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250 safety mishaps in lat 4 years involving UK’s nuclear submarines

The Ferret 18th Nov 2018

The Ferret 18th Nov 2018  The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recorded more than 500 safety mishaps
with nuclear submarines on the Clyde since 2006 – half of them in the
last four years. UK defence minister, Stuart Andrew MP, has disclosed that
there have been 259 “nuclear site event reports” for Trident submarines
based at Faslane over the last 12 years. Over the same period there have
been 246 safety events on nuclear-powered but conventionally-armed
“hunter-killer” submarines berthed or docked at the naval base. Overall
23 incidents were categorised as having a “high potential” for leaking
radioactivity into the environment or within a submarine or building. Some
148 incidents were said to have a “moderate potential for future release
or exposure”.


November 19, 2018 - Posted by | general

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