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Atomic Weapons Establishment managing director steps down

Andrew Jupp

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.

Safety assessment downplays off-site radiation risks at Atomic Weapons Establishment

A new assessment of hazards posed by the site where Britain's nuclear warheads are assembled and dismantled has concluded that there are “no reasonably foreseeable scenarios” that would result in a radiation emergency at the site.

AWE Aldermaston must remain under 'special measures' for second year running, says government safety watchdog

The factory which designs and manufactures the UK's nuclear weapons must stay on a list of  nuclear sites which require an enhanced level of regulatory attention because of the risks it poses, according to the government's nuclear safety watchdog

AWE agrees to return safety awards following fire prosecution

AWE plc, the company which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, has returned three awards presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents following the fire at AWE Aldermaston in 2010.

Atomic Weapons Establishment under investigation by safety watchdog for failing to comply with radioactive waste management orders.

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) – the factory where the UK's nuclear weapons are designed and made – is under investigation by the government's nuclear safety watchdog for failing to comply with instructions for managing a growing backlog of radioactive waste.

Regulator extends timescale for completion of AWE structural improvements

Repairs to structural damage to a major nuclear processing facility at Britain's main nuclear weapons factory will not be completed until May 2015 – almost three years after the problems were first discovered.

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