Tokyo, March 31 (DPA) The US military was to dispatch a 140-member radiation control team to Japan, a news report said Thursday.
The team would help deal with the ongoing crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Kyodo News reported citing Japanese Self-Defence Forces chief General Ryoichi Oriki.
The specialists would travel to Japan “soon”, the general said.
Japanese authorities and the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), has been struggling to contain the plant which was crippled by the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami. Its power was knocked out and the cooling functions failed, leading to fires, explosions and radiation leaks.