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):