OREPA travels to DC: joins colleagues across the country

Six OREPA members will join scores of colleagues from across the country next week, April 17-20, in Washington, DC for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability’s DC Days. The Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant will be one of the priority concerns of ANA as they fan out for meetings across Capitol Hill.

“We’ll meet with legislators and staff,” says OREPA coordinator Ralph Hutchison, “and we’ll also meet with Administration officials. We share our concerns with them, and we also listen. Given the ‘cone of silence’ from our Senator, Lamar Alexander, we have to glean what we can from other agencies and officials who have oversight of the UPF bomb plant project.”

ANA’s recommendations cover a broad range of issues, from Life Extension Programs to new bomb plants to waste and cleanup issues. The full agenda can be found in Trillion Dollar Trainwreck, a report issued today by ANA.

You can read the report here:  ANA Trainwreck 2016sm



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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