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Opening The Gates: Raising the standard of community liaison at the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

Nuclear Information Service has published the results of a major investigation into the effectiveness and openness of the Local Liaison Committee for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).   

West Berkshire Council to hear Atomic Weapons planning application

West Berkshire Council will make a decision on Wednesday 8 February on whether to grant planning permission for construction of a new Technology Development Centre at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston.

Nuclear emergency exercise is a good start - but real-life test needed for bomb factory

An emergency exercise for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has resulted in invaluable learning for emergency services – but further improvements in planning for an accident are needed as a result of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, according to a new report from Nuclear Information Service (NIS).

£2 billion and rising: the cost of redeveloping the Atomic Weapons Establishment

The Ministry of Defence has pledged at least £2 billion of spending on new developments at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), according to new information released in response to a Parliamentary Question from Caroline Lucas MP.

Revealed: the £700 million price of AWE's new uranium facility

The full costs of 'Project Pegasus', the proposed new enriched uranium facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, have been revealed to Nuclear Information Service following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Information provided by the Ministry of Defence following a ruling by the Information Commissioner shows that the new facility at Aldermaston was priced at £746,765,140 when it received 'initial gate' approval in 2007.

Boundary Hall development at AWE: Inspector says no, Minister says yes

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has decided to grant planning permission for the controversial 'Boundary Hall' housing development in Tadley, ignoring advice from the independent inspector at last year's planning inquiry into the development.

Nuclear factory fire report highlights AWE safety failings

“Numerous difficulties” were experienced by agencies involved in fighting a serious fire at the Berkshire factory where Britain's nuclear warheads are made because of the security status of the site and the time of day the fire broke out, according to a fire service debrief report for the incident- which is available for download at the bottom of this article.

Emergency planning arrangements for AWE's Explosives Technology Facility

Emergency plans for the explosives technology facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston have been released into the public domain (available for download at the bottom of this article) following a series of questions from Members of Parliament.

Following the fire in the explosives area at Aldermaston on 3 August 2010 Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, enquired about the emergency arrangements which were implemented in fighting the fire.