” TEPCO plans to begin removing spent fuel from unit 4 this fall. This effort only came about after ongoing public outcry over the danger the damaged pool posed. The effort was accelerated and the defueling building installed this spring and summer. This will be the first of some very high risk work at the plant but is little understood by the public. … “
Read this article that explains how the fuel rods will be removed, the stability of the building, spent fuel pool and fuel and the various risks involved.