Alexander replies to OREPA: Thanks for asking

Jan 4, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

In early December, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance sent Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander a four page letter requesting substantive answers to sixteen questions. We numbered them to make it easier for his staff to keep track of their answers.   Our letter was part of a conversation with the Senator initiated by dozens of …

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Tell the Taxpayer wants answers from Alexander

Dec 9, 2015 1 Comment ›› orepa

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee. That means he holds the pursestrings for Department of Energy nuclear weapons programs—so far his committee has doled out more than $2 billion for the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, even though there is no approved …

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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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