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  • Oregon State Students Partner with Vit Plant Engineers

    Vit Plant teams have partnered with Oregon State University students on their senior capstone project. The students recently visited the Vit Plant, where they got hands on experience with the vital sampling systems.

  • Vit Plant Donates $23,000 to Toys for Tots

    Team members at the Vit Plant donated more than $23,000 in toys and cash to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots and Local 598’s Bikes for Tikes campaigns. 

  • First Test Glass Container at Vit Plant

    The Vit Plant team hosted a media event to celebrate the first container filled with test glass poured from Melter 1!  Attendees signed their names on the container and celebrated the indelible mark they have left on Hanford history.

  • First Pour of Melter Test Glass

    Vit Plant crews made the first pour of melted test glass into a container – a huge step toward treating radioactive tank waste at Hanford. This video shows the melter pour stream camera showing the first molten stream pouring into a container.

The Vit Plant

The Solution to Treating Hanford's Nuclear WasteLearn More
The Hanford Vit Plant is a first-of-a-kind project of immense scale and complexity. It will eliminate the environmental threat posed by 56 million gallons of nuclear waste currently stored at the Hanford Site in Washington state.

Virtual Tour

Tour the Hanford Vit Plant, VirtuallyGo to the Virtual Tour
We invite you to virtually tour the facilities being built at the Vit Plant. Take a peek into the nuclear facilities and support structures on the 65-acre site.

Direct Feed LAW

The Sequenced Approach to Treating Hanford's WasteLearn More
The Department of Energy developed a sequenced approach that would treat low-activity waste first. This approach, called direct feed low-activity waste, will begin treating waste as soon as practical to protect the Columbia River and the public.

Our Employees

Sarah, Systems Engineering ManagerRead more
Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including eight years working as a nuclear reactor operator. She worked at both a Department of Energy test reactor and an operating nuclear power plant.

Featured Video

Hanford Vit Plant Overview
Take a tour inside the massive, first-of-a-kind Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, under construction at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The...