“We decided that we could not sit by and wait until Tokyo figured out what to do,” said town official Yoshiaki Yokota. “It’s an enormous task, but we have to start somewhere

via Japan city declares nuclear Decontamination Month – Yahoo! News.

More evidence that the tsunami/earthquake/nuclear disaster is forcing people to act without waiting for official permission. More evidence that this disaster is simply too big for a government to manage. According to Hayek (links directly to pdf file) and others, an economy is too big for any individual or group of individuals (yes, even Japanese with computers) to manage. Perhaps it has always been true that efficient management of the country was always beyond the grasp of the government, any government. Perhaps it is just becoming obvious to many now, because this disaster is so huge and complex.