NNSA releases “Final” earthquake study

SUMMARIZES IMPACTS FROM EARTHQUAKES EVEN AS STUDIES TO UNDERSTAND EARTHQUAKE IMPACTS ARE ONGOING The National Nuclear Security Administration has released its Final Supplement Analysis [SA] addressing the earthquake risks at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As expected, NNSA found it does not need to study earthquake risks any further—except that it […]

Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75

Remembering Hiroshima 75 years later The destruction of Hiroshima, Japan and the death of more than 60,000 of its citizens happened in single instant, unleashed by a weapon the likes of which had never been seen before—the atomic bomb. That destructive force of the Little Boy bomb was enriched uranium, produced in the calutrons of […]

More Safety Problems at Y-12 Bomb Complex

TENNESSEE NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACILITY CONTINUES TO BE PLAGUED BY SAFETY PROBLEMS SAFETY BOARD: OAK RIDGE NUCLEAR STORAGE FACILITY UNSAFE NNSA AND CONTRACTOR CONSPIRE TO DOCTOR SAFETY RECORDS The safest building at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is not safe enough. That is the conclusion of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board […]

Seismic Expert Issues Scathing Review

Seismic Expert Issues Scathing Review of NNSA Earthquake Study at Oak Ridge Nuclear Bomb Plant David D. Jackson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California Los Angeles, issued a scathing review of the latest study to analyze earthquake risks at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, saying, “The agency’s analysis is […]

NNSA earthquake analysis “inadequate.”

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance joined people from around the country in declaring the National Nuclear Security Administration’s environmental analysis of earthquake risks at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, “inadequate, in so many ways.” OREPA’s comments can be found here. NNSA prepared its Supplement Analysis, after being ordered by federal […]