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  • Hanford Vit Plant begins early lab process work

    The U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel National Inc. are collaborating with a local college to help prepare chemists to eventually work at the Vit Plant's Analytical Laboratory.

  • Support buildings move into commissioning phase

    The Hanford Vit Plant is bringing more major utility systems online as the facility continues the transition from construction to startup and commissioning in support of the Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste vitrification approach.

  • Washington state approves Analytical Laboratory operating permit

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has approved an operating permit for the Analytical Laboratory at the Hanford Vit Plant.

  • DOE approves key safety document for Hanford plant

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection (ORP) has approved a critical safety deliverable needed for the Hanford Vit Plant.

  • Hanford receives 40-ton steel tower to keep Vit Plant on pace

    Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) safely unloaded more than 40-tons of structural steel for a tower that arrived to the Vit Plant. 

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

Tifany, Nuclear Safety ManagerRead more
With more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including five at an operating facility, Tifany understands the importance of ensuring safety and quality.

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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...