New cracks have been discovered in one of Scotland’s ageing nuclear reactors, raising radiation safety fears and resulting in a prolonged shutdown.
The nuclear industry is bidding to relax safety standards by doubling the number of cracks allowed in the radioactive cores of Scotland’s ageing reactors.
The police force charged with guarding UK nuclear power plants has admitted to 21 breaches of security, including lost smart phones and identity cards.
New safety fears over 10-year failure to recruit enough skilled and experienced staff to work on UK nuclear weapons and submarines.
The safety regime at the Rosyth naval dockyard in Fife has been called into question.