The recent security breach at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, raises the existential question for the National Nuclear Security Administration. In light of persistent management failures, documented by the General Accounting Office, the Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, and Inspector General reports, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance believes the NNSA should [...]
Members of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance traveled to Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday, September 11, for a hearing hosted by the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Tennessee Valley Authority on the plan to dispose of weapons grade (and some other) plutonium by processing it, turning it into Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel, and burning [...]Continue Reading
Greg Boertje-Obed was released from Blount County Detention Center at 8:30pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to await trial, currently scheduled for February 26, 2013.
Greg’s release came as a result of his request for a detention hearing following the reset of the trial date from October to February. He had originally declined to seek release, [...]
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you would please step to the left and move toward the rear of the chamber, please, we would like to accommodate as many people as possible in the Time Machine. I believe we have room for everyone, if we are all willing to get cozy. Our trip today will be a [...]Continue Reading
NNSA: The one thing they can manage right is shifting blame to others
The recent breach of security at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, when three civilians, including an 82 year-old woman, penetrated the inner sanctum, high security PIDAS zone and made physical contact with the nation’s storehouse for nuclear weapons grade [...]