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Variations to AWE Aldermaston Radioactive Discharges, NIS Submission to the Environment Agency's Consultation

Variation to Authorisations to dispose of Radioactive Waste from AWE Submission by the Nuclear Information Service to the Environment Agency Consultation

New Warheads Without Testing

US nuclear weapons scientists are designing a warhead that is meant to be 'reliable' without ever having been tested. Geoff Brumfiel, Nature's physical sciences correspondent, asks whether it could renew the United States' ageing stockpile.

NII Quarterly Report on AWE

Intermediate Level Waste Specifications

NIS Education Report on Scottish Delegation Visit to Aldermaston and the house of Commons June 2006

It was a pleasure to welcome the Scottish Delegation of MSPs and Church Leaders to Southern England, and a treat to work with John Ainslie from Scottish CND, who brought this distinguished delegation together and with Greenpeace staff, Simon Clydesdale and Louise Edge. 

NIS facilitates visit of top delegation from Scotland to AWE Aldermaston and Westminster on 11/12 June 2006

Key Members of the Scottish Parliament, together with church and faith leaders and local councillors are being met at Heathrow Airport and supported throughout their stay in the south of England by NIS staff and volunteers.


AWE announce new supercomputer

"The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has ordered one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers with a peak performance of over 40 teraflops (trillions of calculations per second). The new American-built Cray XT3 system – to be known as ‘Larch’ - costs in the region of £20 million and will replace AWE’s current supercomputer, ‘Blue Oak.’"


AWE: ground water concerns

Despite approval of the plans for a huge laser to test nuclear weapons materials to be built near the fence at AWE Aldermaston, objectors are still concerned that the conditions required by the local planning authority, West Berkshire Council and the Environment Agency have not been met, and are seeking legal advice.

NIS calls for a Public Inquiry into AWE developments

£100m laser project will mimic nuclear explosion. Aldermaston plan seen as vital because of test ban. Critics demand inquiry, fearing new weapons

Parliamentary question: AWE balance sheet

11 Jan 2005 : Column 373W, Written Answers to Questions, Defence, Atomic Weapons Establishment

Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the balance sheet value of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the books of his Department was as at 31 March; what the carrying charge and applicable depreciation for that establishment is in the current year; and for what reasons his Department is investing a further £467 million in that establishment. [206603]