Celebrating the entry into force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. 122 Yellow Xs are tied to the fence—representing the 122 nations that voted for the Treaty in July 2017. And…

The Ban Treaty enters into force. We took the word to the University of Tennessee whose President announced last month that he wants to bid on the contract to manage the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex to build nuclear weapons!

OREPA celebrated 21 years of Sunday vigils at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex on November 29, 2020. The coronavirus limited our numbers, but we took an anniversary photo as part of the celebration!

Peacemaker Award 2020

Can you think of a better way to spend the extra evening we get in Leap Year? OREPA is pleased to honor Gloria Mencer with

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OREPA asks judge to enforce her ruling

Citizen Groups File Motion to Enforce Court Order Vacating NNSA Decision on Uranium Processing Facility Construction             Calling the National Nuclear Security Administration’s latest Record

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Judge rules for OREPA, et al.

Chief District Judge Pamela Reeves today issued a ruling in OREPA’s legal challenge to the UPF bomb plant. While she stopped short of requiring the

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Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Plant “unsafe”

Y-12 CRITICALITY SAFETY PROGRAM “INADEQUATE” SAFETY BOARD CITES SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS             One of the nation’s key nuclear weapons production facilities has been declared unsafe due

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2019 Peacemakers

OREPA Coordinator Ralph Hutchison read the following dedication at the presentation of the 2019 Peacemaker Award celebration. Long before the creation of the #MeToo movement,

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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