NIS Update: August – September 2014


Rolls-Royce plead guilty to breaking safety laws after employees exposed to radiation

The company that builds the nuclear reactors which power the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines, has pleaded guilty to seven charges of breaching safety and environmental laws after employees were exposed to high levels of radiation at one of the company's factories in Derby.  Read more.


Emergency arrangements “below standard” at Barrow submarine shipyard

Emergency arrangements and management systems at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness are “significantly below standard” and require improvement, according to the government's nuclear safety regulator.  Read more.


FOI records reveal nuclear warhead convoy safety faults

Brake failures, vehicle breakdowns, false alarms, and map-reading errors are among dozens of safety incidents which have plagued convoys carrying nuclear weapons and military special nuclear materials on Britain's roads over the last seven years, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.  Read more


Atomic Weapons Establishment managing director steps down

Andrew Jupp, Managing Director at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), has stepped down from the top job at the UK's Trident nuclear weapons factory.  Read more


Faslane radiation incident under investigation

An investigation is underway at the Faslane submarine base in the Clyde following an incident when a worker was accidentally exposed to radiation.  Read more.


UK fissile material holdings reported

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has published figures for the UK's holdings of fissile materials for the year 2013, showing an increase in civil stocks of plutonium and high enriched uranium. Read more.


Nuclear Information Service Annual Report 2013

Read all about our activities last year in our annual report for 2013.  Read more.

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