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UK could keep submarines but would lose Trident missiles & warheads under ban treaty

The UK would be allowed to keep Trident submarines if it joined the nuclear ban treaty, but would have to get rid of its nuclear missiles and warheads, according to a report released today by the Nuclear Information Service (NIS). The ban treaty, which was negotiated by 122 countries this summer, will be opened for signature in New York later today.

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.