March 17, 2011 / 4:41 PM / 6 years ago

U.S. military team to advise Japan on nuke hazards

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it was sending a nine-member team specializing in biological and nuclear hazards to advise Japan's military.

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan also said Defense Secretary Robert Gates had authorized up to $35 million in initial humanitarian assistance to Japan from the U.S. military.

Reporting by Missy Ryan; Editing by Jackie Frank

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