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Public inquiry into AWE safety extended by four days

The Boundary Hall planning inquiry into development in the emergency planning zone at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston is to be extended by four days to allow evidence into public safety to be fully examined.

Despite heavy pressure from local MPs and councils the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is opposing a new housing development close to AWE Aldermaston.

Boundary Hall planning inquiry into AWE safety zones commences

The planning inquiry for the 'Boundary Hall' site in Tadley, close to the perimeter fence at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston commenced today in Basingstoke (12 October 2010).

1,331 voices count for nothing

 

 

 

West Berkshire Council has granted planning permission for a new hydrodynamics research facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston – despite receiving 1,331 letters of objection to the proposed development.

AWE 'Hydrus' Planning Application scheduled for 29 September hearing

West Berkshire Council has confirmed that its Eastern Area Planning Committee will consider the planning application for 'Project Hydrus', the new hydrodynamics experimental facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, at its meeting on Wednesday 29th September.

AWE fire incident report highlights safety failings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly released information about the recent fire at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston reveals that AWE failed to take key action that could have helped firefighters bring the blaze under control.

Questions asked about asbestos risks following nuclear factory fire



The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has written to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to ask what precautions have been taken to protect the public from a suspected release of asbestos following a fire at AWE Aldermaston earlier this month.

Safety questions unanswered for planned nuclear research facility at AWE Aldermaston

Information about the safety and environmental risks posed by a new nuclear weapons research facility which is to be built at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston should be released to the public, according to the Nuclear Information Service (NIS).

NIS calls for independent inquiry into fire at Atomic Weapons Establishment

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has written to the Health and Safety Executive calling for an independent inquiry into last night's fire at the Atomic Weapon's Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston.

 

Planning application submitted for new hydrodynamics research facility at AWE

The Ministry of Defence has this week submitted a planning application to West Berkshire Council for development of a new hydrodynamics research facility (Project Hydrus) at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston.

1400 objectors, 0 supporters: West Berkshire Council grants planning permission to AWE


Despite receiving over 1400 letters of objection, West Berkshire Council has decided to grant planning permission to the Atomic Weapons Establishment for a new Enriched Uranium Facility.

Last night's Eastern Area Planning Committee meeting agreed to give permission for the controversial development to go ahead in the face of public concern about a lack of consultation and inadequate information about the risks it poses to the public and the environment.  Just one committee member - Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Macro - voted against the proposal.

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