Since April, Sunday vigils at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge have been a singular affair—we decided to exercise extreme caution in the face of the coronavirus threat and we established one-person Sunday vigils. Since that time, we have maintained our weekly presence without fail. The Board has now decided that we are […]

Groups challenge bomb plant earthquake analysis

NUCLEAR WATCHDOGS CHALLENGE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY EARTHQUAKE ANALYSIS “NOT WHAT THE COURT ORDERED” (Knoxville, TN)  The National Nuclear Security Administration received strong pushback from citizen watchdogs in comments sent to the agency on Friday, August 14, 2020, in response to the Final Supplement Analysis (SA) prepared by the agency to analyze the risks of earthquakes on […]

Never Again! Remembering Hiroshima

Seventy-five years after the United States destroyed Hiroshima, Japan, killing 70,000 people in an instant and that many more in the months to follow, OREPA members gathered at the gates of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex to echo the call of the survivors of Hiroshima and to call for an end to nuclear weapons production […]

Remembering Nagasaki

Our peace lantern ceremony was intentionally small to minimize the risk of COVID-19 which has been persistently spreading in Knoxville. But we did feel it was important to bear witness, so thirteen masked people created a wide circle at Sequoyah Hills Park to read a litany and launch peace lanterns. And we heard the following […]

OREPA challenges Final Supplement Analysis

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, along with Nuclear Watch New Mexico, has challenged the National Nuclear Security Administration’s latest justification for the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant under construction at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In a letter to the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the NNSA, OREPA […]