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Jonathon Porritt becomes Patron of Nuclear Information Service

Jonathon Porritt

Nuclear Information Service (NIS) is delighted to announce that Sir Jonathon Porritt has agreed to become a Patron of our organisation.

Pete Wilkinson appointed as new Director of Nuclear Information Service

Pete Wilkinson

The Nuclear Information Service Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Pete Wilkinson has been appointed to the post of Director for the organisation.

Sixty years of British nuclear weapons

Sir William Penney

Find out about our interactive timeline showing the history of Britain's nuclear weapons programme.

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).   

Greenpeace investigation shows that replacing Trident will cost £97 billion

An investigation by Greenpeace has shown that the costs of replacing Trident will total £97 billion over the whole life of the project- far above the £20 billion figure usually quoted by the government.

Calls for greater transparency at AWE following contamination incident

Local Green campaigners are calling for increased transparency following AWE plc's failure to disclose to the public details of a radioactive contamination event that happened at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in June 2009.

NIS calls for end to plutonium production

NIS has called for the UK's stocks of plutonium to be treated as waste, and for production of plutonium to cease as quickly as possible.

NIS supports independent Nuclear Installations Inspectorate

NIS is supporting government proposals to reorganise the Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate into and independent new regulator for the nuclear sector.

Anniversary- an Act of Memory

The UN Declaration of Human Rights triumphed in all the minds of those who came to the Anniversary - an Act of Memory, an event held on 14th July 2009 in the House of Commons hosted by Mike Hancock MP and Member of the Defence Select Committee on July 14th 2009, to mark Di's retirement from NIS.