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NIS Update: November/December 2018

Contents of this NIS Update newsletter from the Nuclear Information Service:

  • Government claims releasing nuclear safety assessment would risk national security
  • MoD will not refuel HMS Victorious
  • AWE’s nuclear waste plan: send it to Sellafield
  • AWE fined £1 million for electrical injury incident
  • Safety issues may call time on Burghfield warhead assembly plant

 

NIS at Labour Party Conference

'National Security and Nuclear Weapons - Risks and Opportunities for Labour'
26th September room 13 ACC Liverpool 08:00

If you are in Liverpool for the Labour Party Conference this week we will be pleased to see you at our breakfast fringe session on the last day of Conference.

We join with Rethinking Security and BASIC (British American Security Information Council) for a session on 'National Security and Nuclear Weapons - Risks and Opportunities for Labour'.

NIS Update: May/June 2018 Special

Environment Agency to approve AWE radioactive discharge increase

The Environment Agency plan to approve AWE's application to increase the amount of volatile beta emitting radioactive material they release into the atmosphere. A consultation on the draft decision runs until June 6th.

Our full story on the draft decision can be found here.

NIS Update April 2018

Contents of this month's NIS Update newsletter from Nuclear Information Service

NIS Update: February 2018 Special

AWE have applied to increase the amount of volatile beta emitting radioactive material they release into the atmosphere from 4.4 MegaBecquerels (MBq) to 100 MBq, an increase of more than 22 times. The Environment Agency consultation on the change runs until the 22nd February.

NIS Update: September 2017

  • Updated briefing paper - The UK and the nuclear ban treaty September 2017
    As the nuclear ban treaty has opened for signature, We have updated our briefing paper examining which aspects of the UK's nuclear weapons programme would be affected if the UK were to sign the ban treaty.

NIS Update: August 2017

Contents of this month's NIS Update newsletter from Nuclear Information Service:

Annual Report 2016

Nuclear Information Service Annual Report 2016 is now published - please view or download the PDF  or if you prefer you may request a hard copy in the post.

NIS Update: May 2017 special

In a week where industrial action over changes to a pension scheme prevented an emergency planning exercise at AWE, we are releasing research which shows that the profits made by the consortium which owns AWE Management Ltd. are almost twice the size of the deficit in their pension scheme. The factsheet also shows how spending by the Ministry of Defence on AWE has risen over the years.

 

AWE consortium profits are almost double the size of their pension deficit

NIS Update April 2017

AWE’s radioactive waste plan, regulator issues new improvement notices and more

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