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 UK government secretly planned to dump the radioactive hulks of 22 nuclear submarines in the sea off north west Scotland, documents released by the National Archives reveal.
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.
Plans to replace Trident should be cancelled to prevent humanity toppling “into a nuclear annihilation abyss,” says former nuclear commander.
After a breach in radioactive waste management procedures at the Trident submarine base on the Clyde, Ministry of Defence bosses admitted there had been "clear process failings and a lack of management supervision."
UK government plans for new Trident submarine reactors are under threat from staff shortages and spending cuts.
Revelations that the Ministry of Defence is planning 14 new developments at the Trident nuclear bases on the Clyde have sparked criticism.
The Ministry of Defence has censored official warnings about the safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system based on the Clyde.