Looks like the foreign media are drumming up for the nuclear catastrophe story. The reason of initial "meltdown" was reportedly the pump failure to supply cooling water to the reactor. The situation seems to be under control at this point. They are not saying "safe" because there are other reactors to be taken care of and (direct) aftershocks to nuclear power plants can't be ruled out. Currently the media attentions are mainly on the power outage issues.
SkateFiguring took the violet pill
There shouldn't be any drumming up or downplaying of the possibilities of extreme dangers but they are probably both happening. The fact is that it is simply too great a danger if it happens and orderly precautions and preparedness should be in place. Neither exaggeration nor pretending the risk is not there will change the eventuality. Both are not helpful or conducive to life saving.
Hope and work for the best while preparing for the worst should be the approach.
Wicked Yankee Girl