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NIS Update: January 2013

Our NIS Update newletter for January contains news about corrosion problems in one of the main manufacturing facilities at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), together with a report on progress with AWE's major projects programme - one of the largest construction programmes in the UK at present.  We report on recent comments by senior politicians questioning the need for replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system, and on the UK's government's recent statement on Trident and Scottish independence.

NIS Update: December 2012 - January 2013

This month's NIS Update newsletter contains news about an update from the Ministry of Defence on the Trident replacement programme and the findings of an independent inquiry into alternatives to work on Trident at the BAE Systems shipyard at Barrow, along with reports on faults to Astute class submarines and the latest information about the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

NIS Update: October - November 2012

The latest NIS Update newsletter contains news on the first test firing of a Trident missile by the Royal Navy for three years; the findings of an investigation by the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee into the implications of Scottish independence for Trident; and progress in making nuclear safety improvements across the UK in the light of the Fukushima accident.  News from the Atomic Weapons Establishment covers a fire service call-out to an acid incident and the opening of the Orion laser, scheduled for spring 2013.