NIS Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015

Our annual report for 2015 is now published and available to download here.  We hope you find it useful as a round up of our recent activities and achievements as well as providing our financial report for last year.

Annual Report 2014

The Nuclear Information Service annual report for 2014 is available to download here.  We hope you find it of interest and that you will continue to offer your invaluable support for NIS and our work.

Annual report 2013

What we do

In 2013 Nuclear Information Service made significant progress with our core work of monitoring and reporting the risks and costs of the UK’s nuclear weapons programme.  The Atomic Weapons Establishment remained an important area of our work, and during the year we highlighted issues relating to structural deterioration of a uranium processing building, the UK-France 'Teutates' treaty for co-operation on warhead science, and AWE's court appearance and fine following a fire in 2010.

Annual Report 2012

The Nuclear Information Service Annual Report for 2012 gives a summary of the research and education work we have carried out over the year.  As always, the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), which is where the UK's nuclear weapons are manufactured, was an important focus of our work.  We commissioned a detailed study into emergency planning arrangements at AWE sites and also published a report scrutinising the working of the AWE Local Liaison Committee which made a number of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the Committee's work.

Annual Report 2011

2011 was another busy year for Nuclear Information Service, and we have continued to make good progress in our programmes for undertaking high quality research and advocacy work and for developing as an organisation.

As usual, much of our work during the year focused on the scrutiny of operations at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and its sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield where the UKs nuclear weapons are designed and made, as well as the broader UK nuclear weapons programme.

Annual Report 2010

Our annual report for 2010 gives a summary of the research and education work we have carried out over the year.

As usual, much of our work over the year focused on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). Planning applications for the 'Pegasus' enriched uranium facility and 'Hydrus' hydrodynamics facility were submitted by AWE during the year, and NIS helped in providing background information on the two developments and in advising the general public on how to have their say on the planning applications.

Our services were also in demand by the media following a fire in the explosives area at AWE Aldermaston in August.

Annual Report 2009

The Nuclear Information Service Annual Report for 2009 gives a summary of the research, education, and campaign work we have carried out over the year. One of last year's highlights was the publication of our study 'A Replacement for Trident: Can We Afford It?' which analysed the costs and affordability of a new nuclear weapons programme an issue which has been hotly contested as part of the General Election campaign.

Annual Report 2008

"The spotlight has been on AWE Burghfield this year. Burghfield is situated between Aldermaston and the conurbation of Reading, and its location in the floodplain of the Kennet Valley accounted for the flooding there in July 2007.  The event was played down by AWE but NIS’s report 'Swamped', records just how serious it really was.  The report was taken up by Channel 4 News in October and subsequently by local, regional and other national media" .

- from the Chair's report, NIS Annual Report 2008.

Annual Report 2007

"2007 got off to a lively start with NIS giving oral evidence to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee on Trident replacement, followed by an Application for Judicial Review of the Government’s processes for public consultation on this same issue, to be heard in June 2008. Another important development is NIS’s follow up on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)’s warhead authentication verification techniques. At a meeting with AWE experts and the MOD initiated by NIS in January, our Executive Director, Di McDonald, was able to introduce the concept that AWE’s verification work needs to progress faster towards real disarmament – not least by the UK itself."

- Evelyn Parker, NIS Chair writing in the Annual Report 2007.