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Welcome to the Nuclear Free Local Authorities website. We hope you find the information here useful.

In the following pages you will find details about the range of NFLA research, policy and legal work.

This work is designed to assist local government in meeting its commitment to sustainable development, environmental protection and public safety.

Latest News

8 April 2014 NFLA All Ireland Forum holds its spring meeting in Newry to discuss nuclear issues affecting Ireland, shale gas and renewable energy developments

7 April 2014 NFLA welcomes other influential responses to the European Commission's consideration of state aid for UK new nuclear build

2 April 2014 NFLA congratulates Mayors for Peace in reaching 6000 members calling for a nuclear weapons free world

25 March 2014 NFLA Scotland supports Walk for Peace from the Scottish Parliament to the Faslane Trident base

24 March 2014 NFLA calls for ABWR Wylfa and Oldbury proposed reactors not to be 'justified' due to health, energy market and economic reasons at packed Welsh Forum joint meeting

19 March 2014 Incidents at Dungeness and other sites - why does there remain such a lack of openness and transparency in the nuclear industry?

13 March 2014 NFLA Welsh Forum joins with other concerned groups to hold public meeting on whether Wylfa B is the right energy answer for North Wales

11 March 2014 NFLA remembers the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and the ongoing affect it is having in the world

11 March 2014 NFLA / CNFE / Stop Hinkley Joint Media release: The Europea Commission should reject UK Government deal with EDF for financing Hinkley Point nuclear reactors. It is illegal state aid and a distortion of the electricity market.

6 March 2014 NFLA wonders why it has taken the UK Government almost two years to admit serious issues in the reactor core of test nuclear submarines

5 March 2014 NFLA welcome new international report on nuclear security by Jan Willem Storm van Leeuwen, published by Wise International, knidly reproduced with the permission of the report author

4 March 2014 NFLA publishes marine nuclear materials transportation briefing which raises concerns over emergency procedures for lower level mixed material vessel shipments

3 February 2014 Trident replacement - is it time for a change to UK policy at last?

31 January 2014 Sellafield partial closure - NFLA extremely concerned about 'elevated' levels of radioactivity on the site

30 January 2014 Is the extreme winter weather likely to generate an increase of radioactivity doses on some coastal populations?

15 January 2014 Nuclear materials transportation - NFLA calls for urgent review to improve public safety after second train derailment in Cumbria

Coming Events

NFLA All Ireland Forum business meeting & seminar - Ireland's future energy policy and UK nuclear update, Newry, Friday 11 April 2014

For information on coming events contact the NFLA Secretary on 00 44 (0)161 234 3244.

Recent Events

NFLA English Forum seminar: New dimensions in nuclear and wider energy policy - radioactive waste research, local government energy policy, nuclear weapons progress, Leeds, Friday 28 March 2014

NFLA Welsh Forum joint seminar in association with PAWB, CND Cymru and FOE Cymru, Caernarfon, Saturday 22 March 2014

NFLA Annual Policy Seminar, Committee Room 4, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW 1.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 6 December 2013

NFLA English Forum seminar, Rotherham, 22 November 2013

NFLA Energy Policy Briefings

NFLA Policy Briefing 90: Realising a Welsh ‘Renewables Revolution’ in future energy policy, 14th September 2011

NFLA Policy Briefing 89: Realising the Scottish ‘Renewables Revolution’ in energy policy, 16th September 2011

NFLA Policy Briefing 87: How Ireland can benefit from a ‘Renewables Revolution’ in its future energy policy, 1st September 2011

NFLA Policy Briefing 86: Realising an English ‘Renewables Revolution’ in future energy policy, 8th August 2011

What does the NFLA do?

NFLA Service Plan 2014

NFLA Monthly Newsletters

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 3, March 2014

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 2, February 2014

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 1, January 2014

NFLA Annual Newsletter

NFLA Annual Newsletter 2013

NFLA 30th anniversary

NFLA 30th anniversary report of proceedings


Low Level Radiation Conference

Final report

Submissions to the Nuclear New Build Consultations

NFLA Submission to the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Government Draft Energy Bill (June 2012)

Nuclear Safety Report on the Implications of the Fukushima Daiichi Incident – Submission by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities in Advance of the Final Report; Apenndix 1; Appendix 2 Additional addendum (September 2011)

NFLA supplementary note to the UK nuclear safety review following the Fukushima nuclear incident (April 2011)

Issues to consider in UK Nuclear Safety Review following the Fukushima Daiichi incident – submission by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (April 2011)

Submission to UK Government consultation on funded decommissioning programme for new nuclear reactors (March 2011)

Submission to UK Government consultation on waste transfer pricing for new nuclear reactors (March 2011)

NFLA submission to DECC's updated National Energy Policy Statements

October 2010 response to EA GDA design – ‘NFLA response to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the generic design assessment (GDA) of new nuclear reactors’

NFLA response to UK Government’s justification for new nuclear power stations consultation

NFLA response to UK Government’s National Energy Policy Statements consultation

NFLA response to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

NFLA response to North West Select Committee

New Nuclear Monitor Briefings

Issue 35 Consultation on the Nuclear Industry Association's Application to Justify the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK-ABWR) (March 2014)

Issue 34 How subsidies to new UK nuclear reactors distort the European electricity market - NFLA / CNFE / Stop Hinkley submission to the European Commission (March 2014)

Issue 33 New nuclear build – a flawed case. Part 2: Why we should say ‘no’ to new nuclear now (February 2013)

Issue 32 Nuclear power – a flawed case: why we don’t need new nuclear build (January 2013)

NFLA General Policy Briefings

NFLA Policy Briefing 120: Concerns over the transportation of nuclear materials by sea on 'Roll on, Roll off' vessels, the Atlantic Cartier fire emergency and wider issues for UK / Irish ports, 4 March 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 119: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, Manchester, 31st January 2014, 21 February 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 118: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, AGM & Annual Policy Seminar, Cardiff, 6th December 2013, 11 December 2013

NFLA Policy Briefing 117: NFLA submission to the Nuclear Education Trust Inquiry into UK defence needs and nuclear disarmament commitments; and the wider context of UK nuclear weapons policy, 19 November 2013

Consultations & Inquiries

NFLA Welsh Forum submission to the Welsh Assembly Environment & Sustainability Committee energy inquiry (September 2011)

Submission of the Nuclear Free Local Authorities to the UK Government’s Consultation on the Implementation of Changes to the Paris - Brussels Conventions on Nuclear Third Party Liability (April 2011)

Submission to UK Government consultation on proposed electricity market reforms (March 2011)

NFLA Submission to NDA Draft Strategy Consultation (November 2010)

Radioactive Waste Briefing

Issue 48 Public consultation on the request for consent to dismantling of seven nuclear submarines at Rosyth Royal Dockyard (April 2014)

Issue 47 NFLA / KIMO report on radioactive discharge concerns at Sellafield to the OSPAR Commission Radioactive Substances Committee (February 2014)

Issue 46 NFLA response to Nuclear Decommissioning Authority credible options for FED and ILW in England and Wales (February 2014)

Issue 45 Review of the Siting Process for a Geological Disposal Facility – Final response by the NFLA Secretariat to the UK Government DECC Consultation (December 2013)

Associated groups

NFLA co-operate with Mayors for Peace on nuclear weapons non-proliferation issues

NFLA co-operate with KIMO International on nuclear issues and marine pollution

The NFLA are the UK & Ireland partner for Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe.

Daily News

Nuclear Free Local Authorities initiated and part-fund a daily nuclear news monitoring service. Information about the service and how to subscribe can be found at: http://www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/maillist/