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  • Hanford Vit Plant laboratory enters startup phase

    Workers at the Vit Plant have completed turnover of the Analytical Laboratory systems to the full startup testing phase. The achievement marks the first major facility in full systems testing mode.

  • Vit Plant receives large process vessels

    Four large corrosion-resistant process vessels recently arrived at the Hanford Vit Plant, completing a significant step for construction of an effluent management facility and bringing the project one step closer to vitrification by 2022.

  • Vit Plant gives more than $800,000 to community in 2018

    Hanford Vit Plant employees, together with Bechtel and AECOM, donated more than $800,000 to charitable organizations and programs in the Tri-Cities community in 2018.

  • Heavy lifts move Hanford Vit Plant construction forward

    Some recent heavy lifts are helping the effluent management facility (EMF) continue to take shape at the Hanford Vit Plant. Workers used a heavy lift crane to safely install the evaporator unit and two structural steel roof modules – each weighing more than 40 tons.

  • Four Vit Plant Utility Buildings Move Into Startup and Testing Phase

    The Hanford Vit Plant recently turned over four more utility buildings that are part of the Balance of Facilities (BOF) for startup and testing.

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...