Nuclear submarine clean-up delay ‘kick in the teeth’ for Rosyth. Military chiefs have admitted a further setback has hit work to dismantle seven radioactive nuclear submarines left to rust in Fife in the 1980s. Local MP Douglas Chapman expressed “grave concern” after Defence Minister Jeremy Quin confirmed the pandemic had caused “some small delays” to the project at Rosyth. Seven vessels, which contain radioactive material, have languished for decades at the dockyard, awaiting a clean-up and dismantling by the Ministry of Defence. They include HMS Dreadnought, the UK’s first nuclear-powered submarine, which was retired from service in 1980.
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