NIS Director David Cullen analyses the government’s recent decision to increase the size of their nuclear warhead stockpile. Read more.
Webinar: Attitudes to nuclear weapon modernisation
Watch our recent webinar discussing the forthcoming NIS briefing on non-nuclear-weapon states’ concerns about nuclear weapon modernisation. Featuring briefing author Sanem Topal, Alicia Sanders-Zakre from ICAN, Dr Gry Thomasen from BASIC and David Cullen from NIS. Pre-order free hard copies of the briefing below. Published late April.
Coronavirus delays Dreadnought for one year
The government has announced that Delivery Phase 2 of the the Dreadnought submarine programme will be extended for a year due to coronavirus. They maintain that this will not affect the in-service date of the first submarine. Read more.
Work restarts on AWE uranium facility
The government has announced work on Project Pegasus will be restarted. The troubled project to build a new enriched uranium manufacturing facility at AWE Aldermaston is expected to cost more than the original £634m budget. Read more.
Developer challenge to Burghfield emergency zone fails
A High Court Judge has rejected an application by three property development companies to overturn an enlarged radiation emergency planning zone around AWE Burghfield. Read more.
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