August 10, 2016

WRPS begins pilot-scale testing at Hanford’s tank farms – Aug. 10, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions is field testing new technologies for potential application in the tank farms for detecting and monitoring vapors and their sources. Technologies being evaluated include infrared cameras that can detect chemical vapors in work areas, portable area sensors equipped with multiple chemical […]
August 4, 2016

WRPS testing protective equipment for workers – Aug. 4, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) continues to look for additional protections to further enhance worker safety by testing air-purifying respirator cartridges connected directly to known vapor sources. This first-of-a-kind test allows WRPS to measure how much protection respirator cartridges can provide against tank vapors. This […]
August 4, 2016

Varying viewpoints – Aug. 4, 2016

On Aug. 2, Judge Thomas Rice in U.S. District Court in Spokane ruled on a preliminary injunction in a case regarding worker protection at the Hanford Site.  The voluntary restraints proposed by Washington River Protection Solutions were accepted by the court, as written in the […]
July 28, 2016

Impacts caused by HAMTC-initiated Stop Work – update – July 28, 2016

It is clear from our evaluation to date that the expanded use of mandatory supplied air will increase the cost of essential operations, making it necessary to shift funds to higher-priority work. As a result, WRPS has so far taken several actions. Work is being […]
July 26, 2016

WRPS evaluates vapors monitoring and detection technology – July 26, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is reviewing new technologies that could be used in the tank farms to detect and monitor vapors. These technologies include infrared cameras that can detect chemical vapors, portable area sensors that can detect specific vapors, in-stack and area vapor detection […]
July 21, 2016

Response to recent filing by Washington Attorney General – July 21, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to the safety and health of our workers. We are disappointed by the actions taken today by the Washington State Attorney General. We believe the claims are not reflective of the safe and progressive work our team is accomplishing […]
July 21, 2016

Additional sampling data now available – July 21, 2016

New data sets on vapors events from March to October 2014 have been posted. Click on the Sampling Data button to access the reports.
July 19, 2016

New interactive map posted – July 19, 2016

A new feature to keep employees and the public informed has been deployed. The Vapor Concerns By Farm/Facility map is an interactive tool using an aerial view of the Hanford Site. Users can view the vapor incident location on a scale of the entire Hanford […]