Last updated: 17 march, 2011 - 12:29 GMT

Japan nuclear: How one Fukushima family is coping

An official in a radiation protection suit scans a mother and child with a geiger counter to check radiation levels

People in the area are being checked for radiation levels

As the Japanese authorities struggle to bring down temperatures in four reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, many residents are becoming increasingly worried.

Almost 30,000 people have been evacuated from the area, but some are choosing to stay put, at least for now.

Graham Chave lives in the city of Fukushima with his wife and two sons, about 60km away from the nuclear plant.

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First broadcast 17 March 2011

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