Sunday, September 25, 2011

Putting Fukushima in Perspective

To read the article from the London based Guardian, click the link below:

Fukushima nuclear disaster: PM at the time feared Japan would collapse

Justin McCurry

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.

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