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Erwin Citizens Awareness Network (ECAN) Records

Identifier: AppMs-870

Scope and Contents

Public information on Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. and the Swedish waste processor Studsvik, Inc. gathered by Erwin Citizens Awareness Network (ECAN) as part of the group's watchdog activities. While the primary focus of the documents is the uranium downblending facility in Erwin, Tennessee, the collection also includes materials on similar facilities elsewhere.


  • 1957 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


25 linear feet

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Boxes 1-9 and 11-24 of this collection contain binders with accompanying summary sheets organized by ECAN member Barbara O'Neal. The archives did not alter the arrangement, though binder summaries have been shortened for this finding aid.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were donated by Barbara O'Neal in 2019, 2020, and 2021, accessions 2019-012, 2020-013, and 2022-001.

Separated Materials

The following books were cataloged for the Archives of Appalachia book collection:

Deller, Nicole, Arjun Makhijani, and John Burroughs. Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies Regarding Security-Related Treaties, 2003.

Hillgartner, Stephen, Richard C. Bell, and Rory O'Connor. Nukespeak: Nuclear Language, Visions, and Mindset, 1982.

Makhijani, Arjun. Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, 2007.

March, Linda Davis. Erwin and Unicoi County, 2007.

McKinley, Wes, and Caron Balkany. The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crimes and How We Caught Them Red Handed, 2004.

Stevens, Mark A. Unicoi County, 2008.

Stevens, Mark A. Welcome to Erwin, 2011.

Tipton, A. Christine. Civil War in the Mountains, 2000. Tipton was an ECAN member.

WEMB 1420 Looks Back with Lou Thornberry, [2008].

Willrich, Mason, and Richard K. Lester. Radioactive Waste: Management and Regulation, 1977.

Processing Information

Jen Bingham completed initial processing of this collection in June 2019 and processed accruals in October 2020 and January 2021. The donor used a system of storage and organization that included binders, plastic sleeves and sticky notes; these were left in place.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA