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Bigcountry02 04-01-2011 03:15 AM

SRS concrete pump heading to Japan nuclear site
They finally woke up on the Fukushima Reactor! They flying the pump on a Russian Antonov 225 straight to Tokyo!

SRS concrete pump heading to Japan nuclear site | The Augusta Chronicle

The world’s largest concrete pump, deployed at the construction site of the U.S. government’s $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel plant at Savannah River Site, is being moved to Japan in a series of emergency measures to help stabilize the Fukushima reactors.

“The bottom line is, the Japanese need this particular unit worse than we do, so we’re giving it up,” said Jerry Ashmore, whose company, Augusta-based Ashmore Concrete Contractors, Inc., is the concrete supplier for the MOX facility.

The 190,000-pound pump, made by Germany-based Putzmeister has a 70-meter boom and can be controlled remotely, making it suitable for use in the unpredictable and highly radioactive environment of the doomed nuclear reactors in Japan, he said.

shadecorp 04-02-2011 01:47 AM


Those folks need all the help they can get.

dunerunner 04-02-2011 01:59 AM

It's about time!! Pump that sucker full of concrete!! The beaches hered are starting to glow!!!

Bigcountry02 04-02-2011 04:24 AM

Heard on the radio news tonight, that the Japanese Government is now requesting a 2nd Concrete Pump.

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