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  • Vit Plant procurements reach $211 million in FY17

    Total procurement spending tallied $211 million at Hanford Vit Plant during Fiscal Year 2017. Of the $211 million, 60 percent or $126 million was spent in Washington and Oregon with $94 million of that in the Tri-Cities.

  • Vit Plant reaches contract milestone for completion of bulk electrical cable

     Construction crews completed the 'bulk cable electrical installations' contract milestone in the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility nearly four months ahead of schedule.

  • Vit Plant gives back to community in 2017

    Hanford Vit Plant employees, together with Bechtel and AECOM, donated nearly $800,000 to Tri-Cities area charitable organizations and programs in 2017. 

  • Waste Treatment Plant continues startup progress

    Workers at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant have completed the startup and testing phase for 20 percent of the utility systems needed to support future plant operations. This work is progressing on an extensive array of process support infrastructure called the plant’s Balance of Facilities.

  • Team designs new filter to improve Vit Plant safety

    Engineers from Bechtel and the Office of River Protection joined industry and academia experts to develop a first-of-a-kind HEPA filter that will not only make the Vit Plant safer, but could greatly improve safety across the DOE nuclear complex.

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

Toni, Software Quality ManagerRead more
Toni has 38 years of experience in software development and software quality and working at Department of Energy sites. 

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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...