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International help for quake-hit Japan

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International help for quake-hit Japan


The international community is continuing its efforts to help Japan recover from its nuclear nightmare.

The United States has set a 140-member task force to assist in the clean-up operations.

France has sent two nuclear experts, while Germany has provided a giant pump to help cool the reactors at the stricken Fukushima plant.

The plant was damaged when an earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan on March the 11th, claming more than 11,000 lives.

Radioactive iodine levels in seawater near the plant has reached a new record of 4,385 times the normal limit.

An estimated 1,000 bodies have been left untouched near the nuclear plant owing to the radiation fears.

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