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« on: April 01, 2011, 06:11:07 AM »
  one the the world's largest concrete pumps is needed to help stabilize the Fukushima reactors in Japan. The 190,000-pound pump should be en route to Japan by next week.

. The 190,000-pound pump should be en route to Japan next week. \nCOREY PERRINE/STAFF

The pump has a 70-meter boom and can be controlled remotely, which will be beneficial in the unpredictable radioactive environment surrounding Japan's doomed nuclear reactors. \nCOREY PERRINE/STAFF

Jerry Ashmore shows off the hopper used to keep concrete agitated when poured onto a 52-meter crane truck. Ashmore says that the donated pump will not be returned from Japan because it will become contaminated by radiation. Its absence won't affect construction at the MOX facility at SRS, he says. \nSPECIAL

The concrete pump was moved from the construction site in Aiken County to Hanahan, S.C., on Wednesday. It will be trucked to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and fly on the world's largest cargo plane to Tokyo.

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http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-31/srs-concrete-pump-heading-japan-nuclear-site

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Re: concrete-pump-heading-japan-nuclear-site
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 09:39:03 PM »
Antonov that is one big airplane.