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I would say this:
The status of the reactors, fuel pools and dispersion of radioactive materials continues to get worse, not better.
we don't "know for sure". In particular, I don't think the status of the reactors (except maybe number 1) or pools is getting worse, but it is true radioactive dispersion continues. The biggest problem seems to be massive amounts of tainted water, now.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 1st, 2011 at 06:28:05 AM EST
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I would worry whether, in an effort to limit the problem of how to deal with the radioactive water, they reduced the introduction of new water to the point where the temperatures got up again. Without good instrumentation and with no forced circulation, how do they know whether there are hot spots in the water that are right on the verge of boiling?
by asdf on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 12:09:25 AM EST
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