Tepco said Dec. 20 it has finished removing all fuel rods from the spent-fuel pool in thereactor 4 building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in a rare piece of positive news from the .
A total of 1,535 fuel rod assemblies have been transferred to other buildings following a yearlong process by Tokyo Electric Power Co., theoperator of the wrecked plant.
This will reduce the risk of the rods being exposed in the event of a new earthquake or major accident, Tepco said. (Kyodo)
The Japan Times ST: January 2, 2015