Update on Y12 Resisters

Update on the Y12 Resisters


last update: Friday, January 13, 2012


On January 6, Steve Baggarly, Mike Walli and Bonnie Urfer were released from prison after serving 8 months for their July 10, 2010 action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Their co-defendant, Father Bill Bichsel, remains in custody in SeaTac Federal Prison since mid-November serving 3 months for the July 10 Resister Action.

Bix is scheduled to be released February 9.

You can write to him at:

William Bichsel, 86275-020

SeaTac Federal Detention Center

P O Bo 13900

Seattle, WA 98198-1090

David Corcoran, last of the defendants to go to trial, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Illinois on December 28. He will be sentenced on March 21; sentencing guidelines place him in the 0-6 months range.



You can support the ongoing work of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance by mail at: OREPA, PO Box 5743, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 or on-line at www.orepa.org and click the red Donate Now button.


Thanks to all who are part of this great community of support!




One final note. The Y12 Resisters appreciate all the support they receive, but it is clear that each of them places the highest priority on the continuing work to stop nuclear weapons production in all the places it happens across the country, so we urge you to connect with groups working on these issues and dedicate a meaningful part of your time and resources to this work!





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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