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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Important information from DOE.During the week of 20 July, the Hanford Site operational posture will remain in Phase 1 operations, with a small increase in the number of onsite workers to support planned activities. www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/DOE_Sitewide_message_to_Hanford_Workers_-_7-16-2020.pdf #OneHanford #HanfordCleanup ... See MoreSee Less

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Battling the wind is nothing new in our area. Instead of surrendering to the dirt and debris that would accumulate in LERF Basin 44,WRPS crews installed a wind guard around LERF Basin 44.

While awaiting cover repair, the basin may become the landing spot for debris carried by the wind. The debris can accumulate and add a substantial volume to the basin water, forcing it to be treated. Reducing the volume of water requiring treatment will minimize the need to pump water off the cover and back into the basin.

This allows the work team access to the cover sooner to perform the radiological assessment and removal of growing vegetation.

#WRPS
#HanfordCleanup
#hanfordtanks
#amentum
#AmericaWorksTogether
#MaskUpTC
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Battling the wind is nothing new in our area. Instead of surrendering to the dirt and debris that would accumulate in LERF Basin 44, WRPS crews installed a wind guard around LERF Basin 44.

While awaiting cover repair, the basin may become the landing spot for debris carried by the wind. The debris can accumulate and add a substantial volume to the basin water, forcing it to be treated. Reducing the volume of water requiring treatment will minimize the need to pump water off the cover and back into the basin.

This allows the work team access to the cover sooner to perform the radiological assessment and removal of growing vegetation.

#WRPS
#HanfordCleanup
#hanfordtanks
#amentum
#AmericaWorksTogether
#MaskUpTC
... See MoreSee Less

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Have any questions?
wrpsadmin@rl.gov

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