Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Delivery of nuclear reactors to power a new fleet of Trident submarines on the Clyde has been branded as “unachievable” for the second year running.
The number of nuclear safety incidents recorded by the Ministry of Defence at Faslane and Coulport on the Clyde has rocketed by a third in a year.
An exercise testing emergency responses to a nuclear bomb convoy crashing and spreading a cloud of radioactive contamination was plagued with errors.
The nuclear bomb convoy that regularly criss-crosses the UK by road has logged 40 safety incidents in the last three years.
Two projects vital for renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde have been damned as “unachievable” by a UK Government watchdog.
Nuclear safety incidents on the Clyde with the “potential” to cause radiation leaks contaminating people and the environment have nearly doubled.
The Ministry of Defence is facing criticism for lobbying up to 27 Westminster politicians on the “benefits” of nuclear weapons for the union.
The Ministry of Defence covered up evidence that toxic contamination could have spread from Gruinard island to the mainland in north west Scotland.
The Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde could be forced to shut down by increasing storms and floods caused by climate pollution, according to an expert report.