OREPA challenges new Bomb Plant environmental review

May 2, 2016 1 Comment ›› orepa

immediate release 2 May 2016 NNSA releases Environmental Review of UPF Bomb Plant Plans OREPA replies: “Give ‘em hard hats,” does not constitute rigorous environmental analysis of seismic risk to workers or public. The National Nuclear Security Administration today released the Supplement Analysis for the 2011 Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for the Y-12 National …

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Tell the Taxpayer rally calls for spending on life, not bombs

Apr 14, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA members gathered outside the Knoxville IRS office on the eve of Tax Day to call attention to the waste of tax dollars—to the tune of $3 BILLION!—on the UPF bomb plant. OREPA coordinator Ralph Hutchison offered these remarks: Over the next thirty years, the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration plan …

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OREPA travels to DC: joins colleagues across the country

Apr 13, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Six OREPA members will join scores of colleagues from across the country next week, April 17-20, in Washington, DC for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability’s DC Days. The Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant will be one of the priority concerns of ANA as they fan out for meetings across Capitol Hill. “We’ll meet with legislators …

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Remembering Hiroshima

Apr 11, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, this week summoned memories for me as it likely did for anyone who has traveled there. In an article in the Washington Post, Kerry said he thought the President should visit. What he now knows is that words and pictures are no substitute for the power …

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Catastrophic Consequences: Reflecting on the Nuclear Security Summit

Mar 31, 2016 3 Comments ›› orepa

The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC has unleashed a spate of editorials, letters, interviews, broadcasts, podcasts, tweets and posts about nuclear weapons. As an activist who has worked for nuclear disarmament for thirty years, it is gratifying to see the issue getting some notice.   Unfortunately, that’s about where the gratification ends. I live …

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