Groups Join OREPA to Challenge Bomb Plant Plans

Seventeen organizations from across the nation and Tennessee have signed on to a letter to the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration challenging the adequacy of the DOE/NNSA’s Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed new bomb plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


The organizations, which collectively have tens of thousands of members, focus on the seismic conditions underlying the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. A March 31, 2011 article in the Knoxville News-Sentinel contained the admission of a DOE spokesman that current facilities do not meet current requirements for earthquake resistance.


A copy of the letter, with signatures as of April 6, is here: SWEIS sign on ltr


Groups and organizations can still sign on to the letter by emailing OREPA at or by leaving a message in the comments on this web site. All that is required is the name of the contact person, name and city/state of the organization.


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) at 5:00pm ET. 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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