The NNSA released the secret Red Team report on Thursday, May 1. A quick review of the report shows it contains an ambitious and complicated plan to relocate enriched uranium operations to several existing facilities at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge while at the same time building a streamlined Uranium Processing Facility.
Even before the Red Team Report on alternatives to the UPF Bomb Plant to Nowhere was finished, OREPA was insisting the Report be made public. Last week, after the Report was submitted to the NNSA, OREPA filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the Report. Today, a declassified version of the Report was [...]Continue Reading
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST SEEKS SECRET GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking public release of the secret Red Team report.
After two false starts and a billion dollars down the drain, the National Nuclear Security Administration is [...]
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 [...]Continue Reading
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, the [...]