Enterprise Assessments Assessment of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality – August 2018
Assessment of Construction Quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), conducted an assessment of construction quality and the implementation of the quality assurance program at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) from March 5 to 8, 2018. EA performed this assessment in the broader context of an ongoing program of quarterly assessments of construction quality at the WTP construction site. The scope of this EA assessment included observing ongoing structural and mechanical construction work activities, and reviewing the program that Bechtel National, Inc. and its subcontractor, Waste Treatment Completion Company, use for storage and preservation of stored and installed equipment. Additionally, EA evaluated Federal oversight of contractor activities.