To read the article from the London based Guardian, click the link below:
Fukushima nuclear disaster: PM at the time feared Japan would collapse
Friday September 9, 2011
Comment: This article ran earlier this month, but continues to be republished because of the perspective it gives to Fukushima. The gist: Tepco had considered abandoning the Fukushima plant after it was hit by the 11 March tsunami, but remained in the game because of the very real possibility that run-away reactors would ultimately require the permanent evacuation of the Tokyo metro due to radioactive contamination. The collapse of Japan would then follow. Given the technological prowess of Japan - that's a sobering thought for us all.