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
  • Visit the Hanford Vapors Website
  • 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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Washington River Protection Solutions thanks Carl Adrian (center), president and CEO of the Tri-City Industrial Council – or TRIDEC, for 16 years of service to Hanford and the Tri-Cities community. Carl has advocated tirelessly on behalf of the cleanup mission, forging key relationships with decision makers in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere who have been critical partners in moving the effort forward. We were honored to be in attendance at TRIDEC’s annual meeting, where Carl was honored and applauded for his many accomplishments and contributions to economic growth and diversity in our region over the past decade and a half. Congratulations on your retirement!
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WRPS continues to strive for high standards!
#hanfordtanksAt a recent workshop, the Hanford Site's Annual Site Environmental Report was noted for best practices in several areas. Each year, MSA’s Ecological Monitoring and Environmental Surveillance organization prepares the report in collaboration with the Department of Energy, Bechtel, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - PNNL and Washington River Protection Solutions. The report demonstrates Hanford’s environmental compliance and share important information. Thank you to our EMES team for their hard work and dedication to providing a quality product and for setting high standards!
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Fabrication is complete inside the three enclosures that constitute the Tank Side Cesium Removal (TSCR) system. The Process, Control and Ancillary enclosures are undergoing setup and system checks in the outside yard at AVANTech’s Richland facility in preparation for Factory Acceptance Testing next month. TSCR is vital to the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) process; it will remove cesium and solids from tank waste bound for the Waste Treatment Plant. ... See MoreSee Less

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