With the National Nuclear Security Administration dumping the old “Big Box” UPF, the Red Team proposal—a smaller UPF, some operations moved into older, deteriorating facilities indefinitely, and construction of some smaller, less-secure facilities—is a significant change from the old plan. So it obligates NNSA to prepare a new Environmental Impact Statement. OREPA’s July UPF UPDate looks at [...]Continue Reading
As the National Nuclear Security Administration pushes to implement the new “Red Team” plan for the UPF, OREPA and the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability have raised a yellow flag, asking NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz to begin the legally required Environmental Impact Statement process before NNSA invests in a plan. You can read the ANA letter [...]Continue Reading
Click through to see photos from the 25th Anniversary celebration OREPA held at Ijams Nature Center in June. If you click on the actual photos, you should see an undistorted version!
Barbara Hickey prepared the amazing cake for OREPA’s 25th!
Larry and Durant provided grand music.
Mary Anne McNutt joined in singing with the Emancipators
Polly Murphy and Evan [...]Continue Reading
The NNSA released the secret Red Team report on Thursday, May 1. A quick review of the report shows it contains an ambitious and complicated plan to relocate enriched uranium operations to several existing facilities at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge while at the same time building a streamlined Uranium Processing Facility.
Even before the Red Team Report on alternatives to the UPF Bomb Plant to Nowhere was finished, OREPA was insisting the Report be made public. Last week, after the Report was submitted to the NNSA, OREPA filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the Report. Today, a declassified version of the Report was [...]Continue Reading