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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...

Ongoing strike action at AWE over pensions

The industrial action revolves around the decision to close a defined benefit pension scheme

Regulators raise concerns over safety incident and tritium leak at Atomic Weapons Establishment

The Atomic Weapons Establishment “is a safe place, but could be a lot safer”, according to Iain Coucher, the new chief executive of the Establishment. 

AWE Burghfield placed back in special measures as Aldermaston remains in them for the fourth year running

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has announced that both the Aldermaston and Burghfield Atomic Weapons Establishment sites will require 'enhanced regulatory attention' as a result of failures to improve nuclear safety performance at the two sites.

Nuclear safety event reported every fortnight at Atomic Weapons Establishment

An official record of nuclear incidents has revealed that over the last three years over eighty safety-related events were reported to government safety inspectors by the factory where Britain's nuclear weapons are designed and built – an average of more than two every month.

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