TOKYO, March 12 Pressure inside a reactor at
Tokyo Electric Power Co's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi
plant may have risen to 2.1 times its designed capacity, Japan's
trade ministry said on Saturday, exceeding the 1.5-times level
announced a few hours earlier.
Temperatures and pressure at the No.1 reactor have been
rising since its cooling system was knocked out by the
earthquake, the largest on record in Japan, raising worries
about a possible radiation leak.
The company said it was preparing back-up generators to pump
water and cool the reactor.
(Reporting by Risa Maeda; Editing by Edmund Klamann)