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  • New Vit Bits Newsletter

    Check out our latest edition of Vit Bits that highlights just a few of our vendor partners in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Utah.

  • Vit Plant Completes Startup Testing

    The Vit Plant  has completed all startup testing of components and systems associated with transforming low-activity tank waste into a safe form for disposal.

  • Vit Plant Donates $8,000 to Toys for Tots and Bikes for Tikes

    The Hanford Vit Plant donated $8,000 of cash and toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots campaign at a drop-off donation event in Kennewick on Dec. 11.

  • First Vit Plant Crew Fully Qualified

    The Hanford Vit Plant team recently reached a historic milestone when its first crew of commissioning technicians became fully qualified control room operators.

  • Vit Plant Completes Critical LOOP Test

    The Vit Plant has successfully completed a loss of offsite power (LOOP) test, a critical step toward the heatup of melters and vitrification of Hanford’s radioactive and chemical tank waste for disposal.

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.

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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...