According to the news below, a power line has been restored to the Fukushima Nuclear Plant. This is GREAT NEWS as this will power up the generators to again bring in water to cool the reactors and reserve energy ponds!! Hopefully we are turning a significant corner. We must mention the 50 brave workers who have been the final lifeline to possible melt downs. There have been some deaths at the plant from previous explosions. These are some of the bravest people in the world. One other note, elderly are really starting to be affected. many lost their medications and are starting to get ill from cold temperatures, little food and water. Hopefully more will be done to get the infrastructure back up so areas can be reached with supplies!! This is a MONUMENTAL TASK of cleaning these areas. This seems to only rival WWII as stated by the Emperor of Japan. That means these are some really desperate times!!
The connection supplying Fukushima was presumably swept away on Friday by the same wall of water that submerged its back-up on-site generators. Early on Friday morning in Japan, authorities announced they had connected a cable from a functioning power line about 1km away. That should allow technicians to re-start the main pumps - provided that the site's internal electrical circuitry and the pumps themselves have not been damaged by the earthquake, the tsunami or the series of gas explosions. "It's clear that this is going to help significantly, because it'll allow them to start the pumps to re-circulate water both in the reactors and in the fuel ponds, because the water is constantly re-circulating," said Andrew Sherry, director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester.