Subscribe to AWE Aldermaston

AWE Aldermaston

AWE Aldermaston emergency planning zone to remain unchanged

Council emergency planners have decided to retain the current 3 kilometre emergency planning zone surrounding the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston – despite a review by AWE which concluded that the radius of the zone could be reduced slightly.

Norwegian government pension fund withdraws investment from AWE partner

The Norwegian government's pension fund has withdrawn its investments from Jacobs Engineering – one of the parent companies behind the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment – because of its involvement in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

Safety watchdog: Atomic Weapons Establishment 'exposed people to risk'

An investigation by the government's nuclear safety watchdog has found “clear evidence” that the structure of a nuclear processing facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has degraded to the extent that "normal operations can no longer be justified".

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.