Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is reducing the risk to the environment posed by Hanford’s 56 million gallons of highly radioactive and chemical waste stored in 177 underground tanks.

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is the Department of Energy’s Tank Operations Contractor responsible for managing Hanford’s 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste and preparing it for delivery to the Waste Treatment Plant.

Interested in Hanford history? Go to: www.hanford.gov

Featured WRPS activities and employees

WRPS to introduce work program for students

Partnering with Delta High School in Pasco, WRPS plans to offer science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—students with a minimum of 90 hours of work experience per school trimester. The first students could enter the program as early as this fall.

WRPS supports CBC’s Nuclear Tech program

Last week three new employees who were graduates of Columbia Basin College’s Nuclear Technology Program reported for work in the tank farms.


Safety outreach award

Support, Advocacy & Response Center (SARC) was nominated by WRPS employees for the Safety Outreach Award. SARC works in the community to provide crises services, support and advocacy to victims, non-offending family members and others impacted by sexual assault. The $1,000 award is given every 90 consecutive days without a lost-time injury.

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