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

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The Department of Energy (DOE) and Washington River Protection Solutions, LCC (WRPS) are pleased to announce today that a settlement agreement has been signed regarding lawsuits brought by the State of Washington and by Hanford Challenge and Local 598 of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters. The lawsuits were based on concerns about potential health risks posed by vapors vented from mixed waste stored in underground tanks at Hanford. Read more: hanfordvapors.com/settlement-agreement-reached-on-hanford-vapors-litigation/ ... See MoreSee Less

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WRPS won a VPP Innovation Award for the fourth consecutive year, this time for developing and implementing a suite of innovative tools that greatly reduce radiological and industrial hazards to workers while removing pumps and other long-length equipment from Hanford’s waste storage tanks. Accepting the Innovation Award for WRPS were, from left, Rob Cantwell, Doug Kennedy, Dustin May, Travis Barnes and Chris Thursby. ... See MoreSee Less

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WRPS safety manager earns Champion Award

Chris Thursby, right, WRPS Industrial Safety Manager, received the Contractor Champion Award Aug. 27 from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award recognizes “outstanding performance and leadership in furthering the advancement” of DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The award was presented by Brad Davy, director of DOE’s Office of Worker Safety and Health Assistance, during the first day of the VPPPA Safety Symposium in Nashville, Tenn. VPPPA is the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, which strives to be a leader in health and safety excellence.
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wrpsadmin@rl.gov

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