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Monday, March 02, 2015

Shocking rise in safety incidents at Faslane

Reports in the Sunday Herald newspaper this morning that there has been a near doubling of nuclear safety incidents and HMNB Faslane and RNAD Coulport on the Clyde have been described by the SNP as ’totally shocking’.

The numbers of nuclear safety events involving nuclear propulsion, rose from a total of 57 in the year 2012-2013 to 99 in the last year available 2013-2014 .

Faslane is the base for the UK’s nuclear deterrent Trident submarine fleet on the Clyde, close to Scotland’s main centres of population.

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