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Nuclear weapons factory operators plead guilty to breaking safety law following fire

The company which operates the factories where the UK's nuclear weapons are manufactured has pleaded guilty to breaking safety law following a fire in which a member of staff was injured.

Spotlight on nuclear factory's failure to publish environmental information

Nuclear Information Service is publishing a series of undisclosed official reports documenting the safety and environmental performance of the Atomic Weapons Establishment during the year 2012.

A45 corrosion of 'major' significance, reveal FOI papers

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the closure last autumn of the A45 uranium components facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston was rated as an incident of “major” significance by company staff.

AWE court hearing adjourned until 16 May

A prosecution of AWE plc – the company which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, where the UK's nuclear weapons are manufactured and maintained - has been adjourned until 16 May.

Atomic Weapons Establishment court hearing adjourned again

The court date for the Health and Safety Executive's prosecution of AWE plc – the company which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, where the UK's nuclear weapons are manufactured and maintained – has been put back for a third time to allow further legal discussion to take place.

AWE Aldermaston emergency planning zone to remain unchanged

Council emergency planners have decided to retain the current 3 kilometre emergency planning zone surrounding the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston – despite a review by AWE which concluded that the radius of the zone could be reduced slightly.

Norwegian government pension fund withdraws investment from AWE partner

The Norwegian government's pension fund has withdrawn its investments from Jacobs Engineering – one of the parent companies behind the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment – because of its involvement in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

Safety watchdog: Atomic Weapons Establishment 'exposed people to risk'

An investigation by the government's nuclear safety watchdog has found “clear evidence” that the structure of a nuclear processing facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has degraded to the extent that "normal operations can no longer be justified".

AWE construction programme continues to make headway

Significant progress has been made in delivering the major projects programme at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), with three key new facilities on schedule for handover to operational managers next year.

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