Groups Join OREPA to Challenge Bomb Plant Plans

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Apr 5, 2011 No Comments ›› ralph

Seventeen organizations from across the nation and Tennessee have signed on to a letter to the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration challenging the adequacy of the DOE/NNSA’s Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed new bomb plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


The organizations, which collectively have tens of thousands of members, focus on the seismic conditions underlying the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. A March 31, 2011 article in the Knoxville News-Sentinel contained the admission of a DOE spokesman that current facilities do not meet current requirements for earthquake resistance.


A copy of the letter, with signatures as of April 6, is here: SWEIS sign on ltr


Groups and organizations can still sign on to the letter by emailing OREPA at or by leaving a message in the comments on this web site. All that is required is the name of the contact person, name and city/state of the organization.

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