December 16, 2016 12:01 PM

Hanford vit plant cost estimate jumps $4.5 billion

The cost of the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Waste Treatment Plant, or vitrification plant, has increased $4.5 billion from the last estimate of $12.3 billion to allow some radioactive waste to be treated as soon as possible. It would allow the Department of Energy to meet court-enforced deadlines in its consent decree with Washington state.

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