International Atomic Energy Agency Japanese Earthquake Update, 17 March (17:55 UTC)

Vienna, Austria–(ENEWSPF)–17 March 2011 – 17:55 UTC– Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA that engineers were able to lay an external grid power line cable to unit 2. The operation was completed at 08:30 UTC.

They plan to reconnect power to unit 2 once the spraying of water on the unit 3 reactor building is completed.

The spraying of water on the unit 3 reactor building was temporarily stopped at 11:09 UTC (20:09 local time) of 17 March.

The IAEA continues to liaise with the Japanese authorities and is monitoring the situation as it evolves.

IAEA Briefs Media on Nuclear Emergency in Japan (17 March 2011, 15.30 UTC)

The IAEA Special Adviser on Scientific and Technical Affairs, Graham Andrew, and other senior IAEA officials, today briefed the media in Vienna, Austria on the latest developments at the nuclear facilities in Japan Read more →