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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...


AWE Burghfield Planning Application for a Dis/Assembly facility to be decided. WBC Planning Committee Meeting 6.30pm Wednesday 4th March 2009, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berks. See Planning Officer's Report

Environment Agency Response to MoD Planning Application

Environment Agency Response to MoD Planning Application to West Berkshire Council for a Dis/Assembly facility at AWE Burghfield. The Agency's response to the planning application is to offer no objection to the plan but to impose six Conditions

Hansard on AWE Burghfield Safety, 26th Jan 2009

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evidence his Department holds on the safety of airborne particulate debris arising from the functioning of the Main Process Facility at AWE Burghfield. [249007]

Hansard on MoD handling of Burghfield AWE floods

From Hansard: Defence AWE Burghfield: Floods Written Answers on 27th Oct 2008

Hansard on AWE Burghfield Floods, Oct 27th 2008

Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency planning had been conducted at AWE Burghfield before the 2007 floods to prepare for such an eventuality; and if he will make a statement.

Burghfield AWE floods - Lib Dems call for inquiry

The Liberal Democrats have called for a full public inquiry into potentially catastrophic flooding at the Atomic Weapons Establishment site at Burghfield, in Berkshire during the 2007 floods.

Source: New Civil Engineer 14th Oct 2008

AWE Bylaws Legal Challenge

A Judicial Review Appeal of the High Court decision on AWE bylaws in March 2008 is to be heard in the High Court of the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London on Wednesday, 26th November 2008.


Swamped! The devastating impact of the July 2007 floods on Britain's nuclear weapon's factories.

Download the full report below. You can also read the redacted version of AWE's 'Review Learn and Improve' assessment of the floods here.

MoD Planning Application for a Conventional Manufacturing Rationalisation facility at AWE Burghfield

West Berkshire Planning Committee Meeting on AWE CMR Application to be heard in summer holiday period despite a NIS request for a deferment.

The Planning Office advice is that the likely Committee date to consider the CMR application (08/00954/COMIND) is the 13th August 2008.  The reason given is that 13 week date for determination is the 26th August 2008 and the application cannot be extended beyond this period due to Central Government Performance targets.

Minister confirms replacement plans for aging gravel gertie bunkers

New nuclear missile assembly plants will be built at AWE Burghfield, if West Berkshire Council approves plans due to be submitted later this year.

They would replace the aging “gravel gerties” safe rooms, believed to be subject of a series of safety shortfalls which last year caused a shut down of live operations at the nuclear missile plant.