MoD guilty of safety breaches with nuclear submarine fleet

Britain's nuclear submarine fleet has been hit by a series of serious safety breaches involving repeated leaks of radioactive waste, broken pipes and waste tanks at its home base on the Clyde, the Ministry of Defence has disclosed.

In a confidential report released under the Freedom of Information Act, the MoD has admitted that safety failings at the UK's main nuclear submarine base at Faslane, near Glasgow, are a "recurring theme" and ingrained in the base's culture.

MoD guilty of repeated nuclear safety breaches (The Guardian, 27 April 2009)

See also: Probe call after nuclear 'leaks' (BBC News, 27 April 2009)

See also: Fury over radioactive leaks at Faslane nuclear submarine base (Daily Record, 28 April 2009)