Tritium Fact Sheet and Talking Points Available

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

You can download OREPA’s fact sheet (with information about how to submit comments or attend a public hearing, and including talking points!) by clicking through the links here until the pdf shows up! Public comment period ends September 22, 2014. H3 fact sheet color 2014

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A Letter the Washington Post won’t print

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA Coordinator Ralph Hutchison sent this letter to the Washington Post in response to an OpEd piece by two former National Security Advisers who offered a frail defense of the policy of deterrence and US/NATO nuclear weapons in Europe. ==== Editor, The Washington Post: Scowcroft and Hadley, et al, in their August 17 Washington Post …

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Earthquake risk should force Y-12 re-evaluation

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

The piece below ran as a Citizen’s Voice column in the Knoxville News-Sentinel on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The shifting completion dates for the Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex may seem to reflect the shifting political fortunes of the next bomb plant scheduled for Oak Ridge or the regrettable consequence of …

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Public Comment period on NNSA tritium plan open now

Aug 15, 2014 7 Comments ›› orepa

US TO CONTINUE PRODUCING NUCLEAR WEAPONS MATERIALS IN COMMERCIAL POWER REACTOR IN TENNESSEE DOWNPLAYS RELEASE OF THOUSANDS OF CURIES OF TRITIUM TO TENNESSEE RIVER. The National Nuclear Security Administration has announced its plan to continue making more radioactive tritium for nuclear weapons in the Watts Bar power reactor in Spring City, TN even though it …

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Atomic Blast: The Bomb and Oak Ridge

Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

A poster in the local Panera triggers a reflection on the banality of evil. Click through on the links below to read an essay on the town of Oak Ridge and the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. Atomic Blast

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