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

Britton Easter

Britton Easter

“WRPS is more than just a workplace. It has been the platform from which I have been able to grow as a professional, establish enduring relationships, and get involved in the community. WRPS has an employee centric culture; one I am proud to be a part of.”

WRPS United Way campaign

WRPS United Way campaign

"United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties would like to thank WRPS for their ongoing partnership. Our shared goals, along with your commitment to our community has improved many lives in the areas of education, health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Employee efforts to give, advocate, and volunteer have shown what it means to LIVE UNITED."

WRPS employees pledged: $194,028!
WRPS Cornerstone contribution: $70,000!

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.