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Continued safety worries at UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

Further safety fears at nuclear weapons site, Basingstoke GazetteBy Dan Whiteway   23 Aug 18 FURTHER safety concerns have been raised in regards to the running of the UK’s nuclear warhead assembly facility. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has required immediate safety changes to be put in place at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

If sufficient progress is not made on reducing risk at the facility, the ONR has said that operations may need to stop altogether.

There has been a series of announcements related to safety concerns at AWE, including the ONR placing the Aldermaston and Burghfield facilities into special measures. This is the sixth consecutive year that Aldermaston has been in special measures, and the third year in a row for the Burghfield site.

AWE said after being put into special measures, an investigation was undertaken…….

August 24, 2018 - Posted by | safety, UK

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