NIS update: Nov 2023

Extended Patrols: Vanguard problems are here to stay

After HMS Vigilant returned from a 195-day patrol in September, NIS Director David Cullen analyses the long patrols over the last few years and the likely causes. Read more
Aldermaston and Devonport to remain in ‘special measures’

The Chief Nuclear Inspector’s 2022/23 report confirms that both AWE Aldermaston and the Devonport Royal Dockyard are to remain under enhanced regulatory attention, due to longstanding issues. This decision came before the recent death at Aldermaston. Read more
Aurora – Aldermaston’s new £2.5bn plutonium facility

A new plutonium manufacturing facility at AWE Aldermaston will replace the current A90 facility, and is currently in its early design stage. Read more
Webinar: The legacy of British nuclear colonialism

10 November 14:00 GMT
Throughout its history the UK’s nuclear weapons programme has depended upon the resources, lands and labour of indigenous communities. Join us to discuss the impacts and the struggle for justice with representatives from some of those communities. Read more and register
Downwind – A discussion – 10 November 7pm in Reading

Nuclear Information Service and Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp host a discussion with Ian Zabarte and British activists on a forthcoming documentary detailing impacts of UK/US nuclear weapons testing on the Western Shoshone Nation of Indians in Nevada. Read more

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