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Toshiba Assigns 700 Engineers to Work on Fukushima Nuclear Plant

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Toshiba Corp., Japan’s biggest maker of nuclear reactors, said about 700 of its engineers have been assigned to help defuse the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant.

The Tokyo-based company is dispatching 100 workers to the site by today, spokesman Keisuke Ohmori said by telephone today. The No. 2 reactor was supplied jointly by Toshiba and General Electric Co., while Toshiba supplied the No. 3 reactor, according to Ohmori.

To contact the reporter on this story: Maki Shiraki in Tokyo at mshiraki1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Young-Sam Cho at ycho2@bloomberg.net

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