Friday, 27 January 2012

Overreaction over evacuation

According to a story in today's Independent it was the spine-chilling fear of an abandoned Tokyo that persuaded the Prime Minister to scrap nuclear power in Japan.  This came about because of a contingency plan to evacuate the city after the tsunami last year caused damage to the nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

It seems a bit of an over-reaction to base policy on worst-case scenario planning that never happened.  Still, probably not the first time a policy-maker has done something I find difficult to understand.