NIS technical briefing note: JSP 538 – Regulation of the Nuclear Weapons Programme

‘Joint Services Publication 538: Regulation of the Nuclear Weapon Programme’ (JSP 538) is the definitive Ministry of Defence guidance document on nuclear and radiological safety requirements within the UK nuclear weapons programme. A redacted copy of the full 522 page document was placed in the House of Commons Library in May 2008 in response to a Parliamentary Question1. This NIS technical briefing provides a brief summary of its contents and a commentary on some salient points.

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