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AWE Aldermaston in special measures for the 5th year running

Sign at AWE Aldermaston West Gate

Both AWE sites continue to be subject to an enhanced level of regulatory attention

Ongoing strike action at AWE over pensions

The industrial action revolves around the decision to close a defined benefit pension scheme

Aldermaston emergency planning area reduced in size

Police cars in Tadley. The new exclusion zone now covers the whole town. Image credit: Steven West https://www.flickr.com/photos/astralmedia/7985474427/

The area around the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston within which emergency planning measures are considered necessary to protect the public has been reduced in size by more than a quarter following a review by the government's nuclear safety watchdog.  The emergency planning area h

Regulators raise concerns over safety incident and tritium leak at Atomic Weapons Establishment

The Atomic Weapons Establishment “is a safe place, but could be a lot safer”, according to Iain Coucher, the new chief executive of the Establishment. 

AWE Burghfield placed back in special measures as Aldermaston remains in them for the fourth year running

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has announced that both the Aldermaston and Burghfield Atomic Weapons Establishment sites will require 'enhanced regulatory attention' as a result of failures to improve nuclear safety performance at the two sites.

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