Bechtel National has met Department of Energy conditions to resume construction halted in 2012 in part of a facility that will handle high-level radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation. But work may not proceed soon. Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu stopped construction five years ago on parts of the Hanford vitrification plant that will handle high-level radioactive waste until technical issues were addressed. All construction stopped at the plant’s Pretreatment Facility, which will separate waste into low-activity and high-level radioactive waste streams for separate treatment, and at part of the High Level Waste Facility.
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