Germany sends giant pump to help cool Fukushima reactor
Mar 31, 2011, 9:37 GMT
A 60m long pump of the German concrete pump manufacturer Putzmeister is brought to an Antonov 124 plane of the Volga-Dnepr airlines at the airport in Stuttgart, Germany, 31 March 2011. The pump is being flown to Japan to help in the cooling of the damaged reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. EPA/MARIJAN MURAT
Stuttgart, Germany - Germany sent a giant pump to Japan on Thursday, to help cool Fukushima's damaged nuclear reactor and bring the radioactive elements under control.
The 62-metre pump, one of five offered by Germany, was being flown to Tokyo in an Antonov 124 freight plane.
The pumps, by German manufacturer Putzmeister, will be used to spray water on the reactors from a height of up to 70 metres.
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