Transform Now Plowshares + 4

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

It was four years ago today, in the wee hours of the morning on July 28, that guards at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex noticed, about an hour and a half late, that three intruders were carrying out the Transform Now Plowshares action inside the highest security zone of the bomb plant, having cut their …

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Nuclear abolition now

Jun 14, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA joins people and groups around the world in a global call for nuclear abolition: Chain Reaction: breaking free from nuclear weapons. See our schedule on page 6 of the OREPA newsletter; scroll down in the right-hand sidebar to find the link.

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Did Hiroshima awaken the president?

May 27, 2016 3 Comments ›› orepa

There was a lot of talk leading up to President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, much of it speculating on what he would or should or would not or should not say. I was interviewed by print and television reporters, and that seemed to be the first question out of the box, usually in the context …

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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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