Oxford seminar: Nuclear safety concerns

November 19, 2015

The operators of the Atomic Weapon Establishments (AWE) in Aldermaston and Burghfield remain in ‘special measures’ for an unprecedented third year. What does that mean, and why should this concern citizens and Local Councils?

Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) invite you to a seminar in Oxford on 20 November from 10am. With speakers from Nukewatch, Nuclear Information Service (NIS) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN UK), the seminar will address some alarming recent issues, particularly in the defence nuclear sector.

The seminar will also consider the safety of the transportation of nuclear materials, whether road transport of nuclear weapons, rail transport of radioactive waste or sea transport incidents, with a focus on the importance of Local Councils being aware of the risks and dangers involved.

The seminar will look at the wider issue of Trident renewal, which is likely to come before Parliament in early 2016, as well as how a new international focus on the risks and consequences of nuclear weapons is leading a majority of countries to call for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons completely.

Date: Friday 20th November 2015, 10am – 1pm  

Location: Oxford Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, 0X1 3LW

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