[ RadSafe ] SRS Putzmeister pump will head to Japan | The Augusta Chronicle
doug.huffman at wildblue.net
Fri Apr 1 11:51:42 CDT 2011
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- From Aiken to Hanahan to Hartsfield seems circuitous.
Hanahan, SC is not far from Goose Creek, the home of US Navy's Nuclear
Power Training Center, and not far from the site of Charleston Naval
"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 190,000-pound pump, made by German-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."
"The pump was moved Wednesday from the construction site in Aiken County
to a facility in Hanahan, S.C., for minor modifications, and will be
trucked to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where it
will be picked up by the world's largest cargo plane, the Russian-made
Antonov 225, which will fly it to Tokyo."
Shift Test Engineer
CNSY C.2340X retired
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