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New Report Launch

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Our new report 'Trouble Ahead: Risks and Rising Costs in the UK Nuclear Weapons Programme' is launching on Tuesday 30 April in the Palace of Westminster.

UK nuclear weapons 'must be assumed to be vulnerable' to cyber attack

Britain's nuclear weapons can never be made completely safe from cyber attack, raising “serious questions about the longer-term efficacy of the UK nuclear deterrent”, according to a new report from an international security think tank.

Nuclear safety event reported every fortnight at Atomic Weapons Establishment

An official record of nuclear incidents has revealed that over the last three years over eighty safety-related events were reported to government safety inspectors by the factory where Britain's nuclear weapons are designed and built – an average of more than two every month.

Cancellation of Trident programme would have limited impact on Scottish jobs

A new report published jointly by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament shows that many of the skills used by Scottish workers in the Trident nuclear weapons programme could be transferred to other non-Trident submarine work, surface warship work or economic development activity in alternative areas.