April Update on UPF

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

A report from the Government Accountability Office gives readers a peek behind the scenes at the UPF Bomb Plant to Nowhere project in Oak Ridge. The GAO took a look at the technology being developed for the troubled bomb plant and found misrepresentations and mismanagement galore. You can read about it in OREPA’s April UPF …

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GAO report is a peek at larger UPF problems

Apr 21, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

  The most recent report of the Government Accountability Office sounds like standard, mind-numbing bureaucratic blah-blah-blah: Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility. But for anyone who might be interested in figuring out exactly how the UPF Project in Oak Ridge has wasted a billion dollars and has virtually nothing to show for it, …

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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 …

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