This is going to get downplayed, no doubt. Japan's economy is already taken a tumble, they don't want irreversible damage to occur and the morale of the people to lower anymore.
So really, I'm just going to watch the news and expect that not all information is being told.
Totally, also they were at first trying to downplay to reduce further panic among an already distraught people
But they have been secretive...up until now, yesterday (me time) they called in international experts to help, that was when the fears and speculation of how bad it was were confirmed. It really doesn't look good, as it is almost too dangerous to send people in to try and fix it...they may have the situation where a group have to go in, knowing they will be exposed to extremely high levels that will affect their health...but if they can fix it they could prevent the exposure to thousands
Not a nice thought, but it might have to happen (well already is but coould be higher levels soon)