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This is a scheduled radiation check aboard the naval ship USS Essex, deep in the interior of the ship in which found no dangerous levels of radiation were found. Photo taken off the coast of Northeastern Japan on April 4, 2011. The USS Essex is an Amphibious Assault Ship which that's part of the US military's effort called Operation Tomodachi (Operation Friend). The Essex has been in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan, part of a US military task force to provide support and aid for the quake and tsunami disaster. This huge relief effort is being coordinated by the US Navy Seventh Fleet and was put into action shortly after the massive 9.0 magnitude quake struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Much of the humanitarian aid efforts has been completed and efforts have now shifted to recovery and reconstruction operations, including the search for the many thousands tsunami victims who are still missing.
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This is a scheduled radiation check aboard the naval ship USS Essex, deep in the interior of the ship in which found no dangerous levels of radiation were found. Photo taken off the coast of Northeastern Japan on April 4, 2011. The USS Essex is an Amphibious Assault Ship which that's part of the US military's effort called Operation Tomodachi (Operation Friend). The Essex has been in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan, part of a US military task force to provide support and aid for the quake and tsunami disaster. This huge relief effort is being coordinated by the US Navy Seventh Fleet and was put into action shortly after the massive 9.0 magnitude quake struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Much of the humanitarian aid efforts has been completed and efforts have now shifted to recovery and reconstruction operations, including the search for the many thousands tsunami victims who are still missing.