Step by Step: Understanding Tritium at Watts Bar

Aug 20, 2014 2 Comments ›› orepa

Understanding the Plan to continue production of nuclear weapons tritium at Watts Bar one step at a time: 1. The United States demolished the long-standing and internationally recognized wall between commercial and military nuclear power when it decided to produce tritium (a special isotope of hydrogen—H3) for nuclear weapons at the Watts Bar reactor in …

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Tritium Fact Sheet and Talking Points Available

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

You can download OREPA’s fact sheet (with information about how to submit comments or attend a public hearing, and including talking points!) by clicking through the links here until the pdf shows up! Public comment period ends September 22, 2014. H3 fact sheet color 2014

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A Letter the Washington Post won’t print

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› orepa

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 …

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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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