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


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 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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