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Reading Post on AWE Burghfield floods

The July storm which caused flooding across the country last year forced the shutdown of the Burghfield atomic bomb factory, it has been revealed.

In a question in the House of Commons last week, Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock asked defence minister Bob Ainsworth on whose authority the “live nuclear work was suspended at AWE Burghfield?”

Read the full Reading Post article here.

AWE Burghfield Warhead Plant Stops Operations

Jamie Doward, Home Affairs Editor, The Observer, 25th May 2008
Trident plant shut down in safety alert- Work at missile factory was suspended in secret after watchdog threatened to withhold licence.

Dropping the Bomb

Do we need to worry about nuclear weapons any more? After the end of the Cold War, the world stepped back from the brink of mutually-assured annihilation and nuclear stockpiles were halved. But nukes haven't gone away. In fact, they are undergoing something of a renaissance. India, Pakistan and North Korea have all recently joined the nuclear club. The US, Russia, Britain, China and France are spending billions on 'modernizing' their nuclear arsenals. So why are disarmament campaigners so upbeat?

Press Release on Trident White Paper

Press Release, 8 March 2007

Peacerights and the Nuclear Information Service are calling for governmental accountability on questions of illegality and due process regarding the replacement of Trident proposed in the Government’s White Paper, ‘The Future of the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent’, published on 4 December 2006.

 

Press Release on Trident Replacement White Paper

Press Release- Government White Paper on Trident Replacement

 

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