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Romans Warn On The Dangers Of Pegasus

“Thousands of visitors enjoy traveling to the Roman amphitheater and ruins at Silchester every year. But how would it be, if instead of leaving us these fascinating historical sites, they left behind their toxic radioactive waste and a poisoned environment for us to inherit?

“That is exactly what we are planning to do with the waste that will be created by AWE's Project Pegasus. Because, we have devised no method of disposing of this waste in a way which is safe and poses no risks to the environment.

61% say no to Pegasus development!


A street survey conducted by local environmental groups shows that a large majority of local people think that the proposed new Enriched Uranium Facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston should not be built.

Council accused of ‘sneaking through’ nuclear plans during Christmas rush

Nuclear Information Service has raised concerns that a planning application for a controversial new development handling nuclear materials at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston is being pushed through on the quiet during the busy run-up period before Christmas.

The planning application for 'Project Pegasus' – the proposed new enriched uranium facility at AWE Aldermaston - was validated by the Council on 30th November 2008, and a mere three weeks has been allowed for the consultation period, which closes on 23rd December.

AWE Aldermaston's £500 million new uranium project unnecessary and unaffordable

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has branded plans for a new purpose-built enriched uranium handling facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston as a half a billion pound white elephant.

A planning application for 'Project Pegasus', the new facility at Aldermaston, is to be advertised by West Berkshire Council this week, but NIS considers the new development to be unnecessary and unaffordable and a potential obstacle to progress at forthcoming arms control talks.

New AWE Emergency Plan highlights chilling consequences of a nuclear accident

A newly published emergency plan for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) gives a chilling insight into the grim consequences of a major accident at one of Berkshire's nuclear weapons factories.

AWE sites proposed for nuclear submarine radioactive waste dump

The two Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites in Berkshire have been included on a secret shortlist of sites where the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is thinking of dumping radioactive waste from defunct nuclear powered submarines, according to an authoritative report in a Scottish newspaper.


Investment spending at AWE rockets to £1 billion per year

Hidden amongst the small print of parliamentary minutiae and issued during the summer recess, the Ministry of Defence has released a Ministerial Statement announcing how much money will be spent at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) on investment and upgrade work over the next three years.


Calls for greater transparency at AWE following contamination incident

Local Green campaigners are calling for increased transparency following AWE plc's failure to disclose to the public details of a radioactive contamination event that happened at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in June 2009.

Hansard on Control of Atomic Weapons Establishment - 26th Jan 09

Asked by Lord Astor of Hever, 26 Jan 2009 : Column WA3

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they retain full ownership and control of all the assets of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, notwithstanding the appointment of a consortium company to manage the establishment; and, if so, (a) in whom that ownership and control is vested; and (b) in what documents their working arrangements with that management company are set out. [HL771]