An employee with Bechtel National works on one of the non-radioactive liquid waste disposal (NLD) system’s air stripper towers at WTP.
An employee with Bechtel National works on one of the non-radioactive liquid waste disposal (NLD) system’s air stripper towers at WTP.

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers recently achieved an important step toward realizing EM’s Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste approach, which is intended to begin treatment of Hanford’s tank waste as soon as 2022. The WTP team completed testing of the NLD system and transferred treated water through underground piping to the Treated Effluent Disposal Facility, located in the 200 East area. The NLD system will collect effluent from various streams in the WTP processing facilities. The team coordinated the discharge with the site’s tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions.

Non-radioactive liquid waste disposal (NLD) system’s air stripper towers at WTP
Non-radioactive liquid waste disposal (NLD) system’s air stripper towers at WTP