TEPCO: loses control of pressure at 2nd nuclear plant

TOKYO Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:14pm EST

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power said it had lost its ability to control pressure in some of the reactors of a second nuclear power plant at its quake-hit Fukushima facility in northeastern Japan.

Pressure is stable inside the reactors but rising in the containment vessels, a spokesman said, although he did not know if there would be a need to release pressure at the plant at this point, which would involve a release of radiation.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Edmund Klamann)

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