OREPA challenges UPF secret plans

Apr 3, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

In a letter to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance called for transparency and public involvement in the examination of “alternatives” to the Uranium Processing Facility. OREPA noted the secret “Red Team” which has been studying alternatives to the UPF is preparing to release its report in mid-April, and the result [...]

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Analysis of the Red Team’s prospects

Mar 23, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

Faced with a $19 billion price tag for the UPF, even after they scaled back operations to make it exclusively a bomb production plant, Congress told the NNSA to go back to the drawing board. In reply, NNSA announced a “Red Team” to study alternatives. Oak Ridge National Lab director Thomas Mason was tapped to [...]

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OREPA demands info on waste discovered during UPF site preparations

Mar 14, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

 
14 March 2014
The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance today filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, TN, seeking to learn the extent of contamination uncovered during construction of a “haul road” in preparation for building the Uranium Processing Facility.
“Four years ago, when the plans for this project [...]

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Peacemaker Awards 2014

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

In almost every faith community, there are people working to create peace in the world and in their community. The 2014 Peacemaker Awards recognize three faith communities who have distinguished themselves in our community by their consistent and often courageous efforts to live out the beliefs they profess in worship. They provide leadership to many [...]

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Memo to Judge: Really?

Feb 19, 2014 27 Comments ›› orepa

We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge—there are two variations. The first: There are plenty of ways for you to protest and deliver your message without breaking the law. The second: If you [...]

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