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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

29 January 2015 NFLA and CNFE presents European energy study to the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee

20 January 2015 NFLA Welsh Forum calls on Welsh Government to follow Scottish direction & not UK Government policy on radioactive waste management

13 January 2015 UK Government's decision to strip NMP of 9bn Sellafield contract - another expensive nuclear policy debacle is finally resolved

22 December 2014 NFLA welcomes key European study which shows, under the same budgetary conditions, renewable energy is more cost effective than nuclear power

10 December 2014 NFLA All Ireland Forum seminar considers the marine environment implications to Ireland of a UK new nuclear programme and looks at what should be the future energy mix across Ireland

9 December 2014 NFLA report outlines unreliability of aging nuclear reactors and calls for radical alternative energy policy to be prioritised by Government

8 December 2014 NFLA submits its views on Wylfa new nuclear to Horizon Nuclear - the project will result in adverse local impacts , outweigh ing its proposed benefits, and it should be cancelled

26 November 2014 NFLA calls on Public Health England and the Environment Agency to fully investigate new radioactive particles found on beaches close to Sellafield

25 November 2014 NFLA holds its Annual Policy Seminar in Edinburgh considering the major nuclear policy trends for 2015 and the ongoing impact of the Fukushima disaster

24 November 2014 NFLA questions why the Ministry of Defence is making so many deals to develop Trident replacement a year before Parliament discusses it

21 November 2014 NFLA deeply concerned over "unauthorised" radioactive release at Dounreay and the "unacceptable behaviours and practices" by some of its staff

11 November 2014 NFLA ask how many other radium tipped dials and radioactive materials were dumped in the open seas, or remain in sites across the UK?

3 November 2014 Hiroshima trees sprout hope and peace in Manchester

Coming Events

NFLA All Ireland Forum business meeting & seminar - Ireland's future energy policy and UK nuclear update, Dublin City Hall, 12 December 2014


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

Recent Events

NFLA 2014 Annual General Meeting, Steering Committee and Policy Seminar, Diamond Jubilee Room, City Chambers, 253 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ, Friday November 28th, 2014

Workshop: Community-energy - Empowering local authorities and their communities to guide local sustainable energy roll-out, Dublin, 20 November 2014

Nuclear Free Local Authorities Welsh Forum Autumn Seminar 2014: Hinkley, Wylfa, radwaste policy, Council energy policies and Trident - key progress and new developments, Syndicate Room K, City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff, CF10 3ND, Friday 7th November 2014

Nuclear Free Local Authorities Scotland Seminar: Nuclear decommissioning, nuclear risks and alternative energy futures in Scotland - positive ways forward, Perth City Chambers, High Street, Perth, Friday 31st October, 2014, 12.30pm - 3.00pm

NFLA English Forum Autumn Seminar: Aldermaston & Burghfield, nuclear weapon convoys & proliferation - safety, emergency planning & wider issues, Oxford Town Hall, Friday 24th October 2014

5th Viennese Nuclear Symposium, 12th September 2014

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 12, December 2014

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 11, November 2014

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 10, October 2014

NFLA Annual Newsletter

NFLA Annual Newsletter 2014

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 36 Consultation on the Horizon Nuclear (Hitachi - GE) pre-application proposal to build an ABWR new nuclear reactor at Wylfa, Anglesey (October 2014)

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)

NFLA General Policy Briefings

NFLA Policy Briefing 128: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, AGM and Annual Policy Seminar, Edinburgh City Chambers, 28th November 2014, 10 December 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 127: NFLA concerns over the reliability of aging nuclear reactors in the UK, 9 December 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 126: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, Manchester Town Hall, 3rd October 2014 , 17 October 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 125: Development of Local Authority Energy Service Trusts / Companies - part of the answer to a new energy revolution?, 18 August 2014

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 53 Response to the Review of Welsh Government Policy on the Management and Disposal of Higher Activity Radioactive Waste (January 2015)

Issue 52 Model Response to Consultation by SEPA on an Application by EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited for Changes to the Authorisation covering the disposal of Radioactive Wastes from Hunterston B and Torness Power Stations (August 2014)

Issue 51 Review of Current Welsh Policy on the Disposal of Higher Activity Radioactive Waste (HAW) (June 2014)

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/