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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


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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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