Some 140 U.S. military radiation experts to visit Japan: report

TOKYO (Reuters) – About 140 U.S. military radiation safety experts will soon visit Japan to provide help as the nation deals with a stricken nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday, quoting an defense ministry official.

Japan is trying to avert nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in northeast Japan operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co after a March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged cooling functions for its reactors.

(Reporting by Chisa Fujioka; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

Some 140 U.S. military radiation experts to visit Japan: report