NIS have released a report discussing the accident record of the UK’s nuclear weapons programme over its 65 year history, looking across the full scope of the programme and describing the most significant incidents in detail. The report describes 110 accidents, near misses, and dangerous occurrences that have occurred over the 65 year history of the UK’s nuclear weapons programme,
NIS 22nd Feb 2017 read more »
PLANS by the UK Government to privatise military guards at nuclear bases on the Clyde have come under blistering attack by both the SNP and Labour. The proposal has been branded as “chilling” and “dangerous”, with both parties are now working to persuade Westminster to drop the idea. If it goes ahead private security companies, like G4S and Mitie, would bid to run the service currently carried out by the Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS), including the protection of nuclear submarines at Faslane and the Trident warhead storage site at Coulport.
Herald 12th March 2017 read more »