It seems things are going well in the latest action by the Japanese to contain the Fukushima nuclear reactor. In a press conference, Japanese officials stated that at 9am (Japan time) helicopters began dumping large amounts of water on the Fukushima Daichi Number 1 plant.
It was first put off do to high radiation levels, but was later decided the operation would have to be put through do to the seriousness of the situation. In addition to the helicopters, 11 specially-equipped vehicles, operated by the Tokyo Police, will use water canons to help cool down the reactor.
Basically, prayer for these brave individuals is needed, as they’re in harsh conditions radiationwise.
As for the contradictions between American officials and Japanese officials on the seriousness of the situation, it is explained that US officials had out dated info, a lag in information.
Also, a question about the American 80km evacuation zone was raised, and the Japanese basically responded saying that they’re monitoring the area outside the Japanese evacuation zone and will make adjustments if needed.
Added Note: I should note the situation is still very fluid: link