About Nuclear Information Service








Nuclear Information Service was incorporated in 2000 and is a not-for-profit, non-government information service working to promote public awareness and foster debate on the risks and costs of the UK's military nuclear programme.

Our work is dedicated to uncovering the secrecy and challenging the myths about the UK's nuclear weapons programme, and in particular on the warhead development programme at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). Our local presence based close to AWE uniquely places us to undertake such work, and to press the Establishment to increase its accountability to neighbouring communities and the wider public.

Our advocacy and dialogue work aims to increase the transparency of the UK's nuclear weapons programme. We aim to provide civil society and decision makers with accurate independent information on nuclear weapon issues, generating solid evidence which will inform campaigns and demonstrate a need for change.

We have received financial support from the following funders:



Our aims and values

Nuclear Information Service has the following aims:

  • Provide accurate and objective information about the UK's nuclear weapons programme.
  • Stimulate debate on the UK's nuclear weapons programme and nuclear disarmament.
  • Promote openness, transparency, and accountability within the UK's nuclear weapons programme, accepting that there are some areas where information needs to be protected to prevent nuclear proliferation.

Our organisational values are as follows:

  • Showing professionalism, accountability, and transparency in our work.

  • Treating people fairly and with dignity.

  • Respecting equality and diversity.

  • Showing awareness of the needs of the environment.

  • Responding to the views and needs of our stakeholders

We endeavour to adhere to these values in all of our activities.



Feedback and complaints

Nuclear Information Service aims to work to the highest standards of quality and accuracy. It is important to us to act responsibly and constructively in our relationships with the public and others we work with.  If you feel that in our work or conduct Nuclear Information Service or any of our personnel have failed to live up to these standards we would like to know about it.

If you have a complaint about NIS or would like to give us feedback, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • By telephone: 0118 327 4935
  • By email: office(at)nuclearinfo.org
  • By letter: Nuclear Information Service, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS
  • Through this website: please use the webform on our contact page.

Please mark correspondence 'Complaint – attention of NIS Chair. Confidential'. Your letter or email will be forwarded unopened to the Chair of our Board of Directors, who will address the matter as soon as is possible.

We will acknowledge your complaint as soon as it has been received, and will contact you again to let you know what we intend to do about it after the matter has been investigated.  All complaints received will be recorded and reported to our Board of Directors.


We aim for all information on this website to be as accurate as possible.  If you would like to point out any errors of fact or report any broken weblinks, please use the webform on our contact page.



Nuclear Information Service is registered in the United Kingdom as a company limited by guarantee:

  • Company number 4063238
  • Registered office: 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS



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