U.S. Department of Defense to dispose of hazardous materials specialist sent in Japan (Figure)
the satellite picture was taken in 2011 March 16, the figure shows the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima Japan, the current situation. Figure 2 and 3, the reactor is still emitting steam, 1, 3, 4 reactor plant has already been destroyed.
WASHINGTON, March 17 (Xinhua reporter Wang Fengfeng) 17, the U.S. Defense Department spokesman, said the Pentagon has sent a nine-member Japanese team of experts will be dealing with nuclear materials and radioactive materials and other hazardous materials in the Japanese side to help.
Daifulapan Defense Department spokesman said the team of experts from its headquarters in Colorado’s Peterson Air Force Base, U.S. Northern Command, they will arrive in Japan later in the day. He said the team will provide the Japanese side on chemical, biological, radioactive substances and nuclear materials, disposal of hazardous materials and technical advice, and to provide certain medical and logistical support.
Lapan said: “They will make a report to the U.S. military stationed in Japan, and Japan work closely to assess the need for more U.S. assistance.”
Lapan also announced that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has approved the use of up to $ 35 million in Defense Department funds for humanitarian assistance to the Japanese. He said the U.S. has approved the withdrawal of Japan is in Japanese, the military is working with airlines to contact, ready to charter, and is ready to evacuate if necessary, to use military aircraft and their family members or U.S. citizens in Japan.