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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 September 2014 As groaning nuclear decommissioning budget continues to balloon, NFLA calls on all parties to get a grip of costs and to abandon new nuclear build

4 September 2014 With Heysham and Hartlepool closed until as late as December, NFLA argues now is the time to move from nuclear towards renewables

18 August 2014 NFLA publishes detailed report on how local authorities can play a pivotal future role in the development of low energy carbon projects in Britain and Ireland

12 August 2014 Why has it taken EDF 9 months to close down Hartlepool and Heysham nuclear reactor after the problem was originally found? NFLA notes over 25% of UK nuclear capacity is now offline.

11 August 2014 NFLA Scotland raises concerns over proposed changes to radioactive waste authorisations, which will lead to more incineration of waste and more road transports of waste

5 August 2014 NFLA remembers the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb anniversaries and joins in with their call for a nuclear weapons free world

30 July 2014 NFLA submits comments on Irish Government's Green Paper on energy - Ireland should say no to 'small' modular nuclear reactors and realise instead its huge renewable energy potential

29 July 2014 NFLA and KIMO highly concerned with proposal to transport highly radioactive waste by sea from Dounreay to Sellafield

28 July 2014 NFLA believe Government White Paper on radioactive waste management dilutes local government's decision-making role; and risks conflict between a decentralised 'voluntarism' process and the centralised national infrastructure planning process

23 July 2014 Bike for Peace / Mayors for Peace joint tour of Scotland

14 July 2014 Mayors for Peace Supports Bike for Peace Tour Around Scotland; For a Joint Campaign to Call for Nuclear Weapons Abolition

3 July 2014 NFLA meeting with the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation to discuss Atlantic Cartier report and concerns over the transport of nuclear materials

1 July 2014 NFLA support joint letter to 'The Guardian' raising concerns around the disappointing Trident Commission report

24 June 2014 As costs to the taxpayer for nuclear waste management and decommissioning grows by another 6.6 billion, NFLA urges complete review of the NDA and calls for an end to the new nuclear programme

4 June 2014 NFLA Welsh Forum calls on Welsh Government to follow Scottish direction & not UK Government policy on radioactive waste management

2 June 2014 NFLA welcomes Scottish Government draft renewable heat policy and urges it to be even bolder

Coming Events

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


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

Recent Events

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

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 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 8, August 2014

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 7, July 2014

NFLA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 6, June 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 125: Development of Local Authority Energy Service Trusts / Companies - part of the answer to a new energy revolution?, 18 August 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 124: NFLA All Ireland Forum response to the Irish Government's Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland, 28 July 2014

NFLA Policy Briefing 123: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, Manchester Town Hall, 27th June 2014, 3 July 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 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)

Issue 50 Consultation on the management of overseas origin nuclear fuels held in the UK (April 2014)

Issue 49 Model response to Joint Governments Consultation on a 'Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the UK'. (April 2014)

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