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8 UK nuclear weapons sites require increased regulation: Aldermaston in special measures

safety-symbol-Smflag-UKAldermaston nuclear weapons factory remains in special measures, Get Reading, 10 JULY 2015 BY   The Aldermaston site remains in special  measures for the third year running after failing to improve its safety performance An Aldermaston nuclear weapons factory is in special measures for the third year running after failing to improve its safety performance, says a government regulator.

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), which produces the UK’s nuclear weapons, joins seven other sites out of 36 requiring increased regulation.

A report published by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) listed shortages of skilled personnel, the ageing plant and delays in building new facilities as reasons for failure.

It is also facing further action over not meeting legal obligations to treat radioactive waste by February 2014………


July 11, 2015 - Posted by | safety, UK

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