RICHLAND -- Bechtel National has developed a website to better explain its nuclear safety quality and culture to the public as it designs and builds Hanford's $12.2 billion vitrification plant.
The site -- www.hanfordvitplantsafety.com -- shares all-employee messages, reports and other information to help workers build a plant that will operate safely.
"We want to use the new website to show the robustness of our culture by providing our external audiences with the same information and tools that we are and have been providing to our employees," Bechtel project director Frank Russo said in a news release.
The site also includes information on reviews conducted on the project's safety culture and testimonials from employees who have volunteered to speak about the project.
"We must protect the public with our design and during operations in the future," project engineer Heidi Schuette wrote in a statement posted on the website. "It's that understanding that then drives our decision making, behavior, diligence and integrity."