Nov 24, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

It’s time for accountability—past time, actually. More than $2 billion has been spent on the UPF bomb plant and no one will tell us what the actual plan for the bomb plant is—because they are afraid to face the public. So OREPA is launching the Tell the Taxpayer campaign in the month of November—while Congress …

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Spent Nuclear Fuel to be dumped on Oak Ridge?

Nov 16, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

Three nuclear watchdog organizations—Savannah River Site Watch (Columbia, SC), Snake River Alliance Education Fund (Pocatello, ID) and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (Oak Ridge, TN) have filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking information about plans to ship high burn-up commercial spent nuclear fuel from the North …

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When the FBI comes knocking… or Living in a nation on high alert

Oct 5, 2015 10 Comments ›› orepa

Rather than do my official work, I was writing about gun violence and the recent efforts to pin the rap on mental illness when the doorbell rang. As I opened the door, I imagined the two nice people on the porch wanted to sell me something, maybe their version of religion or, this time of …

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Senator Alexander: Tell the Taxpayer!

Sep 4, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA’s UPF Accountability Project wrote to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to demand accountability for the billions of dollars being spent on the UPF bomb plant in Oak Ridge. The project, with a supposed ceiling of $6.5 billion, will have spent more than $2 billion by the end of the fiscal year without having anything—not even a …

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A National Park for the Bomb?

Aug 28, 2015 2 Comments ›› orepa

The efforts of Senators from nuclear weapons states, particularly Tennessee and New Mexico, resulted in the authorization of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park to memorialize the work of building the first atomic bomb. In July, the Department of Interior, which is responsible for national parks, and the Department of Energy, which is responsible for …

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