Japan earthquake: Battle to cool second nuclear reactor

Help

Japanese technicians are battling to lower the pressure in a second nuclear reactor at Japan's earthquake-damaged Fukushima power station, which was hit by a big explosion on Saturday.

Officials say reactor 3 lost its emergency cooling system. A similar problem led to a blast at reactor 1 at the plant on Saturday.

About 170,000 people have been evacuated from the area near the plant, as Chris Hogg reports from Tokyo.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.