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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WRPS employees take part in “ACCESS TRI-CITIES Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers” at the HAPO Center in Kennewick. WRPS is a Gold Level sponsor of the annual event, which focuses on hiring people with disabilities. (left: Celene Chambers, right: Lisa Bunch)
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Congratulations to WRPS ESH&Q Manager Rob Cantwell for being named a finalist in AECOM’s 2019 Safeguard Excellence Award. Following a series of safety events in previous years 2014, WRPS commissioned an assessment of chemical vapor management and worker protection, resulting in more than 100 recommendations for improvement. Cantwell’s leadership of this program at the site is critical in creating a has sustainable environment where workers are protected and safe. AECOM’s annual Excellence Awards recognize projects and individuals that exemplify AECOM core values. Winners were chosen from more than 200 entries.
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Today, the Hanford Advisory Board toured the Hanford Site. Stops included the AP Farm for a discussion on DFLAW and TSCR and one at the Effluent Treatment Facility, where participants received a briefing on how the facility works and its importance to the DFLAW process.
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wrpsadmin@rl.gov

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