Bechtel National workers have almost finished installing giant mixers, called agitators, inside tanks in the Hanford vitrification plant’s Low Activity Waste Facility.
The agitators, which measure up to 24 feet long and five feet wide, will keep radioactive liquids and solids well mixed in tanks that can be the size of backyard swimming pools.
Seven of eight agitators have been installed.
The plant is expected to start turning waste into a stable glass form for disposal as early as 2022.
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