Nuclear Waste Plant Nears Halfway Point

July 16, 2009 Construction is nearly half complete on the massive waste treatment plant at the former Hanford nuclear site in Washington State. The Department of Energy will use the plant to vitrify radioactive and chemical waste, converting it to a stable form of glass for safe disposal. The waste, currently held in underground tanks, was generated during more than 40 years of producing material for nuclear weapons. Read the article and view photos in the Tri-City Herald.