Nuclear & Environment

John Eschenberg, President of Washington River Protection Solutions

John Eschenberg is Senior Vice President of Amentum and Washington River Protection Solutions’ president and chief executive officer.

thought leadership

Tank Farm Waste Cleanup Helps Pave ‘Path to Glass’

Now in our 12th year as Hanford’s tank operations contractor, the Amentum-led Limited Liability Company, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), is honored and proud of the legacy it has built in advancing the nation’s largest and most complex environmental cleanup mission.

Amentum brings a century-long tradition of serving diverse clients. We help make the world safer and more secure by eliminating nuclear hazards and strengthening national security. With Amentum, you get the expertise, innovation, resilience, and commitment to excellence your project requires. Recognized as a premier environmental clean-up and national security company, we are a preferred partner in delivering challenging projects that make a difference.

From engineering and design, through construction, start-up, and daily operations, we provide the expertise and unrelenting dedication necessary to deliver your mission successfully while ensuring the highest level of safety.

We provide our portfolio of services to a range of government and commercial clients:

  • U.S. Department of Energy
    • Office of Environmental Management
    • National Nuclear Security Administration
    • Office of Fossil Energy
    • Office of Nuclear Energy
    • Office of Science
    • Office of Legacy Management
  • The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • U.K. Ministry of Defence
  • Multiple Commercial Clients

Program Highlight

Dispositioning Nuclear Waste at the Only Deep Nuclear Geological Repository in the U.S

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a Department of Energy facility operated by Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, an Amentum-led team, WIPP has set the standard over the past 20 years for the safe, permanent disposal of long-lived radioactive defense wastes. WIPP is the nation’s only deep geological repository for the permanent disposal of defense-related Transuranic (TRU) waste. Our mission, to safely and permanently dispose of the nation’s defense-related TRU waste, is essential to the health, safety, and defense of our nation. We are proud to be a part of our nation’s nuclear defense mission and look forward to continuing to serve our nation for future generations.

Located 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico, the repository sits 2150 feet below the desert surface in the middle of a 1000-foot thick salt bed. To date, WIPP has disposed of TRU legacy waste resulting in the clean-up of 22 generator sites around the nation.

To date, Amentum led NWP and its heritage companies have transported more than 12,600 waste shipments, traveling over 15 million miles, and workers have emplaced almost 260,000 waste containers in the WIPP underground, where it will remain isolated from the environment forever.

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