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The concrete pumps are back on stage

Sabina Griffith

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The company Maxi Pompage—with its large concrete pumps—is back on the ITER stage. At noon on Monday 17 October, the first concrete for the retaining walls of the Tokamak Complex was poured. The 15-metre-tall retaining walls will be thicker at the bottom (1.5 metres) than at the top (0.5 metres). Five hundred cubic metres will be poured in one afternoon; a total of 5,800 cubic metres will be needed to complete the retaining walls. The works should be finished by the end of February 2012.


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