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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

24 November 2015 NFLA raises concerns over defence nuclear safety issues and nuclear weapon road convoys

17 November 2015 NFLA welcomes Mayor of Hiroshima's visit to Manchester and the UK Parliament and the Mayors for Peace statement on the Paris terrorist attacks

3 November 2015 NFLA All Ireland Forum agrees action on: UK submarines; Hinkley Point; decentralised energy

28 October 2015 NFLA All Ireland Forum meeting to consider recent concerns over near collisions between UK submarines and fishing trawlers, the risks of UK new nuclear and positive engagement on radiation safety

27 October 2015 NFLA submits its energy vision to the UK Energy and Climate Change Select Committee inquiry on developing low carbon infrastructure

22 October 2015 NFLA welcomes official accident report of the 'Atlantic Cartier' ship fire and its confirmation of weaknesses in cargo manifests for a number of its dangerous goods consignments (including all radioactivity consignments)

21 October 2015 NFLA notes only a participation agreement between China, UK and EDF is being agreed today for Hinkley Point C. Many hurdles still remain. NFLA calls instead for investment in renewables and decentralised energy.

12 October 2015 NFLA Welsh Forum members resolve to oppose Hinkley C, cuts to renewable energy, Trident replacement and raise concern on nuclear emergency planning risks

8 October 2015 NFLA welcome North Lanarkshire Council's resolution opposing Trident replacement and encourages other members to do likewise

22 September 2015 NFLA share in the lar ge levels of criticism over the Government's proposed financing deal to realise Hinkley Point C

21 September 2015 On International Peace Day, NFLA members are encouraged to endorse a joint statement calling for a nuclear weapons free world

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Paul Murphy signing the joint statement

10 September 2015 NFLA seeking answers as to why it has taken 5 months for MOD to admit that UK submarine collided with Northern Irish trawler off the County Down coast

Coming Events

Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Ireland Seminar New nuclear risks in the Irish Sea - submarines and new nuclear power stations? Issues for Irish Local Authorities, Council Chamber, Town Hall, Dundalk, Friday 30 October 2015

NFLA English Forum Autumn Seminar (in association with ICAN & NIS) Nuclear safety concerns in the defence sector; and where next for UK energy policy - an update for Councils, Oxford Friends Meeting House, Friday 20 November 2015

Nuclear Free Local Authorities 2015 Steering Committee, Annual General Meeting and 35th Anniversary Civic Reception, Manchester Town Hall, Friday 4 December 2015


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

Recent Events

NFLA Scotland Seminar Nuclear waste, nuclear risks and alternative energy futures in Scotland - an overview of recent developments, Lerwick, Friday 28 August 2015

NFLA Seminar in association with PNND, Nukewatch & CND Scotland: Post-UK election - how safe and secure are Trident submarines and should a like for like replacement programme take place?, Paisley, Friday 5 June 2015

Joint NFLA English Forum / Steering Committee seminar, Manchester Town Hall, 20 March 2015

NFLA All Ireland Forum Spring 2015 Meeting, Newry, 27 March 2015

Come to Welcome and Hear Mr Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Wylfa Power Station Gates / Anglesey Council Offices, Llangefni, 26 February 2015

What does the NFLA do?

NFLA Service Plan 2015

NFLA Monthly Newsletters

NFLA Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 9, September 2015

NFLA Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 8, August 2015

NFLA Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 7, July 2015

NFLA Annual Newsletter

NFLA Annual Newsletter 2014

NFLA 30th anniversary

NFLA 30th anniversary report of proceedings


Low Level Radiation Conference

Final report

New Nuclear Monitor Briefings

Issue 39 'Clear Reasons for Review' of UK Government's new nuclear planning policy - National Policy Statement on Nuclear Generation (EN-6) (August 2015)

Issue 38 NFLA response to NuGeneration Ltd's Stage 1 Sellafield Moorside New Nuclear Power Station Consultation (July 2015)

Issue 37 Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, the UK's long-term nuclear strategy and Ireland's future energy mix debate (March 2015)

NFLA General Policy Briefings

NFLA Policy Briefing 137: NFLA Submission to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on developing a Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure in Britain, 26 October 2015

NFLA Policy Briefing 136: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, Manchester Town Hall, 2nd October 2015 , 19 October 2015

NFLA Policy Briefing 135: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, Manchester Town Hall, 19th June 2015, 6 July 2015

Radioactive Waste Briefing

Issue 58 NFLA response to Welsh Government Consultation on Geological Disposal of Higher Activity Wastes: Community Engagement and Implementation Processes (August 2015)

Issue 57 NFLA Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on an Implementation Strategy for Scotland's Policy on Higher Activity Radioactive Waste (July 2015)

Issue 56 UK Strategy for the Management of Solid Low Level Radioactive Waste from the Nuclear Industry Consultation (March 2015)

Renewable Energy Alternatives to Nuclear Power & Council's role in Energy Policy

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

NFLA Policy Briefing 115: Tackling climate change with a low carbon energy policy – the Scottish example

NFLA Policy Briefing 111: The Green Deal: Will it achieve the required cuts in carbon emissions and fuel poverty and what can local authorities do?

NFLA Policy Briefing 110: Fuel poverty, energy efficiency and the role of Local Authorities

NFLA Policy Briefing 106: Energy Scenarios 2020 – 2030: Alternatives to the UK Government’s gas / nuclear / renewable scenarios - a look at the potential of non-wind renewables coming to the fore

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.

NFLA is a supporting organisation of the UK branch of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN-UK).

NFLA is also a supporting organisation of the Rethink Trident statement.

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/