OREPA Report Raises UPF Safety Questions

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance has released a special report: Cutting Corners to Save Money: Safety Compromises as the UPF. The report looks at the ways safety has systematically been back-burnered at the Uranium Processing Facility in order to save time and money. Ironically, attempts to push safety questions out of the way have backfired”costing the project both time and money while still leaving the community at risk. The report documents the near-unanimous opinions that an above-ground facility is less secure, and less safe, than a below-grade facility. Nevertheless, the NNSA continues to move forward with plans to build the UPF above ground.

You can read the report here:

Safety Report 10.13


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 orep@earthlink.net 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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