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AWE emergency exercise finds shortcomings in media and scientific advice

ALDEX 16 command and control structure, taken from debrief document

In 2016 a major emergency exercise focussed on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Aldermaston, identified shortcomings in providing accurate information to the media and integrating scientific and technical advice into the emergency response, acc

AWE Pensions dispute settled with pay increases

Unite members have agreed to end the dispute by accepting wage increases

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

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