TEPCO connects line, can supply power to Daiichi plant

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:43 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Friday it has connected the external transmission line with the stricken Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and confirmed that electricity can be supplied.

In a statement, the company said, "It planned to supply Unit 2 first, followed by Unit 1, Unit 3 and Unit 4 ... because Unit 2 is expected to be less damaged."

(Reporting by Scott DiSavino)