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Archive: A Citizen’s Guide to Oak Ridge 1992

In 1989, the Oak Ridge Education Project, a project of the Foundation for Global Sustainability in Knoxville, TN and  the legal antecedent to OREPA published A Citizen’s Guide to Oak Ridge which documented the extent of environmental contamination from nuclear weapons production and other activities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

In 1992, the Citizen’s Guide was updated, with new chapters on economic transition possibilities for Oak Ridge and a vision for the future.

The Citizen’s Guide is not available anywhere else on the web. Twenty-three years later, too much of the information in the Citizen’s Guide remains accurate. Cleanup activities have addressed some of the issues here, and the TSCA incinerator is now shut down, but some of the most significant challenges remain to be addressed.

You can view the Citizen’s Guide here (warning, it’s a big file):

A Citizen’s Guide to Oak Ridge 1992


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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

OREPA has held Sunday vigils every week for more than 22 years at the main entrance to the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex (intersection of Scarboro Rd and East Bear Creek Road). We will now be holding the vigil at 4:00PM ET during the winter months so we don’t have to be sitting out in the dark. We are outdoors and space our chairs; when covid numbers are up, we encourage people to wear masks. Bring your own chair, we have some umbrellas for sun shade or rain.

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