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Progress

Total Project

Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

A bit of perspective:

  • Approximately 263,000 cubic yards of concrete — enough to fill 26,300 concrete trucks — will be used for plant construction.
  • Plant construction requires more than 930,000 feet of piping; if laid end-to-end, it would stretch more than 170 miles — approximately the distance from Seattle, Wash., to Portland, Ore.
  • More than 40,000 tons of structural steel, enough to build the equivalent of four Eiffel Towers, is required for plant construction.
  • More than 5,000,000 feet of cable and wire will be used in plant construction; if laid end-to-end, it would stretch nearly 900 miles, more than the distance from Seattle, Wash., to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pretreatment Facility

Pretreatment Facility

World's largest radioactive chemical separations facility


High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility

High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility

Turns high-level waste into glass


Low-Activity Waste Vitrification Facility

Low-Activity Waste Vitrification Facility

Turns low-activity waste into glass


Analytical Laboratory

Analytical Laboratory

Ensures glass meets regulatory requirements


Balance of Facilities

Balance of Facilities

18 support facilities and underground utilities to support operations