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Fukushima inquiry: I felt helpless, says former PM | guardian.co.uk

Naoto Kan urges Japan to abandon nuclear power as the industry attempts to bring closed reactors back into operation

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

Japan’s prime minister at the height of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis has admitted he often felt “helpless” during the early days of the disaster, adding that the facility’s triple meltdown had brought the country close to “national collapse”.

Speaking at a parliamentary inquiry into the handling of the incident on Monday, Naoto Kan urged Japan to abandon nuclear power, as the industry attempts to bring closed reactors back into operation.

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