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.
WRPS is the U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection’s prime contractor responsible for safely managing the waste until it is prepared for disposal.
The tank waste is material left over from years of World War II and post-war production of nuclear weapons. The waste is stored in 149 older single-shell tanks and 28 newer and safer double-shell tanks that are grouped into 18 farms near the center of the 586-square-mile Hanford Site in south-central Washington.

Featured WRPS activities and employees

WRPS supports Junior Achievement

WRPS supports Junior Achievement

WRPS employees recently raised nearly $10,000 to support the local chapter of Junior Achievement, a non-profit youth organization that works with volunteers to educate young students and help them succeed in a global economy.

WRPS Talent Development

WRPS Talent Development

WRPS Talent Development Coordinator Britt Easter and Human Resources Staffing Lead Chastity Bitters greet attendees at a job fair designed to assist disabled workers. WRPS joined more than 30 other area employers who set up booths to take resumes and coordinate interviews.

WRPS Lean Engineer nominated for award

WRPS Lean Engineer nominated for award

WRPS Double-Shell Tank Integrity Lead Engineer Kayle Boomer was nominated for the Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year. Boomer was nominated for his work to complete the AY-102 leak assessment, his oversight of double-shell tank robotic inspections, and his efforts to charter and convene two external expert panels to evaluate tank corrosion in Hanford’s double-shell tanks.