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    The Vit Plant

    The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, will eliminate the environmental threat posed by 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical nuclear waste currently stored at the Hanford Site in Washington state.

  • safety and quality values

    Our Values are Safety & Quality

    Nuclear and on-the-job safety drives decision making at the Vit Plant.

  • Solving the Challenge

    Pretreatment and testing enables proper handling of each batch of complex waste.

  • Hanford VIT Waste Risk Reduced

    Reducing the Risk

    The Vit Plant will eliminate the threat posed by the underground waste at Hanford.

  • Bechtel And Hanford

    The Right Team

    Bechtel's experience and leadership are solving the nation's toughest energy and environmental challenges.


Our Values are Safety & Quality
Solving the Challenge
Reducing the Risk
The Right Team

Vit Plant News

Vit Plant receives High Level Waste (HLW) autosamplersRead more
Thu, July 13, 2017

The Hanford Vit Plant recently received three autosamplers for the High-Level Waste (HLW) Facility. The autosampling system will ensure the glass produced meets all regulatory standards and requirements.

Featured Video

Workers complete assembly of 300-ton nuclear waste melter at Hanford Vit Plant
Uploaded June 15

RICHLAND, Wash. —The Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection (ORP) and contractor Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) today announced employees have safely completed final...

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.

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The #Hanford Vit Plant hosted Secretary Rick Perry as he toured var...Read more
Posted August 16

The #Hanford Vit Plant hosted Secretary Rick Perry as he toured various U.S. Department of Energy facilities in Richland. Perry toured the Pretreatment and Low-Activity Waste facilities and talked with Bechtel Corporation and U.S....