US Sending Nuclear Drill to Japan

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US Sending Nuclear Drill to Japan

Provided from NHK, Japan's official news agency

The US military has demonstrated to the public drills by a special unit dispatched to deal with the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In addition, the Japanese expect to continue dumping the radiative water into the Pacific at least until Sunday.

About 150 members of the unit, which specializes in dealing with the effects of nuclear-related disasters, carried out the drills at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on Saturday.

In an exercise to rescue people trapped in a building, members wearing protective gear first carefully carried out procedures to measure radiation levels.

In a tent set up near the building, radioactive materials were washed off the rescued people, and doctors performed physical examinations.

The drill included rescuing people trapped in a car, and a surveillance robot was unveiled that can operate in hazardous environments.

The United States has also dispatched experts to help the Japanese government bring the situation under control at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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