News & Updates

February 24, 2017

Vapors Weekly Update – February 23

Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to providing its employees and the public timely information about vapors at Hanford’s tank farms. Read the latest installment in a series of weekly updates.
January 31, 2017

Vapors Weekly Update – January 31

Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to providing its employees and the public timely information about vapors at Hanford’s tank farms. Read the latest installment in a series of weekly updates.
January 27, 2017

Odors reported outside of Hanford’s AZ Tank Farm

Three Hanford workers reported odors about 1 p.m. today at the 702-AZ facility just west of the AZ Tank Farm. None of the workers reported symptoms and, at this time, have chosen not to undergo medical evaluation. The employees were performing calibrations on the 702-AZ […]
January 26, 2017

Odors reported east of Hanford’s AP Tank Farm

Nine Hanford workers declined preliminary medical evaluation this morning after reporting odors near their work trailers outside of Hanford’s AP Tank Farm. None of the workers reported symptoms. The trailers are located about 200 yards east of the AP Farm fence line. The employees were […]
January 16, 2017

The Office of Enterprise Assessment issues progress report and recommendations

The Department of Energy’s Office of Enterprise Assessment has recently issued a report that describes the progress made by the Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) team on the Tank Vapor Assessment Team (TVAT) recommendations. An employee message from Mark Lindholm, President & Project Manager at WRPS, […]
January 6, 2017

Vapors Weekly Update – January 6

Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to providing its employees and the public timely information about vapors at Hanford’s tank farms. Read the latest installment in a series of weekly updates.
December 29, 2016

Proposed technologies for addressing chemical vapors

Many technologies to reduce or eliminate chemical vapors in Hanford’s tank farms have been evaluated since the late 1980s.  This document describes the technologies and engineering controls that have been considered and/or implemented in the tank farms. Read the document here.
December 29, 2016

Response to DOE Office of Inspector General

The Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a special review from May through November 2016 that looked at chemical vapor exposure concerns at Hanford’s tank farms.  The OIG team assessed the status of actions to address the 47 recommendations made in 2014 […]