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40 Tons of Steel Needed for Tower on Hanford Vit Plant

June 11, 2018

Via: ENR

An additional 40 tons of structural steel is sitting on the Dept. of Energy Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in southeast Washington, where Bechtel National Inc. plans a new tower as part of the $4.5-billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.

Known as the Vit Plant, since the facility will turn 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste into vitrified glass, Bechtel continues the laborious process of both designing and building a structure unlike any in the world.

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