News Summary: Power restored to Japan nuke plant

News Summary: Power restored to cooling system fails at tsunami-damaged Japanese nuclear plant

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News Summary: Power restored to Japan nuke plant
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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, journalists wearing protective gears are escorted to the damaged No. 4 reactor building and an under construction foundation, center right, which will store the reactor's melted fuel rods, at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. The cooling system failed for a storage pool for fuel at one of the reactors at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in northeastern Japan Friday, April 5, 2013, - the second in a month, although there was no immediate danger from the breakdown. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, File)

POWER UP: Power was restored Friday to a cooling system at a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in Japan that failed for the second time in a month after an outage caused by construction work.

RATS: The construction work was being done to keep out rats suspected of setting off the earlier blackout.

GRIM REMINDER: Fears are growing about the safety of nuclear plants, and people have periodically staged streets protests that are rare in Japan. Only two of the nation's 50 working power plants are up, and the government is running beefed up safety checks on the plants, including scrutinizing quake faults right below or near the plants.

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