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Vit Plant employees and Bechtel donate nearly $600,000


Bechtel National Inc. and its employees at the Hanford Vit Plant donated more than $590,000 to community organizations in 2015.

RICHLAND, Wash.—Bechtel National Inc. and its employees at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, donated more than $590,000 to community organizations in 2015.

“Bechtel has a corporate commitment to enhancing the communities in which it works through charitable contributions and personal stewardship, and we encourage our employees to do the same,” said Vit Plant Project Director Peggy McCullough.

“However, the generosity of employees on this project exceeds anything I’ve seen on other projects and in other communities,” she said.

Most recently, Vit Plant employees donated thousands of toys and more than $35,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Additional recipients included the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties, Second Harvest, Junior Achievement, March of Dimes and others.

The largest single contribution was to Friends of Badger Mountain. In June, Bechtel donated $100,000 to help create a preserve on Candy Mountain in Richland.

The Candy Mountain gift is the most recent in a number of legacy projects Bechtel has supported in the Tri-Cities over the last 20 years. Other legacy projects include the Hanford REACH Interpretive Center, Bechtel Planetarium at Columbia Basin College, Family Fishing Pond, and Playground of Dreams.

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About Bechtel:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. For more information about Bechtel, visit www.bechtel.com

At Hanford, Bechtel is designing and building the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, will immobilize millions of gallons of radioactive liquid waste stored in 177 underground tanks using a process called vitrification. For more information about the Vit Plant, visit www.hanfordvitplant.com.