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  • Vit Plant awarded top certification for worker safety

    For the third consecutive time, the Hanford Vit Plant has earned the U.S. Department of Energy’s highest certification for excellence in occupational and health protection.

  • Vit Plant safely installs 111-ton electrical powerhouse

    Workers recently performed a series of precision crane lifts to safely place and assemble a 111-ton electrical powerhouse for the Effluent Management Facility.

  • Key equipment reaches Vit Plant

    What weighs 160 tons, stands 40 feet tall, needs a barge and massive crane to transport, and will play a role in treating nuclear waste? A pair of vessels delivered recently to the Hanford Vit Plant.

  • Technicians in Training for Deployment to Hanford Vit Plant

    A group of 16 commissioning technicians was hired earlier this year and went through a rigorous qualification process that trained them to manage the Vit Plant safely and compliantly and prepare it for operations as early as 2022.

  • Bechtel Donates $23,500 to Second Harvest

    Bechtel National, Inc. has donated $23,500 to Second Harvest to fund childhood hunger-relief efforts in the Tri-Cities.

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.

Featured Video

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...