Catalogue description Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and Atomic Weapons Establishment: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions: Files and Reports

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Reference: ES 26
Title: Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and Atomic Weapons Establishment: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions: Files and Reports
Description:

This series contains records relating to the planning and progress to find peaceful uses for nuclear explosives.

Date: 1969-1977
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Atomic Weapons Establishment, 1987-

Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, 1954-1973

Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, 1973-1987

Physical description: 7 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Atomic Weapons Establishment , from 2017

Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

During the 1960s and onwards there was an international initiative to use nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes. The UK started their own programme, although no explosions were carried out.

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