CTBT: The Deal That Can’t Be Made

Oct 1, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

Many observers believe the Obama Administration, if reelected, will launch a concerted push for ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty after the November election. Conventional wisdom also holds that conservatives in the Senate will push for the same kind of deal they won two years ago when, in return for their affirmative votes on [...]

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Sunday vigil

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments ›› orepa

Nonviolent, nonconfrontational gathering to present a witness to life at the gates of the nuclear weapons plant that prepares for the destruction of the planet.
 
Join us each week at 5:00pm.

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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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