Safety improvements not happening fast enough at Berkshire nuclear weapon factories. Safety improvements at Berkshire’s two nuclear bomb factories are behind schedule and must be made to ensure the production of the weapons continues. The annual report from the Office for Nuclear Regulation says the improvements need to be made at the antiquated facilities in Aldermaston and Burghfield, some of which date back to the 1950s. AWE says it is in the process of a fully-costed Safety Improvement Programme (SIP) to bring safety measures up to standard, but the report says it is “still behind schedule”.
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