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MoD in 'disgrace' as safety breaches at Trident bases reach record high

posted by Trident Ploughshares | 28.09.2008 11:18 | Anti-militarism | Ecology | Oxford | South Coast

From Sunday Herald:

Lapses at Faslane and Coulport include power failures, spilled radioactive waste and contaminated workers.

By Rob Edwards, Environment Editor

SAFETY BLUNDERS at the nuclear bomb bases on the Clyde have rocketed to a record high, shutting down submarine reactors, spilling radioactivity and contaminating workers.

An internal Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed that there were exactly 100 nuclear safety lapses at Faslane and Coulport, near Helensburgh, between June 2006 and May 2007. This was 40% higher than the previous year and nearly three times higher than in 2000-01.

Full article here:

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