Nuclear Information Centre

Finite Resources.

The following resource list is far from exhuastive but is intended as shared repository of information, writings and other nuclear related material.

Information last updated -  Mon 13 May 2024


Barnes, D. and Taylor D. (1958) Radiation Hazards and Protection - A Newnes Technical Survey, London: George Newnes Limited.
Beaumont, P. D. (2021) Performing Nuclear Weapons: How Britain made Trident make Sense. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave studies in international relations).

Beck, J. and Bishop, R. (Eds.) (2016) Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Blowers, A. (2017) The Legacy of Nuclear Power. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Earthscan from Routledge.

Crowther, J. (1956) Nuclear Energy in Industry, London: George Newnes Limited.

Davis, D. (Ed.) (2012) Sellafield Stories. London: Constable & Robinson.

Frisch, O. (Ed.) (1958) The Nuclear Handbook, London, George Newnes Limited.
Grainger, L. (1958) Uranium and Thorium, London: George Newnes Limited.
Hecht, G. (2012) Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Henni, S. (2024) Colonial Toxicity: Rehearsing French Radioactive Architecture and Landscape in the Sahara, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam.

Hirsch, N. and Waite, J. (eds) (2021) Don't Follow the Wind. Berlin: Sternberg Press (Critical Spatial Practice, 12).

Hogg, J. (2016) British Nuclear Culture: Official and Unofficial Narratives in the long 20th Century. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Ialenti, V. (2020) Deep Time Reckoning - How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Jacobs, R. A. (2022) Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha. Yale University Press (in particular Chapter 7 - The Slow Motion Nuclear War).

Jefferson, J. (Ed.) (1958) Handbook of the Atomic Energy Industry, London: George Newnes Limited.

Joyce, R.A. (2020) The Future of Nuclear Waste: What Art and Archaelology Can Tell Us about Securing the World’s Most Hazardous Waste. New York, Oxford University Press.
Siddington, K. and Templeton, W.L. (1958) Disposal of Radioactive Waste - A Newnes Techical Survey. London: George Newnes Ltd.

Umeå Universitet. Bildmuseet (2016) The Nuclear Culture Source Book. Edited by E Carpenter. London: Black Dog Publishing.

Volkmar, A. (2022) Art and Nuclear Power: The Role of Culture in the Environmental Debate. Lanham: Lexington Books (Environment and society). 


Heim, W. (2021) The Times of Caring in a Nuclear World: Sculpture, Contamination and Stillness,” 11(7), pp. 7–7. doi: 10.3390/arts11010007.

Hietala, M. (2021) “Safer-Than: Making Nuclear Waste Disposal More Familiar,” Science as Culture, 30(2), pp. 287–309. doi: 10.1080/09505431.2021.1872520.

Holtorf, C. (2019) Cultural heritage, nuclear waste and the future: what’s in it for us?In: J. Dekker (ed.) Bewaren of Weggooien? Middleburg: Zeeuwse Ankers and COVRA. pp. 11/01-11/17

Cotton, M. (2022) “Deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste: trust, cost and social acceptability”, Journal of Risk Research 25:5, 632-647, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2021.1957988, pp. 632-647

Marsh, A.,Williams, L. and Lawrence, J. (2021), “The important role and performance of engineered barriers in a UK geological disposal facility for higher activity radioactive waste”, Progress in Nuclear Energy 137 (2021) 103736

Sellin, P., Leupin, O.X. The Use of Clay as an Engineered Barrier in Radioactive-Waste Management a Review. Clays Clay Miner. 61, 477–498 (2013).


Bodel, W et al. (2023), Managing the UK Plutonium Stockpile: No easy choices, The University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Insitiute.

Overview of waste materials designated for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) - An update version should be published in 2024.

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) Position Paper: Consideration of the UK Uranium Inventory, Management and Disposal Options (July 2023)

Local Authority & Emergency Services Information (for nuclear materials transports around the UK)

Nuclear Waste and Geological Disposal.

UK GDF Community Partnerships:

As of 28 Sept 2023, Nuclear Waste services withdrew Allerdale, citing lack of suitable geology.
And then there were three...

Mid Copeland,

South Copeland,


As of 25 January 2024 a new GDF working group has been formed in the coastal East Riding of Yorkshire, seemingly fitting the peripheral community model that predominantly seems to define the siting of nuclear facilities. (Blowers, 2017).

South Holderness,

On 21 Feb 2024, East Riding Council voted 54 to 1 to withdraw South Holderness from the GDF siting process.

Nuclear Waste Services YouTube Channel

Sellafield Ltd, YouTube Channel

UK Government. (formally

Other UK Organisations.

NuLeaf (Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum). An independent and representative body of the Local Government Association.  

Nuclear Industry (UK).

EDF Energy (Nuclear)

Hinkley Point C (EDF)

Sizewell C (EDF)

Rolls Royce plc (Submarines)

Rolls Royce plc (SMR)

UK and International Organisations.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Nuclear Information Service (NIS)

World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)

World Nuclear Association

World Nuclear News