According the the Japanese government, the containment vessel has failed on one of the reactors and radiation is leaking. And we mustn't forget that this meltdown crisis was brought about by the failure of the power backup systems, rather than physical damage to the plant.
I'm all for replacing fossil fuel power stations with nukes (and renewables of course), but this is going to set everything back decades.
What's the solution here anyone? How to convince people?
Basically you can't. The vast majority of people have no background to understand science and engineering. Their political or religious bend has nothing to do it with it. The media sells on fear and what's to fear from a well designed and built nuclear plant?
It will take a long well executed PR campaign to make it possible. Who's going to do that?