Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is

reducing the risk to the environment posed by Hanford’s 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in 158 underground tanks.

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We have successfully retrieved about 19% of the radiological and chemical waste stored in Tank AX-101 on the Hanford Site since the 1960s. Over the past two months, the team has retrieved an estimated 71,300 gallons of solid, salt-based waste and transferred it to a nearby double-shell tank for continued safe storage until it can be fed to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant to be immobilized in glass. To remove hardened tank waste from the tank walls, operators direct jet sprays of water at tank walls and in-tank equipment. ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re celebrating #GlobalRecyclingDay by reflecting on the reduce, reuse, and recycling efforts that are part of our everyday work processes. We help reduce our impact on the environment by recycling paper, batteries, and other items as well as designing projects to use efficient equipment and reuse what we can. Like how we’re saving close to $150,000 by recycling lead shield blankets from C Farm after completing waste retrieval there! ... See MoreSee Less
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After a hiatus, the Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium is coming back in April! The goal is to bring professionals from both small and large businesses together under one roof to network, learn, and build relationships that lead to increased Hanford procurement and other opportunities for small businesses. Learn more at bridgingpartnerships.com/#bridgingpartnerships #OneHanford #wearewrps ... See MoreSee Less
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