|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:55:06 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, RADIATION: Scotland Trident sub bases|
MoD in 'disgrace' as safety breaches at Trident bases reach record high Sunday Herald (Glasgow, Scotland) September 28, 2008Safety blunders at the nuclear bomb bases on the Clyde have rocketed to a record high, shutting down submarine reactors, spilling radioactivity and contaminating workers.
An internal Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed that there were exactly 100 nuclear safety lapses at Faslane and Coulport, near Helensburgh, between June 2006 and May 2007. This was 40% higher than the previous year and nearly three times higher than in 2000-01.
Safety at the bases - home to the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system - has been condemned as "an absolute disgrace" by the Scottish National Party. The MoD, however, insisted that safety standards were improving
... For the entire article, see http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2453810.0.mod_in_disgrace_as_safety_breaches_at_trident_bases_reach_record_high.php -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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