23-fold radiation increase for British nuclear weapons?


This video from England says about itself:

Protestors lock on outside AWE in Burghfield

Burghfield, Berkshire, Monday 6th June 2016. Approximately 50 anti-nuclear weapons protesters at Atomic Weapons Establishment’s (AWE) Burghfield site oppose the renewal or replacement of Trident. Burghfield and AWE Aldermaston provide the warheads for the submarine-launched missile system. The activists are protesting as the site provides war heads for the UK’s largest nuclear submarines.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Fury as scandal-hit nuclear agency demands 23-fold radiation emissions increase

CAMPAIGNERS have gone nuclear after the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) applied this week to increase radiation output from its Berkshire site by over 2,000 per cent.

AWE, which produces Trident nuclear warheads, had two sites placed in renewed special measures last August over safety concerns.

Now the company is asking the Environment Agency to raise the 4.4 megabecquerel radiation limit to 100MBq for tests it claims will help counter nuclear terrorism.

But the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) said it was nuclear proliferation that increases chances of dangerous material falling into hostile hands. The group also sounded the alarm over the risk to public health.

CND radiation expert Ian Fairlie said: “While radiation amounts appear relatively low in the application, they represent a 23-fold increase. If radiation is released into the water supply in spikes, this could present a danger.”

AS WE start a New Year, Scottish CND is working on ideas to continue the struggle to rid our country and our world of the scourge of nuclear weapons. Our plans for 2018 include the organisation of a national Rally at the Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base on Saturday September 15: here.

HUNDREDS of peace campaigners demanded the government shut Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine base in Scotland at an international protest at the weekend. An estimated 1,000 protesters marched from a permanent peace camp to the base at Faslane, where new missiles replacing the Trident system are being installed in submarines: here.

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