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Questions asked about asbestos risks following nuclear factory fire

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has written to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to ask what precautions have been taken to protect the public from a suspected release of asbestos following a fire at AWE Aldermaston earlier this month.

Safety questions unanswered for planned nuclear research facility at AWE Aldermaston

Information about the safety and environmental risks posed by a new nuclear weapons research facility which is to be built at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston should be released to the public, according to the Nuclear Information Service (NIS).

NIS calls for independent inquiry into fire at Atomic Weapons Establishment

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has written to the Health and Safety Executive calling for an independent inquiry into last night's fire at the Atomic Weapon's Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston.


Planning application submitted for new hydrodynamics research facility at AWE

The Ministry of Defence has this week submitted a planning application to West Berkshire Council for development of a new hydrodynamics research facility (Project Hydrus) at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston.

1400 objectors, 0 supporters: West Berkshire Council grants planning permission to AWE

Despite receiving over 1400 letters of objection, West Berkshire Council has decided to grant planning permission to the Atomic Weapons Establishment for a new Enriched Uranium Facility.

Last night's Eastern Area Planning Committee meeting agreed to give permission for the controversial development to go ahead in the face of public concern about a lack of consultation and inadequate information about the risks it poses to the public and the environment.  Just one committee member - Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Macro - voted against the proposal.

Romans Warn On The Dangers Of Pegasus

“Thousands of visitors enjoy traveling to the Roman amphitheater and ruins at Silchester every year. But how would it be, if instead of leaving us these fascinating historical sites, they left behind their toxic radioactive waste and a poisoned environment for us to inherit?

“That is exactly what we are planning to do with the waste that will be created by AWE's Project Pegasus. Because, we have devised no method of disposing of this waste in a way which is safe and poses no risks to the environment.

61% say no to Pegasus development!


A street survey conducted by local environmental groups shows that a large majority of local people think that the proposed new Enriched Uranium Facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston should not be built.

Council accused of ‘sneaking through’ nuclear plans during Christmas rush

Nuclear Information Service has raised concerns that a planning application for a controversial new development handling nuclear materials at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston is being pushed through on the quiet during the busy run-up period before Christmas.

The planning application for 'Project Pegasus' – the proposed new enriched uranium facility at AWE Aldermaston - was validated by the Council on 30th November 2008, and a mere three weeks has been allowed for the consultation period, which closes on 23rd December.

AWE Aldermaston's £500 million new uranium project unnecessary and unaffordable

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has branded plans for a new purpose-built enriched uranium handling facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston as a half a billion pound white elephant.

A planning application for 'Project Pegasus', the new facility at Aldermaston, is to be advertised by West Berkshire Council this week, but NIS considers the new development to be unnecessary and unaffordable and a potential obstacle to progress at forthcoming arms control talks.

New AWE Emergency Plan highlights chilling consequences of a nuclear accident

A newly published emergency plan for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) gives a chilling insight into the grim consequences of a major accident at one of Berkshire's nuclear weapons factories.