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Compromising nuclear warhead safety in Britain

Aerial view of 'Gravel Gerties' at AWE Burghfield

A report published by Nuclear Information Service questions the safety of ageing nuclear warhead assembly and disassembly facilities at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Burghfield, near Reading in Berkshire.


AWE Burghfield Assembly/Disassembly site

Update on nearby housing plans

Prudential has withdrawn the planning applications recently submitted to West Berkshire Council, Reading Borough Council and Wokingham District Council for its Kennet Valley Park development in order to allow time for further consideration of some of the issues raised by local people and interest groups in consultation. The local authorities and other statutory and non-statutory stakeholders have been informed of this decision.

Amended applications will be submitted early in 2007.