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242-A Evaporator

The 242-A Evaporator is centrally located in the Hanford Site’s 200 East Area. The evaporator boils liquid tank waste to evaporate water to reduce the volume of waste stored in Hanford’s underground tanks, which is critical for transferring waste from older single-shell storage tanks to newer double-shell tanks. Since its construction in 1977, the evaporator has removed more than 81 million gallons of liquid from Hanford’s tank waste.
For more information, please see the 242-A Evaporator Fact Sheet.
Last Updated 02/07/2024 2:21 PM