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On Monday workers at the Atomics Weapons Establishment (AWE) were out on strike for the 16th time since November as part of long-running pensions dispute. More than 700 workers are striking, with...

AWE timetable for new building project plans announced on 26th June

Written answers, 30 Jun 2008 : Column 610W
AWE Burghfield: Finance
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the cost of AWE Burghfield’s operations in 2007-08 was apportioned in the Defence budget. [212332]

Hansard on AWE Burghfield, 18th June 2008

18 Jun 2008 : Column 1013W, AWE Burghfield: Costs 

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of operation of AWE Burghfield was in the last year for which figures are available. [211556]

Hansard on AWE Burghfield, 11th June 2008

11th June 2008 : Column 257W, AWE Burghfield

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 2138W, on AWE Burghfield, in what way the emergency arrangements infrastructure at AWE Burghfield was affected by the July 2007 flooding; and what steps have been taken to remedy the situation. [208892]

Minutes of the 53rd AWE Local Liaison Committee Meeting

Minutes of the 53rd AWE Local Liaison Committee Meeting, Thursday 5 June 2008

 

Reading Post on AWE Burghfield floods

The July storm which caused flooding across the country last year forced the shutdown of the Burghfield atomic bomb factory, it has been revealed.

In a question in the House of Commons last week, Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock asked defence minister Bob Ainsworth on whose authority the “live nuclear work was suspended at AWE Burghfield?”

Read the full Reading Post article here.

AWE Burghfield Warhead Plant Stops Operations

Jamie Doward, Home Affairs Editor, The Observer, 25th May 2008
Trident plant shut down in safety alert- Work at missile factory was suspended in secret after watchdog threatened to withhold licence.

Hansard on AWE Burghfield

20 May 2008: Column 177W AWE Burghfield

Hansard on AWE Burghfield, May 2008

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will propose changes to the (a) management and (b) procedures and systems at Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield to reduce the likelihood of any future necessary cessation of services on safety grounds; and if he will make a statement. [202083]

Safety Regulators Newsletter report on AWE plc

The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive has issued warning notices to AWEplc requiring the company to provide records of radioactive materials. HSE Nuclear Newsletter Issue 42, April 2008 Page 27 AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) In accordance with our Integrated Intervention Strategy, we continue our early engagement with the licensee on significant projects to ensure our regulatory expectations are given due consideration early in the decision-making and optioneering process, thereby minimising future potential regulatory risk.

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