nuclear crisis is a long way from over, but a major turn for the better has occurred. Crews have restored power to the reactors.

What this really means is that if all goes according to plan is that the cooling systems to the reactors will start to function properly a huge step in the right direction. Fox News has the full story.

 Reconnecting the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex to the electrical grid is a significant step in getting control of the overheated reactors and storage pools for spent fuels. But it is likely to be days if not longer before the cooling systems can be powered up, since damaged equipment needs to be replaced and any volatile gas must be vented to avoid an explosion.

We will keep an eye on the situation as we have been and post any new developments as they occur.

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