OREPA Calls on Tennessee to Protect Clean Air

The waste company EnergySolutions proposed to bring more than 1,000,000 pounds of radioactive waste from Germany to Oak Ridge to be burned in an incinerator. OREPA has been part of a coalition working to prevent the importing of foreign radioactive waste. Today comes news that EnergySolutions has been cited by the state of Utah for […]

New Oak Ridge Bomb Plant Officially Announced

It’s official. The National Nuclear Security Administration has published its plan to build a new nuclear weapons manufacturing plant at the Y12 site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Final Site Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y12 National Security Complex says the new bomb plant will be “Capability-sized” and will have the capacity to produce […]

A Safer World Is Our Right: April 16 • Oak Ridge, TN

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 IS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW FUTURE!   Nonviolence knows no boundaries. Its power is compelling because it is rooted in the deepest truth”we are bound by our desire for justice and peace. Nonviolence knows that justice is indivisible, and peace is possible for me only if you know peace as well. […]

Day in Court for Y12 Civil Resisters

Sort of. The defendants in last July’s civil resistance action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee will have one of their days in federal court on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Knoxville. That’s the day federal magistrate Bruce Guyton will hold hearings on the competing motions in the case. Our side […]

Honoring Peacemakers

The 2011 Peacemaker Awards honored human rights advocates in the Knoxville area on February 5, 2011 in a celebration in the Great Hall of St. John’s Cathedral. Honored were DeAnn Pendry, Bob Galloway, Mary Findley, and Jack Hoefer.