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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Brett Martin, nuclear chemical operator with AZ Team, saw a better way to design the weights used for the pop-up shade tents in the farms. Using PVC, caps, glue and gravel, he designed a more ergonomic weight for the poles that also present less of a tripping hazard. The weights are designed to be used when winds are less than 20 mph.
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WRPS Communications Specialist Grant Monrean spent a week in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to help the Communications & Public Relations team at UCOR enhance its video communications capabilities. UCOR, an AECOM-led partnership with Jacobs, is the lead environmental management contractor for DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation. Cleanup at UCOR and Hanford both fall under DOE’s Office of Environmental Management.
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Members of WRPS management and Maintenance leaders hold shovels Wednesday designating where a Multi-Craft Maintenance Facility will be built on Hanford. Currently, craft workers are scattered around the site in trailers and small buildings. The new 26,000-square-foot building will house carpenters, electricians, painters and insulators, pipefitters and millwrights, and instrument techs. Leaders say it will improve efficiency and safety. Construction will start in October and finish about a year later.
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wrpsadmin@rl.gov

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