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  • New Website Highlights Melter 'Heatup'

    Vit Plant team launches a new website that explains the commissioning process, including critical activities such as the loss of power test and melter heatup process.

  • Team Completes Nearly 5,500 Procedures for Operations

    The Vit Plant team has finished creating almost 5,500 step-by-step procedures required for operation of systems and facilities needed for Hanford's DFLAW approach to tank waste treatment.

  • New Training is 'Rad' at the Vit Plant

    More than 450 workers at the plant will receive radiological, or “rad,” worker training as the plant nears commissioning, when operators will run a nonradioactive waste simulant through the plant to ensure systems are working properly.

  • Laboratory Commissioning Advances With First Test Package

    The first commissioning test package was recently approved for the Analytical Laboratory, marking a significant step in the ongoing project transition from startup to commissioning.

  • Operators make 'first contact' from control room

    Startup operators in the Low-Activity Waste Facility remotely connected to a crane and operated it from the control room for the first time since opening the facility’s annex last summer.

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.

My Mission

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...