A series of shortfalls in Scotland’s emergency arrangements for coping with a nuclear bomb convoy crash have been exposed by a Scottish Government review.
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.
The Ministry of Defence has failed to complete a review of the public hazards of nuclear bomb convoys despite being told by its watchdog in 2011 it was urgent.
Safety problems plaguing the nuclear bomb convoys that regularly crisscross the country by road have risen to a record high, according to new figures from the Ministry of Defence.
Scotland is “wholly unprepared” to deal with an accident or an attack on the nuclear bomb convoys that travel across the country.
The number of nuclear bombs being driven to and from the Clyde rose more than fivefold last year to help modernise Trident.
The nuclear bomb convoys that shuttle across the country have reported 43 safety incidents in the last three years, according to the Ministry of Defence.