Annual Report 2010

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Our annual report for 2010 gives a summary of the research and education work we have carried out over the year.

As usual, much of our work over the year focused on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). Planning applications for the 'Pegasus' enriched uranium facility and 'Hydrus' hydrodynamics facility were submitted by AWE during the year, and NIS helped in providing background information on the two developments and in advising the general public on how to have their say on the planning applications. Our services were also in demand by the media following a fire in the explosives area at AWE Aldermaston in August.

2010 was an important year for disarmament initiatives, with the signing of the New START Treaty between the USA and Russia and the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York. Here in the UK a general election resulted in a change of government, with coalition partners from the Liberal Democrat party sceptical about the need to replace the UK's Trident nuclear weapons. NIS provided information about these events and other key moments during the year.

Our annual report gives a full account of the work we undertook over the year, and also provides an update on some of the initiatives we have undertaken to support our various partner organisations who are working on peace and disarmament issues.

Without the help and encouragement of our many friends and supporters we would not have been able to make such progress, and we are grateful for all your interest and assistance. As a small organisation working in an area which is rapidly increasing in its political significance, funding is always an issue for NIS, and we are very grateful to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust for supporting the areas of our work which are covered by the Trust's charitable aims. If you would like to help support our work you can donate to NIS via Paypal here.

You can download a copy of the NIS annual report for 2010 here: