Concerns are mounting over happenings at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan. Anarchists, like the general public, have a variety of opinions on the topic of nuclear power, in and of itself. However, it’s a fact that the actually-existing nuclear power industry in Japan is state-supported, state-regulated and state-owned in various combinations — in a way that looks far in excess of even US subsidies. [Refer to the Wikipedia article “Nuclear power in Japan” for a relatively-detailed background summary.] That being the case, it would be correct to attribute to statism any damage resulting from a potential nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, in addition to the recent earthquake.