Jul 15, 2021
Rich Holmes
VIT Plant

The Hanford Vit Plant has progressed through construction and startup testing and is now
reaching its final phase of commissioning before operations. In the next 9 months, the Vit Plant
team will heat up the first of two melters, which are the heart of the vitrification process in which
we will transform nuclear waste into immobilized glass safe for storage. Twenty years after the
groundbreaking, we can share with the community how we have reached this final phase and the
next steps towards heating up the first melter – and then what comes next.