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AWE sites proposed for nuclear submarine radioactive waste dump

The two Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites in Berkshire have been included on a secret shortlist of sites where the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is thinking of dumping radioactive waste from defunct nuclear powered submarines, according to an authoritative report in a Scottish newspaper.

 

Investment spending at AWE rockets to £1 billion per year

Hidden amongst the small print of parliamentary minutiae and issued during the summer recess, the Ministry of Defence has released a Ministerial Statement announcing how much money will be spent at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) on investment and upgrade work over the next three years.

 

Calls for greater transparency at AWE following contamination incident

Local Green campaigners are calling for increased transparency following AWE plc's failure to disclose to the public details of a radioactive contamination event that happened at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in June 2009.

Hansard on Control of Atomic Weapons Establishment - 26th Jan 09

Asked by Lord Astor of Hever, 26 Jan 2009 : Column WA3

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they retain full ownership and control of all the assets of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, notwithstanding the appointment of a consortium company to manage the establishment; and, if so, (a) in whom that ownership and control is vested; and (b) in what documents their working arrangements with that management company are set out. [HL771]

 

Hansard on AWE Aldermaston, Dec 15th 2008

Mr Mike Hancock *(Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 10 ovember 2008, Official Report, column 777W, on AWE Aldermaston, hether his Department is considering financing any elements of the rogramme to replace the Trident nuclear warhead through private finance initiatives. (244306)

Hansard on AWE Aldermaston, Nov 17th 2008

17 Nov 2008 : Column 141W, AWE Aldermaston

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the management consortium of the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston, AWEML, has played in responding to the improvement notice served by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive on 3 April 2008. [235575]

Hansard on MoD handling of Burghfield AWE floods

From Hansard: Defence AWE Burghfield: Floods Written Answers on 27th Oct 2008

AWE Bylaws Legal Challenge

A Judicial Review Appeal of the High Court decision on AWE bylaws in March 2008 is to be heard in the High Court of the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London on Wednesday, 26th November 2008.

Proposed compensation to communities near nuclear waste sites

Intermediate Level Nuclear Waste has to be stored at all nuclear facilities including AWE Aldermaston. Decommissioned submarines waste also has to be stored for many years.

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