Michael Costas, Bechtel‘s corporate quality chief, will help manage engineering, procurement and related functions as part of his appointment to the company’s waste treatment and immobilization plant team.
The team will supervise work at a plant Bechtel is building in Washington state for the Energy Department to treat 56 million gallons of radioactive waste, the company said Thursday.
Costas holds 30 years of experience in nuclear, defense, aerospace and infrastructure projects.
He will also oversee construction, plant startup and security at the plant.
The plant will house at least 20 facilities that will work to convert plutonium waste stored at the Hanford Site to glass through vitrification.