Photo By Kimimasa Mayama/AP
In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the damaged Unit 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Co. began removing fuel rods Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 from unit 4, whose building was severely damaged but didnt have a core meltdown because the fuel had been removed for maintenance. Their goal is to remove the 1,533 sets of fuel rods in a pool on the buildings top floor to safer storage. The utility hopes to remove all 3,100 fuel assemblies from storage pools at the four damaged units by 2018.