How Nuclear Waste Spawned GPM’s Newest Pump

No, really. 

It all started in the 1950s, when the U.S. government built five nuclear reactors at a site in the South to make weapons-grade plutonium.

Producing plutonium also produces radioactive waste. Though the reactors were decommissioned decades ago, the waste remains radioactive and requires careful professional handling.

Fast forward to 2012. A U.S. Department of Energy contractor that specializes in management of legacy radioactive liquid waste approached GPM with a challenge other companies might have dismissed as impossible: come up with an efficient, cost-effective way to mix million-gallon tanks of nuclear liquid and sludge to uniform density. 

With only a 22.5 inch port for access.

Here’s how we solved it.

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