World’s Largest Concrete Pump To Assist With Fukushima Reactor in Japan

I compiled a number of sources covering this fascinating story. A Putzmeister 70Z-meter concrete pump, the world’s largest model, has now arrived in Japan to aid in efforts to address damage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. Containment efforts, similar to those used following the meltdown at Chernobyl, are being employed in Japan. Once the reactor has cooled sufficiently, it will be encased in concrete. The unique capabilities of the Putzmeister with its 70-meter boom will mitigate some of the risks to workers. Previously the pump was in use by the U.S. government as part of a nuclear waste clean-up/containment project in Savannah, GA. German manufacturer, Putzmeister, asked the contractor to terminate their lease on the pump in order that it might be used in Japan. Following some minor modifications, the world’s largest pump was delivered by the world’s largest cargo plane (a Russian-made Anatov 225) in a trip that required re-fueling every five hours. However, the dramatic flight will not be repeated as the pump will remain in Japan following the anticipated extreme exposure to radioactive contamination.
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1 thought on “World’s Largest Concrete Pump To Assist With Fukushima Reactor in Japan

  1. I do not know why people pay less attention to Japan's nuclear crisis .
    Maybe all people prefer new news.

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