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On Monday workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were out on strike for the sixteenth time since November as part of a long-running pensions dispute. More than 700 workers are striking, with...

Cabinet Office investigates Serco government contracts

Serco Group, one of the companies in the management consortium which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, is under investigation by a team from the Cabinet office following accusations that it has overcharged the Ministry of Justice by millions of pounds on contracts for tagging offenders.

Environment Agency warns Atomic Weapons Establishment following radioactive effluent investigation

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has been served with a formal warning letter and enforcement notice by a government environmental watchdog after increases in levels of tritium – a radioactive form of hydrogen – were found in the Aldermaston Stream.

Permission given for structural repair work to commence at Atomic Weapons Establishment uranium facility

Repair work on corroded structural columns in the A45 facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston has begun after the facility was closed last year for failing to meet nuclear safety standards.

New Zealand Superannuation Fund dumps investment in UK nuclear weapons programme

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has pulled out of investing in Jacobs Engineering Group and Serco Group – two members of the contracting consortium responsible for managing the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), where the UK's nuclear weapons are designed and built.

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.

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