Earthquake risk should force Y-12 re-evaluation

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

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 …

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Public Comment period on NNSA tritium plan open now

Aug 15, 2014 7 Comments ›› orepa

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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