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Public pay five million pound bill for flood damage at UK's nuclear weapons factory

Ministers have decided that the public should pay the costs of cleaning up after severe flooding at the Atomic Burghfield in 2007.

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.

AWE sites proposed for nuclear submarine radioactive waste dump

The two Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites in Berkshire have been included on a secret shortlist of sites where the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is thinking of dumping radioactive waste from defunct nuclear powered submarines, according to an authoritative report in a Scottish newspaper.


Fresh hurdle for AWE development

The Nuclear Awareness Group (NAG),  based in Reading, has lodged a complaint with West Berkshire Council over the handling of a planning application at AWE in Burghfield by outlining their concerns about the way plans to build a new nuclear warhead facility were handled.

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Hansard on International Regulations affecting safety at AWE Burghfield

25 Mar 2009 : Column 432W

AWE Burghfield: Nuclear Weapons

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 1668W, on AWE Burghfield: nuclear weapons, what internationally recognised standards and codes of practice are applicable. [265568]


AWE Burghfield Planning Application for a Dis/Assembly facility to be decided. WBC Planning Committee Meeting 6.30pm Wednesday 4th March 2009, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berks. See Planning Officer's Report

Environment Agency Response to MoD Planning Application

Environment Agency Response to MoD Planning Application to West Berkshire Council for a Dis/Assembly facility at AWE Burghfield. The Agency's response to the planning application is to offer no objection to the plan but to impose six Conditions

Hansard on AWE Burghfield Safety, 26th Jan 2009

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evidence his Department holds on the safety of airborne particulate debris arising from the functioning of the Main Process Facility at AWE Burghfield. [249007]

Hansard on MoD handling of Burghfield AWE floods

From Hansard: Defence AWE Burghfield: Floods Written Answers on 27th Oct 2008

Hansard on AWE Burghfield Floods, Oct 27th 2008

Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency planning had been conducted at AWE Burghfield before the 2007 floods to prepare for such an eventuality; and if he will make a statement.