TEPCO connects line, can supply power to Daiichi plant

NEW YORK Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:49pm EDT

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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)

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