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  • Third collaboration event continues focus on supply chain quality

    The annual event, hosted by the Vit Plant Procurement and Subcontracts department, emphasizes collaboration between the Vit Plant and its supply chain that is focused on meeting the unique quality and safety requirements that come with working on the Vit Plant.

  • Radioactive waste melters assembled inside Vit Plant

    RICHLAND, Wash. — Key pieces of equipment that will be used to treat radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Site have now been safely and successfully assembled at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility.

  • Two Employees Recognized for Excellence

    Hanford Vit Plant employees are often recognized as experts in their fields. Two radiological engineers are the latest to earn this designation after receiving awards from the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society (CCHPS).

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 Waste as Soon as 2022Learn 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.

My Mission

Joe, General SuperintendentRead more
Joe has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry and, of these, 35 years in nuclear construction. He has worked on ten nuclear power plants across the country.

Featured Video

Low-Activity Waste Melters Assembled
The Hanford Vit Plant reached another milestone as Bechtel and the Department of Energy announced the successful completion of the two 300-ton nuclear waste melters inside the Low...