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.

What do we do?

  • Tank Operations
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  • Technology Development
  • Workers Safety
  • Environmental Management System
  • Community Involvement

Why we do it?

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is committed to the safe and efficient management, retrieval and treatment of Hanford’s radioactive and hazardous tank waste, to protect the nearby Columbia River.

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Important message from DOE.During the week of June 1, the Hanford Site will continue the structured and methodical process of adding work activities and incrementally increasing the workforce on the Site, as Phase 1 remobilization continues. Each contractor has developed a remobilization program to reintroduce workers to the workplace, and COVID-19 controls will continue to ensure that our high safety and health standards are achieved for our workforce throughout the remobilization process.

As Phase 1 begins, best practices will be shared and lessons learned will be applied to continuously improve the process, but there is no specific timetable for Phase 1. There are multiple factors beyond Hanford’s borders that will continue to be analyzed before a transition to Phase 2 will be considered, such as our community healthcare system capacity and the robustness of the supply chain to deliver necessary personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.

It is more important than ever that we maintain situational awareness and focus on the development of the new workplace habits that are essential to protecting ourselves and our coworkers, even as COVID-19 conditions in our community improve. As groups come together, especially after a long time apart, there is a natural tendency to gather and catch up. Please be vigilant in maintaining social and physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washing your hands or using hand sanitizer. Most importantly, please remember to be a team player and protect your Hanford teammates by staying home if you feel sick.

The work at the Hanford Site matters and I truly appreciate all you do every day to reduce risks to our workforce, our community and our environment.

Thank you for your continued dedication to each other and our community during these challenging times.

Brian T. Vance
Richland Operations /
Office of River Protection

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This is the last day to donate for the virtual 2ndHarvest food drive. Your donations will help our community prepare for the lean summer months.

Hanford contractors have teamed up for this campaign because we all have a stake in helping those in our community not go hungry.

Donate here: charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/onehanford-virtual-food-drive/secondharvest





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