The $17 billion Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, or vitrification plant, is being built to treat waste left from the past production of plutonium. The U.S. Senate spending proposal for 2019 includes nearly $1.6 billion for managing the plant and 56 million gallons of radioactive tank waste.
The $17 billion Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, or vitrification plant, is being built to treat waste left from the past production of plutonium. The U.S. Senate spending proposal for 2019 includes nearly $1.6 billion for managing the plant and 56 million gallons of radioactive tank waste. Courtesy Bechtel National
The $17 billion Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, or vitrification plant, is being built to treat waste left from the past production of plutonium. The U.S. Senate spending proposal for 2019 includes nearly $1.6 billion for managing the plant and 56 million gallons of radioactive tank waste. Courtesy Bechtel National

Senate's Hanford cleanup budget rejects Trump's cuts

May 24, 2018 02:46 PM