Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe

imageFive years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster. Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people. In an interview with The Telegraph to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, Naoto Kan described the panic and disarray at the highest levels of the Japanese government as it fought to control multiple meltdowns at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. Read More