OREPA to challenge NNSA’s new bomb plant decision

We need your help! At a special called meeting on Monday, October 5, OREPA’s Board of Directors, after reviewing our options carefully, decided to ask Judge Pamela Reeves to vacate …

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NNSA says it will continue building UPF bomb plant

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration published an Amended Record of Decision in the Federal Register on Friday, October 4, 2019, announcing its decision to continue construction of …

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Judge rules for OREPA, et al.

Sep 24, 2019 No Comments ›› orepa

Chief District Judge Pamela Reeves today issued a ruling in OREPA’s legal challenge to the UPF bomb plant. While she stopped short of requiring the National Nuclear Security Administration to …

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Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Plant “unsafe”

Aug 3, 2019 No Comments ›› orepa

Y-12 CRITICALITY SAFETY PROGRAM “INADEQUATE” SAFETY BOARD CITES SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS             One of the nation’s key nuclear weapons production facilities has been declared unsafe due to an “inadequate Criticality Safety …

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2019 Peacemakers

Mar 3, 2019 1 Comment ›› orepa

OREPA Coordinator Ralph Hutchison read the following dedication at the presentation of the 2019 Peacemaker Award celebration. Long before the creation of the #MeToo movement, the four women we honor …

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Report from the front gate: 19 years of Sunday vigils at Y-12

Nov 26, 2018 No Comments ›› orepa

Bill Clinton was impeached, and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura became Governor of Minnesota. Michael Jordan retired from basketball, and the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO. The Euro was born, …

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WHAT ABOUT THE INF TREATY?

Oct 23, 2018 1 Comment ›› orepa

THE INF TREATY IN THE NEWS Why, suddenly, a shot-across-the-bow announcement from the President that the United States will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty? I say “suddenly” because …

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