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 and parent company, Amentum, encourage employees to think “outside the tank.” How do you get “hard pan” or mineralized radioactive waste out of a tank when current technology won’t do the job?

The answer: Innovate. Draw on experience and industry knowledge to create the Mechanical Waste Gathering System (see photo). If the prototype is successful, the challenge of getting waste out of suspected leaking tanks without adding water will be achieved. Upon success, the technology may assist in future waste retrieval activities.
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Proud Double Diamond sponsor and supporter of the Tri-Cities arts community! Please join us for this amazing event.WRPS has been a leading sponsor of MCAF since the beginning and we are so grateful for those individuals who have helped support this relationship! #WRPSdoubledimondsponsor
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Have any questions?
wrpsadmin@rl.gov

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