Vit Plant Construction Will Go Forward
Energy secretary Stephen Chu wants the waste treatment plant at Hanford to go forward, but with additional teams of experts to solve potential problems with the vitrification plant.
After looking intensely at construction of the plant, Secretary Chu sent a memo to the Department of Energy's Office of River Protection yesterday saying more oversight is necesarry.
There have been problems with the plant design, now teams of engineers and scientists will be focused on solving those problems.
The vit plant will turn millions of gallons of radio-active waste into glass-like logs for longterm storage. It's estimated to cost about 12-billion dollars and be operating in 2019.