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.

Vapors FAQs

Learn more about WRPS by reading our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Holly Sheets, Frederik Sijgers and Kerri Lukins received a lifesaving award for coming to the aid of a fellow employee. When an employee fell to the floor Sijgers went to investigate and found a disorientated employee. He called for help and Lukins responded and comforted the employee while he went to call 911. Sheets called 911 and coordinated directions from the 911 operator to the group. The ambulance arrived and took the employee to the hospital. The quick response of all three employees led to a happy outcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Peter Bengtson, Communications & Public Relations
manager; Laurie Hollick, Chief of Staff; John
Eschenberg, president and project manager and
Tammy Reynolds, new Mission Integration & Waste
Feed Delivery/Operations manager represent title
sponsors WRPS and parent company, AECOM, at
the annual Lighting the Path fundraising breakfast
benefitting Chaplaincy Health Care. Funds from the
event go to support Cork’s Place, a grief support
program for children, teens and families.
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Recently, Todd Steele was honored for quick thinking during a fire at the 222-S Laboratory. A localized electrical fire started and personnel initiated the fire alarm system. Before evacuating, Steele used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire prior to the fire suppressions system starting. Activation of the fire suppression system would have caused significant damage to expensive equipment. Steele acted quickly and safely to minimize the damage from the fire. ... See MoreSee Less

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