Fukushima Daiichi Operators Prepare to Remove Spent Fuel Rods

Published on Nov 12, 2013

Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled by a series of explosions and meltdowns following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The plant's operators are beginning a 40-year process to decommission the damaged facility. One of the first steps is to remove the spent nuclear fuel from storage pools throughout the facility. In November 2013, operators plan to begin removing fuel rods from the pool in reactor 4.