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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Three specialty drop-deck trailers arrived at Hanford recently and are now staged on site in anticipation of transporting containers of glassified waste to permanent storage once Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) operations commence. The three trailers, along with the modified prototype trailer used to test the system (shown here), comprise the Immobilized Low-Activity Waste (ILAW) transport fleet. The waste containers will be placed in specialty fabricated pallets, which are fastened to the trailers. The first delivery of pallets is expected in May.

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A team of 20 WRPS engineers served as judges for the recent 2020 Mid-Columbia Science Fair. Students from the sixth through 12th grades participated.

"I was very impressed with the ninth grade projects," said Lindseth Godfrey, a Process Software engineer.

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Timeline PhotosDuring last week’s Waste Management meeting, Hanford Site leaders hosted a panel discussion and expressed pride in recent accomplishments and optimism about progress toward liquid waste treatment. Read more: content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOEOEM/bulletins/2817361
#TricitiesWa #HanfordSite #HanfordCleanup #EnvironmentalCleanup #DOE_EM City of Richland Government City of Pasco Government City of Kennewick Government Hanford Challenge Columbia Riverkeeper Heart of America Northwest Physicians for Social Responsibility Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Oregon Department of Energy Tridec - Tri-City Development Council Tri-Cities, Washington Washington State Department of Health Washington Department of Ecology Washington Department of Ecology - Hanford Tri-City Regional Chamber Mission Support Alliance Washington River Protection Solutions Hanford Vit Plant Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
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