155 Marines - specialize in working with nuclear disasters - has sat on a plane bound for Fukushima.
The level of radioactive iodine reaches new peak measurements.
The 155 soldiers from Task Force Chemical Biological Incident Response Force is trained to identify the chemicals, monitoring radiation levels and to remediate radioactive contaminated personnel.
The team is expected to Japan tomorrow, said an officer in the U.S. according to TT.
Not participate actively
But they will not participate directly in efforts to stabilize the situation in the wrecked reactor but only assist the local authorities at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Japan, which has been selective in accepting assistance, has received the U.S. offer.
And help may be needed.
The level of radioactive iodine is 4385 times higher than allowed in the ocean off the quake hit the power plant in Fukushima Japan, Kyodo news agency reported.
Levels have risen rapidly. On Saturday, the value 1250 times higher than permitted.
This shit just got real.