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Integrated Disposal Facility

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Aerial photo of the Integrated Disposal Facility circa December 2021.

The Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) is an engineered disposal site at the center of the Hanford Site. It is designed to receive immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW) from the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) and other low-level waste from Hanford Site operations.

IDF is designed similar to Hanford’s Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility. It currently includes two disposal areas called cells but can be expanded as needed to a total capacity of six cells. The cells are engineered to protect the groundwater. Workers will monitor, collect and treat leachate (water from rain, snow and dust suppression) that reaches the liner at the bottom of the facility.

For more information, please see the Integrated Disposal Facility Fact Sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

Design and Construction

IDF is nearly 1,500 feet wide, 765 feet long, and 45 feet deep, with a capacity of nearly 1.2 million cubic yards.

The depth will accommodate four layers of waste containers separated vertically by 2 feet of soil.

Workers completed Phase 1 of construction (Cells 1 and 2) in April 2006 at a cost of $25 million.

 

IDF 2

Vitrified low-activity waste containers are 4 feet in diameter, 7 feet tall, and weigh more than 7 tons. 

Last Updated 12/07/2022 11:22 AM