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Space History Photo: Divers Clear Submerged Water Pumps

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Work is done to clear the Plum Brook water pumps of debris. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a diver emerges after working on the Plum Brook water pumps in Lake Erie. Divers had to flush the intake line and clear it of mud, silt, and debris regularly.

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