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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OREPA calls for new Environmental Impact Statement for Oak Ridge, cites new seismic data

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance today called for a new Environmental Impact Statement for the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex and the new bomb plant—the Uranium Processing Facility—planned for Y12.
“Concerns about the ability of facilities here to withstand an earthquake, and what will happen if they fail, are at the heart of safety concerns at [...]

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day events

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6
6:00 – 8:00am
NAMES AND REMEMBRANCE
Y12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE
You are invited/requested to join the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance on Wednesday, August 6, at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge for the annual Names and Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan. We need readers who [...]

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Observed

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance will commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on August 6, 1945 with a Names and Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the gates of the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, at the intersection of Scarboro Road and East Bear Creek Road.
The Names and Remembrance [...]

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July UPF UPDate makes case for Environmental Impact Statement

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

With the National Nuclear Security Administration dumping the old “Big Box” UPF, the Red Team proposal—a smaller UPF, some operations moved into older, deteriorating facilities indefinitely, and construction of some smaller, less-secure facilities—is a significant change from the old plan. So it obligates NNSA to prepare a new Environmental Impact Statement. OREPA’s July UPF UPDate looks at [...]

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