No Raise for Failed Management at NNSA

News trickling out of Washington, DC indicates the Uranium Processing Facility”the flagship nuclear weapons production plant for the “modernized” nuclear weapons complex”is in line for funding increases in the FY2104 budget (as much as $1Billion increase over five years) and in the Continuing Resolution being hashed out right now.

OREPA has prepared a fact sheet outlining the many, many reasons this is a bad idea. Chief among them is the complete failure of NNSA management last year”a culture which rewards repeated failure with a raise is deeply corrupt. Since there is no urgent need for the UPF and they aren’t ready to build yet anyway, Congress should reject pork barrel politics and set a conservative course that matches need with resources.

Please use the fact sheet to contact your elected representatives in Congress and let them know they should start cutting the budget with the UPF.

UPF Fact sheet


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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