FoI reveals Royal Navy nuclear incidents

Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarines have been involved in more than 200 radiological incidents at a single base in the past five years, according to a report released under the Freedom of Information Act.

In one case, experts at the Devonport naval base who were supposed to be monitoring nuclear reactor operations aboard HMS Tireless, a submarine with a history of technical faults, were found to be in the wrong vessel.

More than 200 nuclear scares recorded at submarine base (The Times, 23 October 2007)