A video released by Bechtel highlights the construction milestones achieved in 2013 at a radioactive waste treatment site under construction at the Hanford Site in Washington state.
Bechtel is designing and building the facility, called the High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility, for the U.S. Department of Energy.
When complete, the facility will treat 56 million gallons of radioactive waste stored underground at the Hanford site.
Placement of the structural steel to the 77-foot level and completion of the steam plant are among some of the accomplishments last year.
“Construction is in full swing in most areas of the plant, including areas of High-Level Waste Facility not impacted by technical decisions,” said Steve Overton, manager of construction at the Waste Treatment Plant. “In addition, we completed a substantial amount of work at the Analytical Laboratory, which puts us in a good position to complete construction of the Lab in 2014.”
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