Two stories on the safety failings at the Faslane base.
Devastating admissions about one of Britain’s most significant nuclear sites are disclosed in MoD documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. The sprawling and heavily-defended base for the UK’s nuclear deterrent at Faslane, is a facility which dominates the coastline on a quiet sea loch north-west of Glasgow.
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Safety failings are “a recurring theme” at the nuclear submarine base at Faslane. The transfer of three Trafalgar class submarines to Faslane is causing public alarm on the Clyde where already there are “admissions by the MoD that Staff are poorly trained, staffing levels are inadequate and maintenance poor.” At the other end of the island in Devon, the news adds to the growing perception that the closure of Devonport as a submarine base is to line it up for accepting decommissioning as the only work available in future.
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