WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration, a
semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, has released
photographs and video of its Consequence Management Response Teams deploying
from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, to assist Japanese efforts in
the response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
On March 15, 33 experts from NNSA and the Department of Energy
arrived in Japan and have been deployed to U.S. consulates and military
installations in Japan. These teams have the skills, expertise and equipment to
help assess, survey, monitor and sample areas for radiation. They include
smaller groups that could be sent out to gather technical information in the
The 33 team members joined another six DOE personnel already in Japan.