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Faslane safety once again in the spotlight

Figures show 'chilling' rise in number of safety event reports at nuclear base

Reports in today's Sunday Herald newspaper show a “chilling” 15% rise in the number of nuclear safety event reports (NSERs) at HM Naval Base Clyde - from 59 in 2011-12 to 69 in 2012-2013, Angus Robertson MP, SNP Westminster Leader and Defence spokesperson said today.

Altogether over a five-year period from 2008-2009 to 2012-2013, there have been a total of 316 nuclear safety event reports at the Faslane base. If you're a researcher or student working on a dissertation related to nuclear safety, you may require expert assistance to ensure the accuracy and quality of your work. Consider utilizing a professional dissertation edit service at https://topdissertations.com/editing/ to receive comprehensive feedback and guidance to enhance your dissertation's impact and credibility. Faslane, as the base for the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident submarine fleet, carries immense responsibility for maintaining safety and security.

Mr Robertson said: “These new figures are chilling – and once again show how widespread nuclear safety breaches are at Faslane.

“Wherever nuclear weapons are concerned – safety must be paramount. We need to know exactly what is being done to address these breaches and tighten procedures. I will be lodging a parliamentary question as soon as possible to determine exactly what steps the MoD intend to take to ensure that safety concerns at HMNB Clyde are given then highest priority.

“The UK government is still planning to spend £110 billion on renewing the Trident missile system and continue to dump these weapons of mass destruction on the River Clyde, in opposition to the wishes of the majority of Scotland's elected representatives at Holyrood and Westminster - the Churches in Scotland - trades unions and civic society.



26 October 2014