11/02/2012 10:21 am ET Updated Jan 02, 2013

The Pumps That Are Saving New York

Most of the time, industrial-strength pumps do such unglamorous chores as moving sewage or draining water from mines and construction sites.

For the next few weeks, however, these pumps--or "dewatering solutions," as the industry calls them--will play a starring role in drying out basements, transportation tunnels and train stations in New York and surrounding areas engulfed by the superstorm Sandy.

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