Tokyo utility boosting generation, eases blackouts

In this image taken from footage released by the Japan Defense Ministry, Japan Self-Defense Forces personnel talk before starting to spray water toward the Unit 3 of the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, Okumamachi, northeastern Japan, on Friday, March 18, 2011. Military fire trucks sprayed the reactor units Friday for a second day, with tons of water arching over the facility in attempts to prevent the fuel from overheating and emitting dangerous levels of radiation. (AP Photo/Japan Defense Ministry)

March 19, 2011 6:35:04 PM PDT
The owner of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Sunday it will try to ease power shortages in Tokyo by restarting a gas-fired generating station that was shut down after the 9.0-magnitude quake on March 11.