You Know Things Are Bad At Fukushima…

…when they’ve called in the Putzmeister*

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 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.

*please note: not to be confused with this Master Putz

2 Responses to “You Know Things Are Bad At Fukushima…”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Putzmeister? John Holmes should sue.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Umm, I know the dead can vote – but I think it’s his estate that would have to sue…

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