28 Feb '12, 3pm

New revelations about how Fukushima almost forced the evacuation of Tokyo

During the most dire period in the Fukushima meltdown, the president of Japanese utility company Tepco tried to evacuate all workers at the stricken reactor. If that order went through, it would have precipitated a worst-case scenario and ultimately the evacuation of Tokyo. Luckily, the plant manager, at great risk to himself and his employees, ignored his boss and instead told workers to stick around and start cooling the reactors with sea water — a decision that ultimately allowed him to get the runaway nuclear reactions in the core under control. These and other details from the fractious, confused early days of the Fukushima disaster have just emerged in a report conducted by Yoichi Funabashi, one of Japan’s most famous public intellectuals, reports Martin Fackler in the New York Times . [The report] says Mr. Kan and other officials began discussing a worst-case outcom...

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