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Hanford exhauster repurposed to remove excess liquid from leaking tank

RICHLAND, Wash.—Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), the Hanford tank operations contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection, is using a portable exhauster to remove excess liquid from Tank T-111. WRPS recently completed a 30-day test run of the exhauster, and initial results show liquid is being evaporated at a rate of […]

Lindholm named President and Project Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions

Lindholm named President and Project Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions Richland, WA – Mark Lindholm has been named President and Project Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), after serving as acting president of the company since Oct. 1, 2015. Lindholm replaced Dave Olson, who retired from WRPS on Sept. 30, 2015. Lindholm will […]

Washington River Protection Solutions President to Retire; Replacement Named

Richland, WA – Mark Lindholm has been named acting President and Project Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), where he will lead the remediation of radioactive and hazardous waste tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, effective Oct. 1. Lindholm replaces Dave Olson, who is retiring from WRPS after more than 30 […]

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for life a resounding success

WRPS team members helped raise a whopping $27,573 in support of fighting cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. The team came together August 22 to ride in the CF Cycle for Life, a one-day bicycle event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. WRPS is the top fundraising team locally, ranks […]

WRPS volunteers bring excitement to STEM summer school

Fewer places might be more desolate than an elementary school classroom in summertime. Unless, that is, you’re one of 400 Pasco STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) students who signed up for a special summer school session this year. The two-week session brought learning to life by incorporating guest speakers, classroom experiments and engineering activities […]

WRPS receives 2 awards at 2015 VPPPA national conference

WRPS received two safety awards last week at the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) national conference in Grapevine, Texas. The first was the VPP Innovation Award, which WRPS received for developing a tool that reduced worker exposure during surveys of radioactive equipment used to retrieve tank waste. The award recognizes an individual, company or […]

PHOENIX launches Tank Farm Application

Whether you’re a worker, stakeholder or just somebody who wants to learn more about Hanford’s tank farms, there’s a new informational tool for you.  And it’s right at your fingertips. The PHOENIX Tank Farms application is a web-based tool for accessing current and historical data associated with Hanford’s tank waste. PHOENIX stands for PNNL-Hanford Online […]

WRPS continues to support Jr. Achievement

Students take on the role of corporate business leaders by making decisions involving profitability and sustainability of their virtual company, and attempt to outperform competitors in profit, sales, and market share. Students set prices, determine production levels, invest in capital, develop budgets, and plan marketing and research. WRPS is a long-time sponsor of Jr. Achievement.

Washington River Protection Solutions honored for hiring veterans

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) was one of seven employers recognized this spring by the Washington State Employment Security Department for hiring veterans. WRPS employs 215 veterans who make up about 12 percent of its workforce.  The award recipients were announced in conjunction with National Military Appreciation Month and the Memorial Day holiday. “The men […]