Washington River Protection Solutions settles multimillion dollar fraud case

The Hanford site’s tank farm contractor will pay $5.2 million after federal allegations of time card fraud.

Washington River Protection Solutions settled on Jan. 19 after being accused of intentionally reporting false hours for workers by the Department of Energy.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Spokane said the fraud occurred between 2008 and 2013. It affected workers’ overtime and premium pay.

The contractor was given 30 days to pay the settlement. It covers more than double the alleged loss of company employees.

WRPS is a Richland-based company that manages the Hanford site’s 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste.

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