Fact-checking the Washington Post

Sep 18, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

This past weekend, the Washington Post ran a two-article series on the plans to modernize the nuclear weapons “enterprise”—new production facilities and new life for the existing stockpile. The articles are likely to be influential because they appeared in the Post—which is why is important that we try to set the record straight. Here’s a [...]

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OREPA calls for Abolition of NNSA, cites numerous government studies

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

Summary
 
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 [...]

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OREPA addresses plan to burn MOX fuel in Chattanooga reactor

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

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 [...]

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Greg Boertje Obed released pending trial for Transform Now Plowshares action

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

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, [...]

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When Did DOE Decide to Supersize the UPF?

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

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 [...]

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