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 three 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.
World's largest radioactive chemical separations facility
High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility
Turns high-level waste into glass
Low-Activity Waste Vitrification Facility
Turns low-activity waste into glass
Ensures glass meets regulatory requirements
Balance of Facilities
18 support facilities and underground utilities to support operations