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News Extra: UK Atomic Weapons Establishment fined over latest in series of safety incidents 26 July 2013

The Atomic Weapons Establishment PLC (AWE) was ordered to pay more than £280,000 in fines and costs for significant failings relating to its use and control of explosive materials after a worker was injured when a fire broke out in an explosives processing building. This is the latest in a series of major safety incidents at AWE’s sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire....

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ONR gives go-ahead for new uranium facility at UK Atomic Weapons Establishment 26 July 2013

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has given permission to AWE to proceed further with the construction of a new facility at its Aldermaston site. This permission marks a significant milestone for AWE in its work to modernise and rebuild the facilities needed for the maintenance of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.  ...

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UK weapons manufacturer fined £200,000 following explosion 04 June 2013

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) plc has been ordered to pay more than £280,000 in fines and costs for failing to control explosive materials at a site in Berkshire. An explosion took place on 3 August 2010 at the firm's premises in Aldermaston and the ensuing fire quickly spread and seriously damaged the building, Reading Crown Court was told....