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Posted on 09/19/2011 6:28:36 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Exodus eyed early in nuke crisis
Tokyo faced evacuation scenario: Kan
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan revealed in a recent interview.
Kan said he contemplated the chaos that would ensue if such a measure were taken.
"It was a crucial moment when I wasn't sure whether Japan could continue to function as a state," he said.
After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant, Kan instructed several entities to simulate a worst-case scenario. One of those assessments said everyone residing within 200 to 250 km of the plant an zone that would encompass half to all of Tokyo and cut clear across Honshu to the Sea of Japan would have to be evacuated.
"I felt risk was at its highest during the first 10 days of the crisis," said Kan, who resigned earlier this month.
Later, a few days after returning to Tokyo, Kan heard March 15 that then Tepco President Masataka Shimizu wanted his staff in the Fukushima facility to evacuate.
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I seems they proved large scale evacuation from the island wasn’t going to happen then or in the future. If you’re there, you’re there without much of a chance unless you have your own boat or private plane and air field.
BTW - Yokohama City is south of Tokyo.
We were prepared, have always been.
I feel for the people who were not prepared and you could read the panic in their faces. Bottom line: I dont care WHERE you live on this planet, you can be victim at any time to naturual disasater, flash mob/civil disburbances, errant launch of a scud from a threatening neighbor, terrorist-released WMD in a major city, Beslan-type hostage situation even in peaceful suburban areas by Islamofascists, financial market crash/ curfews, martial law, pandemics, foods shortages or WTO-type anarchic rioting. Best to always, ALWAYS be stocked and ready with stuff to hold you over for at least two months; and in area where one can do so, be trained, be armed and ammo'ed up. We are not talking rocket science here folks in these days in which we live.