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 opinion piece about [...]
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 management [...]Continue Reading
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 releases more tritium—three to [...]
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.
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 [...]