NFLA welcomes National Audit Office report that shows ‘dismal’ failings of the Ministry of Defence in dealing with its radioactive waste legacy. The NFLA agrees with most of the major issues identified by an ‘Investigation into Nuclear Submarine Defueling and Dismantling’ by the National Audit Office (NAO). The report highlights some of the key issues facing the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in operating an effective framework to safely dispose of and recycle the twenty out of service submarines residing in Devonport and Rosyth dockyards.
NFLA 4th April 2019 read more »
Rosyth’s redundant nuclear submarine fleet standing in the way of jobs, union claims. Jobs and skills are being put at risk as the Westminster Government dithers over decommissioning Rosyth’s nuclear submarines and delaying shipbuilding work, according to unions chiefs. The government came under fire earlier this week in a hard hitting National Audit Office report over lengthy and costly delays in disposing of 20 mothballed nuclear submarines, seven of which languish at Rosyth. Now it has been claimed the redundant hulks are hampering the fight to retain skilled workers at the Fife yard, where a raft of redundancies have been announced in the last year. Deputy general secretary Garry Graham said: “We have a very well respected and highly skilled workforce at Rosyth and Devonport which has been facing job cuts and uncertainty while the government dithers over building and decommissioning projects. “We are at risk of permanently losing skills and jobs which could easily be safeguarded if we just got on with the job of decommissioning these vessels. “We also have more subs about to come out of service and we simply do not have space to put them anywhere.”
Dundee Courier 5th April 2019 read more »