May 27, 2011
Consent Order issued to Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC related to deficiencies in the corrective action management program, radiation control program, and sealed radioactive source accountability and control program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement and Oversight has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with identified deficiencies in the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS) corrective action management program, radiation control program, and sealed radioactive source accountability and control program. DOE views these programs as vital to protect workers and the public from the radiological hazards associated with monitoring and managing the 177 mixed hazardous waste storage tanks at the Hanford Tank Farm. The investigation addressed specific areas of potential noncompliance with DOE nuclear safety requirements established in Title 10 C.F.R. Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management, and Title 10 C.F.R. Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection.