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AWE Aldermaston must remain under 'special measures' for second year running, says government safety watchdog

The factory which designs and manufactures the UK's nuclear weapons must stay on a list of  nuclear sites which require an enhanced level of regulatory attention because of the risks it poses, according to the government's nuclear safety watchdog

AWE agrees to return safety awards following fire prosecution

AWE plc, the company which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, has returned three awards presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents following the fire at AWE Aldermaston in 2010.

Atomic Weapons Establishment under investigation by safety watchdog for failing to comply with radioactive waste management orders.

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) – the factory where the UK's nuclear weapons are designed and made – is under investigation by the government's nuclear safety watchdog for failing to comply with instructions for managing a growing backlog of radioactive waste.

Regulator extends timescale for completion of AWE structural improvements

Repairs to structural damage to a major nuclear processing facility at Britain's main nuclear weapons factory will not be completed until May 2015 – almost three years after the problems were first discovered.

Serco group to repay £68 million to government following tagging fraud

Serco Group, one of the three corporate partners in AWE Management Ltd, the company which runs the UK's nuclear weapons factories, has agreed to repay more than £68 million to the government after overcharging on a contract with the Ministry of Justice for the electronic tagging of prisoners.

Go-ahead given for construction of Pegasus uranium store

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has given permission for construction work to start on a radioactive materials store as part of 'Project Pegasus' at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), but has criticised AWE for “numerous instances” of failing to provide adequate information in the application to commence work.