No additional details are given such as how the fuel will be removed or how quickly. TEPCO has announced that the removal has become a priority on the next phase of work.
Having TEPCO recognize the urgency of doing this is a small step forward.
Both units are very unstable, each new earthquake degrades the building safety. The potential for either unit to spill spent fuel out onto the ground or over the wreckage of the building could have devastating results on the recovery effort and the safety of people all across Japan.
It is also noted the work to build an underground shield to contain contamination has been moved up the schedule.
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