RICHLAND, Wash. – Crews at EM’s Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant recently set two massive processing vessels, each standing 40 feet tall and weighing 160 tons. The vessels were set inside the Effluent Management Facility, key to EM’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program. During the waste treatment process, which is set to begin by 2023, secondary liquids will be generated and then sent to the effluent facility, where excess water is evaporated. The two vessels will receive batches of concentrated liquid for testing to ensure the liquid meets regulatory requirements prior to being sent to a nearby Hanford facility for treatment.
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