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 Hanford Site Vitrification Melter Completed 
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The melter, weighing 300 tons, is one of two that will be operating inside the treatment plant's Low Activity Waste facility (LAW).

Construction activity now turns to the second melter what will be the core component in the plant's vitrification process for low activity tank waste.

The process involves heating the materials – waste and glass forming materials – to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting mixture is then poured into stainless steel containers for permanent storage.


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Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:07 am
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I'm not sure how much I can trust this new technology at the Hanford site. I did notice that she mentioned low level waste. So what happens to the high level waste at Hanford? Does it stay in the large leaking underground pits?

See short video of this new technology here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmrj0XB-Vco

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The high level waste facility will apparently come later, but is based on the same idea http://www.hanfordvitplant.com/high-level-waste-hlw-vitrification-facility. Bechtel has a $14B contract to do all this by 2023, according to http://www.bechtel.com/projects/hanford-waste-treatment-plant/. kudos to Google.

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