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  • 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. 

  • Bechtel donation supports Washington State University students

    Bechtel Corporation donated $5,000 to the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.

  • First building handed over for commissioning

    The Vit Plant passed a major landmark last month toward completion when the first building was transferred to plant management for commissioning, the last step before beginning vitrification of Hanford tank waste.

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...