Mission Statement

(i) to work to promote public awareness of nuclear safety and environmental issues and nuclear policies related to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston and Burghfield during production, maintenance, decommissioning and disarmament in order to foster an informed debate on these issues.

(ii) to encourage best practice on all health and safety matters related to the handling of radioactive materials in order to prevent any environmental pollution from nuclear radiation.


The Nuclear Awareness Group (NAG), is a Reading-based local group which grew out of the Community Inquiry into AWE Aldermaston and Burghfield held in Reading in March 1994. As a watch-dog group, it acts on behalf of its members and the community to ensure that radioactive discharges from AWE continue to fall to the lowest possible level. In 2000, NAG challenged the Environment Agency decision to allow new radioactive discharge limits to be set for AWE without justification. Two out of three judges found against us, one Judge was not convinced, and held that AWE had not complied with the European Law to protect the public by satisfactorily justifying the discharges. In 2002 we hosted the International Low Level Radiation Conference and published the conference findings. Public meetings, consultation submissions, objections to AWE development plans as appropriate and research into radiation levels from environmental impact and warhead manufacture here and in the USA comprise our major activities.

For more info see http://www.nuclearawarenessgroup.org.uk/history 

Membership of NAG

NAG is a non-party political organisation and is open to all persons who share the aims of the Group. The current Annual Subscription is £15/7.50 concessions.
The group meets four times a year in Reading and publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Secretary: Evelyn Parker

To get in contact with us please use this page: contact

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