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five years ago one of the worst earthquake in history triggered thirty foot high tsunami that crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant setting off a triple meltdown to date thousands are working around the clock to try and shut the plant down dangerously high levels of radiation meaning overwhelming power most of the work is focused on keeping the reactors cool but the biggest problem by far is the fuel rods and correspondent Aaron Sheldrake says there's no solution in sight they don't know where the melted seal roads are that were inside the reactor Coles and melted down , and three of them , there are also hundreds of tanks fuel rods to keep under cold water until they can be safely removed between keeping the rock and the reactor from overheating teco now has nearly a million tons of radioactive water to deal with and a problem with me , originally said it would take three or four decades to finish decommissioning the site now some say it could take as long as a hundred years