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Environmental Management System

In support of its commitment to protect the environment, WRPS has established an Environmental Management System, or EMS. EMS provides mechanisms for responding to changing environmental conditions and requirements, reporting on environmental performance, and reinforcing continuous improvement.

Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) is the umbrella under which WRPS operates. It dictates how work is conducted and protects the safety and health of tank farm workers, the public and the environment. This approach ensures environmental impacts are systematically identified, controlled, and monitored. Significant impacts and aspects associated with day-to-day work activities and operations are evaluated. WRPS conforms to the International Organization for Standardization.

The scope of the ISO 14001 EMS includes those operations managed by WRPS through its contract with the DOE’s Office of River Protection at or near the Hanford Site in Richland, Wash., and applies to all persons doing work under its control. 

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