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The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance is a collection of eternally hopeful souls who believe we have the power to create the world we hope to live in. Even though most of them are old enough to know better, they’ve been insisting that nonviolent actions—speaking at public hearings; grassroots organizing; public workshops; civil resistance actions; letters to the editor—can lead to a world free of nuclear weapons.

OREPA is committed to nonviolence and believes in using every tool in the toolbox. Our main focus is stopping nuclear weapons production at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and protecting the environment threatened by legacy and ongoing activities at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Reservation.

We also work intentionally to create nonviolent community in East Tennessee. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit grassroots organization; we welcome everyone who would join us in the struggle to create peace in the world.


OREPA’s Board of Directors • 2017


Members of OREPA’s Board serve two year terms.


Bill Myers, President

Jim Ullrich

Dennie Kelley, Vice-President

Caroline Best

Mary Dennis Lentsch

Linda Ewald, Secretary/Treasurer

Marcia Free

Carmella Cole

Flo Paquet

Brenda Bell

Jim Orr


OREPA staff


Ralph Hutchison, coordinator


How to reach us


phone: 865 776 5050
email: [orep@earthlink.net]
snail mail: P O Box 5743 Oak Ridge, TN 37831
shipping address: 315 Mayflower Dr, Knoxville, TN 37920


OREPA Finances








How we work


Board brochure


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