Hanford vit plant hiring construction workers

Tri-City HeraldAugust 14, 2013 

The nuclear waste vitrification plant at Hanford.

TRI-CITY HERALD FILE

The Hanford vitrification plant is hiring construction workers as a second shift is added at its Low Activity Waste Facility.

About 50 building trades workers have been hired and will start work Monday, according to Bechtel National. More hiring is expected. Most of the jobs are for electricians and pipefitters, but some other construction workers also are needed.

The basic structure of the building has been completed, and enough work is ready to be done to bring in more workers, according to Bechtel. Construction on the building, one of the four large buildings on the vit plant campus, is about 60 percent complete.

The plant's schedule is being revised but the Low Activity Waste Facility is expected to be finished in the next couple of years. The plant is legally required to start treating radioactive waste for disposal in 2019.

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