Engineers in Japan on 7 November 2013 prepared to extract the first of more than 1000 nuclear fuel rods from one of the wrecked reactor of Fukushima nuclear power station. Being risky, the process will be taken as a step towards stabilizing the site. The fuel rods in the unit 4, storage pool is in the precarious stage.
In March 2011, the building as damaged badly due to the Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The work of removal of the rods to a safe place would become possible after repair work and planning will be done. The repairing work can take more than a month.