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AWE construction programme continues to make headway

Significant progress has been made in delivering the major projects programme at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), with three key new facilities on schedule for handover to operational managers next year.

Warhead factory fire court case adjourned again

A prosecution of the Atomic Weapons Establishment has been adjourned for a second time following a decision to transfer the case from Reading Magistrates Court to Reading Crown Court.

Fire service called to acid incident at AWE Aldermaston

A Parliamentary Question asked by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has revealed that the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston on 16 August 2012 to deal with an incident resulting from an acid experiment.

Nuclear safety regulator: more work to do in completing post-Fukushima improvements

A report on progress made in implementing recommendations to upgrade the safety of the British nuclear industry in the wake of the Fukushima accident has concluded that more than 400 improvement actions have yet to be completed.

Action plan exposes difficulties in response to 2010 fire at AWE

An emergency planning action plan prepared by West Berkshire Council in the aftermath of the fire which took place in an explosives manufacturing facility at AWE Aldermaston in August 2010 has highlighted difficulties faced by emergency services in responding to the fire.