An emergency exercise imagining an explosion spreading radioactive contamination from a nuclear bomb convoy crash in East Lothian was hampered by communication breakdowns that would have put people at risk.
UK nuclear submarine crews don’t want to live around the Faslane naval base on the Clyde because of the prospect of Scottish independence, according to an internal report for the Ministry of Defence.
The Ministry of Defence has recorded more than 500 safety mishaps with nuclear submarines on the Clyde since 2006 - half of them in the last four years.
The Ministry of Defence has been formally reprimanded by its internal safety regulator for five nuclear safety breaches, according to documents seen by The Ferret.
UK government plans for new Trident submarine reactors are under threat from staff shortages and spending cuts.
The Ministry of Defence has censored official warnings about the safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system based on the Clyde.