A started removing fuel rods from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant. The plant suffered after a tsunami hit it in 2011. Workers started removing the fuel rods five years behind . Work was delayed of many problems with the that were designed for the removal . High levels of radiation in the also caused delays and created a "significant " for engineers.
The company is removing seven unspent nuclear fuel rods. There are a of 1,573 rods at the plant. The rods will be transferred to storage pools. The should be finished in March 2021. The company said: "Everything is going so far. We will watch the at the site as put safety . Our goal is not to rush the process but to proceed." It added: "Safety is our . We will carefully continue this ."