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Coulport nuclear weapons store to remain exempt from scrutiny by government nuclear watchdog

New arrangements for private sector management of work at the Coulport nuclear weapons store in Scotland will not require the site to be licensed under the regulatory regime for the nuclear sector, according to the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Coulport nuclear weapons store to be privatised

AWE will head a commercial alliance that will take over operation of the site where the UK's nuclear weapons are stored from February 2012.

The private sector alliance, comprising of AWE as the prime contractor with Babcock and Lockheed Martin Strategic Systems (UK) as subcontractors, will undertake the highly sensitive role of managing Trident nuclear warheads and missiles stored at the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport, on Loch Long in Scotland.

The City of Plymouth should say NO to nuclear submarine dismantlement in Devonport

The City of Plymouth should say NO to nuclear submarine dismantlement in Devonport Dockyard says the Campaigning Against Nuclear Storage And Radiation.

Faslane Safety Failures

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.

Navy to cut costs at Portsmouth, Devonport & Faslane

Navy tells Faslane to cut costs by £30m, Ian Bruce, Defence Correspondent, February 21st 2007, The Herald


Parliamentary questions: Radioactive waste storage sites

Radioactive Waste (Consultation)

7 July 2005 : Columns 440-1 13. John Robertson (Glasgow, North-West) (Lab): What discussions she has had with the Chairman of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management on publication of the findings of its public consultation programme. [10120]

Devonport Dockyard: nuclear safety


Part one of this Review assesses the hazards, risks and consequences associated with nuclear powered and possibly nuclear-armed submarines when on passage to, manoeuvring about and whilst alongside undergoing refit and refuelling at the nuclear submarine complex in Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.

Part two considers the requirements of The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations (REPPIR) for the local authority to provide an off-site emergency plan in response to all reasonably foreseeable radioactive release incidents.

An archive of the late John Large nuclear research reports can be found on the Large & Associates website. Click here to view