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WTP Wins Safety Recognition

  • 28 July 2010
    RICHLAND, Washington
  • Americas, Hanford Vitrification Project, Press Release, Safety, Waste Processing & Disposal
The Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) construction site near Richland, Washington, was recently recognized with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status--the highest level of VPP recognition. Bechtel is designing and building WTP, the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant, for DOE.

Since its inception in 1994, DOE-VPP has promoted safety and health excellence through cooperative efforts among labor, management, and government at DOE contractor sites.

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